I thought today was garbage day (along with the rest of the neighbourhood)….but no, it’s tomorrow. Here’s Pokey LaFarge performing Garbage man Blues.
Here’s the David Bromberg Quintet
Time for a taste of the late great Jimmie Driftwood. If you don’t know Jimmie Driftwood’s music, here are a few of my faves. He wrote over 1,000 songs and played them on his home-made guitar. Here’s one for all my friends at the post… Read More
The tall tale of Stagger Lee has been recorded countless times in many styles. The bad man Stagger Lee has been Stacker Lee, Stack-O-Lee, Stack Pole and more. We all know what happened. That bad old Stagger Lee killed Billy Lyons over a $5 Stetson… Read More
I know what you’re thinking…..he’s posting too much music. Bring back Mister Anchovy. Yeah, well that bum hasn’t even called. Tonight we have a second Daily Dose. I hope you can adjust. This one is an earworm. I’ve had some of Utah Phillips songs on… Read More
Here I am at half a century old and I haven’t read Edward Abbey. I’ve been aware of his voice in America for years. I’ve heard clips of Abbey reading from his books. I know “about” him. I just haven’t got around to reading the… Read More
While not as big a sub-genre in Americana as train songs, murder ballads are big just the same. Since I took an interest in folk music in my teens, I’ve been listening to songs about Stack-O-Lee and Franky and Johnny, Pretty Polly and Tom Dooley. … Read More
Somebody searched the internet for “Sligo Creek Stompers” and came up with this blog. Now I don’t think I’ve heard that name before and a quick search of 27th Street tells me that I’ve never posted anything by them on this blog. I did once… Read More
Let’s start with Paul Clayton and how about Tennessee Ernie Ford Bob Dylan… This is an old American tune, likely from the early 19th Century. One more…here’s Paul Robeson. This version gives me the shivers.
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott can still squeeze more life out of a tune than just about any performer around. His version of Don’t Think Twice it’s Alright comes with a great story too. Several years ago, I heard he was retiring from performing. I’ve been to… Read More