So it seems I do pretty well at creating my own little mini-music festivals that require a slight turn of the odometer. Still resting up from this past weekend's Jamie Wilson, Courtney Patton, Brandy Zdan with special guest and merch guy Jason Eady show at Gruene Hall as well as Slimbawb at Oma Gruene's (we missed Rob Baird and Johnny Burke on the roof of River Road Icehouse), I remembered that I forgot to tell you guys about the previous major weekend of music.
About a month ago, at the beginning of November, I pulled perhaps the ultimate trifecta of music. Friday night, I rambled up to Threadgill's in Austin to see Willis Alan Ramsey. I'd seen him about a year before at the same location, and given his propensity to not release albums he recorded, I worried that he might be as unfriendly as a Choctaw Bingo player. Ramsey, maybe most famous for a song about muskrats in love, but more endeared for "The Balld of Spider John" or even "Bayou Girl" for Adam Hood fans, couldn't be a much nicer guy. I sort of geeked the first time I met him, and I asked him to sign a guitar, an old record, and a couple other things. He even offered the story of the artwork on his vinyl. Super nice guy then, and super nice guy again on this trip. I'd scored on a 99 cent copy of his album the day before at a Goodwill, and I brought it along and got it signed. He asked if I just had a closet full of his albums somewhere. HE REMEMBERED ME! Old chums, we are. I posted my find on my facebook page, and someone offered me $90 for it. It ended up as a gift to one of my 2 most favorite Houston area singer-songwriters, Matt Harlan. I karma hard. Oh - $15 ticket.Write comment (3 Comments)
Radio Free Texas is proud to announce our December 2013 All Access Artist - the Captain Legendary Band.
All Access subscribers (before December 15th) will receive a copy of their BRAND NEW DOUBLE LIVE ALBUM, "TCLB Live", in their mailbox by the end of the month.
The Captain Legendary Band, recipients of the Live Band of the Year Award at the TMAs in 2010, are long time Radio Free Texas artists. This much anticipated live double album is one disc of a full-on electric performance and one disc of a "broke down" acoustic performance.
We'll be posting an interview with Charlie Hagar and TCLB later in the month, but in the meantime, request any of their songs from the album right here on RFT.
ALL ACCESS SUBSCRIBERS CAN LISTEN TO BOTH ALBUMS HERE: http://radiofreetexas.com/all-access/all-access-album
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"I'll never hear 'Smoke on the Water' quite the same again." - Steve Judice, "Deep Water Horizon"
I guess when someone is lost, songs change. Or maybe in a great cosmic sense, the meaning was always there waiting to comfort you, or maybe even stab you in the gut with a fresh memory. Songs are part of the deal. Catharsis.Write comment (6 Comments)