Friday, June 28, 2013

Red Dirt Friday, Vol. 9

This week, I'm not limiting myself to just listening to music - I'm also reading about it!
For those of you who follow me on Instagram, I posted a picture recently of the book I'm reading called "Outlaw: Waylon, Willie, Kris, and The Renegades of Nashville."
While I'm typically more of a sappy romance novel reader, I decided to give non-fiction a try. [You may remember that this was one of the things on my bucket list.]
I'm only about 100 pages into the book, but the author does a great job of keeping the authenticity of the characters - Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson & Kris Kristofferson. Each of the artists' biographies is interesting, poor upbringings for Waylon & Willie, and a strong military background for Kris. But their struggles in Nashville, relationships with other artists and musicians and drug use is really interesting to read about.
Constantly on this blog, I'm talking about "real music" and good sounds. Waylon, Willie & Kris are kind of the ones that started the movement - and they are all from Texas. Any of the artists I mention regularly will sample sounds and styles from these three, not to mention songwriting styles and more. Plus, who doesn't love a good ragged voice?
I'll be sure to give you a full review once I'm finished with the book. The author, Michael Streissguth also wrote Johnny Cash: The Biography - which is perhaps my next non-fiction read!
And because I love Johnny Cash - I bought his stamps the other day at the post office! People who get letters from me are lucky!
Until next time,
Robin
Awesome stamps I just bought!

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