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Jerry Jeff

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by jsnwhite619, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. jsnwhite619

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    I know this isn't the first thread dedicated to JJW, but he really was the first guy I "discovered" and no one had ever told me about, and at the time, no one I knew had heard of him. So, there's a bit of a connection there.

    Learned to play slide listening to Johnny Winter and I hate that I never got to see him live; I'm from Georgia and hated it when we lost Gregg Allman; but Jerry Jeff Walker has probably hit me harder than anyone since Waylon. He was the first person I heard when I was 18 in college and said, "Country music can be way deeper than I've ever heard." He was the perfect blend of hippie and cowboy.

    I can't help but think that he planned to go out on a weekend so he could have a proper wake. Cheers Jacky Jack...you never got near the credit you deserved for what you did for music.




    Washington Post article from 1980....he wasn't exactly a cult icon. He said to hell with the system and got swept away through history. Nobody is supposed to know they own the rights to their own music.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/arch...is-back/e3f7715d-164a-41c8-801e-2214a01a50d8/

    I hope heaven is somewhere between Key West & Luckenbach.
     
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    Man that sounds sweet on the ears. Thank you.
     
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    I honestly never heard of him until this morning when I watched this video because I like Todd Snider and Jason Isbell then later afternoon I heard on the radio that he passed. I'll be listening to his music.

     
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    :(

     
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