Friday, October 09, 2009

RIP Rusty Wier

He was part of the "cosmic cowboy" ("redneck hippie" or whatever you want to call it) movement in the 1970's, spurred by Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Jerry Jeff Walker and many more. He's been playing the clubs, including a regular gig at the Saxon Club for the last 15 years. I mostly think of him when I hear this song of his, but Bonnie Raitt added some cash value to it with her cover. Don't it make you wanna dance?

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