"I learned every song off his record. I went to see him everytime he played, got tennis shoes like his. I wanted to be Willis Alan Ramsey." -- Lyle Lovett
Willis Alan Ramsey (born 1951) is an American singer/songwriter, a cult legend among fans of Americana and Texas country. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama and raised in Dallas, Texas.
I couldn't believe my good fortune when I got to Austin and found that Willis Alan Ramsey was scheduled to perform at Threadgill's (the site of the legendary venue "Armadillo World Headquarters) while we were in town.
All I had to do was blow off the Wedding rehearsal dinner in order to attend.