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Out In The West Texas Town of El Paso…

January 23rd, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

We left Dallas around 0900 and headed out across Texas. Cruising along on I-10 Westbound, we saw a fearsome accident involving a number of big rigs… closing the Eastbound side and dropping Westbound to one lane. With a speed limit of 85 MPH a lot can happen in a very short distance. We drove slowly past the carnage and settled back into our highway rhythm and before I could watch two more movies, we arrived in El Paso.

If you can’t get good Mexican food in El Paso, where can you get it? The hotel restaurant was absolutely delicious and reasonable priced. What a concept!

Tomorrow bright and early we continue on our way to Scottsdale, Arizona and the Talking Stick Resort for our net show with Leon Russell.

Now it’s not like I didn’t nap aplenty on the bus today, but it’s going to be nice to sleep in a bed that is not moving.


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  1. jim hitchcock
    January 24th, 2014 at 00:36 | #1

    Talking Stick? Stick around for Spring Training, it’s less than a month away!

  2. Robert
    January 24th, 2014 at 01:25 | #2

    Be sure to stop in Rosa’s Cantina where the music will play and Felina will whirl.


  3. johno
    January 24th, 2014 at 10:17 | #3

    I loved that song even as a little kid. I think it was sung by Marty Robbins. I betcha Jorma can play it. Sad ending though.

  4. January 24th, 2014 at 11:17 | #4

    I fell in love with mexican girl πŸ™‚

  5. William
    January 24th, 2014 at 12:19 | #5

    Keep an eye out for those five mounted cowboys.

    Great tune. If you like songs with sad endings @johno, listen to some of Hank Snow’s old railroad songs. Good stuff.

  6. johno
    January 24th, 2014 at 12:31 | #6

    Great idea for album Jorma, old railroad and trail songs.

  7. johno
    January 24th, 2014 at 12:54 | #7

    Though you do cover some of those great old songs on Blue Country Heart and River of Time. I just love ‘More Than This Old Guitar’ and ‘Cracks In The Finish’

  8. Steve Singer
    January 24th, 2014 at 13:01 | #8

    More Than MY Old Guitar, by the great Merle Haggard.

  9. George Henn
    January 24th, 2014 at 14:50 | #9

    Speaking of Jorma and great old songs, check out Jorma’s rendition of “The Mermaid Song” on the new Divided and United compilation cd of civil war songs. Thanks for your contribution, Jorma!

  10. jim hitchcock
    January 24th, 2014 at 16:19 | #10

    Artistry of a different sort. The Wounded Warrior T Bird.

    Signed by all living Medal of Honor winners. I had a bit of a role (nothing on the artistic side). Looks like the UAW is buying it for a million bucks.

    Starts about 45 seconds in:


    Story on it. You tube crashed a bit in on my computer, sorry:


  11. January 24th, 2014 at 17:57 | #11

    My new favorite song is “Chauffer Blues”

  12. Hamneggs
    January 24th, 2014 at 19:30 | #12

    @doug mlyn
    I love Doug Flynn lol
    Love All Ways
    and for those in NYC area Lou Gramm and Marty Balin are having a benefit for Slick Aguilar on 3/14/14 in Newark ticket master has info

  13. Hamneggs
    January 24th, 2014 at 19:33 | #13

    @George Henn
    Derrick Warfield has a few albums you may be interested in He of the Wolftones
    Peace Love All Ways

  14. HOGAN
    January 24th, 2014 at 19:58 | #14


    Safe travels and hope your feeling better.
    Looking forward to the show at the end of March at The Towne Crier.
    Take Care and stay warm

  15. carlo pagliano
    January 24th, 2014 at 20:50 | #15

    Wow it’s late. Rock Them nice Rock Them early tonight Jorma! Rock calienteee tocas el Hermano!

  16. johno
    January 24th, 2014 at 21:09 | #16

    I think the Dead covered ‘El Paso’ by Marty Robbins

  17. jim hitchcock
    January 24th, 2014 at 21:14 | #17

    Yeah, Weir did the vocals. Once saw the Dead at the San Diego Arena; playing at the same time at the SD Auditorium in the same complex was Marty. I was so hoping he’d come on stage with the Dead, but it wasn’t to be.

  18. Barbara Jacobs
    January 25th, 2014 at 16:47 | #18

    @jim hitchcock
    Because: not only was that show not a co-bill, it wasn’t billed as:
    “Featuring Marty Robbins” nor: “With Special Guest Marty Robbins”.

  19. jim hitchcock
    January 26th, 2014 at 10:55 | #19

    Didn’t say it was. It was at two different venues. I was just stating how cool it would have been.

  20. Steve Goldston
    January 29th, 2014 at 23:43 | #20

    I don’t think Weir sang it again after Garcia passed