Hi everyone and welcome to another edition of Project Rhythm Seed’s Free Music Friday. This was most definitely a week of distinction, one that will stand out in our minds for some time to come. Sadly, the world lost a visionary mind and a wonderful human being in Steve Jobs. He set the bar pretty high for all of us that consider creativity and vision to be important benchmarks for a life well lived. This week’s Free Music Friday is dedicated to Steve.
From heartbreak to honky-tonking, from Jesus to gin mills, Hank Williams wrote about life’s deepest truths and sang with an ethereal authority on such unforgettable songs as “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “I Saw the Light,” “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Cold, Cold Heart” and many more.
When Hank Williams died, at the age of 29, in the back of his Cadillac sometime early morning on New Year’s Day 1953, he left behind a scuffed, embroidered brown leather briefcase, which he used to carry bound notebooks, among other items, darkening their pages with lyrics and song ideas. Some were fully finished, some just started.