A friend and I were discussing Slick Ballinger's performance at last
Jan Depner wrote:
>On Thu, 2006-09-07 at 07:10 -0400, Dave Phillips wrote:
Oh, and IIRC he plays on Willis Alan's recording. It's a Shelter
release, so the guests include Leon Russell and Greg Allman. You've
heard at least one Willis Alan song, I'm sure: Muskrat Ramble aka
Muskrat Candlelight, done to death by the Captain & Tenille. They really
ruined a beautiful tune, just listen to Willis Alan's original. Buffett
recorded the awesome Ballad Of Spider John, and other Willis Alan songs
have been recorded by America, Rusty Young, and Lyle Lovett. Pat Green
was working with him a few years back.
A friend of mine, Terry McClanahan, played quite a lot with Willis in
Colorado. He said the rumors were true, Willis is a sweet guy who can't
stand to play in front of a crowd of more than a few hundred people. He
made a boatload of bucks with Muskrat Candlelight, but he made only one
album (we call 'em albums in my neck of the woods), and every song is a
killer. Do check him out, let me know how you like him.
Btw, are you familiar with Radney Foster's work ?
>It's not blues but have you listened to James Hunter? He's a "new"
I've stopped purchasing RIAA music too. There's simply no need anymore,
there are so many alternatives.
> I got to listen and talk to RL and Robert Pete Williams in 1980 at
Btw, what's happening with your group ?