If Jimmie Rodgers bridged the gap between blues and country, then The Carter Family did the same for folk and bluegrass. Continue reading “The Carter Family – Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow Tree”
Jimmie Rodgers might not have been the first country musician to make a record – that was Eck Robertson. But with his Blue Yodels he was country music’s first superstar. Continue reading “Jimmie Rodgers – Waiting For A Train”
Eck Robertson was the first country musician to make a record. He might have been called “the Hendrix of the fiddle” if only he’d been born half a century later.
With his big hat and catchy tunes, George Strait was my gateway drug into what the old joke calls my two of my favourite types of music – country and western. Continue reading “George Strait – All My Exes Live In Texas”