Come over to the dark side. We have music.
Christmas is almost as popular a country-western subject as honky-tonkin’. Many of the classic artists have an entire album of holiday tunes. Here are some originals (and one traditional carol).
Musicians occasionally acknowledge their debt to various influences, but how often do they write a musical “Thank you”?
Part 1: A Canterbury Baker’s Dozen
There has been a wealth of insightful posts on Plethora of Pop from Paul Combs, Terry Barr, David Acaster, Pierce McIntyre, and most recently Anthony Overson on how the achievements of 70’s music have been ignored or misunderstood.
Although I started listening to music…
Halloween’s over and frigid winter overtakes golden autumn. Which for Riffers means only thing:
It’s time to start planning your Christmas playlist for Medium.
Western Swing: where two of the most American musical genres met.
When we talk about early country music was influenced by African-American musicians, we tend to focus on what C&W took from the blues (dozens of country songs from the 30’s to the 50’s have “blues” in the title, e.g…