Music – 1979 – Stephen Frumholtz – Everybody Goin’ On The Road + Dear Darcie – Live On Austin City Limits

Steven Fromholz (June 8, 1945 – January 19, 2014) was an American entertainer, singer-songwriter ….who was selected as the Poet Laureate of Texas for 2007…..as Fromholz was born in Temple, Texas….and attended the University of North Texas….where he was president of the Folk Music Club. Fromholz began performing while he was serving in the United States Navy during the 1960’s….which after leaving, he…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers – Truck Drivers Blues – Played Live At ACL

Truck-driving Country is a subgenre of country and western music….which is characterised by lyrical content about trucks and truck drivers (truckers)….i.e. commercial vehicles, not pick-up trucks….and the trucking industry experience….which would include, for example, references to truck stops, CB (Citizens Band) radio, geography, drugs, teamsters, roads, weather, fuel, law enforcement, loads, traffic, ICC (Interstate Commerce Commission), contraband, DOT (Department of Transportation) and accidents,…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – Get Off It Is The End Of The Line – Live At ACL

During the mid-to-late 1970’s, Austin, Texas was blessed to have two country and Texas swing bands led by fiddle player extraordinaire Johnny Gimble…..The Bosque Bandits and The Texas Swing Pioneers….. who not only performed on Austin City Limits…..but also played often at live music venues around the World Live Music Capitol….as both bands were highly regarded due…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneer – Trouble Trouble Trouble – With J R Chatwell

J. R. Chatwell is one of the major figures in Western swing fiddling….who was heavily influenced by the jazz violin style of his hero, hot jazz-era player Stuff Smith…..as he packed up his jazz licks and headed over to the country camp….while putting such a zesty brilliance in his brief early recorded solos that it…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – Sentimental Attitude – Performed Live On ACL

Johnny Gimble (May 30, 1926 – May 9, 2015) was an American country musician associated with Western swing…..who was considered one of the most important fiddlers in the genre….as he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 in the early influences category as a member of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. In 1968, after repeated encouragement from his…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers – Right Or Wrong – Sung By J R Chatwell

“Right or Wrong” is a jazz ballad from 1921…..which was composed by Arthur Sizemore and Paul Biese…. with words by Haven Gillespie….which is described by the original sheet music as “a beautiful fox-trot ballad.” The lyrics tell of the loss of a paramour….as the title comes from a refrain in the chorus: Right or wrong, I’ll always love you…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers With Zeke Campbell – Muskrat Ramble

“Muskrat Ramble“ is a jazz composition written by Kid Ory in 1926…..which was first recorded on February 26, 1926, by Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five….and became the group’s most frequently recorded piece.  It was a prominent part of the Dixieland revival repertoire in the 1930’s and 1940’s….and was recorded by Bob Crosby, Roy Eldridge, Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman, Muggsy Spanier, Chet Atkins, Lu Watters, the Andrews Sisters, Harry James, and Al Hirt et…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – The Pretty Palomino – Live On Stage At ACL

Old time fiddle is a genre of American folk and country music…..as “Old time fiddle tunes” derived from European folk dance tunes such as Jig, Reel, Breakdown, Schottische, Waltz, Two Step and Polka. The fiddle may be accompanied by banjo or other instruments but are nevertheless called “fiddle tunes”. The genre traces from the colonization of North…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – Steel Guitar Rag – Performed Live At ACL

There is a famous country song that says If You’re Gonna Play In Texas You Got To Have A Fiddler In The Band…..and one of Texas’ all time favorite fiddlers was a guy named Johnny Gimble…..who played in and around Austin, Texas…which is known as the Live Music Capital Of The World….as Gimble is was beloved in…