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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Coffee Break”

One of Will’s timeless classics from his debut album that he still played at his most recent performances, many years later. Here’s how he introduced his new song at the Chicago House in 1989, 2 years before recording it. “Hung … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Waiting on You”

This one’s a true rarity — an unreleased co-write with Will’s good friend, Rosie Flores, recorded live at the Chicago House release party for “Slow Study,” back in 1989. btw: that’s Jesse “Guitar” Taylor wailing on lead guitar and most … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Waltz Across My Mind”

This song was co-written with Mark Luke Daniels, another Chicago House favorite, along with “Fading Away Like My Jeans“. Mark  — now Dr. Mark Daniels, UT math professor — included his versions of the two songs on his own 1989 … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “A Dying Breed”

Today is my cousin, Will T. Massey’s 52nd birthday — wherever he may be. It’s been 4 years to the day since I last heard from him as he slipped back into the shadows of the schizophrenia that haunted him … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Fading Away Like My Jeans”

This song comes from Will’s early days in Austin, one of 2 songs co-written with Mark Luke Daniels, another frequent performer at Chicago House. Will included this on his 1988 self-released cassette, Kickin’ Up Dust, along with the other co-write … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Long Distance Love”

for Peg Miller This song stands apart from the others on Will’s 1989 self-released cassette, Slow Study. Peg Miller, co-owner of the legendary Chicago House with her partner, Glynda Cox, co-wrote this song with Will back in his Chicago House … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “My Old ’64”

A song of young love — and heartbreak, as only Will T. Massey could deliver. Displaying the humor later seen in classics like “Coffee Break” and “Highway Hearse,” young Will T. takes us back to the 50s with Jesse “Guitar” … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “What Heaven’s Worth”

Another early gem from Will T. Massey, recorded live at his 1989 Chicago House CD release party — never released, unheard in years. Enjoy! My daddy was raised on hand-me-downs, He had to take the long way around. He bought … Continue reading

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Will T. Massey “Slow Study” Release — 30 Years Ago @ Chicago House

The year was 1989. Despite the demise of the Dillo a decade earlier, the Austin music scene was thriving. Touring acts from rock to reggae to punk to world beat played Liberty Lunch. Antone’s hosted blues masters for fans every … Continue reading

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“That’s Texas” — Songs of Will T. Massey

Another early song from Will,  from his 1988 self-released cassette, Kickin’ Up Dust, based on a true event from an early  SXSW showcase at Chicago House. Will confronted an obnoxious audience member about talking during the music, not knowing he … Continue reading

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