Posted On: Monday - October 26th 2020 9:07PM MST
In Topics:   Music  Americans
... and blue eyes cryin' in the rain, down in Luckenbach, Texas, he ain't no more feelin' no pain.
Jerry Jeff Walker died 3 days ago. I really don't know very many songs by the man, but I always liked that Texas outlaw country music. Peak Stupidity did feature his Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother. From that post, I mentioned where I'd first heard of him:
A hippie chick was riding in the club car of an Amtrack train with me on a trip across the glorious West when I was younger. I let her listen to The Dead from my expensive "walkman" knock-off cassette player, and she raved about a country singer named Jerry Jeff Walker.It was a few years after hearing the name from that hippie (or hippy?) chick until I realized that Jerry Jeff Walker was the guy singing "Jerry Jeff's train songs" in Willie's part of Waylon & Willie's great song Luckenbach, Texas.
Funny thing is, Jerry Jeff Walker was not originally a Texan. He was born in Oneonta in upstate New York. After traveling around all over the country, he settled in Austin, Texas, way before it turned blue, in his early 30s. I guess we can consider him a Texan now.
I like this one, the Hill Country Rain:
I am surprised that Peak Stupidity has not featured the great Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson together in Luckenbach, Texas (back to the basics of love) (from 1977) already. I checked, but nope. Here you go:
If you want to hear one of Jerry Jeff's train songs, here's one, Desperados Waiting on a Train. It's just too slow for me, right now.