Monthly Archives: May 2012

Doc Watson: Sittin’ On Top of the World

I remember the first time I really heard Doc Watson. It was the winter of 1994 and I was living in the snowy Sandia mountains just east of Albuquerque. I was vaguely aware of him before that in sort of … Continue reading

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No Thoughts Yet, Just Music

Long time KBCS DJ and all around good guy and pal, Eric Hardee, gave a wonderful and spontaneous tribute to Doc Watson tonight on Folk Sounds. Check it out, it’ll do you good.

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Charlie Poole Says Goodbye To Booze

Of all the stories, lies, tall tales, legends and rumors told about old Charlie Poole today is the anniversary of one verifiable fact; his death. He died at age 39 from gross negligence of the liver and if the accounts … Continue reading

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Mahaps She Did, Mahaps She Didn’t

“I’ve been in a couple of fights in my life…I scratch and kick and bite and punch.” -Loretta Lynn, Still Woman Enough: A Memoir The actual breaking news clip announcing the scandal: My advice? Leave the age thing alone.

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It’s A Big Job Just Gettin’ By

Today, back in 1969, Merle Haggard, Lewis Talley, Chuck Berghofer, Jim Gordon and James Burton sat in Capitol Records Hollywood studio together and recorded the Workin’ Man Blues. The song would hit No. 1 on the Billboard C&W chart in … Continue reading

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Rawhide In A

In the great Venn diagram of American music Donald “Duck” Dunn is one of the overlaps. To me it seems he has always been. At some point in our distant past, someone hit a bone against a stretched animal skin … Continue reading

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Mamas Have Tried, Still Try, and Will (most likely) Keep on Trying

Note to self: Mother’s day is this coming Sunday. Even though I’m the son of one and the husband of another I know this largely by accident and knowing probably changes little. I’m sure there’s an app for this kind … Continue reading

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