Every time I sit down to write one of these kinds of things I worry that I sound pretentious because so many other people knew the departed so much better than me. I wasn’t close to Bob Reuter, I wasn’t an expert on his life, and this isn’t intended to be an official tribute of any kind.
Posted on August 4, 2013 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments
I was heartbroken today to hear the news of T-Model Ford’s passing. T-Model was a frequent guest on my Dirty Roots Radio Show and I’m very honored and proud to have been able to get to know him over the last few years.
When I tell people about T-Model Ford I always simply say, “You don’t know anyone like T-Model Ford.” They simply don’t exist. People often said he was the last of his kind. I say he…Continue
Posted on July 16, 2013 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments
Johnny Cash is known as "Our Founder" at Dirty Roots Radio. I give him that distinction because he was probably the gateway that led to what has become my musical taste today. It's an honor intended to recognize his fearlessness in his music, in championing causes he believed in, and in living boldly according to his own internal compass. Here are some thoughts I threw down on February 26th - what would have…Continue
Posted on February 27, 2013 at 8:00am — 3 Comments
Much has been made about the somber content of Kris Kristofferon’s latest album – out today on his own KK Records label. The thing IS called “Feeling Mortal”, after all. Right out of the gate he indicates, a cappella for the first line of the album, that death is on his mind. He’s “wide awake and feelin’ mortal”. Yes, Kristofferson will turn 77 in June. Yes, he knows he will, as he sings in that album-opening title track, “soon descend like the sun into the…Continue
Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments