Willie Nelson, We Love You

Willie Nelson, We Love You

Willie Nelson turned 87 y/o two days ago, and that's probably the nicest thing that's happened in the whole USA in the whole month of April, as most of us love Willie Nelson--for his music, for who he is as a person, because he's from Texas... ... he has a brand new...

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R.I.P.  John Prine

R.I.P. John Prine

John Prine, storyteller extraordinaire  and an icon of the Americana music scene, died April 7h after developing Covid 19. An early Boomer (born 1946), Prine’s story songs and melodies could be humorous, touching, witty, thought provoking, and emotional as they...

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R.I.P. Bill Withers.  “Ain’t No Sunshine” Without You

R.I.P. Bill Withers. “Ain’t No Sunshine” Without You

Bill withers had a short recording career--just 15 years--from 1970-85, yet in that window, his songs secured him a permanent place in the collective musical soundtrack of a generation. Everybody knows "Ain't No Sunshine," " Lean on Me (his biggest hit, which topped...

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Sunday Night is Country Night (on TV)

Sunday Night is Country Night (on TV)

The Academy of Country Music Awards show, scheduled for Sunday night, has been postponed until Sept., replaced by a special event, "The Academy of Country Music Presents: Our Country," a showcase with highlights from past ACM's, a Kenny Rogers tribute, and various...

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The Phenomenon That  Was Jose Feliciano

The Phenomenon That Was Jose Feliciano

In 1968, nine-time Grammy winner and uber-talented Jose Feliciano crash landed into the zeitgeist with his stylized, soft ballad version of the Doors "Light my Fire."  Released as a single, the flip side of the 45 was also a cover:  The Mama & The Papas'...

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A “Real” Irish Pub Song For St. Patrick’s Day (Tues.)

A “Real” Irish Pub Song For St. Patrick’s Day (Tues.)

This Tues. (Mar 17) is still St. Patrick's Day, even if the big n' famous roisterous parades-- New York City/Boston/Chicago/San Francisco--have been postponed or cancelled because of Corona virus concerns. In which case, you may have to celebrate alone, and nothing...

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