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Music: The Snake Charmers, Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis, oh my!

September 23, 2009 | Music,Twitter

I’ve been following Marie of The Snake Charmers on Twitter (@Snakecharmers) and Facebook for a while. I’m not sure how I found her, but she’s fun. I’d sampled her music here and there, but I just bought her CD, “Been Gone too Long.” (I first read that, “BEER Gone too Long.) Good stuff. Good, good stuff. Next time I’m in Houston? I’d love to see them live … and buy Marie a margarita.

As for Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis, I bought their CD the same time I bought The Snake Charmers. I tell you what. They go well together. Both sing the blues. And, wait … what. You didn’t know Willie & Wynton had a CD? Yeah, OK. I laughed when I first saw that. But I tell you what. YUM. That’s what.

I met Wynton Marsalis in Thomasville, Georgia, when I was living in Tallahassee, Florida, after what was — I swear — THE BEST CONCERT EVER. It was in the auditorium of the old grade school where my dad taught fifth grade during the first year of integration in the schools there. I hadn’t been in that school for 20-some years, but I remembered being in the auditorium the minute I stepped inside again. It was a small venue. Comfortable. Intimate. Memorable.

In any case, if you like the blues, go get some from Marie, Willie & Wynton. They serve it up … hot.

Posted by Becky @ 6:00 am  

6 Responses to “Music: The Snake Charmers, Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis, oh my!”

  1. Cyndi Says:

    Sweet! Love them all, will have to check those out. Just saw Willie over the summer at an outside concert….he rocked more than he did 10 years ago – quite the aging secret he has there ;-) Do you like Lyle Lovett at all?

  2. Becky Says:

    I’ve never seen Lovett, but I’d love to. He cracks me up.

  3. Marie Says:

    Now I don’t need the margarita–I’m just drunk on the fame!

    Thanks so much for the sweet review, Becky. Don’t know how we got acquainted either–one of those fortuitous friend of a friend Twitter things.

    Hope we can meet for reals one of these days (SXSWi, baby!). Come on down to Texas!

  4. Becky Says:

    I think I was charmed, Marie. :)

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