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Lunchtime Music from Jerry Jeff Walker as he sings Chris Wall and Bill Staines’ songs!! Bill sings one, too!

Through the years Jerry Jeff Walker has introduced me to many great songwriters like Guy Clark,and Townes Van Zandt. Two other songwriters  songs appear on the Jerry Jeff's album Live at Gruene Hall.. First, three Chris Wall songs appear on the album "I Feel Like Hank Williams Tonight".."Trashy Women" and this one "Rodeo Wind" Can't you just see that cowboy out in the barn saddling his horse, with his woman leaning against the frame of the barn door, as he gets ready to ride off into the sunset! The other songwriter is Bill Staines. If you don't know Bill here is an introduction...

Blues

“Into the Night” with thoughts about those “Statesboro Blues”…. music by David Bromberg!

So if nothing else blues songs have staying power! Who would have thought that a song written by a blind blues singer born in 1898 would end up as the 9th rank song on the Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Guitar songs of All time! Which is exactly what happened to Blind Willie McTell's song "Statesboro Blues"! The version that made it to the list was the cover from the Allman Brothers! And in 2005, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ranked "Statesboro Blues" number 57 on its list of 100 Songs of the South. McTell recorded and released the...

Prog Rock

Archives” Life’s Soundtrack: New Progressive Rock from Houston – Six Minute Century’s Wasting Time!

So the soundtrack for a variety of activities around the house today was a prog/power metal band from Houston,Texas Six Minute Century . The band has been around since 2004 playing mostly locally in Houston. After signing with Nightmare Records in 2008, Six Minute Century released their début album "Time Capsules". After that release and the positive reviews it received, the band has played many cities in the United States, and been invited to perform  at a variety of festivals including:  Rocklahoma, Rock The Bayou,festival, Nightmare Metal Fest I and II, and ProgPower XI.My soundtrack today was their second release Wasting...

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Flashing Back Again to the Greenwich Village Folk Scene with Carolyn Hester!

So it looks like right now my mind is trapped in the folk revival in Greenwich Village in the 1960s with thoughts of Tom Paxton, Carolyn Hester, Mississippi John Hurt and others. This morning the first song the popped into my head was Tom Paxton's "I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound". You know at least two or three times a week this song plays in my mind - maybe it's the line "trying to find what I was meant to do" that does it for me! Anyway, when I search YouTube this morning for the song, this is the...

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Flashing Back to thoughts of John Hurt, John Sebastian and Fred Neil in the Village!!

So the other day when I was writing about John Sebastian, I mentioned that John played on Fred Neil's first abum Bleeker & MacDougal. This got me thinking about Fred Neil so here is a repost of a post I did a while back. But first two things the first is on Neil's album John played harmonica! Secondly, I also mentioned that the Lovin' Spoonful got their name from Mississippi John Hurt's song "Coffee Blues" So here it is: Now back to Fred Neil....... So tonight's folk flashback leads us to the intersection of Bleecker & MacDougal streets in New...

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The 28 Day Reading Challenge – Three New Books !!

So I went to the library today, like I need more to read, anyway. I took two books back that I have read Kent Haruf's Plainsong and Deborah Hick's The Road Out- two others I did not have time to read Crossroads a book about BLues and Rock music and Chi Marathoning - running what's running??? Then I checked three out and we'[l see how I do at reading this set of books: The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin The history of the American Indians...