Woody Guthrie had his own views on copyright law, which he often expressed on his lyric pages with a clear and humorous addendum.
At the Old Rock House on Friday night, instead of an opening act, we were treated to almost two hours of Squidbillies, the dark, absurdist "Adult Swim" cartoon in which Unknown Hinson voices Early Cuyler, an Appalachian Mud Squid with a low IQ, an alcohol problem and a penchant for trucker caps with trashy phrases on them.
There was a time when country music was the music of the common folks, telling their stories of broken hearts, hard times and redemption.
Twangfest 16 continued at the Duck Room Thursday night with a diverse lineup of crowd favorites.
Carrying on in true Woody Guthrie fashion, Kasey Anderson brings truth to his songwriter's craft as he draws upon the musical lineage of artists who have shaped his writing.
Hailing from Chicago and Austin, Deano & the Purvs meet in the tough-to-define middle of loud rock 'n' roll and hard country.
From roaming the country to touring the world, Pokey LaFarge never forgets his roots. They run deep.