Category Archives: Will T. Massey

Songs of Will T. Massey — “Old Blue”

We’re reaching way back to Will’s first cassette, Pickin’ Poker, and Pick-up Trucks, for this one. Recorded while he was still in school in San Angelo, that first release featured a young fellow just starting as a singer-songwriter, showing some … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Out of This World”

  Will rarely co-wrote with other musicians.  He included a pair of tunes co-written with Mark Luke Daniels (“Fading Away Like my Jeans” and  “Waltz Across my Mind“) on Kickin’ Up Dust as well as “Long Distance Love“, co-written by … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Half as Lonely”

This tune comes from Will’s second cassette release, “Kickin’ Up Dust.” By the time he recorded that in 1988, Will had moved from his home in San Angelo to Austin, but he returned to West Texas to record this album. … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Always Working”

Will played this tune regularly for several years but never recorded or released it — like a number of other songs he wrote during that time. He was performing frequently and trying out new material, perfecting songs, and eventually recorded … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Hard Working Man”

Will started writing & recording original songs while still in high school. Even after he moved to Austin and started making his musical way there, he returned to Tony Young’s studio in Christoval to record his 2nd independent cassette, Kickin’ … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Old Petal Beneath the Night”

Will record his first two independent cassette releases, Pickin’ Poker and Pick-Up Trucks and Kickin’ Up Dust, at Tony Young’s recording studio in Christoval. The pair reunited in 2001 when Tony was working at a program at the Hill Country … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “A Heartbreak Away”

Hard to believe it’s been six years since Will’s last official CD release, The Weathering. I suppose we’re lucky he managed to finish that effort, given he was starting to fade back into the fog of schizophrenia again. This was … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Once Upon Forever”

Another song from Will’s 2016 release, The Weathering. I had heard him play some of the songs before, but this was a new one that didn’t catch my ear quickly. But I knew Will never included anything by accident. I’d … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “It’s Midnight All Day Long”

Will wrote this signature song during the LA production sessions for his debut MCA album, Will T. Massey. As he would point out later, the lyrics clearly reflected some of the storms inside his mind as he rode a rocket … Continue reading

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5 Years Later —Still Missing Will

It’s been 5 years since I last heard from my cousin,  Will T. Massey. He had already reduced contact during the prior year as he started slipping back into the shadows of his schizophrenia. He would call or text me … Continue reading

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