Norah has uploaded about a song a day during this stay-at-home time. Just her and her piano and her voice. Most of the songs charming. Here is a Willie Nelson cover (A rollicking version of this song can be found on her side band The Little Willies first album)
This one should check a few boxes from the Nation.
Tonight I’ll be seeing Willie Nelson at Target Center. This is a bucket list show for me as I have never seen the Red Headed Stranger. Given that Willie is 86-1/2 years old, it very much could be the last chance I’ll have too.
Now I know he relies pretty heavily on his family at these shows but who cares, it’s Willie Freakin’ Nelson.
So does anyone have any bucket list artists they want to see? After tonight it will be Van Morrison, Patty Griffin, and Radiohead for me.
Who’s on your bucket list. Also drop ‘em if you got ‘em.
This might not quite fit my stated theme of "newer" artists covering "older" artists, but it's close enough. Besides, this might be my single favorite song released since the turn of the millennium (a question I think about a fair amount) and I honestly don't know if I love the original or the cover more. Either way, enjoy!
I hope everyone has a safe and successful Devil's Night!
Willie or Ray, Ray or Willie? Who should I use to close this out? Why not just use both.
As CH week winds down, I thought I'd post one last twin spin, a tribute to the three great foundations of American music - Jazz, Country, and the Blues. "Let's give it to them in black & white."
From The Johnny Cash Show, 28 October 1970.
This seems like an odd song to play at Farm Aid.
This is Dylan at his worst. Look at thar earring. Ugh.