Friday, February 08, 2008

Walter Hyatt- In November

Time is up.

Unfinished business, indeed. Walter Hyatt was killed in the infamous 1996 ValuJet crash. The gifted singer-songwriter was a part of the same Texas scene inhabited by David Ball, Lyle Lovett and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Here's a loving fan video paying tribute to Hyatt's time in Uncle Walt's Band. A new collection of previously unreleased Hyatt material, Unfinished Business, Volume One, began shipping last month. Details about the project are contained in this story. "In November" is from the out-of-print major label release King Tears. Not unlike Charlie Rich's classic Pictures and Paintings, it's a quiet blend of jazz and country.

I heard a version of this Bach composition as I was falling asleep a couple nights ago. After dreaming up "variations" all night, I realized that I need to spend more time with J.S.

Kansas City Click: L.A. has Metal Skool. Kansas City has the Baloney Ponyz. They rock the Roxy tonight.

On Saturday night Bobby Watson features his new band at the Blue Room.

I'm not sure how a band claiming Wilco, Lyle Lovett and Ryan Adams as influences ends up sounding like Sawyer Brown and Rascall Flatts, but that's just what True North accomplishes. They're playing at the Borders store north of the river on Sunday.

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