Jon Dee Graham injured in car accident
Monday, July 28, 2008
– Texas rootsy singer Jon Dee Graham is recovering after apparently falling asleep at the wheel while returning from a concert late Friday night. His condition was upgraded from fair to good Monday morning according to the Austin 360 web site.
Graham is at University Medical Center at Brackenridge. Graham was driving home from Dallas on an interstate when he fell asleep at the wheel, his family said Sunday. He suffered two broken ribs, a punctured spleen, cracked vertebrae and a concussion. Graham was in the intensive car unit Saturday and Sunday.
The web site said, "I saw him (Sunday) and it was a great relief," Skunks bandmate Jesse Sublett said Monday. "Other than the silly hospital gown, he looks great. Lots of pain, but we were cracking jokes and believe it or not, talking about music."
A benefit will be held for Graham at the Continental Club in Austin on Wednesday.
CD reviews for Jon Dee Graham
The only thing Jon Dee Graham hasn't accomplished in the course of his long and storied career is to become the multi-platinum household name he deserves to be. Of course, it's a safe bet that he's never really aspired to that level of success, seeing as how he's managed to string together an impressive band resume (the Skunks, the True Believers) and a stellar solo discography while still cruising under the radar to all but a cultishly focused few.
For "Garage »»»
The Great Battle
If Tom Waits had forsaken his role as L.A.'s art rock poet laureate and opted for a move to Austin to explore his jangly inner roots rock voodoo child, Jon Dee Graham would have some serious competition in the market. As it is, Graham has taken his long Americana journeyman status (the Skunks, True Believers, sideman for Kelly Willis, John Doe and countless others) and turned it into a stunningly singular solo career over the past seven years and three raggedly wonderful albums. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
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. »»»
Concert Review: Lambert refuses to rest on laurels
Watching this stop on Miranda Lambert's "Livin' Like Hippies Tour," one is struck by just how many great songs the country singer/songwriter already has in her repertoire. With most artists, it's relatively easy to guess which song a performer will choose to close a show. But Lambert has so many winners to pick from, many... »»»
Concert Review: DBT rocks on
Drive-By Truckers still sometimes get miscategorized as alt.-country, but who's kidding whom? With three electric guitarists upfront exchanging hard rock licks all night, this is a blistering Southern rock band.
Hitting the stage just before 10, the band played a satisfying 2-hour-plus set. At 11:40, Patterson Hood announced the band would be... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
Dan Tyminski (known simply as "Tyminski" on his 2017 release "Southern Gothic") has traditional music roots and unassailable bluegrass street cred especially given his membership in Alison Krauss' Union Station. He is also a powerful songwriter and has been writing songs for himself and others for years now.... »»»
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have powerhouse individual talents; each has followed an estimable career path to where they find themselves today: making complex, but spare, records, writing music together and touring with their son Juno. Their new release, "Echoes In The Valley" features mostly songs written by Fleck and Washburn, banjos, Washburn's strong vocals and very little else.... »»»
Legends don't come any more legendary than Chris Hillman. The roll call of bands that comprises Hillman's half century in music reads like a wing exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, the Souther Hillman Furay Band, the Desert Rose Band,... »»»
East Nashville may be known as "the" Americana hotbed these days, but some of the talent there is very much verging on rock 'n roll. This is the case with Lynn Taylor & the BarFlies on their third release, a collection of personal tunes by the front man. »»»