Saturday, February 28, 2009

When You Hear Twin Fiddles and a Steel Guitar ...

George Strait (one of the few musicians remaining true to country music - and especially Western Swing - who nevertheless manages to somehow get radio airtime):

NOTE: This is NOT the way country music is supposed to be performed.
George Strait's movie "Pure Country" was an indictment

against the "Garthicization" of country music,
which has now morphed into the "Rascalization" of country music
(in the immortal words of Robert Earl Keen, "WTF is going on with that?")

By way of contrast, here's George Strait performing the song
the way country music is supposed to be done

George Strait takes on the "Garthicization" and "Rascalization"
of country music once again with "Murder on Music Row"

George Strait sings "Amarillo by Morning"

George Strait sings "All My Exes Live in Texas"

George Strait sings "Texas"

George Strait's induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame

Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Big Tex's Texas Music Recommendations

The Hauntingly Beautiful Voice ...

Steve Earle

What's Left of Texas?

Guy Clark

The Late Great ...

Robert Earl Keen [UPDATED]

That's Right (You're Not From Texas)

Jerry Jeff Walker


... and the Boys

... and Willie ...

Waylon ...

The King of Western Swing

Willie & The Wheel

Not-So-Random Thought on a Saturday Afternoon While Listening to a Bob Wills Tribute Album With My Kids ...

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