Mar 07: The late Townes Van Zandt was born in 1944

“I’m trying to define the relationship between man and the universe,….. often it’s between man and man, or man and woman, or man and the cosmos. Whatever song comes through the door I’m happy with.… I’m lucky just to play the guitar and sing.” ~TVZ (on the purpose behind his songwriting) “Figures like Townes Van Zandt remind us that the …

February 09: Happy Birthday Joe Ely

You sure look fine tonight, in the beer sign light. Why did you seem surprised when I saw through your disguise. All your friends were there and no one had a care. They all just looked away in this Honky Tonk Masquerade. – Joe Ely “I think I’ll always be restless, always trying new stuff, I gotta do that. I …

Feb 04: Happy Birthday Clint Black

The best part of being on tour is having a band and an audience. I can still remember what it feels like to have neither. ~Clint Black Love isn’t something that we have. It’s something that we do ~Clint Black Better Man (Live):

Jan 12: The late Ray Price was born in 1926

Ray Price has covered — and kicked up — as much musical turf as any country singer of the postwar era. He’s been lionized as the man who saved hard country when Nashville went pop, and vilified as the man who went pop when hard country was starting to call its own name with pride. ~Dan Cooper (allmusic.com) The late …

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 …

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