Oct 14th, 09
So as most are probably aware Guy Clark has an album that just came out called Someday The Song Writes You. I haven’t spent much time with the album but I really like the lead single The Guitar. Really cool song about finding a guitar of destiny in an old pawn shop. This show here is Guy Clark running through all the songs on the new album, and a few old standbys. The sound is about a B+, nowhere near as good as the Keepers Outtakes, but still damned fine and worth listening to if you are interested in his new album. For a well written review of this show, look no further than No Depression’s own Peter Blackstock who was in attendance for this show. And here is another review from fellow blogger Too Much Country who was also at the show.
Dec 18th, 08
Someone left a comment asking where to start with Townes Van Zandt and if I have any shows of his….well of course I have some shows, and here’s a brand spankin’ new one. All I have to say about this one is DAMN!! The sound on this one….EXCELLENT, the performances on this….EXCELLENT!!
This is basically a Townes and Guy show with Ray Wylie and Bobby Rambo thrown as a bonus. After listening to this a couple times, I’m honestly surprised this hasn’t seen official release yet….it’s that good. The version of Townes’ “Marie” on here kills me. Other bonuses on here….learn a little back story to Guy’s L.A. Freeway, learn why they call it the Three Teardrops Tavern (now a Duccati dealership). Highlight is by far the Townes and Guy singing trading songs off and singing together at the end.
This is the first I’ve ever heard of Bobby Rambo, but I’m very impressed by what’s on here, an artist I will have to find more about. Oh and if you still want to know where to start with Townes, get Live at The Old Quarter (especially if you like this)
MP3 @ 192 (206MB)
Download Three Drops Tavern here
Mar 3rd, 08
Wow! Does it get much better than this? Not really. This right here is an amazing set. The REST of what Guy Clark recorded for his Keepers album (which in it’s own right was near perfect). Now we have the ones that weren’t keepers……the leftovers. All I’ve got to say is whoever chose the “keepers” had a hell of a job picking them out, cause to these ears they are all keepers.
Now the compiler of this has omitted the official tracks (the ones released on keepers) but I’m sure most of you guys have it anyway. What’s cool is to add the official tracks in with the leftovers and you have 3 excellent (though repetitive) Guy Clark shows.
MP3 @ 192
Guy Clark – Keepers Outtakes
Jan 6th, 08
Sorry for the lack of posts guys. Dec. was a busy ass month for me, and I just didn’t have the time. Hope to make it up this month, so to start it off here’s a cool little boot of 3 well known texas troubadors. Two legends, and one noob (relatively speaking). All of this is good, and if you’ve never felt Robert Earl Keen was worth your time, this might just change your mind, as his songs are just as captivating as Townes’ and Guy’s. Hope you guys enjoy
MP3 @ 192
Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt & Robert Earl Keen (Part 1)
Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt & Robert Earl Keen (Part 2)