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I've had Charley Crockett's album "Welcome to Hard Times" on non-stop this weekend.

Many of the songs sound alike, but I love it so far.

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I've had Charley Crockett's album "Welcome to Hard Times" on non-stop this weekend.

Many of the songs sound alike, but I love it so far.

CC is perfect background/chill music and I mean that as a total compliment. Most lyrics don’t require or demand active listening (quite a few are covers), none of his songs I’ve heard have lengthy instrumentals or dragged out openings/closings, it’s just damn smooth like setting cruise control at 80 on an open highway.

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On 8/14/2020 at 7:56 AM, Seasick Sailor said:

Arlo McKinley's new album is out today:

 

I'm digging this album a lot.  The title track is a fucking beast.

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For anyone interested in the Isbell world who is not already subscribed to Amanda’s YouTube channel, she and Jason are doing live-streams with a better better sounding setup than the time around. They are also joined my Peter Levin on keys. Great stuff and fun banter. Good folks, and Amanda as easy on the eyes as she is the ears. 

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JT does a good job. Listen to the Charlie Sexton one if you want to hear what it was like growing up with Townes as a dad. The Bingham ep is good too. 

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31 minutes ago, 4th&Five said:

JT does a good job. Listen to the Charlie Sexton one if you want to hear what it was like growing up with Townes as a dad. The Bingham ep is good too. 

I've listened to the Bingham episode.  It's great.  I'm driving to Junction tomorrow, I'll check out the Charlie Sexton episode. 

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On 7/14/2020 at 4:15 PM, hullabelew said:

This song blew me away from the very first time I heard it. 

 

Funny dude, kinda shy, he comes over and golfs occasionally with Wade Bowen's road manager.

Anybody a Josh Weathers fan? Has some of the best pipes of anyone I have heard:

He starts singing at about 1:15. Does awesome covers as well, good youtube rathole to go down.

CHIEF

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On 8/17/2020 at 4:45 AM, bluto said:


CC is perfect background/chill music and I mean that as a total compliment. Most lyrics don’t require or demand active listening (quite a few are covers), none of his songs I’ve heard have lengthy instrumentals or dragged out openings/closings, it’s just damn smooth like setting cruise control at 80 on an open highway.

This is a great summary and puts in to words what I’ve been thinking but couldn’t.

I’ve listened to Hard Times more times than I can remember over the past couple of weeks and almost embarrassed at how trite some of the lyrics are... but then hooked on the next song and before I know, have listened to the whole album again. 

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That new Stapleton song is fantastic. I absolutely prefer his more stripped down arrangements.

I’ve also come to the conclusion that Relatively Easy is my favorite sober era Isbell
song.

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6 hours ago, Al_4_ISU said:

That new Stapleton song is fantastic. I absolutely prefer his more stripped down arrangements.

Agreed. A Simple Song might be my favorite.

 

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On 8/16/2020 at 8:39 PM, smoky said:

I've had Charley Crockett's album "Welcome to Hard Times" on non-stop this weekend.

Many of the songs sound alike, but I love it so far.

I love Charlie Crockett... I was super bummed I missed him at heights theater a few months ago if for nothing else than he does some of the b st covers of old school texas country 

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6 hours ago, Celery Man said:

Per the article, mostly him playing fiddle

It's pretty good.  I'm not big into instrumentals, so I don't know how much time I'll spend with it.  The new song is excellent though.

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2 hours ago, drifter379 said:

 

He's gonna piss off the guys who make rant videos on their phone, in their pickup, with beards and backwards hats 

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8 minutes ago, Al_4_ISU said:

He's gonna piss off the guys who make rant videos on their phone, in their pickup, with beards and backwards hats 

he released a video explaining it too. I didn't realize he was 6 months sober.

 

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25 minutes ago, Viper said:

he released a video explaining it too. I didn't realize he was 6 months sober.

 

I never realized he had a drug or alcohol problem (seemed like he was kind of an advocate in the past), but it seems more musicians are sober than aren't these days.  Which I get, given the job.  I've always equated booze and weed to the live music experience, but for me going to a show is something that happens a few times a year, and I'm planning around it.  It's not my freaking job - it's the total opposite.  The older I get, the more I can see where it would be a massive struggle to not just get fucked up every night when you're playing music for a living, and realistically if you do it long enough 90% of people have two choices:  quit altogether, or die young.

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also just to keep the Tyler Childers topic going, I found a video of him being invited up on stage by Ray Wylie Hubbard back in 2013 back when he was an unknown. It's pretty funny reading the comments

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Ronnie Mullins6 years ago

How come this guy isn't a star! Smokes 90% of mainstream music!

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Justin Cox2 years ago

He smokes 100% percent of mainstream.

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Dan Power1 year ago

Because everyone wants to suck that Nashville c*ck. God forbid we get to hear real music.

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Day Van1 year ago

5 years later, he is selling out everywhere. a Legend in the Making

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Patrick Jeffreys1 year ago

Well, he is now!

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Travis1 year ago

Well this comment aged very well!

 

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Those clips of him when he was young and short haired/clean shaven almost seem like a completely different human.  But the voice...

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24 minutes ago, Al_4_ISU said:

I never realized he had a drug or alcohol problem (seemed like he was kind of an advocate in the past), but it seems more musicians are sober than aren't these days.  Which I get, given the job.  I've always equated booze and weed to the live music experience, but for me going to a show is something that happens a few times a year, and I'm planning around it.  It's not my freaking job - it's the total opposite.  The older I get, the more I can see where it would be a massive struggle to not just get fucked up every night when you're playing music for a living, and realistically if you do it long enough 90% of people have two choices:  quit altogether, or die young.

didn't realize he had a problem either, though I wondered... it definitely seemed like he was trying to give voice to the stories of Appalachian people, which is going to involve a lot of moonshine and drugs, but I had wondered how much he was living that.  My couple cents on musicians/artists and addiction - I think there are some professions/passions that attract people that have the "peculiar mental twist" associated with addiction/alcoholism, and artists are in that mix along with cops and lawyers and a fair number of other types of work. I absolutely agree, probably with any "not 9-5" type work but especially with live music, that being a musician really puts you in the environment to rapidly incubate the sickness.

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