Subject: Hello Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1999 19:25:40 EDT From: To: Just returned from producing in Australia & New York. In Australia I produced a new CD on Aussie country legend, Lee Cownway. In New York I just finished up production in the next Toni Brown Band Cd "Dare To Dream" for Relix Records. While in New York, I did the Poconos Festival with Toni Brown and jammed at the festival's finale with Jorma from The Jefferson Airplane.......... The Burritos will be headlining the Tamworth Music Festival in Tamworth, Australia on January 25th along with The Amazing Rythm Aces. Select dates in Australia will be added around the same time. You might catch an old clip of me on VH1 this week when they air a documentay on Rick Nelson. Im in the segment from 1979's Saturday Night Live with Rick along with Bobby Neil. Just recently, I purchased back my old original 56 tele I played with Ricky back then, from a collector in Pittsburg. It has one of the very early Parsons/White BBenders with a Scruggs peg on the big e-string.....It originally belonged to Hearts & Flowers founder Larry Murray...Ive been playing it since I was 18. Used it on all the Swampwater sessions....The guitar is autographed by: ROGER McGUINN, LARRY MURRAY, CHET ATKINS, AL BRUNO, THUMBS CARLILE, RICK NELSON, JAMES BURTON, MARIA HOLLY (BUDDY'S WIFE), DR. JOHN,, THE NITTY GRITTY DIRST BAND, THE BELLAMY BROS, RAY PRICE, GEORGE JONES, JJ CALE, BOBBY NEIL, CHARLIE PRIDE, GLEN CAMPBELL, DICKY BETTS, DON HELMS & JERRY RIVERS (DRIFTING COWBOYS), THE JORDANAIRS, TANYA TUCKER, NICHOLETTE LARSON.....and others. Its great to have her back home....and back on tour with me. Adios! John Beland / Flying Burrito Brothers

From: JUNE 17, 1999 NEW NUMBERS! JUST IN; THE FBB NEW CD "SONS OF THE GOLDEN WEST" moves up to 27 on the "Gavin AMERICANA RADIO" charts this week . 1st single from the CD will be "ANYONE ELSE BUT YOU" featuring guest performances by Alison Krauss & Sam Bush. The tune was originally recorded by Ricky Nelson back in the early days of his career. John Beland played the song behind Rick when he was Nelson's lead player with The Stone Canyon Band in the late 70's. The single will be released through Arista's country division. A special "thanks" to for the nod of approval. They pretty much summed it all up. Look for an upcoming feature in COUNTRY SONG ROUND UP...and don't forget the August Issue of RELIX MAGAZINE (on sale in July) for John and the band's feature. The web sight ( has been updated. FBB Tshirts should be available in the next two weeks. John Beland will be guesting with The Toni Brown Band at festivals in Lewisburg, P.A, and The Poconos July 31 & August 7th. Beland will be in the studio wrapping up production & mixing down The Toni Brown Band CD while in N.Y. Much more news to come, including updates on the October Europe tour. Take care & "thanks everyone" THE FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS JOHN LARRY GARY WAYNE


FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS NEWSLETTER 6/2/99 Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 00:43:13 EDT From: The Burrito's latest "SONS OF THE GOLDEN WEST" was the number 1 most added CD on Americana Radio last week. Look for it to debut on the charts next week! We have recieved a flood of email from both here and abroad on "SONS OF THE GOLDEN WEST" since its release last week. The response has been very positive and we thank everyone for the kind words. A special nod of thanks to fans in Scotland, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, and Germany. We're knocked out that the new CD has been recieved so well abroad. John Beland just returned from New York after a busy two weeks in the studio and guest appearing with The Toni Brown Band (Relix Records) at The Sterling Stage Festival. John was finishing up production on Toni and the band's next CD. One track features John & Toni together on a remake of the Blind Faith classic "CAN'T FIND MY WAY HOME." The FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS feature in Relix will appear in the August issue, available on the stands in late July. Also look for interviews on country in the next week or so. Many more features will be showing up in the coming months. FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS t-shirts will be available on our new merchandising page ( in the next week. For those of you who are wondering why we have'nt added any new updates on our sight , its because we have changed servers and are now in the proccess of revamping everything. We're trying to personally answer every email that comes in, but since the release of the CD we have been getting quite a bit (nice problem)...we appreciate your patience and we'll try to get back to everyone asap. Someone asked if the track 'UP ON SYCAMORE" was written about Larry Murray of The Hearts & Flowers. John answers; "Yes it is, and I'm surprised you found out! The house on Sycamore was a real place where singer/songwriters would gather in the early 70's, and pass the guitar around. It was the home of Larry and his then wife, Laurette. It was located (and still is) just above The Magic Castle in Hollywood. Just up the street from where Janis Joplin died. What made these gatherings so special was the fact that the players were future country / rock legends, as well as great artists from Australia (like Brian Cadd & Digby Richards) and Nashville, Tennessee (like the late Johnny Darrell & Kris Kristofferson). Larry was responsible for helping many of these great talents get started...and the song is a very special one for me." Somebody from Ireland asked how many takes it took for RICKY SKAGGS to play his mandolin on "PIONEER ZEPHYR TRAIN." The answer is "2." Another Burrito fan asked the name of the announcer on the intro to 'DOWN AT THE PALOMINO." That was former KLAC radio great, CORKY MAYBERRY. Also, the band in the background is us..singing "Sin City" taken from a concert we did last year in Norway. Thats about it for now. Again, the band thanks you for all the great email. Looks like 'SONS OF THE GOLDEN WEST" is off and running. Take care! THE FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS JOHN LARRY GARY WAYNE
FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS NEWSLETTER 5/1/99 Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 12:09:20 EDT From: To: MAY 1, 1999 17 more days until the new FBB cd, "SONS OF THE GOLDEN WEST" hits the shelves worldwide. The new CD, which is the long awaited follow up to their last critically acclaimed CD "CALIFORNIA JUKEBOX," will be released on Grateful Dead Records, (distributed through BMG/Arista.) For more information access:

or visit the Burrito's official sight at: We are now in the proccess of updating the sight and will have the new additions featured soon. John Beland was recently in New York for a series of press interviews for Associated Press, ASCAP Magazine, and a feature story in the July/August issue of Relix Magazine. From there it was on to Nashville where John guested on "THE ROAD GANG" radio show which aired "live" last Tuesday evening across the USA and Canada. Tour dates for late summer and Fall are just coming in and will be added as they are confirmed. For press related information on The FBB contact: Lance Cowan Media 615 / 331 1710 Someone recently emailed us asking if the new Burritos will be featuring any of the old Gram Parsons songs in future performances. The answer is "yes". We will be doing a special segment in the new show featuring early Burrito classics such as, "CHRISTINES TUNE", "HICKORY WIND", "DARK END OF THE STREET", "SIN CITY" and a few others.The show will also feature songs from the CALIFORNIA JUKEBOX Cd, as well as new numbers from 'SONS OF THE GOLDEN WEST." Another Burrito fan from Switzerland emailed us asking about merchandising. We are very close to putting up the merchandising page. We will be selling tshirts, pictures, posters, caps, and a few other items. We want to thank all the Burrito fans who have asked to be included in the newsletter. We recieved responses from Austria, Italy, The U.K, Australia, Germany, Spain, Japan, and just about everywhere else. We'll try to keep everybody informed on FBB "goings-on" as the new CD hits the shelves. Thanks again, and take care! THE FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS JOHN BELAND LARRY PATTON GARY KUBAL WAYNE BRIDGE

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