Austin-based singer/songwriter and guitarist Jimmy LaFave brings a passionate rock & roll energy to his songs. He blends country, blues, folk, and early rock & roll. LaFave grew up in Wills Point, east of Dallas, but at 17, his family moved to Stillwater, OK. When he was in his teens, his mother purchased his first guitar for him with green stamps. While Stillwater was not exactly bustling with musical activity, it wasn't a ghost town either, and it was close enough to Tulsa that LaFave found all the opportunities he was seeking as a young singer/songwriter. The musical heritage of the area certainly was rich enough: folksinger Woody Guthrie, jazz trumpeter Chet Baker, and jazz fiddler Claude "Fiddler" Williams, plus songwriter J.J. Cale and Leon Russell's Shelter Studios. But to find a wider audience and, more importantly, a record deal, LaFave thought it would be worthwhile to move to Austin. He found both after moving to Austin in 1985, and he's been based there ever since.
01. If you were a Bluebird
02. Deep South 61 Delta Highway Blues
03. Because the Wind
05. Oklahoma Hills
06. Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat
07. Desperate Men Do Desperate Things
08. Girl from the North Country Fair
09. Rock & Roll Baby
10. Only One Angel
12. Measuring Words
Two BD covers, including an interesting version of Girl from The North Country.
Acknowledgements to OP on THTM.
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