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“Closin’ Down My Heart (The Last One to Leave)” — Songs of Will T. Massey

Another old favorite from Will’s 1989 self-released cassette, Slow Study. I’ve long felt this heartbreaker could be a huge hit for nearly any country singer who covered it, male or female. You could tell when you looked at me: Like … Continue reading

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“Sometimes I Sing” — Songs of Will T. Massey

Released on The Weathering (2016) — available on iTunes and Apple Music. My headlights are two lucky stars, Spilling into the street. My shotgun blonde wants to hear a song from the stage. It’s the least I could do: She … Continue reading

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“Mr. Johnson’s Store” — Songs of Will T. Massey

Another one of Will’s early songs, originally included on his 1989 self-released cassette, Slow Study. Fifteen and poor, The youngest of four Walks through the door Of Mr. Johnson’s store. Short of silver to pay, He put the bread back … Continue reading

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More Summer Songs

August is upon us — the season of summer vacations. So, sing some songs of summer — here’s a few to choose from, mostly from my younger days. In the Good Old Summertime An early recording — Billy Murray (1902) … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Captain Trips!

It coulda-shoulda-woulda been Jerry Garcia’s 76th birthday today. Deadheads around the world are remembering and celebrating his life and music — in his absence. Over 20 years, Jerry laid down one night and he died peacefully in his sleep. Deadheads … Continue reading

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“Got to be All Right” — Songs of Will T. Massey

A song written in tribute to David Bowie and performed at the release party for Will’s 2016 CD, The Weathering, now available as digital download on Apple Music. Into this tin can of me, I was an easy shotgun ride. … Continue reading

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“Road of Roses” — Songs of Will T. Massey

A follow-up to my recent posting of Will’s song, “The Great Beyond Near,” about Glynda Cox, co-owner with partner Peg Miller of the old Chicago House: “Road of Roses” was a crowd favorite from those days, lending a lyric as … Continue reading

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