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Old 10-28-2009, 10:26 AM   #161 (permalink)
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Lucky gal. I'd give anything to see them do Down In the Ground Where the Dead Men Go live.

Can't remember where I heard it, but rumour has it Shane's due to finally go get his teeth done in the near future. With any luck they'll have a go at doing a new album soon enough too.

By the way, Pete, are you into Townes Van Zandt at all? If not, I can fix that for you His work is much, much older than a lot of what I've come across in this thread, but definitely is a precursor to Gothic Americana in a stylistic sense. At least that's what I got from what I've heard of him anyway.
Shane finally got his teeth fixed, my morbid curiosity led me to discover this fact:

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It's kind of sad that as you begin to type Shane Macgowen into google the option for his teeth pops up right away


Anyhow to answer your question regarding Townes Van Zandt; last.fm has been recommending me him for awhile now but I haven't really gone out looking for him so I'll take whatever you've got, thanks
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:28 AM   #162 (permalink)
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Ooh - I'm jealous! I'd love to go there.
Last year my son traveled across Texas with his band. He hated Texas for the most part but loved Austin. I do have a friend in Missouri that I went to visit who's not that far from Branson but she said that it's just a yucky tourist pit so we didn't go. There's a big music scene in Athens, Georgia, too. I like a band from there called Dead Confederate.
The only bright spot out here in the boondocks of western Mass is the Iron Horse Cafe.
Savannah's mom sounds OK to me - I still think Eddie Vedder's mad hot - I only wish I could get one of my kids to go to a show with me!

hated texas? surely you jest


as for athens,...i love the athens music scene,...and it has been amazing for quite some time now,.....its not exactly austin, but fun none the less,...

what i wouldnt give to eat at harry bissets and hit a panic show at the georgia theater,.....
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:28 AM   #163 (permalink)
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My god he looks weird As for a new album, he has been writing over the last few years with the band, but they just can't decide if they wanna take the new material into the studio. Dunno the details, but I don't think any of them have been unveiled on stage either.

I've got a couple of albums, so I'll get them online for you. I did a review of one of them in Flower Child's Classic Country Albums thread, 2 or 3 pages back from the latest post if you wanna read up on him.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:30 AM   #164 (permalink)
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did you know that guy clark and townes van zandt were neighbors,....
true story
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did you know that guy clark and townes van zandt were neighbors,....
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Really? Wow, I knew there was a reason Guy Clark's so awesome

For anyone who doesn't know, his new album is indeed amazing.
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:32 PM   #166 (permalink)
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hated texas? surely you jest


as for athens,...i love the athens music scene,...and it has been amazing for quite some time now,.....its not exactly austin, but fun none the less,...

what i wouldnt give to eat at harry bissets and hit a panic show at the georgia theater,.....
Sounds great - someday we should meet there for lunch and a show!

I don't know what it is about Texas and great songwriters but the list seems endless. I've been a huge Radney Foster fan seems like forever. TVZ and Clark, like mentioned. How about James McMurtry? Jerry Jeff Walker, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Billy Joe Shaver... there's soo many. There's tons of new artists too, and then the TX/Oklahoma red dirt music scene rocks on.

So much music, so little time.
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Anyhow to answer your question regarding Townes Van Zandt; last.fm has been recommending me him for awhile now but I haven't really gone out looking for him so I'll take whatever you've got, thanks[/QUOTE]

I can't believe it. TVZ's like one of the ancestors of gothic country with songs like "waitin' around to die" I can certainly hook you up with some too, as well as anyone else whom I mention. Just give me a heads up.
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Townes is a god in Austin. The local NPR station is essentially a shrine to him. I think the DJs there are required to solemnly worship his image several times a day.
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Townes is a god in Austin. The local NPR station is essentially a shrine to him. I think the DJs there are required to solemnly worship his image several times a day.
Good one!

Hey, twangnation.com has a post on 10 Spooky Gothic Country Halloween Songs that's pretty good.
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Sounds great - someday we should meet there for lunch and a show!

I don't know what it is about Texas and great songwriters but the list seems endless. I've been a huge Radney Foster fan seems like forever. TVZ and Clark, like mentioned. How about James McMurtry? Jerry Jeff Walker, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Billy Joe Shaver... there's soo many. There's tons of new artists too, and then the TX/Oklahoma red dirt music scene rocks on.

So much music, so little time.

saddly i dont make it to georgia as much as i once did,.....

but finally someone who can talk texas music,...i mean really talk texas music,...

i've always loved radney foster, even way back in the foster and loyd days,..though sometimes he can be a bit commercial,...
makeing it up as i go along has been a long standing anthem for me

townes van zandt was truely an amazingly tragic figure who contributed much more to country music than those outside of texas often give him credit for

jerry jeff walker i grew up on, as i'm extreamly nostaglic about,....i have video tape of my five year old self standin on a bar in an ice house singin sangria wine long before i ever even understood more than the doodidoodiloos,....though his version of la freeway is my favorite, i fully understand he wasnt even born here and made most of his money on luckenbach folklore, and guy clark covers,....and you know what, i dont give a damn,.....
"just gettin by on gettin by's my stock n trade, livin it day to day,...just pickin up the pieces where ever they fall, just lettin it roll, lettin the high times carry the low, just livin my life easy come easy go"

guy clark,....how dark is it? so dark i can see ft worth from here (no matter what part of the world i'm in)

hubbard,...screw you i'm from texas

james mcmurtry i found by way of his daddy,.....i do have a soft spot for all the last picture show books (but mostly texasville),.....and i'm glad i did,...midnight shows at the continental and antones, just dont call him jamie mac to his face, i dont think he liked that very much

billy joe is no longer a hunk of coal,..

as for the new gaurd,...randy rogers will be the downfall of texas country and he better thank god he has brady black playin fiddle for him otherwise no amount of pitch correction could save him
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