Friday, December 15, 2006

Daddy tell me another story

One of the things I like about country and country influenced music is the story telling element. Rockers Drive By Truckers who might be called latter day southern rockers are clearly influenced by story tellers, in their case by backwoods story tellers. CMT has a well recorded live show on their site.

Among the standouts are Lookout Mountain, a tale of suicide, Where the Devil Don't Stay, a populist take on the moonshine trade, the Buford Stick, the story of Sheriff Buford Pusser from the moonshiners perspective and the Day John Henry Died.

As you can surmise, many of these songs are not too happy.

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