The swampy Americana songwriter, singer, and guitarist, covered by Levon Helm, Keith Richards, and Lucinda Williams, has traveled a twisted road from juke joints in Monroe, La., and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop to his Nashville home. Out on a string of dates with the Iguanas, he joins the band on a night off to issue a communiqué from the tour, in the final installment of a two-part episode. As KG says, they’re just trying to get to Memphis.
Topics include a master’s degree in poetry, Hill Country Blues, Mississippi Fred McDowell, the major 3rd in the blues, a Nashville publishing deal, industry songwriting, Garry Tallent, a suitcase of money, Jim Herrington, an Electra 225, Jim McCormick, Pat McLaughlin, a writing routine, photo inspiration, William Burroughs, and much more.
Intro music: “The Trucker Takes A Wife” by Styler/Coman
Additional Music: "GTO" from "Long Gone Time" by Kevin Gordon
Outro music: "Trying to Get to Memphis" from "Tangle the Blue Sky" by Kevin Gordon
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