Feb 28: Steve Earle released Train a Comin in 1995

“This ain’t no part of no unplugged nothin — God, I hate MTV” ~Steve Earle (Liner notes) I got to thinking,…if I don’t make this record now, I won’t get the chance to make it. .. I’m singing the best I’ve sung in years. Mainly [because of] no dope. Heroin relaxes your vocal cords, it lowers the top of your range …

Feb 28: Van Morrison released the album Moondance in 1970

In Moondance, Morrison bursts forth in warm Technicolor. The Van Morrison that the public would come to know and recognize over the decades—Van the Man, the Belfast Cowboy, etc—essentially makes his first appearance on Moondance. ~Erik Hage This is Van Morrison’s 6th Symphony; like Beethoven’s equivalent, it’s fixated on the power of nature, but rather than merely sitting in awe, …

Feb 23: Johnny Winter Birthday

I just like the blues better than rock ‘n’ roll. ~Johnny Winter     When I started workin’ with Muddy. That convinced me that I could get away with doin’ the blues. ~Johnny Winter

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: Pancho and Lefty (Townes Van Zandt) (Videos & Audio)

  Bob Dylan: Pancho and Lefty (Townes Van Zandt)  Living on the road, my friend, Is gonna keep you free and clean, Now you wear your skin like iron, Your breath as hard as kerosene. You weren’t your mama’s only boy, But her favorite one it seems — She began to cry when you said goodbye, And sank into your …

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