Dec 19: Blind Lemon Jefferson died in 1929

the only known picture of BLJ, and it is heavily retouched, with a fake tie painted in by hand Country blues guitarist and vocalist Blind Lemon Jefferson is indisputably one of the main figures in country blues. He was of the highest in many regards, being one of the founders of Texas blues (along with Texas Alexander), one of the …

Video of the day: Johnny Cash Live from Austin, TX 1987 (concert video)

“In case you’ve been born since ‘56 and never heard it…this is the way it sounded 31 years ago when we recorded it.” – Johnny Cash (introducing I Walk the Line) “At one point, while introducing his band, Cash tells the audience, “I don’t even remember the bad times, there’s been so many good times,” but on the best moments …

November 6: Guy Clark is 73 Happy Birthday

  “Buffett I guess. Lightfoot. Warren Zevon. Randy. John Prine. Guy Clark. Those kinds of writers.” – Bob Dylan (on the question about favorite songwriters asked by Bill Flanagan in 2009) I have no reason to sit home and write songs all day without going out and playing for the folks. And I have no reason to go play for …

Video of the day: The Rolling Stones – Ladies & Gentlemen

Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones is a concert movie featuring the British rock band The Rolling Stones that was first released in 1974. Directed by Rollin Binzer and produced by Binzer and Marshall Chess, it was filmed in 16mm by Bob Freeze and Steve Gebhardt of Butterfly Films owned by John Lennon during four shows in Fort Worth and Houston, Texas, during the band’s 1972 North American Tour in support of their classic 1972 album Exile on …

September 3: The late Hank Thompson was born in 1925

Hank Thompson was perhaps the most popular Western swing musician of the ’50s and ’60s, keeping the style alive with a top-notch band, tremendous showmanship, and a versatility that allowed him to expand his repertoire into romantic ballads and hardcore honky tonk numbers. ~Steve Huey (allmusic.com) The glamour of the gay night life has lured you To the places where …

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