Friday, September 11, 2009

Brush With Greatness: Willis Alan Ramsey

"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.



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