Now that was different

You can count on Peggie Jones to bring singer-songwriters you may not have heard of (but you probably know their songs) to the Lobero for Sings Like Hell. December 4th’s show featured two poets of the American experience hailing from the South. Eric Taylor’s unique guitar picking style inspired fellow Huston-ites Lyle Lovett, Nanci Griffith, Guy Clark, Robert Earle Keen, Steve Earle and Townes Van Zant. He has performed all over the U. S. and Europe and Nanci Griffith and Lyle Lovett have recorded many of his songs. Taylor’s set on December 4 was an oddly endearing ramble through some pretty interesting songs and brief ruminations about the many women who have kicked him out. After a pee break ended his set early, things heated up when Kevin Gordon took the stage and whipped out some high octane swamp blues singing and guitar playing, complete with some pretty good moves with his Gibson hollow-body ee-lectrical gee-tar. Deuce and A Quarter,” co-penned by Gordon and Gwill Owens, was recorded by Keith Richards, Scotty Moore, and members of the Band, and his “Watching the Sun Go Down” was licensed by HBO for “True Blood.”