Jan 20: The late Huddie William Ledbetter (Lead Belly) was born in 1888

  The late Huddie William Ledbetter (Lead Belly) was born in 1888 “The blues is like this. You lay down some night and you turn from one side of the bed to the other all night long. It’s not too cold in that bed, and it ain’t too hot. But what’s the matter The blues has got you.” ~Lead Belly …

Jan 09: Joan Baez was born in 1941 Happy Birthday

    Joan Baez was born in 1941 Happy Birthday And Joan Baez means more to me than 100 of these singers around today. She’s more powerful. That’s what we’re looking for. That’s what we respond to. She always had it and always will, power for the species, not just for a select group. ~Bob Dylan (to Neil Hickey, Sept. 1976) “I’ve …

Jan 05: The late Sam Phillips was born in 1923

Sam Phillips was not just one of the most important producers in rock history. There’s a good argument to be made that he was also one of the most important figures in 20th century American culture. ~Richie Unterberger (allmusic.com)  If you’re not doing something different, you’re not doing anything. ~Sam Phillips Great Sam Phillips documentary in two parts(Host: Billy Bob …

December 26: Jay Farrar was born in 1966

As a founding member of Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt, songwriter Jay Farrar helped popularize the alt-country movement of the 1990s. He also launched a solo career during the following decade, making it plain that his musical ambitions stretched far beyond the retro-leaning twang of his contemporaries. ~Mark Deming (allmusic.com) “Woody has always been a reference point for me, as …

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 …

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