L E’s Stories – “Deep Within My Heart Lies A Melody” – My Tribute To The King Of Texas Swing Bob Wills

When a person grew up in West Texas, especially in the 1950’s and 1960’s….they were “weened” by a  continuous “mainline injection” of Texas (Western) Swing music….which back then amounted to all things Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys….which resulted in a lifelong love of this wonderful style of Texas cowboy music….which was at its core, a sound…

L E’s Stories – “To The Gypsy Songman And Madison Square Garden Fan” – Salute To Jerry Jeff Walker

There have been many icons of the Austin Music Scene over the years….to include such names as Marsha Ball, Bob Schneider, Omar & The Howlers, Guy Clark Jr., Janis Joplan, Robert Earl Keen, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Jimmie Vaughan & The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Lucinda Williams, Eric Johnson, Rocky Ericson & The 13th Floor Elevators, Asleep…

L E’s Stories – “Sock Hop Dancing With The Fat Man” – Salute To Fats Domino

It was a Friday night in October of 1962, when as a freshman, Bone Daddy went to his first ever Midland High School “Sock Hop”….where the band playing that night was Fats Domino & His Orchestra….who was a well known, and loved, rock n role and rhythm + blues piano player already famous for such songs …

L E’s Stories – “Thursday Nights At Austin’s Rome Inn Meant The Vaughan Brothers Stevie + Jimmie

From 1976 to 1988, Bone Daddy’s sports bar, Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin, Texas was just a block away from the best blues club in the Southwest, Antoine’s Nightclub….which was the place that BD would escape The Garden….. which was open 7 days a week from 11am to…

L E’s Stories – Can You Say Chiweenie?….Cuz That’s What I Am…..Plus A Sportsphile Too

It has been said  that “behind every good city dog is a man on a leash” ….and this is a story about one of those “good city dogs”…..Howdy, Hola & Guten Tag…..if you didn’t notice….I speak three languages sufficiently….German, thanks Dad Hans….Spanish, thanks Mom, Angela….and Texan, thanks Bone Daddy….who is the original Sportsphile and my life…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers – Just Because You Think You Are So Pretty

“Just Because (You Think You’re So Pretty)” is a song written by Joe Shelton, Sydney Robin and Bob Shelton…..which was originally recorded by Nelstone’s Hawaiians (Hubert Nelson and James D. Touchstone) in 1929….and later recorded by The Shelton Brothers in 1933…..as the song has since been recorded numerous times by various artists including Elvis Presley….who included it on his very first album titled “Elvis…

Music – 1981 – Willie Nelson’s & The Over The Rainbow Band – In My Mothers Eyes – Sung Live At ACL

Willie Nelson and The Over The Rainbow Band featuring the likes of Johnny Gimble on fiddle, Freddy Powers on rhythm guitar and Dean Buskirk on lead guitar play the song “In My Mother’s Eyes” live at Austin City Limits in 1981…..as the words of this song pretty well sums up the feelings of every person on Earth about their…

Music – 1981 – Michael Murphey + The Great American Honky Tonk Band – Hard Country – Sung Live At ACL

Hard Country is the ninth album by American singer-songwriter Michael Martin Murphey….which was his first soundtrack album….as the album came about when Murphey wrote and produced the six different songs for the 1981 movie Hard Country starring Jan-Michael Vincent and Kim Basinger….and the song “Hard Country” came from the movie’s soundtrack.  We really like this song….cuz it takes us back to all of Bone Daddy’s stories…

Music – 1981 – Willie Nelson – Stay A Little Longer – Honky Tonk Introduction To Austin City Limits

“Stay a Little Longer” is a Western swing dance tune written by Bob Wills and Tommy Duncan. The title comes from a refrain in the chorus: Stay all night, stay a little longer, Dance all night, dance a little longer, Pull off your coat, throw it in the corner, Don’t see why you can’t stay a little longer.  Any…