These songs were all written by Willie,
except for # 11. He was singing many of these great songs when we
met in the early 70s. I have interpreted them in an acoustic and simple
style. Willie joins me for a duet on "Long Black Limousine" and Bobby
Nelson is playing her soulful piano on "My Own Peculiar Way"
Listen This is one of my favorite CDs, I love
to sing the blues!
A rare and precious jewel is "House of
the Rising Sun" with the late and great David Schnaufer. This is
definitely a first with his dulcimers recording blues.
Recording in the famous Muscle Shoals
Alabama studio with the last of the
great R&B players was a highlight in my
I can thank my closest friend, guitar
hero Lonnie Mack for his great
contribution to this CD. Several of
these song are our "kitchen table" songs
which we have sung together for many
years, on those wonderful and endless
nights with our guitars, sittin' around
the kitchen table.
Another treasure on this CD is a duet
with Bill Anderson, singing his
masterpiece "City Lights
"I Ride Alone" is another tribute to my
longtime and late Czech singing partner
Michal Tucny. I was always profoundly
aware of his struggle to create and
survive artistically under the
suppression of Communism. At the end of
the day, I believe that we all ride
I wrote these songs while living on our
ranch on the Brazos River in Texas. They represent my soul searching
philosophy of the 60s & 70s and the influence of the musical styles I
grew up with--blues, country and bluegrass.
It was exciting to record with some of my
dearest friends: Willie Nelson, Klaus Lohmer, Patsy Montana, Willy
Ketzer, Markus Wienstroe, Country Rose, Yutaka Hosoi, Roy Huskey and Xan
Xing Xin (from China).
Close to my heart is "Letter to Olga",
which I wrote for the late wife of Vaclav Havel, President of the Czech