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Boston City Limits with Chris Jones, in 1988

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD It’s Friday night, and I just remembered I forgot to post a notice about this Archival Show. So here’s what I say in the introduction: Today we’re going back in time to February 6th, 1988. … Continue reading

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Back to Y2K—Peter Wolf Brings His Favorite Country Records—an Archival HAH

Twenty-one years ago, March 25th, 2000, John Lincoln Wright convinced his long-time friend, rock singer Peter Wolf, to bring down some of his favorite country records to Hillbilly at Harvard. Pete was a regular listener, and as we discovered, as … Continue reading

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Gordy Brown

I just learned, from an obituary in The Boston Broadside, that Gordy Brown died on December 11th. On December 3rd I had gotten one of Gordy’s frequent mailings to his e-list, this one a forward of a link to videos … Continue reading

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No Second Fiddle: Jean Shepard, 1933-2016

When I heard that Jean Shepard had died, the first thing I thought about was Pete the Cab Driver, as we knew him.  Miss Shepard was Pete Schindler‘s favorite singer, and the last time I heard from him he called … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame Induction Show Sunday, January 31st

The long-named and long-lived (since 1979) Massachusetts Country Music Awards Association has fallen upon hard times, failing to mount its traditional splashy Awards Show and its holiday jamborees this fall.  Although focused on South Shore bands and performers (where, after … Continue reading

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Tex Plays “Christmas Time’s A-Coming”

As a follow-up to the two posts on Tex Logan, HERE and HERE, this from Gordy Brown— What better way to wish you a Merry Christmas. Tex performs his composition. He is an Inductee to our MCMAA [Massachusetts Country Music … Continue reading

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The Complainer-in-Chief Strikes Again

Gordy Brown is an old friend of Hillbilly at Harvard, and has done enormous service to country music in the region as historian and keeper of memorabilia with his New England Country Music Historical Society (now defunct).  But I’ve had … Continue reading

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The Montreal Express

[UPDATE 15FEB15: Played “The Montreal Express” yesterday (particularly appropriate, as the temperature on the river in Saxonville was -3.5º F when I got up) and got a call after the show from Herbie Hooven, now in his 80s.  He says … Continue reading

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