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RIP. When I was in high school and college in central Texas in the 1970s, I saw Jerry Jeff Walker every chance I got. Me and my friends knew the lyrics to most of his songs and sang them often, usually drunk off our asses. He wasn't from Texas, but he embodied the Outlaw and Gonzo country music scene. I still listen often to Viva Terlingua, especially when I'm drinkin' Sangria and eatin' tacos and singin' Jaded lover.
Jerry Jeff recordings inspired me to take country music to heart. So many songs he wrote or covered were comical party songs. So glad I had friends living in Texas who came home and turned me on to his record/tapes. Inspired me to reall get serious about playing the guitar in 74’.
It was only in recent years with the search engines and anything you want to know in an instant that I read details of his bio. Saw him once in a concert hall with the Lost Gonzo Band and once in a medium size bar in 1981 with a large band of his friends. As usual the bar sized venue is vastly more fun than a large concert hall.
To your song selection for this post. Saw Ray Wylie Hubbard (and the Cowboy Twinkies) twice in a bar venue. He never plays Up Against the Wall... it was always Jerry Jeff’s song.