Thursday, September 16, 2010

What I Like: Narrative Version

Late to this party as always -- since I'm not exactly in the demo -- but Jamey Johnson is being praised as the second coming of Waylon Jennings.

(In fact, he's written a song "Between Jennings and Jones" ostensibly about where he's filed in record stores, but you know what he really means.)

He's got a new double album out called "The Guitar Song."

He's clean and clear, passionate, and tuneful. And he tells great stories.


David Chute said...

Very nice.

So...narrative in a song is only a problem when it's done badly?

Tulkinghorn said...

I repeat: it's overrated, and, often, given the fact that most songwriters have nothing to say, boring and vulgar.

David Chute said...

My head hurts. If this is the case, what's up with your comments on Jamey?