Episode 1 – Rolling Stones Sax Man

Music Path is a podcast about music, and some of the places, in the U.S., where it was conceived and performed, where inspiration and life collided to generate blues, bluegrass, country, gospel, soul, rockabilly and rock and roll at the crossroads of American History and renowned scenic beauty.

Whether you’re interested in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana or Tennessee, states that make up the Americana Music Triangle, or the Tennessee Music Pathway, you’ll hear about cool places you’ll want to visit.

Music Path on an individual level is also about writing, performing and getting your music heard. If you love music, but don’t create it, you’ll hear from musicians who do, about life on the road and in the studio and some of the things that make them laugh or sigh.

So put your tray tables in their upright and locked position. This is Music Path.

While much of Music Path will deal with music you’ve heard, music from the past, for this show we want to bring you some music that you have never heard, from someone of overwhelming skill, who performed at the top of his game for his entire career.

Bobby Keys would tell you, Keith Richards was his best friend. Keith and Bobby were born on the same day of the same year, at almost the same time. Bobby started performing with the Rolling Stones in 1970 but he also recorded with or was on stage with Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly’s Crickets, Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Warren Zevon and Sheryl Crow.

(Photograph:  CC-BY-SA License – Sean Birmingham, October 31, 2009  Bobby Keys at Fitzgerald’s)

 

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