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Jimmy LaFave (photo by Steven Sandick/Dirty Linen)

Jimmy LaFave (photo by Steven Sandick/Dirty Linen)

Detour Playlist
Paul Hartman
May 28, 2017 5:00PM – 7:00PM

* = Remembering Jimmy LaFave, Roger Moore, and Gregg Allman, who all passed away this week

** = Songs for Memorial Day

Time, artist, song, album, label, notes

4:59PM Abby and the Myth “Last Hours” When You Dig a Well [www.AbbyAndTheMyth.com]

5:03PM Vieux Farka Touré “Bonheur” Samba [Six Degrees] Mali

5:08PM Jimmy Walker w/Paul Westmoreland & His Pecos River Boys “Detour” Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music 1945 [Bear Family] Opening theme; Various artists CD

5:15PM Jimmy LaFave “Never is a Moment” Texoma [Bohemia Beat] *

5:20PM Jimmy LaFave “The Beauty of You” The Night Tribe [Music Road] *

5:27PM I Draw Slow “Apocalypso” Turn Your Face to the Sun [Compass] Ireland

Katie McNally Trio

Katie McNally Trio

5:30PM Katie McNally Trio “John Roy Stewart/Kenny Gillies of Portnalong, Skye” The Boston States [www.KatieMcNally.com]

5:36PM Elena & los Fulanos “Amor Migrante” Miel Venenosa [ElenaLosFulanos.com] Nicargua/USA; Playing in the Baltimore area this week

5:43PM Joe Jencks “One Piece at a Time” Poets, Philosophers, Workers & Wanderers [www.JoeJencks.com] **

5:47PM Woody Guthrie “Sinking of the Reuben James” That’s Why We’re Marching [Smithsonian Folkways] Various artists CD **

5:40PM John Flynn “Semper Fi” America’s Waiting [www.JohnFlynn.net] **

5:56PM Brave Combo “Undercover Medley” The Exotic Rocking Life [denTone] *

6:00PM The Allman Brothers Band “Every Hungry Woman” Live at Ludlow Garage 1970 [Polydor] *

Jimmy LaFave (photo Annette C. Eshleman/Dirty Linen)

Jimmy LaFave (photo Annette C. Eshleman/Dirty Linen)

6:07PM Jimmy LaFave “Deportee” Ribbon of Highway Endless Skyway [Music Road] Various artists CD *

6:12PM Jimmy LaFave “Queen Jane Approximately” The Night Tribe [Music Road] *

6:18PM Jimmy LaFave “San Francisco” Texoma [Bohemia Beat] *

6:24PM Tom Russell “Play One More” Play One More: The Songs of Ian & Sylvia [True North]

6:26PM John McCutcheon “This Ain’t Me” Trolling for Dreams [www.FolkMusic.com] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

6:33PM Martin Taylor, David Grisman, Julian Lage “In a Sentimental Mood” 100% Handmade Music Volume V [Acoustic Disc] Various artists CD

6:39PM Oumou Sangaré “Djoukourou” Mogoya [Nø Førmat!] Mali

6:45PM Charm City Junction “Cousin Sally Brown” Charm City Junction [Patuxent] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

6:48PM Oysterband “Spirit of Dust” Diamonds on the Water [Navigator] England

6:52PM Mélisande [Électrotrad] “L’ivrogne dégrisé” Les Millésimes [Borealis] Canada (Québec)

6:56PM Väsen “Johsefins dopvals” Trio [NorthSide] Sweden; Closing theme

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Jimmy LaFave, who moved to Austin in the mid-1980s and became one of the city’s most prominent singer-songwriters of the past several decades, died Sunday night after a yearlong battle with an aggressive form of cancer. He was 61.

Jesse LaFave, a nephew, confirmed Monday that Jimmy died at home in the company of family and loved ones about 9 p.m.

“It was almost like something out of a movie, but a really sad movie where you already knew how it was going to end,” he said. “But he wanted to pass away at his house, and that’s exactly what he did.”

Born July 12, 1955, in Wills Point, about an hour east of Dallas, LaFave moved with his family to rural Payne County in Oklahoma as a youth and attended Donart High School in nearby Stillwater, Okla. A photo from 1973 shows a teenage LaFave performing in the school’s talent show. His childhood acoustic guitar is featured in a display at the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Okla.

He played regularly in Stillwater nightclubs after high school and, along with other rising Oklahoma songwriters of the era such as Bob Childers and Terry Buffalo Ware, helped establish what became known as red-dirt music, a rootsy mix of country, folk, blues and rock. He recorded his first two albums during that time, though they received little notice beyond his home region.

After LaFave moved to Austin, he gradually rose to the fore of the city’s music scene. His 1988 tape “Highway Angels … Full Moon Rain” was recognized as the best cassette release at that year’s Austin Music Awards. Soon he began hosting a weekly open mic at Chicago House, a popular Sixth Street acoustic haven in the 1990s. Early on, he began wearing the vintage leather driving cap that became a nearly omnipresent part of his outfit onstage.

Read full article: Jimmy LaFave, renowned singer-songwriter, dies of cancer at 61