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 – “A Hero In All Regards” – Tribute To Nolan Ryan

Former MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent once said about Nolan Ryan…..“He is a great player….but it is his stature as a man that we all admire.” ….and that pretty much sums up the gist of my story today…..as it is a tale of a person who has been a hero in all regards for the better part…

Music – 1986 – Steven Frumholz – Explore Texas – Ad Campaign For Visiting Texas As A Tourist

Austin, Tx has had the reputation of being a “Laid Back” kinda place since back when Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile went to school at The University of Texas….and became a “burnt Orange” in his blood kinda person….for as BD puts it….the University of Texas campus already had lots “hippies” around town and around campus….when he got there in 1965…..and “hippies” loved…

Music – 1987 – Sing Along Song – My Old Kentucky Home – Sang At 113th Running Of The Kentucky Derby

The 1987 Kentucky Derby was the 113th running of the Kentucky Derby….as the race took place on May 2, 1987…..with 130,532 people in attendance,,,,,and carried in its entirety by ABC Sports….in a race that was won by Alysheba with jocky Chris McCarron in the saddle in a time of 2:03.40….while Bet Twice came in 2nd (Place position)….as Avies Copy placed 3rd (Show…

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 – 1986 – Indianapolis Opera Star John Davies – Back Home In Indiana – At Start Of The Indy 500

“Back Home Again In Indiana” is a song composed by James F. Hanley with lyrics by Ballard MacDonald….which was published in January 1917….and although “On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away” is the state song of Indiana….it is perhaps the best-known song that pays tribute to the Hoosier  state. Since 1946, “Back Home Again in Indiana” has been performed during pre-race ceremonies before the Indianapolis 500…..and…

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 – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – You Belong To Me – Featuring Michael McDonald – Farewell Tour

“You Belong to Me“ is a song written by American singer-songwriters Carly Simon and Michael McDonald….which was originally recorded by McDonald’s rock group The Doobie Brothers for their seventh studio album, Livin’ on the Fault Line in 1977….and then the song was made famous by Simon herself….when she recorded it for her seventh studio album, Boys in the Trees in 1978…..which was  released as the album’s lead…

Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – Jesus Its Just Alright – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

“Jesus Is Just Alright“ is a gospel song written by Arthur Reid Reynolds….and first recorded by Reynolds’ own group, The Art Reynolds Singers, on their 1966 album, Tellin’ It Like It Is…..as the song’s title makes use of the American slang term “all-right”….which during the 1960’s was used to describe something that was considered ‘cool’ or very good. The song…