Re: 'Southern Rock' & (some) 'Country Music'
posted at 8/14/2013 6:27 PM EDT
In response to SlimPickensIII's comment:
In response to Beach-Spider's comment:
Nice tunes .. But to be honest I've never heard of him.
You have alot of company there. Folks who followed the Austin scene in the 70's all know him. Beyond that, he's probably best known for 'Don't it Make You Wanna Dance'. A staple down there, covered by everybody. Bonnie Raitt had a minor hit with it for that John Travolta cowboy movie in the early 80's.
As I type this I'm listening to his music from this link: http://www.rustywier.com/
I like his style and his voice.
Too bad he passed away just a few years ago ...
Thanks for bringing Rusty's music to my attention.
The below excerpt is from an excellent article titled "Chasing Quervo's Gold"
Firmly established in the outlaw genre, Rusty shared stages and entertained with the Charlie Daniels Band, Marshall Tucker Band, The Outlaws, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Amazing Rhythm Aces, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Pure Prairie League, Gatemouth Brown, Steven Fromholz, Willie Nelson, Johnny Paycheck, B. W. Stevenson, Waylon Jennings, Asleep at the Wheel, Jerry Jeff Walker, Commander Cody, Doug Kershaw, Ray Charles, Lynyrd Skynyrd , and the Allman Brothers Band. At one point, he even had George Strait opening shows for him.
Over the years, he enjoyed friendships with many of the today’s new wave of outlaws, including Miranda Lambert, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Larry Joe Taylor, Tommy Alverson, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and a host of others.
Rusty Wier was a songwriter’s songwriter, an entertainer’s entertainer, a true Texas troubadour.
Aside from his family, the two most important things in his life were his music and his friendships with his fans, and that showed in every performance.
As the official Ambassador of Rusticana, he spread good will wherever he traveled, amassing loyal followers both here and abroad.
People of all ages and cultures were drawn to his warmth like flowers to the sun.
If you were ever lucky enough to bask in the light that was Rusty Wier, you remember exactly how it felt:
It made you wanna dance … it made you wanna smile!
FYI: I've underlined the artists/groups that I am familiar with and like.
I'd forgotten all about 'Commander Cody'.
He was quite unique, as I recall.