Greetings from Colorado Springs, Colorado and Welcome to the Cabin
Maines and BW, Oct. 17 at Hillside Gardens
(click on the photo for the big shot)
Lloyd suggested we "look tough" for this photo, I think I failed... but Lloyd is just too cool.
Lloyd played that day with Terri Hendrix
Who is Lloyd Maines?
Lloyd is a premier pedal steel guitarist and music producer. Producing the likes of Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Andy Wilkenson, The Texana Dames, Jerry Jeff Walker, The Lost Gonzo Band, Jimmy Collins, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Chris Wall, Richard Buckner, Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, Wayne Hancock, Robert Earl Keen to name a few.
He has performed with Joe Ely since 1977 and Jerry Jeff Walker on a regular basis. It was Jerry Jeff who said, "Praise the Lloyd!".
Lloyd's daughter is in a band called The Dixie Chicks.
Click Lloyd Maines for more info.
Lately Lloyd has been involved with Los Super Seven project.
Below you can listen to a sample of Lloyd on Joe Ely's "Live Shots" lp.
The song is called "Boxcars" written by Butch Hancock.
Lloyd plays a smokin' pedal steel dual lead with Jesse "Guitar" Taylor. I believe Jesse is playing a Gibson Les Paul guitar.
Click the "play" button to listen to Lloyd and Jesse
My name is Bob Wyman. I play guitar. I write some songs. You probably have
not heard of me but you are reading this so maybe you have. No big deal either way.
My style of music might be called Americana since I have been influenced by a wide variety of American musicians from folk to rock. Or not. I like to employ a little old style country flare and southern rock in my songs and avoid anything "trendy", actually "trendy" avoids me. Sometimes I call it "Folky-Country-Rocky". I enjoy the music that eminates out of Texas such as Joe Ely, Robert Earl Keen and Jerry Jeff Walker. I won't even mention Dave Alvin (listen to his CD "Ashgrove") or Billy Joe Shaver or John Prine or Butch Hancock or Bruce Cockburn.
I am best known for a song I wrote called "My Big Dog Dick" (MBDD) and
also for my cynical view of sarcasm.
My life can be best summed up in one word:"Almost", maybe.
Diffie told me "MBDD" was his favorite song and carried a copy around with him wherever
he went they told me. I was also his guest backstage for a couple shows. What fun to watch
the pros work! I asked Joe if he was gonna record "MBDD" but he told me, "It's too risque
for radio". (I thought I was finally gonna be "Big Time"). Joe has only about 11 CDs on
the market, read on...
A little background on Joe:
• "Third Rock
from the Sun"
• “So Help Me Girl”
• “Ships That Don’t Come In”
• “Pickup Man”
• 1992 ACM -
Nominated - Top New Male Vocalist
• 1992 TNN/Music City News - Nominated - Star of Tomorrow
• 1992 CMA - Nominated - Male Vocalist of the Year
• 1993 Grammy - Nominated - Best Vocal Collaboration - Duet with Mary Chapin Carpenter
• 1993 ACM - Nominated - Top Vocal Duet - with Mary Chapin Carpenter
• 1995 ACM - Nominated - Top Male Vocalist
• 1995 ACM - Nominated - Single Record of The Year - "Third Rock From the Sun"
• 1996 Radio - Nominated - Humanitarian of the Year
1993 CMA -
Awarded - Vocal Event - Duet with George Jones "I Don't Need Your Rocking
1997 Radio - Awarded - Humanitarian of the Year
1999 - Grammy - Vocal Collaboration - "Same Old Train"
1993 Grand Ole'
Opry - Inducted - as the 71st member
Nine #1 Singles
3 Gold Albums
2 Platinum Albums
1 Double Platinum Album
So the bottom line: I was accepted and rejected at almost the same time! I thought only women could do that to me, but that is how talented Joe is. All kidding aside, Joe really is a talented and charitable man.
Hey Joe, let me know if you change your mind!
This is Baxter Black,
we both lived in Brighton Colorado at one time.
Baxter is a great cowboy poet, writer, veternarian and humorist.
He makes me laugh and cry.
Read Baxter's poem,'Goodbye Old Man'
Roughing it in Buena Vista Colorado.|
My 9th grade pal Greg (Marque) Coy.
In 1980 he ended up working for Frank Zappa doing sound.
Greg took me to my first rock concert where we saw Jimi Hendrix do his last show with The Jimi Hendrix Experience in Denver on June 29, 1969.