Coming between Come Together and WRQX, Sirens is a celebration of the gentle idols.
The full, rich life of Chet Flippo, who passed away at the age of seventy in late June, was celebrated October 14 at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, where he had spent his last years as editorial director of and writing the Nashville Skyline column. He was eight years older, having grown up on the eastside of Fort Worth.
Two migrant field hands, find work on a farm in California during the Great Depression, seeking their dreams leads to tragedy in John Steinbeck's adaptation of his novel. Directed by Sam Blasco January 19-27 "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." So opens the story of Miss Elizabeth Bennet and the willful Mr. Adapted for the stage from Jane Austen's novel & directed by john daniels, jr.
After a return to Florida, where he honed his fusion of honky-tonk and southern rock, he went back to Nashville and recorded a cover version of “Ramblin’ Man,” the song by his idols the Allman Brothers. 63 but his followup, the rowdy “Drinkin’ Thing” became a Top 10 hit, and he was on his way. 1 hit “She’s Actin’ Single (I’m Drinkin’ Doubles).” His work continued to be acclaimed throughout the ’70s, particularly the 1976 album Steppin’ Out and 1977’s Your Place or Mine.
Stewart faded away in Florida, quit recording, went back to playing the bars, and little more was heard from him.
Then, he popped up clean and sober in late 1988 on the California label High Tone.
The first night we went out, we went to hear Sir Doug at Soap Creek.
The whole scene at the old roadhouse out in the cedar brakes west of Austin was everything Chet had written about: a cool hippie scene with a distinct cosmic cowboy flavor with the one musician who could play every indigenous musical style found in Texas holding forth on stage.