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…But he usually does.
The legendary Texas singer-songwriter has put out 10 studio albums since 1989. We discuss “If It Don’t Bleed” (and listen to “Blackberry Winter”) from The Horses and the Hounds (2021), “How’m I Gonna Find You Now” from Complicated Game (2015), and “Be With Me” from It Had to Happen (1997). Intro: “Choctaw Bingo” from Saint Mary of the Woods (2002). For more see jamesmcmurtry.com.
Watch the video from “How’m I Gonna Find You Now.” Here’s a long/live solo version of Choctaw Bingo.” Watch a whole live trio show from 2013. Here’s a tune from his first album.
Photo by Mary Keating Bruton. Interview editing by Tyler Hislop of Pixelbox Media.
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Susan Richmond says
“It don’t matter if it don’t bleed” was my response from concerned witnesses when I took a dive on a NYC street last fall, asked people to look at my cheek. Loose asphalt, I was sprinting, stupidity personified. – It made a lot of sense to me then. Seems to take those persons aback.
Nancy Lemon says
Each Sunday afternoon and Wednesday evening a devoted group of fans gather to watch this fantastic musician/songwriter. We call ourselves the ” McPeeps”. Over the past year or so we have become very close bunch. James says he a misanthrope but we think differently. I myself, have been a fan for many many years and am thrilled he’s getting the attention he so richly deserves. Hopefully, though your podcast some will discover the greatness that is James! Thank you!
A dangerous complex songwriter. The ties he puts on people and places create a chapter of that time or place. 12o’clock whistle keeps me reminded of the people who influenced my life and what influenced theirs .