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Steve Earle- Tennesse Blues- Dallas Sept 2007

In 1969 Bob Dylan went from New York City to Nashville Tennessee to make Nashville Skyline,  an album that fundamentally altered the courses of both rock'n'roll and country music. In 1986, young Texan Steve Earle went from Houston to Nashville for his debut Guitar Town,  which effectively had a similar influence on both musical worlds...

John Mellencamp- Scarecrow

John Mellencamp's 1985 Scarecrow  album released in Autumn 1985 was loaded with hits, including "Small Town","Lonely Ol' Night", and "R.O.C.K. in the USA".  His list of Top 20 hit songs is extensive enough to require the double-disc Words…

Creedence Clearwater Revival-Cosmo's Factory-John Fogerty

This week in 1970, Creedence Clearwater Revival's veritable hits package Cosmo's Factory  would start a nine week run at #1 ! With his highly-anticipated autobiography Fortunate Son, Hall of Fame American music legend John Fogerty returned…
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The Band- Box Set pt 1- Robbie Robertson

When The Call's main songwriter/singer Michael Been passed away recently , a quote was attributed to him in his obituary where he claimed to have seen The Band in concert at age 18 , which set Been on a life's course of music literally until the day that he died . Watching Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz , The Band's Thanksgiving 1976 swan song , shows how that kind of epiphany could happen . But the earliest work of this quintet with the generic name is no less impressive : when Rolling Stone magazine writers compiled their Top 500 Albums of All Time , The Band's 1968 debut Music from Big Pink ranked at #34 . That's almost twenty places higher than The Beatles' debut !... (more)

Steve Earle-Days Aren't Long Enough

"Days Aren't Long Enough" originally found on Americana mainstay Steve Earle's 2007 Washington Square Serenade is the 21st century replacement for "Auld Lang Syne", performed live In the Studio in Dallas in 2007 by the former Guitar Town resident…

Steve Earle- City of Immigrants- Dallas 9-07

With the ongoing immigration policy debate, the timing seems right to share the song "City of Immigrants" which first appeared on Steve Earle's 2007 Washington Square Serenade . Here's Steve backed by the stunning ex-Mrs. Earle Allison Moorer…

John Mellencamp- Martha Say- Dec 1991

I spent part of my Christmas holiday 1991 in an A-frame cabin with a woodburning stove in the still snow-covered woods among the hills and "hollers" of Central Indiana's Brown County . But we weren't there for skiing or even simply to chill out . Instead , I was there to record the private rehearsal for the upcoming John Mellencamp tour .