Dixieland Ear Worm

January 23, 2012

Usually an ear worm is a bad thing to have, but the one I had this weekend was pretty good. I can’t think of a better song than “Dixieland Delight” to have going through my head for 48 hours straight. Seriously, is there anyone out there who has ever heard this song and doesn’t love […]

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Get Well Soon Merle!

January 18, 2012

The Hag had to cancel a show in Macon last night and is cancelling hi show in Columbus, GA tonight after being hospitalized. Hopefully he’ll have a speedy recovery and be back on the road soon!

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Texas 1947

January 17, 2012

The thing I admire most about good song writers generally (and Guy Clark in particular) is their ability to paint a picture using very few words. “Texas 1947” is one of my favorite Guy Clark songs because he’s able to do more than paint a picture in my mind–he actually creates a 5 minute movie […]

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Disdain At The Willie Nelson Concert

January 16, 2012

Back in the mid-90s I went on a date with a girl to see Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Asleep At The Wheel at an outdoor venue. Well, that’s a bit of a stretcher…we didn’t actually go to the concert. We were dirt poor college kids, so we sat on a bridge near the venue […]

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Flight 309 To Tennessee!

January 12, 2012

When I think of Shelly West, the first two things that come to mind are “You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma” (one of my all-time favorite songs) and “Jose Cuervo”. But one of the things I love about listening to classic country radio stations as opposed to playlists I create out of my own collection […]

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There Ain’t No Good Chain Gang

January 9, 2012

Enjoy this clip from Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash to get your Monday morning going! I like to imagine after finishing this performance, Johnny and Waylon walked out of the back of the building and started a fight with 4 or 5 guys, knowing they were going to lose. Real Outlaw!!!

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Happy Birthday Earl Scruggs!

January 6, 2012

88 years old today…fingers of fury!!! I can only imagine what type of musician Earl Scruggs would have been if he’d come of age during the era of thrash metal music. Probably the fastest guitar player in the world. I for one am glad he picked up the banjo instead of a Stratocaster.

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Guy Clark Songs & Stories

January 5, 2012

My album for today is Guy Clark’s “Songs and Stories”, which is a new live album. Well, it’s new to me…it just came out a few months ago. Have I mentioned how much I love Spotify and how it lets me listen to new stuff on demand? Anyway, this album features great performances of many […]

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Glen Campbell – Gentle On My Mind

January 4, 2012

Talent. Smooth talent. I think Glen Campbell could have gotten by with either his singing or his guitar playing, but the guy is great at both. This video is proof of both, and it’s probably my favorite Glen Campbell song. If you ever get a chance to check out some old episodes of the Glen […]

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Texas Country Playlist on Spotify

January 3, 2012

For those of you on Spotify who are into Texas Country, check out my Texas Country playlist. I have several playlists going right now, but this is the one I’m currently doing the best job maintaining. I’m trying to mix it up…old stuff and new stuff, along with some music that may not be pure […]

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