I have had a lovely week of music so far. OK, here is the skinny. You know that I am living in Austin, and that Threadgill’s has been a home to me for about a decade now. So I am doing a new series that is not a Music Fog thing, so no, you won’t see any videos of it. But Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights I am booking the talent, and hanging out for the School Night Sessions. It ends early enough to get you home in time for a good night’s sleep before work or school the next day. Sweet. And the first three days of this new series, Beck & Cauthen, the Garrett LeBeau Band with Jamie Oldaker, and Dustin Welch with Brandy Zdan performed, and it was mighty fine stuff. You know I have been sitting in bars and venues since I was fifteen years old. Some people would say that they are done with that lifestyle. But for me, MUSIC is what it is. I am happy in real time, sitting and absorbing it all. Though there have been times in my life where I have had the realization that I have spent an inordinate amount of time in saloon settings. And that can be a hard thing for many.
We recorded Corb Lund solo during the Americana Fest in Nashville. He sings a song about being in exile in a bar, but he is not happy. R-E-G-R-E-T. He spells it out. I am not certain that this tune has ever found its way to an album, yet. This is a sorrowful country tune. Folks ain’t writing them much like this anymore. Simple. Heartfelt. Heartbreaking. Corb Lund is the whole package. He can write sad, and he can write funny. He is a wonderful musician, and an exceptional performer. Get to know him as he travels.