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March 7, 2014
by Egil

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

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

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

December 19, 2013
by Egil

Today: Blind Lemon Jefferson passed away in 1929, 84 years ago

 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 … Continue reading

November 6, 2013
by Egil
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Today: Guy Clark is 72 Happy Birthday

 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 the folks unless I’m writing new songs so they can sort … Continue reading

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