All Time Favorite LPs: Your Place or Mine GARY STEWART

Southern-fried roadhouse rock dances on a razor’s edge with honky tonk desperation and hillbilly soul in this whiskey-soaked slab of mid 1970s country rock from the late great Gary Stewart.

Sure, I love “She’s Actin’ Single (I’m Drinkin’ Doubles)” and “Drinkin’ Thing” from his immortal 1975 LP Out of Hand but 1977’s Your Place or Mine, for my money, showcases the Kentucky born, Florida based  singer/songwriter/guitar slinger at his dangerous best.

A terrific cast of guest vocalists including Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris and the late (and sadly missed) Nicolette Larson and a crack team of session pros team up to help Gary growl, moan, plead and weep his way through the killer title track and modern country classics by Crowell (“I Ain’t Livin’ Long Like This”) , Willie Nelson (“Pretend I Never Happened”), Guy Clark (“Broken- Hearted People”) and, of course, Gary himself  (“Ten Years of This”, “Dancing Eyes”).

Gary eventually succumbed to his own private demons but his fierce untamed spirit lives on in a one-of-a-kind  record like this.


Author: rixbitz

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