Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Atlantic on Willie Nelson, country, rock, pop and jazz--the boundaries were always more permeable than marketing would suggest

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2013/04/what-willie-nelson-understands-about-country-deep-down-its-like-jazz/274996/

Wenatchee The Hatchet has almost no regard for country music written by people born after about 1960.  Ergo Garth Brooks is kinda lame at best while Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson (and, of course, Hank Williams Sr) are highly worthy!  Don't imagine that we've only ever listened to Haydn string quartets here (though we've listened to a few of those)!

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