War & Love: Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town

Ruby

“Those songs are gifts” On warm, humid evenings in Pahokee, Florida in 1947, teenager Mel Tillis would hear the neighbors arguing. Through open windows, broadcasting across the space between their home and his, their recurring shouting match of distrust and acrimony would resume. The belligerents were a wounded veteran of the … → read more

The Devil’s Right Hand – Highwaymen and Songs of the Road

The Highwaymen–Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson This is the second post this week on Steve Earle’s “The Devil’s Right Hand.” See the first post here. Today’s post reviews some of the covers of Earle’s song, and we wrap up with a serendipitous find from The Jason Paulson … → read more