I saw Willie live and in color, Commerce, ETSU Gym, Circa 1976.
David Allen Coe opened the show… for three hours.
Willie was late.
Didn’t Matter: I would have waited all night.
He opened (as always) with “Whiskey River”
The crowd went nuts and I spilled my Wild Turkey 101…
“Rita Coolidge, Rita Coolidge cleft for me”
Since it is still Texas Independence Day, I am gonna continue to bombast my Blog with Texans I admire.
Here is (in my mind) one of the greatest (and most misunderstood and underrated) Texans: Kris Kristofferson, Rhode’s Scholar, ruffian, redneck, poet.
He married well. Too bad it didn’t take. Rita Coolidge! He should have found a way to make that work…
What can I say?
Tanya (famous for ‘Tanya Moments’–dancin’ on tables an’ stuff–Gotta love Tanya!)
She ain’t no Kris Kristofferson, no poet, but Damn! She embodies all that is Texas: Vain, rough, loud and proud!
Texas! A whole nuther country!
Brother Dave on Texas:
Today is Texas Independence Day!
THE ORIGINAL DIXIE CHICKS
Sorry the photos are fukked up.
I don’t know why WordPress tries to get ‘Cute.’
Actually, I DO KNOW:
WordPress is Fucking Useless!
LAURA LYNCH – EMILY ERWIN – MARTIE ERWIN – ROBIN LYNN MACY
(Above and below) MARTIE ERWIN – ROBIN MACY – LAURA LYNCH – EMILY ERWIN
Original Dixie Chicks–Dallas
1989–1995: Original bluegrass group
The Dixie Chicks were founded by Laura Lynch on upright bass, guitarist Robin Lynn Macy, and the multi-instrumentalist sisters Martie and Emily Erwin in 1989. The Erwin sisters later married and each changed their names twice to Martie Seidel, then Maguire and Emily Robison, then Strayer. The four took their name from the song and album Dixie Chicken by Lowell George of Little Feat, originally playing predominantly bluegrass and a mix of country standards. All four women played and sang, though Maguire and Strayer provided most of the instrumental accompaniment for the band while Lynch and Macy shared lead vocals. Maguire primarily played fiddle, mandolin, and viola, while Strayer’s specialties included five-stringed banjo and dobro.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
My Erstwhile Step-Sister, Madelyn told about this group, after seeing them perform in Dallas.
Thus began my love affair.
With The Dixie Chicks; Not with Madelyn