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August 15, 2014
by Egil
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August 16: Happy 75th birthday Billy Joe Shaver

‘Cause movin’s in my soul, i guess a gypsy boy got a hold Of somebody in my family long ago If some night while half asleep you hear the back door softly squeak You’ll touch my empty pillow, then you’ll … Continue reading

March 7, 2014
by Egil
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Today: The late Townes Van Zandt was born in 1944, 70 years ago

 “Figures like Townes Van Zandt remind us that the wandering bard, that American archetype, is still very much with us—and his music will live long after the voices that declare it in or out of fashion have been stilled or forgotten.” … Continue reading

February 9, 2014
by Hallgeir Olsen
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Today: Joe Ely is 67 Happy Birthday

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 … Continue reading

January 12, 2014
by Hallgeir Olsen
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Today: 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 … Continue reading

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