And hillbilly music, of course.
Two of my favorite things collided yesterday. Terry Gross, host of NPR’s Fresh Air, had as her guest Dwight Yoakam. Those who know me will remember the country music jag I went on a few years ago, spearheaded by Dwight’s breakout album, Guitars and Cadillacs. I’ve always liked his music, even though I’ve expanded my musical tastes. He’s got a new album out where he plays his old hits in bluegrass style. That’s why he was on Fresh Air. If you have a few minutes, click the link below and find the Play button for the segment. Even if you’re not a country fan, I think you’ll enjoy it. I wouldn’t steer you wrong.
And then check out this video from the funeral of his Bakersfield mentor, Mr. Buck Owens.