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Townes Van Zandt: Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas

Townes Van Zandt:  Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas (1977) Adam: Legend (by which I mean Wikipedia) has it that the Old Quarter could “Comfortably accommodate 60 patrons” and that “More than 100 jammed into the room” for this … Continue reading


Filed under 1970s, Acoustic, Country, Folk, Live, Singer-Songwriter

“There’s one in every crowd/for cryin’ out loud”

Waylon Jennings – “Honky Tonk Heroes” from Honky Tonk Heroes (1973) The exploration of country music has been a recurring theme on this blog (as well as on some of our favorite brother-blogs such as Setting the Woods on Fire … Continue reading


Filed under 1970s, Country, Rock

“If I’m buried ‘neath the sod/but the angels won’t receive me”

The Pogues – “If I Should Fall From Grace With God” from If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1987) Irish folk-punk is a pretty perplexing genre. Bands like the Dropkick Murphys or the Tossers are incredible for two … Continue reading


Filed under 1980s, Acoustic, Country, Folk, Punk

“When my boots hit the boards, I’m a brand new man”

Steve Earle – “Guitar Town” from Guitar Town (1986) If you sped this song up, it would sound just like punk rock. Add solid guitar work and witty lyrics and you’ve got one of the most vigorous and respectable country … Continue reading


Filed under 1980s, Country, Rock

“I’ve been down the thousand trails”

Steve Earle with Lucinda Williams – “You’re Still Standing There” from I Feel Alright (1996) Let’s continue with the country. Steve Earle fits the country outlaw image: arrested in Nashville for crack possession, he spent a few years locked up … Continue reading

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Filed under 1990s, Country, Rock, Roots rock