Honky Tonk Morning

Let’s take a little trip to Bakersfield…..Buck Owens and the Buckeroos performing Buck’s Polka

Wouldn’t if be fun if everybody dressed like Buck Owens? Just imagine going to the grocery store and all the cashiers and the customers have these Nudie suits happening.

Rome wasn’t built in a day….

Sometimes I just need a little dose of Nick Lowe. He’s one of just a handful of performers I can honestly say I’ve been listening to for 35 years.

Check out these beautiful, sparse performances. Damned near perfect (at least in my tiny little brain).

I remember like it was yesterday, going to Massey Hall back in the late 70s to see Mink DeVille followed by Nick Lowe and Rockpile and Elvis and the Attractions. That still stands up for me as one of the top music shows I’ve ever seen. Later I tired of Elvis but Nick Lowe has captivated my attention through the years.

Remember “I knew the bride when she used to rock ‘n’ roll?”

As for Mink DeVille, what can I say?

As a side note, I do believe that is Paul James on guitar on this performance of Spanish Stroll. Mr. James has a special place in our hearts – The Paul James Band rocked our wedding when Tuffy P and I got hitched back in the day.


I’ve got a paper in my shoe….

Here’s the late Boozoo Chavis and the Magic Sounds….just because we need more accordion music around this joint.

The Rattlesnake Song

Here’s Cathy Barton and Dave Para. I had a chance to hear them play quite a bit at Midwest Banjo Camp last June. They sound great together, and I really enjoy Cathy’s banjo style on that wonderful old Ode resinator banjo of hers.