Program Notes: Tennessee Walt’s ‘An Afternoon in the Country’

East Hampton Library, August 7, 2021 1.  “Night Train to Memphis” (Roy Acuff, 1942). Roy Acuff It’s impossible to say for sure who did what on this song, since it has three co-writers: Owen Bradley, Marvin Hughes and Beasley Smith.  However, Bradley and Hughes were both best known as musicians, while Beasley was a words-and-music … Continue reading Program Notes: Tennessee Walt’s ‘An Afternoon in the Country’

Walt Across Texas

Texas got its first Tennessee Walt sighting this past Sunday, Feb. 21, when Walt was a featured guest artist in Gilbert & Sullivan and Me, a lecture/concert presented by noted Gilbert & Sullivan expert Gayden Wren under the auspices of the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin. An appreciative audience of Savoyards found a bit … Continue reading Walt Across Texas