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The music of McDill

Amanda. Good Ole Boys Like Me. Don’t Close Your Eyes. It is hard to read those song titles without their melodies and the voices of the singers who made them famous coming to mind. The songwriter who built those works … Continue reading

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Playing Guy Clark’s guitars

I was saddened to learn of the death of Guy Clark in The Tennessean. It was a treat to spend some time with this songwriter’s songwriter and a personal hero in 2013. Here’s the blog about that experience I hope … Continue reading

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The Mississippi-Nashville music connection

The list of Mississippi musicians and songwriters who have made their way to Nashville over the years would almost stretch the length of the Natchez Trace. The Mississippi Country Music Trail recognized that legacy on June 4, 2015 by unveiling … Continue reading

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Kipling, Service and Tom T. Hall

Rudyard Kipling doesn’t get the credit he deserves as a poet. It is my observation that if people refer to any of Kipling’s poetry, If and Gunga Din usually get mentioned. But what about Danny Dever, The Betrothed or The … Continue reading

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Les Kerr’s personal winter survival kit

Weather predictions in Nashville this week included a high temperature of four degrees Monday, January 6. This news, as usual, sent people scurrying to the grocery store to stock up on milk. What is it about cold weather that creates … Continue reading

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Playing Guy Clark’s guitars

I was saddened to learn of the death of Guy Clark in The Tennessean. It was a treat to spend some time with this songwriter’s songwriter and a personal hero in 2013. Here’s the blog about that experience I hope … Continue reading

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Christmas on the Coast

This month marks the tenth anniversary of the release of my Christmas on the Coast CD. I have such fond memories of recording with the great musicians who played the songs and The Jordanaires, who sang with me on four … Continue reading

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