“He wrote the songs, I held the pen.” -- Harlan Howard

Thursday, March 26, 2009

>> Duane Jarvis Needs Your Help <<

You may know him from seeing Rosie Flores, for co-writing Lucinda's "Still I Long For Your Kiss," or maybe you caught him on tour with Amy Rigby recently, or just maybe he was that really nice guy playing guitar, who smiled your way, and later thanked you for coming out to the show?

After a brave battle, Duane Jarvis is now playing his final gig, out by the ocean, and surrounded by friends and family. And he needs everyone's help.

Please visit his Caring Bridge page for more details about the Pray For Tomorrow Fund and to sign his guestbook. You may also send checks (however small) made payable to:

Pray For Tomorrow Fund
2554 Lincoln Blvd - #1010
Venice, CA 90291

BTW - “Live For Today, Pray For Tomorrow” is a song from his upcoming album.

And yes, he really *IS* the nicest guy on the planet!

Monday, March 16, 2009

* Byrds Heckled on Opry 3/15/68 *

Forty-one years ago The Byrds performed on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN to a crowd that included Gram Parson's grandmother and plenty of hecklers (unhappy with their hair-cuts)!

Click on the photo to hear Gram talk about that memorable night.

Also, here's Chris Hillman speaking about Gram joining/leaving The Byrds and his meeting with Keith Richards just before a concert date in South Africa...click on Gram's photo.

You simply can't make this stuff up!

Monday, March 9, 2009

** Happy Birthday Townes **

The late Townes Van Zandt would have celebrated his 65th birthday on March 7th.

In addition to all the Townes tunes played on SMC yesterday, here's a great video of Townes, with Blaze Foley, from 1984 to remember him by...