Music is Magic –
August 13, 2020 – Today Rolling Stone shared an excerpt of a new book, “Red Dirt: Roots Music, Born in Oklahoma, Raised in Texas, at Home Anywhere,” that is set to be released on September, 19th. The book chronicles the rise of the Red Dirt scene. It goes in-depth about Woody Guthrie, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Stoney LaRue, and more. It also features the last interview that Turnpike Troubadours did together as a band before announcing their “indefinite hiatus” in May of last year. As it turns out, Even Felker’s wife, Staci (you’ll be happy to learn that they have reconciled, according to this interview), got an advance copy of the book. This lead to a phone call to the author, that lead to the first interview with the Turnpike Troubadour frontman in well over a year.
Here is an excerpt from “Red Dirt: Roots Music, Born in Oklahoma, Raised in Texas, at Home Anywhere.”