Thursday, March 15, 2007

Charlie Poole- Goodbye Booze

Dried up.

I was delighted to see John McEuen give an intimate concert last night at an instrument shop. The performance may send me on an old-timey bender. McEuen's demonstration evoked the mysterious "old, weird America" of legends like Charlie Poole. If Poole had followed the advise proffered in this 1926 recording, he might not have died at the age of 39. An excellent box set of Poole's work is available, but this song is also available on this CD.

Kansas City Click: John McEuen joins the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band tonight at the VooDoo Lounge.

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