Friday, August 05, 2005

Love that rooster song

Shady Grove - August 4
I'd heard of Tom Russell and Andrew Hardin before, but am ashamed to admit that I couldn't tell you anything about their music. Hardin is a pretty decent guitarist from Wimberley, Texas. He looks fairly young. Russell goes back to the sixties, I think, based on his stories and his sound. The big surprise of the night was finding out that he was the writer of Gallo del Cielo, the song that Joe Ely recorded and nearly brings me to tears when I hear it, and it's not even because I abhor the idea of cockfighting. It's all in the telling, I suppose. Coincidentally, I had worn my Joe shirt to the show. :::sync:::

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