You want outlaw country? I’ll give you outlaw county … DAC. (born September 6, 1939)
Outlaw-country guitarslinger plays every instrument in the video for “Lo-Fi Lover,” a track off his project mixing R&B, country, and zydeco
By JOSEPH HUDAK, Rolling Stone
This is good.
His politics got a little wonky for me in the latter days, but I’ve been diggin’ the CDB since college when Charlie Daniels introduced me to “southern rock.” I was hooked. I met him doing a interview a few years later and I was at his induction into the Grand Ol’ Opry on January 19, 2008. Charlie Daniels WAS the genuine article. Rest easy.
With First Rose of Spring, Willie Nelson’s studio album tally is up to 16 — for the last decade alone. (It’s 70 overall — so far.) Lately, they’ve started rolling into one another, like points along a continuum rather than discrete entities. But even though his last few releases have been thematically similar — he’s been ruminating about mortality, loss and life in the rear view for some time now — they’re each worth savoring as genuine pearls of musical wisdom, delivered by our most revered sage of country Zen.
~ Lynne Margolis, American Songwriter
Lucinda’s Grammy Award winning album is released on June 30, 1998. It’s my fav from Lu and features appearances by Emmylou Harris and The Hardore Troubadour — Steve Earle.
Some call it one of the greatest alt-country albums ever and it sits at #304 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
MCM’s 4th and still her best selling album — nearly 3 million copies. Released on June 30, 1992.
And, I still can’t get through that title track without ending up a mess …
ZZ Top release their breakthrough album on June 26, 1973.
It’s #498 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Hot, blue and righteous,
The Rhodes Scholar Army Captain was the janitor at Columbia Records studios when Dylan was recording Blonde On Blonde. He ends up being one of the greatest songwriter/performers on the planet.
Happy 84th to the incomparable Kris Kristofferson.
John Hiatt is backed up by The North Mississippi All-Stars on his 18th album — releases on June 21, 2005 …
There’s just a whole bunch of good stuff goin’ on here.