Day: April 14, 2015

Laredo…

The Streets of Laredo has been called possibly the most recorded cowboy song of all time. It’s also one of the finest folk songs of all time. Now, when I say ‘folk song’, I mean a song practically swimming in sincerity – a quality that most, for some reason, find rather tedious when mixed with their music. It’s a genre that many turn to when they need music with which they can say something about society. It’s a style that was immensely popular, in an age gone by, because so many people were able to personally participate. All you needed to do was pick up a guitar. But that was before the industry decided that we simply can’t allow the common people to besmirch our glorious profession. “Music for the Musician” is their cry. And anyone who isn’t a member of the club can just sit quietly in the audience, applaud politely when indicated, and give up all their money… But I digress…  Advertisements