Next Full Moon

Sunday, May 3rd Full Flower Moon

07 December 2008

things that are good

Willie Nelson and Family

Professor Longhair and the Funky Meters

Toots and the Maytals...with Ivan (Jimmy Cliff) making an appearance. From the film The Harder They come

Lucinda Williams and Elvis Costello

Steve Earle and Emmy Lou Harris


Gunnar Berg said...

Man, you are just toying with me now. I've seen Willie live a few times, but I caught him in full stride at his peak at Red Rocks - a truly religious experience.

reverend dick said...

And who's toying with who? I never saw Jerry Jeff Walker in HIS peak(nor can I find great clips of him on YouTube...)

Gunnar Berg said...

Jeez, well back in the stone ages. Before guitars were invented. He was on a bill with Waylon Jennings, Tompall Glaser, Jesse Colter and Neal Young I think. It was right after Jesse had her only hit.

Try to find some Tompall. He wears well. He had a band that was a blend of half country pickers and half black bluesmen. They really cooked.

Tangent: My daughter lived in a bad part of Minneapolis near The Viking Bar. It's where Steve Earle played - an old dive bar where all the good ones went to play and jam late after the paying show. She walked by, listening to the music, but couldn't go in 'cause she was underage. Just before she turned 21 they tore The Viking down under the guise of "neighborhood improvement". Hell, there was a Viking Bar before there was a Viking football team. Locals claimed they named the f*cking football team after the bar. Improvement, my ass!