From Jesse Johnson to Don Walser. What a transition! My point? Never limit yourself with music.
Another fine soundtrack is featured tonight. I bought the ‘Horse Whisperer’ soundtrack solely for the Steve Earle contribution “Me & the Eagle” (I still haven’t seen the movie). Lucky for me, the CD is full of great country tunes. All twelve of ’em. It offers great tracks from the likes of Dwight Yoakam, Lucinda Williams, the Mavericks, Iris Dement, and tonight’s performer, Don Walser.
Don’s a 68 yr old singer and guitarist from West Texas, a torch bearer of traditional Western Swing. The man can yodel with the best of ’em too (I’ll have to dig up a sample). He now resides in Austin. This tune puts a smile on my face and pep in my step every time. Makes you want to grab a gal and some whiskey, dance around a barn for a while, and top off the evening up in the hay loft.
Enjoy the fiddles, the piano, the great pedal steel guitar, and the joyous rhythm. Let’s enjoy these living legends while they’re still around.
Big Ball’s in Cowtown (mp3)