Desperados Waiting for a Train

• April 18th, 2014

An absolute beauty by that crusty ol' Texan, Guy Clark. If you've heard it before, it was
probably by that other crusty ol' Texan, Willie Sumthin-or-the-other. Dubbs cryin' in the background...

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Hotchkiss Gunners Lament

• April 6th, 2014

An unexpected sound from... Marty Stewart! Not too difficult- just notes that blend with other notes, bold notes played before other notes, clever notes that follow nicely.

Close your eyes. Breathe evenly and deep. Let your heart-spirit swoop and soar for a moment.
You will come back the same as you were, ...yet different somehow...

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We Ought To Be Drinkin’

• March 4th, 2014

Sheryl Crow gets a "little bit country" and Dubbs says, "Sure! Why not?"

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He Stopped Loving Her Today

• January 1st, 2014

I heard part of this version of this song this morning on the radio and knew as soon
as I did that I would need to play along. Made famous by George Jones, The Possum,
 this is a simpler, less processed and orchestrated version. By far, the most beautiful
of the instruments that are played are the voices.

James King and his band with some notes by RT Dubbs

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Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Mornin’

• November 24th, 2013

David Bromberg blues with just a little bit of New Orleans feel. The Dubbs tries to keep up....

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She’s Driving Me Out Of Your Mind

• November 23rd, 2013

Tennessean Ashley Monroe (produced by Vince Gill) Nice voice- harkens back to Dolly, Emmylou and some of the former greats. I especially like the piano treatments. Dubbs with a little "top-end" guitar, quiet and respectful... If you ever listened to Vern Gosdin, you'll like the wordplay, too!

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From Here To The Moon And Back

• October 29th, 2013

One music critic on a website somewhere claimed that this song was possibly overly sentimentalized... Willie and Dolly... "overly sentimentalized?" I'm, shocked... Shocked, I tell ya'!

Willie, Dolly, and the Dubbs

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Use a Little Mercy Now

• October 29th, 2013

Some good thoughts nicely sung by Mary Gauthier accompanied by RT Dubbs

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You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore

• August 29th, 2013

A sad one by Alan Jackson and the Dubbs...

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If You Ever Have Forever On Your Mind

• July 19th, 2013

A pretty, bluesy slow-dancer by Vince Gill and of course, R T Dubbs...

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Hard Times Come Again No More

• November 24th, 2012

Every once in a while I feel the need to do a little recording. I have heard this Stephen Foster song done by many different performers and somehow it always feels like a Shaker choir "reporting" that times are hard somewhere. To me, however, it always seemed like it should be sung by a fairly common person or persons and was in fact meant to be an angry frustrated cry that times were indeed hard and the singer wanted it to end!

Unpolished and organic are the two words I would use to describe this little offering. The unpolished part is obvious and apparent. I claim it to be organic insomuch as both instruments used for the recording were made by myself. The guitar is an over-sized baritone guitar that I started about 16 years ago and finished up about 5 years ago. It is also quite unpolished but it sounds pretty good. The few swipes of cello notes that are heard were played on the cello that I recently re-faced.

Last week I watched the Ken Burns special on the history of the Dust Bowl and this song was used as background for parts of the show. The way I sing many of the words in the piece is meant to be somewhat of a reflection of the voices in that film as well as those that I grew up around singing in a small-town Oklahoma church.

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Happy Trails To You

• September 23rd, 2012

You had to know I would do this one someday-  My part played on Luke's Guitar

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Electric Lullaby

• February 12th, 2012

Kenny Wayne Shepherd with RT Dubbs

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Someone To Watch Over Me

• September 18th, 2011

A beautiful Gershwin standard sung and played by Willie Nelson, RT Dubbs guitar accents

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Ballad of Pancho and Lefty

• August 16th, 2011

A Townes Van Zandt tune, made famous by Willy and Merle, with a new take by RT Dubbs

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