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Palo Duro, Jerry Jeff Walker settle lawsuit

Monday, March 5, 2007 – A lawsuit filed last fall by Jerry Jeff Walker against a Texas music label, Palo Duro Records, was settled. The result is that Palo Duro will re-release an album recorded live in Luckenbach, Texas last year. The label did not distribute the album after the suit was filed.

Palo Duro Records said Monday it was re-launching the disc as "Luckenbach! Compadres! (Songs of Luckenbach, Texas)." The CD is expected to return to retail shelves in the next several weeks, Palo Duro said.

The album's name change, from "Viva! Terlingua! Nuevo," released in October 2006, resulted from the lawsuit.

Over two nights in January 2006, Palo Duro and the Town of Luckenbach celebrated Luckenbach's musical history by recording live performances of 14 songs from an era that inspired musicians, songwriters and storytellers such as Gary P. Nunn, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Guy Clark, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings.

Texas artists performing "Up Against the Wall (Redneck Mother)," "London Homesick Blues," "Sangria Wine," "Gettin' By," "What I Like About Texas," "Desperados Waiting for a Train" and more were Jimmy LaFave, Cory Morrow, John Arthur Martinez, Gary P. Nunn, Two Tons of Steel, Ed Burleson, Brian Burns, The McKay Brothers, Morrison-Williams, Walt Wilkins, Tommy Alverson, The Derailers and members of the original Lost Gonzo Band.

The dissc, co-produced by Walt Wilkins and Tommy Alverson, is the first release in the Palo Duro Records Luckenbach Texas Music Series. Additional live recordings at the historic venue are planned, with the second installment to be announced in the next several weeks.

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Five Years Gone
Originally released on Atco in 1969, this reissue shows Jerry Jeff Walker in his pre-Austin era when his sound had more in common with the progressive rock and folk of the time than country. The opening "Help Me Now," as well as "Janet Says" and "About Her Eyes,"recall the mellow side of the Velvet Underground, both lyrically and in Walker'svocal similarity to Lou Reed. "Blues in the Night" and "Dead Men Got No Dreams" display a folk rock influence, while closing track "Born to Dance and Sing" »»»
Gypsy Songman
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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: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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