Shows with Reagan Boggs and The Coal Men in VA, NC, & TN

Come out to our upcoming shows in Roanoke, Winston-Salem, and Johnson City. Check out the show page for more information.

Here are some great guest appearances we’ve done in the past at 101.5 The Music Place in Roanoke. DJ Ripley is the best!

Also a video of us stuck on I-40 on the way to Roanoke 4/19.

Studio 101 Archive Sessions – The Coal Men



Key West Marathon

Well… What a trip. Dave Coleman started 14 days with solo shows with help from his wife Stephanie.

Then the band came down. So unfortunately, Paul Slivka broke his hand by being hit by a “hit and run” driver while bicycling. Anyone who knows Paul is aware that he is tough as nails. After a police report, an emergency room visit, struggles with the police dept. and a vigilant search for a license plate number, Paul is still positive and full of love. He will be facing surgery for three broken bones in his left hands. All who read this, send love and healing Paul’s way.

Dave and Dave worked through the week with the great help of Dan Hogberg and TJ Erhardt (the Nace Brothers). What great crowds. Germany, Scotland, Michiganders, both Carolinians, Buckeyes, Nashvillians, locals, Arkansas ER boys and more. Thanks for a wonderful band week and a great community at the Hogsbreath. Thanks to bartenders Bob, George, Allen, Corey, Stephanie, Dave, Julie, Brian, Gos-Paul, Mark, the bar-backs JP, Steven, Victor, the managers Andy, Andy, Danimal, and Art. The Coal Men love you all.






Neighbors with 3&1/2 Star Reviews in Rolling Stone

Congrats to East Nashville friends and neighbors Todd Snider and Kevin Gordon.  Both of these killer artists got 3&1/2 stars in the March 15th, 2012 issue of Rolling Stone.

Todd SniderAgnostic Hymns and Stoner Fables – Recession special from one of music’s sharpest wordsmiths.

Kevin GordonGloryland – Roots-rock bard riffs on the KKK, ZZ Top, and terrorists

Here’s a clip of me playing with Kevin at Music City Roots a while back:

Merry Christmas

TCM had a fine gig in Bristol, TN at O’Mainnin’s Pub with our friend Reagan Boggs. Thanks to Jarod Manzo for filling in on bass. We took this picture of an odd holiday bargain we missed out on. The show was interrupted by a seven feet tall man who orated an impromptu (and from the heart) endorsement of L C King Manufacturing Co. They make great blue jeans and are a local business. If you are in Bristol, TN or the Tri-City area, The Coal Men also encourage you to shop for your blue jean needs at L C King Manufacturing Co.

TCM will be playing new year’s eve at the Key West Hog’s Breath.