Podcast: Another Look At Texas
Episode #15-33 | airing 8-12-15

This week we take a second look at the Lonestar state. We’ll hear Blues, Willie Nelson, Texas songwriters and a handful more! LISTEN: http://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1533_podcast.mp3 To subscribe via iTunes, click .  |   To listen using Stitcher, click . Artist / “Title” / CD / Label Pete Seeger / “If I Had … → read more

THE VAGABAND: Medicine for the Soul

Medicine For The Soul

          THE VAGABAND Medicine for the Soul Eggsong 002 www.thevagaband.co.uk   This is the sophomore project from the United Kingdom’s eight-piece, Norfolk-based, ensemble The Vagaband that is helmed by singer-songwriter and guitarist Jose McGill along with pianist and songwriter Greg Cook. They are currently one of … → read more

41 Thunderer — Implements of Destruction, Pt. 1

Colt Model 1877 DA revolver — “Thunderer“ in fair silver city on the blind side of fate i grew up to manhood on the narrow and straight Dave Carter in 2001 (photo by Jason Burkin) but prideful i stumbled, and foolish i fell in the silken fine trammels of a … → read more

I’m looking for my fortune and it ain’t in Illinois

Pancho’s Stepchildren“Pancho and Lefty” has been a foray into a more Western genre of murder ballad, building on Pat’s discussion of “Jack Straw,” I suppose.  The Wikipedia entry on murder ballads cites Olive Burt’s 1958 article, “The Minstrelsy of Murder,” which noted that the American West put a distinctive mark on … → read more

Outlaws, Bandits, and Troubadours

Steve Earle and Townes Van Zandt After such a long post last time, I plan for this one to be long on music and short on text.  If there’s a narrative to capture here, it’s that I think “Pancho and Lefty” has become a favorite for singer-songwriters and performers following … → read more