What a ride that was.
Thanks, Merle, for all of it.
He was something else back in the day. Saw him and the band at a packed roadhouse on US-17 many years ago. Drunken Guineamen and Porter Wagoner suits. Heard he wrote a song commemorating what happened in '08. Cain't be true, lessin' he picked up again...
him and The Ohio Kid, behind the bricks:
Great cover of "Pancho and Lefty" Never saw the video before, but that's Townes Van Zandt strumming the guitar! Had to play "Mama Tried" for my adolescent sons, when they sat down for breakfast this morning....a cautionary lesson for them!
Merle was a treasure.