November 23: The late R. L. Burnside was born in 1926

“He was a happy-go-lucky nihilist…. he took things exactly as they were. No more, no less.” ~Matthew Johnson, the founder of Mr. Burnside’s record label, Fat Possum.   “I didn’t mean to kill nobody … I just meant to shoot the sonofabitch in the head. Him dying was between him and the Lord.” ― R.L. Burnside

November 1: Lyle Lovett is 57 Happy Birthday

Lyle Pearce Lovett (born November 1, 1957) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. Active since 1980, he has recorded thirteen albums and released 21 singles to date, including his highest entry, the number 10 chart hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, “Cowboy Man”. Lovett has won four Grammy Awards, including Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Album. (- Wikipedia)   Somehow you can …

October 28: Happy 78th birthday Charlie Daniels

I just thank God I can make a living doing something I enjoy as much as I do playing music. ~Charlie Daniels I had been on the road for a long time and was not really getting anywhere. Bob Johnston, a friend of mine, had taken over Columbia in Nashville. He asked me if I wanted to come down. I …

October 23: Happy 58th birthday Dwight Yoakam

The primary purpose in [performing] is to receive that pure inspiration that I derived from it when I was a kid the first time I saw one of those guitar slingers on television cock his leg and throw that guitar down and start doing a song and became completely infatuated with that and the moment that I was able to …

October 10: John Prine was born in 1946 Happy Birthday

“Jesus was a good guy, he didn’t need this shit.” ― John Prine “And you may see me tonight with an illegal smile. It don’t cost very much, but it lasts a long while. Won’t you please tell the man I didn’t kill anyone. No, I’m just tryin’ to have me some fun.” ― John Prine From Wikipedia: Born October 10, …

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