Saturday, September 11, 2010

Drink Hole Saturday Concert - Jerry Jeff Walker - "Viva Terlingua!"

Grab a beer and sit back for a while on a Saturday night for some great live singing and storytelling!

Jerry Jeff's seminal live album from the heyday of the outlaw country days and one of the legendary albums he recorded in the little town that could, Luchenbach, Texas.

Jerry Jeff's live albums are recorded more without the sounds of the audience. He wanted you to hear the mucianship of his "Gonzo" band, some of the most talented musicians ever to be assembled.

If you haven't heard this before, do yourself a favor and open that beer, turn off the lights and be swept away.

"Gettin' By" - A theme song! Autobiographical struggle with "new album" time. This is the difference between folk singers and regular folk...this is how folk singers deal with a work deadline...write a song about it.

"Desperados Waiting for a Train" - Guy Clark's song about his grandfather. Actually his grandmother's boyfriend. Bringing Guy Clark and his songwriting talent to the general public is one of the many reasons to love Jerry Jeff.

"Sangria Wine" - Awesome summertime thirst-making sing-along and shake-you-hips song.

"Little Bird" - The sensitive love song side of one of the original Texas music outlaws.

"Get It Out" - A rollicking country-rock fusion song praising the alternative lifestyle of being a country music outlaw...gotta do what he gotta do!

"Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother" - Ray Wylie Hubbard's now immortal anthem, made famous by JJW first...and right here on this album!

"Backslider's Wine" - Introspective lament of a proud drunkard.

"Wheel" - Other side of the coin from "Get It Out". The knowledge that, even while living your own life, there's a time limit.

"London Homesick Blues" - A true outlaw country anthem. Rev. Will tells me that back in the day they'd listen to this refrain till the needle scracthed the label right off'n the record!

Thanks Jerry Jeff. I hope y'all like what ya heard and seek out more by this legendary working artist. Find more at his website.

Talk to you soon.


Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

You can't appropriate Gettin' By as your theme song, Br'er Jeff. I called dibs on it years ago.

Jeff Overturf said...

Awwww OK...Gettin' by on gettin' by is YOUR stock in trade!

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