Music – 1981 – Instrumental – Willie Nelson + Johnny Gimble + Dean Buskirk + Freddy Powers + Dean Reynolds

This 1981 Austin City Limits (ACL) episode of Somewhere Over The Rainbow with Willie Nelson and The Rainbow Band….comprising of Johnny Gimble on fiddle, Freddie Powers on rhythm guitar, Dean Buskirk on lead guitar and mandolin and Dean Rynolds on bass….and of course, Willie Nelson on guitar and vocals….as this video is truly one of our favorites here at…

Music – 1979 – Gail Davies – Live At Austin City Limits

Gail Davies is an American singer/songwriter and the first female record producer in country music….who was the daughter of country singer Tex Dickerson….and the sister of songwriter Ron Davies…..while Gail’s son, Chris Scruggs, is a former co-lead singer and guitarist for the roots-country band BR549….and is currently on tour with Marty Stuart as a member of his Fabulous Superlatives. Gail Davies established herself…

Music – 1979 – Gale Davies – Taking My Bucket Down To The South Fork – Sung On Austin City Limits

Gail Davies is an American singer/songwriter….and the first female record producer in country music history….who was the daughter of country singer Tex Dickerson….and the sister of songwriter Ron Davies…..as Gail’s son, Chris Scruggs, is a former co-lead singer and guitarist for the roots-country band BR549….and is currently on tour with Marty Stuart as a member of his Fabulous Superlatives. Gail Davies established…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers – Bells Of St Mary – With Smokey Montgomery

“The Bells of St. Mary’s“ is a 1917 popular song…..with the music being written by A. Emmett Adams…and the lyrics by Douglas Furber….after a visit to St. Mary’s Church, Southampton, England.  It was published by the London company Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew…..as the song was revived in 1945 in the film of the same name….while being sung by Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman. Due to the inclusion in the…

Music – 1978 – Steve Martin – Ramblin On The Banjo + Happy Banjo Songs – Played Live On Stage In NYC

In this 1978 excerpt from Saturday Night Live seen in this video herewith….legendary comedian Steve Martin plays Ramblin’ On The Banjo and Happy Banjo Songs…..which goes a long way in showing how gifted Martin was on the banjo….in addition to his comedic genius and acting prowess.   Evidence of his banjo mastery came in May 2009….when the popular bluegrass band…

Music – 1977 – Earl Scruggs Revue – My Tennessee Mountain Home – Played Live At Austin City Limits

In early 1969, Earl Scruggs formed the Earl Scruggs Revue….which consisted of two of his sons, Randy (guitar) and Gary (bass)…..and later Vassar Clements (fiddle), Josh Graves (Dobro) and Scruggs’ youngest son, Steve (drums)….as seen in this video herewith….while playing live at Austin City Limits.  On November 15, 1969, Scruggs performed live with the newly formed…

Music – 1978 – Charlie Daniels Band – Texas – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

Charlie Daniels is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist….who was known for his contributions to Southern rock, country and bluegrass music…..as he is best known for his # 1 country hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”….for Daniels has been active as a singer and musician since the 1950’s.  He was inducted into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame in 2002, the Grand Ole Opry in…

Music – 1978 – The Kingston Trio Live – Hard Traveling + I Wanna Go Home + Takes A Worried Man + MTA

This 1978 performance of The Kingston Trio features a wonderful medley of their most popular songs ….including “I’ve Been Doing Some Hard Travelin’”, “I Wanna Go Home”, “The Worried Man Blues” and “M.T.A.” ….which all bring back wonderful memories of music in the late 1950’s and 1960’s to anyone who grew up with the music of The Kingston Trio .…