When I hear that song by the incredible Robert Earl Keen, I am transported to a special moment when I heard it. I’d heard the song many times but this particular time holds a dear place in my heart for the music scene.
It was probably 2002 or so, I was backstage at the Willie Nelson concert in the Woodlands watching Mr. Keen perform this song with his incredible band. Yes, I was backstage. But that wasn’t the coolest thing. I was sitting right next to Jack Ingram. And that’s still not the coolest part.
I will always remember how immersed Jack was into listening to REK. Jack has been in the scene for a LONG time. He is not just a performer, he’s a dedicated music fan. And to watch him watch one of his idols perform was very cool.
Here’s a video of that tune: Enjoy!