Monday, January 4, 2010

THE NATION names James McMurtry "Most Valuable Rocker" of 2009

When George W. Bush moved back to Crawford, Texas, the locals organized a Welcome Home Bash for the ex-president featuring a Lone Star band that included drummer Josh Garner. During Secret Service background checks, Garner was asked, "What is your affiliation with James McMurtry?" It happened that Garner had played with McMurtry, the Austin-based rocker whom author Stephen King calls "the truest, fiercest songwriter of his generation" and whose searing songs blistered Bush and Bushism...

[From "MVPs of 2009", The Nation, December 22, 2009.]

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