Ralph Mooney

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    RIP Pinetop Perkins: Blues Legend Dead At 97

    Ralph Mooney, former Waylon Jennings steel guitarist, also dies Steve Azzato/​Legendary multi-Grammy-winning blues pianist Pinetop Perkins has died at his home in Austin, according to his Web site. Perkins, who was part of Muddy Waters' band for years, was 97. No cause of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Ol' Waylon Sings Ol' Hank...Again

    One of my all-time favorite Waylon Jennings songs has always been "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?" Waylon (and Willie) saw early on that Nashville had an evil habit of turning on its stars, taking the work of the greats and dumbing it down to the mediocre. A few weeks ago, I saw Kevin "Shinyrib ... More >>

  • Music

    February 29, 1996

    Master of the Universe

    From presidents to pop stars, Merle Haggard has a song for everyone