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I love that sort of stuff. Not exactly Western -- more Appalacian folk -- but Roscoe Holcomb is also a favorite of mineI've heard that one of the contributions to music made by the early psychedelic bands was the popularization of instrumental virtuosity. Here's a forerunner on the western theme
In high school we used to go to Bob Wills Day in Turkey, TX and get drunk because that area was the only town for miles that sold alcohol.I've heard that one of the contributions to music made by the early psychedelic bands was the popularization of instrumental virtuosity. Here's a forerunner on the western theme
In its modified form the high lonesome sound was evangelized by Gram Parsons of the Flying Burrito brothers and embraced by the likes of bands from The Byrds to The Rolling Stonesbill monroe cut the bluegrass genre out of whole cloth (those high lonesome harmonies!) in the postwar years and then got sort of outmoded by rock n roll (chuck berry's solos crib liberally from monroe's tunes, maybelline sounds like a dancehall spoof) indeed there was a college campus revival of those acts by the early 70s norman blake etc
here's monroe and doc watson ripping up soldier's joy
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is still an annual event of that type.I love that sort of stuff. Not exactly Western -- more Appalacian folk -- but Roscoe Holcomb is also a favorite of mine
I can't seem to find it right now, but there was a period when America was obsessed with various types of folk music -- blues, Appalachian folk, and Western -- and some organizers held a concert that merged all these forms of music. This was in the 1960s or '70s, I believe. Lots of great, legendary American performers sharing the same stage.
Asleep at the Wheel was a local band in Berkeley for a few years back in the 70sWestern Swing is such a fun genre. Going back probably almost a decade, I'd hang out at Jupiter Lounge in Berkeley, CA to watch various blue grass, old time americana and western swing bands. Bands would play out back in the beer garden. One group that i really liked was The Saddle Cats. They had the fits (western shirts, hats and one of them wore LVC) and the musical chops. Man, I miss the Before Times.
I wore a pair of cowboy boots for a few years. My uncle bought them for me when I spent the summrer with him in Texas. When they wore out that was it, because, why would I buy a pair of cowboy boots? If he bought me another pair, then I am sure I would wear them again. That is a long way off saying . . . I not sure what.I think it's true that it often comes off as a costume. I personally don't mind and mostly just like having fun with clothes these days. If I end up looking a bit silly, I'm fine with that.
Personally think nearly all the clothes I wear just make me look like a "guy who's into clothes." That includes CM and SWD things.