I’m so fucking tired of playing “Margaritaville” and “Brown Eyed Girl” and “Elvira” I could stomp on my picks. I practiced for years to play this shit? I coulda played it after 6 months. They were big hits and made money and all that, but it’s not what I bought a steel guitar for.
So, these days I’m just trying to keep up my interest – and my chop -and maybe work on “A Way To Survive” or “Whiskey River” some more.
Some songs I’ve never ever got to play, despite 45 years of playing steel guitar gigs:
The One I Can’t Live Without (With Vince Gill)
Vince Gill & Paul Franklin – “But I Do”
I Didn’t Come Here (And I Ain’t Leavin’)
FARON YOUNG – “IF I EVER FALL IN LOVE (WITH A HONKY TONK GIRL)” (1970)
And some songs I haven’t played nearly enough:
Tommy Hooker – Invitation To The Blues
Jeannie Seely Sings “Mr. Record Man”
If you’ve got an actual country gig I hope you appreciate it, I would. Adios.