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Thread #49789 Message #754481
Posted By: Bullfrog Jones
25-Jul-02 - 01:28 PM
Thread Name: Steve Earle takin' heat for new song
Subject: RE: BS: Steve Earle takin' heat for new song
Coyote & Kim -- The Bullfrogs did a version of Copperhead Road on our first c.d.(In fact we're listed on the Unofficial Steve Earle Website)and we still sometimes use it as a set opener. A couple of years ago we played at The Kent Country Music Festival (careful how you say that!) and we were horrified to discover that we'd been placed in the line-dancing hall, thinking that we'd go down like a lead balloon. Imagine our surprise when we kicked off with Copperhead Road and the whole place hit the floor and did the most amazing dance to it. The nice thing was that they stayed there and made up dances to our original songs too. We'd always been a bit snobbish about line-dancers, but the sight of a hundred or so people dancing in perfect syncopation to a song you wrote is strangely moving!