Ed King's Les Paul

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    If he bought that I'll just say that as a J.I. fan I'm very happy he's reached that level of financial success.
     
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    Never heard of him. Glad it went to someone who will play it though and not some billionaire who would just lock it away in a vault.
     
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    Heard the name, not familiar with the music. I have no interest in country or Americana music.
     
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    jason isbell is a major american music talent.. best current songwriter today.
     
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    I was playing something of his in the car a while back and my wife said, "I didn't think you liked country music" and I said, "they're just so well-written!"

    Children of Children

    Pictures of the farm before us
    Old men in a gospel chorus Sephia
    And saddle horses easy on the reins
    Eighty-one a motor in your mama's seventeen again
    She's squinting at the dusty wind
    The anger of the plains

    You and I were almost nothing
    Pray to God that God was bluffing
    seventeen ain't old enough to reason with the pain
    How could we expect to stay in love
    When neither knew the meaning
    Of the difference of sacred and profane

    I was riding on my mother's hip
    She was shorter than the corn
    All the years I took from her
    Just by being born.

    Didn't mean to break the cycle
    At seventeen I went by Michael
    No one ever called by my own name anyway
    Half full generations
    Living all these expectations
    Giving way to one late to have a baby on the way

    You were riding on your mother's hip
    She was shorter than the corn
    All the years you took from her
    Just by being born
     
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    Great songwriter, great singer , great bandleader (guys he plays with are ace), fantastic taste in women, He hangs with Prine, and on top of all that - a first rank guitar player - particularly slide.

    He doesn’t own it. Just in his care . Like 3/4 of the folks playing Strads - rich dude or corporation own them, and some world-class violinists get lucky...

    One that got him a lot of attention. Brutal but everyday reality of cancer...

     
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    This is what I kinda thought.
     
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    Didn't Mike Campbell pay something like $250k for his '59 Burst? I can't even imagine the financial wrangling that would entail. The insurance alone...
     
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    Hopefully you'll enjoy this... Jason playing Ed's LP

     
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    Does anyone know how that works? Who owns the guitar if he’s the “custodian”? I love Isbell and think he deserves to play it, but I saw the Ed King Strat was for sake at $450,000. That’s way out of his price range, as far as I know. The red eye has to be around that price.
     
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    It took me awhile to get past that Anxiety song and listen to his good stuff.
     
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    They are few musicians I admire as a human being, but he's up there. Top rate songwriting too. Absolutely top shelf. He's got couplets that are better than many writer's entire records. And he's got a whole bunch of them.
     
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    Song he wrote as a Trucker. Great slide work here.


    Some current stuff & hysterically funny.


    Associating him as strictly country or americana is a stretch. Great songwriter is definitely appropriate.
     
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    Think about Bonamassa .

    Unless he has the worst tax lawyer/accountant on the face of the planet , he’s writing a huge portion of his vintage crap off as a business expense .

    And – I think it’s totally legitimate.

    I think he is self-aware enough that he knows that there’s a bunch of yahoos that are going to his gigs at least as much to see all that vintage stuff in action as to see him do whatever the hell it is that he does.


    Oh – and Mike Campbell? Pull up the wiki list that has the songs that he either wrote or cowrote. Songs that he has a credit on. Refugee, boys of summer, heart of the matter, stop dragging my heart around, and the list goes on and on.

    Plenty of royalties there on an annual basis - on just those 4 songs - to buy whatever the hell he wants...
     
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    Yes, of course. I suppose my concern was that Isbell doesn't have anything - royalties-wise - that can approach Campbell's catalog.

    But I see now that Isbell doesn't actually own the guitar, so I guess they have some arrangement. Just the same, it's quite a responsibility.
     
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    There are a couple of interpretations of "Custodian" that spring to mind; as many "owners" realize that there ownership is by necessity temporary and use the term as intended, it is possible that he bought it.. perhaps at a greatly reduced price through the cooperation of the family.(who may retain right of first refusal) Another is that some one else bought it and is allowing him to use it, a third is that the family still owns it and is allowing him to use through a lease or perhaps ongoing purchase through a financing arrangement... There have been many avenues created to allow for the use of high end/iconic instruments by symphonic/classical players; as we go forward, I believe that we will see similar arrangements being made for instruments such as this.
     
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    Are we sure this is Ed King's Red Eye, and not a backup copy by Gibson?
     
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