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Today's words of Wisdom...

30. "If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around."
~ 38 Texas Proverbs

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Today's Texas Quick Pick - Shy Blakeman ~ Dallas, Texas...and beyond!

"...now here's a guy I've known both on and off stage.  When Shy was hitting the venues here in the Central Texas area, we'd always make it a point to head out to "Hanlon Oaks" for some party time on the Guadalupe!  Shy's energy, songwriting and stage presence is always a hit with audiences everywhere.  Take a few minutes and get to know the music of Shy Blakeman, he's Today's Texas Quick Pick."  ~Jeff/TOR
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The music community has tried for decades to define country music. Are steel guitars and fiddles required? Or is the essence based in the true-to-life message?

Shy Blakeman is an old soul who portrays his own country music heritage on Long Distance Man, his acclaimed third studio album. Blakeman successfully melds together all the rural musical styles from below the Mason-Dixon line in order to create an album that is “so eclectic it’s really hard to try and define it by one genre. And that’s the way it should be,” Blake notes. “But it all still feels within the realm of what country music is and used to be.” This unique style developed naturally from a childhood in Wyoming and East Texas, added to years spent in Nashville, New York and LA collaborating with an eclectic group of classic country-rock musicians....read more here.

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