Steve Earle was way ahead of his time with his Guitar Town release in the mid 1980's. Besides the title track, Earle is magnificent on the rest of the album as well. The title of this post is one such account. If you have not heard it yet, go buy it, download it, borrow it or whatever but listen to Guitar Town.
"My Old Friend The Blues" played over and over this Thanksgiving weekend. Here is the situation. I was at my girlfriends family's house in Colorado. We break up Saturday morning. 650 miles from home. A house full of relatives upstairs. On top of that the room we were staying in (without doors or real walls) had half of a concrete wall filled with red painted heart outlines. Here is the chorus of the song. Pretty much sums it up.
Lovers leave and friends will let you down
But you're the only sure thing that I've found
No matter what I do I'll never lose
My old friend the blues
If you are reading this I hope you are planning to make it out to Bobby T's this Saturday December 3rd. We are excited to be opening for the Trevor Burgess Band and it should be a great time. See you there. G