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On October 23, 2021
I’ve been reading a couple of music books and since I don’t have any gigantic stories to tell today or any shows I’ve seen in the last couple of weeks, seems like a good idea to discuss one of them. Gerald Haslam’s Working Man Blues: Country Music in California is an older book now, published […]
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This is the grave of Hank Snow. Born in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia in 1914, Clarence Snow grew up dirt poor. His parents had a bad marriage and they had no money at all. His father worked in sawmills, many of which were far away from their home. His mother cleaned houses for pennies. His mother […]
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This is the grave of Marty Robbins. Born in 1925 in Glendale, Arizona, Martin Robinson grew up in not great circumstances. His family was poor, with his mother Paiute and his father a drunk. Moreover, he was one of 10 kids. His parents divorced in 1937. He joined the military soon as he could. In […]

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On February 6, 2021

The big music story right now is the caught-on-tape racism of Douche Country artist Morgan Wallen. Wow, some country bro being racist, so shocking… But what actually is shocking is that the Nash

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This is the grave of Johnny Paycheck. One of the truly great artists in country music history and one of the most underrated figures in the history of the genre today, Paycheck was born Donald Lytle in Greenfield, Ohio in 1938. He started playing in local talent contests as a child and did very well. […]
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