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 …

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 …

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