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Wild Man

I was in Nashville last week playing a few songwriter nights while I was there on business and remembered how much I loved this song.  ‘Wild Man’ has some of my favorite lyrics of all my songs.    It was written on mandolin and is a story of a tragic rocker living the high life on the edge.  The end has a twist.

This was performed by the Parakeet Nelson band of 2003 featuring John Wayne Tuggle on lead guitar.   It is available on my “Getaway Plans” album.  Thanks for listening!

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My Town

I heard Hank III for the first time about seven years ago and it totally changed my musical style for a while.  “My Town” is definitely one that comes from that.  This is my tongue in cheek outlaw song about that guy that won’t leave his hometown no matter what.  Even with the cops on the lookout for him.   Thanks for listening!

 

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