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CD Reviews


Other CDs

  • Folk Country/Waylon Sings Ol' Harlan, Love of the Common People/Hangin' On, Waylon/Singer of Sad (Collector's Choice, 2010)
  • Nashville Rebel (RLG Nashville/Legacy, 2006)

Editorials and Country Musings

Walking the talk (Feb 2010)
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. Somehow it seemed ironic this week in seeing newcomer Josh Thompson, whose debut CD drops... more
 
Waylon Jennings made an outlaw out of me (May 2002)
The little town in North Carolina where I grew up was so small it had only one radio station - well, only one radio station that any kid would be caught dead listening to. And I listened to it around the clock and loved everything they played - Paul Revere and the Raiders, The Monkees, The Archies. Funny thing though. Sometime in the middle of the night this station switched formats and went from pop to country. Many nights I fell asleep to Herman's Hermits and woke up with Buck Owens'... more
 
Remembering Waylon (May 2002)
With the sad passing of Waylon Jennings at the too young age of 64, one looks back at his career with a number of highlights coming to the fore. Waylon had a slew of hits to go with a colorful personality and on the personal side had his well-documented ups and downs. But far far more importantly was his approach to music. He is regarded as one of the kingpins of the outlaw movement along with his buddy Willie Nelson. Together and with others, they bucked the establishment and did music their way.... more
 

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