Lest anyone think of my previous post that there is nothing but torment on FM radio in the South, I submit the following pieces of generous brilliance from 91.7 FM WSGE which I picked up just outside of Davidson, North Carolina. I heard these three songs in this order back-to-back and felt so crazy-happy afterward I thought I might fly the next 200 miles to West Virginia.
No kidding, if I lived in the listening area I would tune to this station and listen to nothing but this action for the rest of my life. I like lots of other kinds of music too, but this kind really digs into the things I love the most. Crazy Southern humor + food, plaintive lonely road stories, and a throwdown shout out to Jesus. That about covers it.
For the record, my daughter was almost named Mavis after Mavis Staples. 100% true fact.
This stuff makes a person glad to be a part of the human family. Turn them up and have a great weekend! (Fatback needs about 90 seconds to really take off, but believe me, it’s worth it.)
Presenting Scoot Pittman, Fatback:
Presenting Patty Griffin, Long Ride Home:
Presenting Mavis Staples, Wonderful Savior:
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You can listen to them through live streaming on your computer. Then you can at least have them with you while writing your blog.