Friday, August 29, 2008
Waylon Jennings- Just Watch Your Mama and Me
Fred Wickham of alt-country band Hadacol bought Waylon Jennings' old tour bus on eBay. How cool is that! The new issue of the Pitch has a great story about how it happened. I was raised on Honky Tonk Heroes, Ol' Waylon and Wanted! The Outlaws, so I intend to reach out to Fred about getting on that bus. Closing In On the Fire, one of Waylon's last albums, is burdened by too many unfortunate guest appearances to be considered a classic. Yet it does contain several excellent performances, including a definitive cover of the Stones' "No Expectations." Even so, it's this uncharacteristically gentle love song that moves me most. Here's Hadacol covering Waylon at Davey's Uptown.
I took no pleasure in writing an unflattering review of a Sheryl Crow concert several weeks ago. So I was somewhat relieved to find that her appearance at Invesco Field last night was every bit as tepid.
Kansas City Click: It's another festival weekend. KC Irish Fest is always wild. Rock the Light offers a different type of celebration at Starlight. This year's Santa-Cali-Gon-Days is awash in cover bands, but country star Lorrie Morgan performs on the main stage Sunday.
Tech N9ne returns to Sandstone Saturday.
Kenny Neal, the subject of the previous post, is at Knuckleheads on Sunday.
Oldies but goodies The Krazy Kats perform Monday afternoon at the Legends shopping district.