Regular listeners to the Tasty Brew Edition of Your Tuesday Morning Buzz know that my earliest musical influence was my Uncle Bob who recently passed away. He and Jerry Lee Lewis were contemporaries having been born in the same year. Bob always contended that Jerry Lee was one of the best country singers that ever lived….that’s right…great country singer. Tune in Tuesday morning to hear why I believe that to be true. As an archived article from No Depression Magazine puts it: ”Thing is, though, as remarkable a rock ‘n’ roller as Jerry Lee Lewis is, he’s an even better saloon singer. “Another Place, Another Time”, the 1968 country hit that returned his star to the heavens, revealed Lewis to be an incomparable stylist and balladeer. A left-handed piano intro and tinkling, rolling flourishes; a delivery that was cocky as all hell even through tears; a dramatic opening line — in this case, “One by one, they’re turning out the lights” — these became the elements of Jerry Lee’s country style.”
There is still plenty of new music to be heard from this year’s Swag Bag from the 2012 Americana Music Association Festival and the usual Tasty Brew Mix of all things Americana/Bluegrass/Country/Roots Music. Enjoy the highlighted imbedded links for more info.