Sue Rarick
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Sue Rarick

The good thing about getting old is every year there's less peer pressure.


Rednecks think I'm a tree hugger and tree huggers think I'm a redneck. I must be doing something right to piss everyone off.

 I mostly hang out in my studio now and occasionally do some production work for new artists. Since my boyfriend's health issues my live playing is limited to one concert a week on  


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Sue Rarick replied to Derek's discussion 'Favorite Movie Musicians?'
"Eddie Wilson-Eddie and the Cruisers, Having played Tony Mart's and knowing how many famous musicians and bands played there it's a kind of nostalgia thing for me."
Jun 11
Sue Rarick replied to Terry Roland's discussion 'How Do You Define Americana Music?'
" Any music paying homage to Jimmy, Rodgers, Frank Stokes or Ike Zinnerman."
Apr 26
Sue Rarick commented on No Depression's blog post 'Contest: Win a Copy of Leon Russell's Album "Life Journey"'
"About 4 years ago we went to BB Kings club in  Nashville to see BB play. The seats we had were great except for a dude in a white suit that blocked my boyfriends view. In my always prim and proper way I said "yo dude can ya scotch it over…"
Apr 2
Sue Rarick replied to Ken Abrams's discussion 'Johnny Cash - Would he be considered a "country" artist today? Discuss...'
"Cash first became known as a rock a billy star. That was part of the beginnings of rock n roll, not country. He was not originally well accepted into the country music scene, being seen as more of a rock n roller. If anything country music is a much…"
Mar 31
Sue Rarick replied to No Depression's discussion 'Ideas, suggestions, or concerns about what's next on ND?'
"My suggestion is just let the music lead the way. In the 70's I was in a Jazz band on Wednesdays, a Blues/Rock band on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and  Bluegrass band on Sundays. I guess that made me an Americana musician before it had a…"
Mar 24
Sue Rarick commented on Gillian Turnbull's blog post 'On Snowden, Poverty, and Working Class Songs'
"Back in the 1920's my grandmother had to be fluent in ancient Greek, Latin and a foreign language to get into NYU's grad school. In the 1940's my mom needed to be fluent in Latin and a foreign language to get into NYU grad school. In…"
Mar 18
Sue Rarick replied to Dave Crotts's discussion 'Where Do You Get Your Music (Cheaply) These Days?'
"Glad to see your checking out artist's websites. I know a lot of people here are putting their music on their sites. They can offer more on their sites than they can on a place like iTunes as far as quality is concerned. This may not be the…"
Mar 2
Sue Rarick commented on Gillian Turnbull's blog post 'Sex in Country and Rap is the Same'
"In the end both songs are about selling the song. Both performers have a target market and will write songs that pander to that audience. Even singer/songwriters know they have to write songs that match the agenda of their audience. When push comes…"
Feb 28
Sue Rarick left a comment for Sue Rarick
"I just had to post this. Part 2 is even worse than part 1:"
Feb 19
Sue Rarick commented on Victoria Walker Massey's group 'Leon Russell'
"I've always been a fan of his but a few years ago my SO and I went to BB Kings club in Nashville to hear BB play there and it was crowded. We had a decent seat but there was a big guy dressed all in white that was blocking my SO's view. In…"
Feb 17
Sue Rarick joined Victoria Walker Massey's group

Leon Russell

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Feb 17
Sue Rarick replied to Bruce Brantley's discussion 'Are the roots of alt country represented by Uncle Tupelo, Gram Parsons or Elvis Presley? Nominate somebody else.'
"I'd nominate JJ Cale. He started out as a guitar player in Country and Western bands then influenced the Tulsa crew of Radel, Russell etc. All his music incorporated every genre at some point."
Feb 17
Sue Rarick replied to Will James's discussion 'What Film and TV Music Supervisors Are Really Looking For' in the group Area Code 615 (Nashville)
"I've been to one of the luncheons and it was informative. I was planning on going to this one but just to let people know they were having problems accepting payments. I've tried 3 times to use my paypal account and I can't get…"
Feb 13
Sue Rarick commented on Dale Henry Geist's blog post '"Hound Dog": Elvis got rich stealing from black artists...or not'
"Let's confuse things a bit more. Frank Stokes and Jimmie Rodgers were a minstrel show duo playing blackface. Some call Stokes the father of modern blues and Rodgers the father of Country. They also played on each others records (under different…"
Feb 13
Sue Rarick replied to Joshua Sanders's discussion ' what does everyone have to say about Bob Dylan doing a car commercial for the Super Bowl?'
"The urban legend about people freaking out over him going electric was started at Newport where people were applauding till after 3 songs (all they had rehearsed) and they walked off the stage. The reason he came back and did an acoustic set was the…"
Feb 4
Sue Rarick commented on Ted Slowik's blog post 'Why it's important to strike a balance between covers and originals'
"Everyone from Dylan to the Beatles to the Stones onward in time have started out not just learning the songs but the essence of the songs. Not just the how but the why. That's the difference between covering and stylizing. I've started to…"
Feb 1

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