Category Archives: Muscle Shoals Sound

The Civil Wars on Jay Leno

I’m a big fan of John Paul White and Joy Williams, who got a well-deserved Grammy for Best Folk Album Sunday for Barton Hollow. (Yes, it’s available for download in that widget below on the right.) They appeared on Jay … Continue reading

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Saturday Afternoon TV: W.C. Handy Festival

In honor of the WC Handy Music Festival this weekend, here are several performances of his classic song “St. Louis Blues.” I hope to catch a Pine Hill Haints Show in the next few days and give viewers a completely … Continue reading

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Morning Truckers

Much to my surprise — and delight — I have tickets to see these guys tonight. Lyrics to We Ain’t Never Gonna Change by The Drive By Truckers Let this be a lesson to you girl: Don’t come around where … Continue reading

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Death of a Lyric

It’s the end of a lyric. Barry Beckett, founding member of the session band The Swampers, died last Thursday. Millions of people have loved his music for four decades without ever knowing who he was, even when Lynrd Skynrd sang … Continue reading

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