Great word songs

January 4, 2018

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And Emmy Lou is a friend of mine! That is great that she played at your wedding! Did you meet the Road Mangler, Phil Kaufman? He was her road manager and has become quite a celebrity in his own right…


I’m not good with remembering people or names and I don’t try to get too friendly with performers because I feel that I’m one of hundreds bugging them. So I barely recall the name Phil but don’t really know him.

What I liked about Emmy Lou was the nature of the music and words that she sang, as well as her incredible voice. Also, the folks that she was associated with (Rodney, Rosanne Cash, Guy Clark, Steve Goodman, and the like) tended toward these great word songs that got beneath the surface.