Happy 60th Birthday Steve Earle

“If I can get me out of the way, I can do anything” – Steve Earle “I don’t really think in terms of obstacles. My biggest obstacle is always myself.” ~Steve Earle All we do as songwriters is rewrite the songs that have impressed us till we find our own voice. It’s part of learning the craft. ~Steve Earle One …

Bob Dylan’s best songs: It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue

  You must leave now, take what you need, you think will last But whatever you wish to keep, you better grab it fast Yonder stands your orphan with his gun Crying like a fire in the sun Look out the saints are comin’ through And it’s all over now, Baby Blue — CM: It’s not the same Blue as …

Jan 10: Elvis Presley recorded Heartbreak Hotel in 1956

Elvis Presley recorded Heartbreak Hotel January 10th in 1956 From Wikipedia: “Heartbreak Hotel” is a song recorded by Elvis Presley. It was released as a single on January 27, 1956, Presley’s first on his new record label RCA Victor. His first number-one pop record, “Heartbreak Hotel” topped Billboard‘s Top 100 chart, became his first million-seller, and was the best-selling single …

‘Cross the Green Mountain by Bob Dylan an analysis

‘Cross the Green Mountain by Bob Dylan ”Memories linger, sad yet sweet/And I think of the souls in heaven who we’ll meet” ‘Cross the Green Mountain was written for the soundtrack of Gods and Generals, a Civil War TV series, in this very well constructed ballad Dylan puts himself in the mind of a Civil War soldier (a dying man). I’m …

My Favourite Songs About Hank Williams

Painted woodcut of Hank Williams by Lisa Brawn Hank Williams is one of the most influential songwriters in music, be it rock’n roll, blues or country. A lot of singer/songwriters influenced by him pay their respects by singing his songs, doing tribute songs or mention him in their lyrics. There are literally hundreds of songs referencing Hank Williams one way …

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