Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Some Cosmic American Music...
Today's post over at Charity Chic has put me in the mood for a bit of the pioneer of country rock himself, Mr Gram Parsons. His "cosmic American music" still has a huge influence on so many musicians today. It is almost impossible now to imagine most of the current Americana scene, so beloved of Uncut, without thinking of Gram.
He lived hard and died young but in that short time he managed to leave behind a lasting musical legacy that has influenced generations of rock and country legends. He didn't invent the wheel but
Parsons was a true innovator taking the old time country music he loved and mixed it with what was happening musically at the time and made something brand new.
"In My Hour Of Darkness" is a eulogy as well as a celebration for three of his closest friends whom he had lost and, for me, is one of his finest recordings.
In My Hour Of Darkness