Jerry Jeff Walker

Bio

Jerry Jeff has lived - and is living again - the troubadour's life. Lots of musicians talk about the road; Jerry Jeff really is the kid who rode his thumb out of his hometown in upstate New York to such exotic destinations as Key West (where he introduced another young musician named Jimmy Buffett to the pleasures of island life)... He really did sing for pennies on New Orleans street corners, alongside Mr. Bojangles... He really did strap his guitar on the back of a motorcycle and go busking across Canada... And he really did sing in the smoky cafes and folk clubs of Greenwich Village, following in the footsteps of Bob Dylan and Ramblin' Jack Elliott.  And that all happened before he became a star. Most folks know that story - how Jerry Jeff moved to Austin, Texas in the early Seventies and reinvented himself as a Lone Star country-rocker. He became, along with Willie Nelson and Asleep At The Wheel, one of the arbiters of the internationally famous Austin musical community. Since then, he has celebrated the music of peers such as Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt, and served as a fountainhead and inspiration to younger musicians such as Robert Earl Keen, Pat Green, Jack Ingram, Todd Snider, and a moderately successful country tunesmith named Garth Brooks.

He's played for four or five presidents, toured in Lear Jets and bought second homes in New Orleans and Belize (the fruits, in part, of having penned an American pop standard, "Mr. Bojangles"). His band of musicians, known variously as the Lost Gonzo Band and the Gonzo Compadres, have been indispensable parts of the endless caravan.

List

  • Blues Eyes Crying in the Rain - Willie Nelson
  • Under the X in Texas - Johnny Gimble
  • Northeast Texas Women - Willis Alan Ramsey
  • L. A. Freeway - Guy Clark
  • Don't It Make you Wanna Dance - Rusty Weir
  • London Homesick Blues - Gary P. Nunn
  • Red Neck Mother - Ray Wylie Hubbard
  • Poncho and Lefty - Townes Van Zandt
  • Man in the Big Hat - Steve Fromholz
  • Texas on My Mind - Pat Green

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