“Jesus was a good guy, he didn’t need this shit.”
― John Prine
“And you may see me tonight with an illegal smile. It don’t cost very much, but it lasts a long while. Won’t you please tell the man I didn’t kill anyone.
No, I’m just tryin’ to have me some fun.”
― John Prine
|Born||October 10, 1946 (age 69)|
|Labels||Atlantic, Asylum, Oh Boy, Rhino|
|Associated acts||Steve Goodman|
John Prine (born October 10, 1946, in Maywood, Illinois) is an American country/folk singer-songwriter. He has been active as a recording artist and live performer since the early 1970s.
September 13: The late Bill Monroe was born in 1911
I’m a farmer with a mandolin and a high tenor voice.
“To me there’s no difference between Muddy Waters and Bill Monroe.”
~Bob Dylan (to John Pareles, Sept 1997)
“Uncle Pen” from 1956 at the Ryman Auditorium:
The Civil Wars did some fine cover songs
The Civil Wars has, in addition to releasing two fine albums and break up in a very short time-span, done some very good cover versions. They did the songs quite different from the originals and they added something new to the songs, as cover versions should do. I have picked some of my favourites from their catalogue, they were really great, enjoy:
I want you back:
May 10: The late “Mother” Maybelle Carter was born in 1909
“Mother” Maybelle Carter (May 10, 1909 – October 23, 1978) was an American country musician. She is best known as a member of the historic Carter Family act in the 1920s and 1930s and also as a member of Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters.
Perhaps the most remarkable of Maybelle’s many talents was her skill as a guitarist. She revolutionized the instrument’s role by developing a style in which she played melody lines on the bass strings with her thumb while rhythmically strumming with her fingers. Her innovative technique, to this day known as the Carter Scratch, influenced the guitar’s shift from rhythm to lead instrument.—Holly George-Warren
Mother Maybelle Carter – Wildwood Flower: