Musical palate cleanser, crime don’t pay edition

This started out as a sad story about one of my favorite artists.

Fortunately, there was a happy ending.  They caught the scumbag.

Nils was a prodigy who came out of the DC area.  He played in Charlottesville a fair number of times when I was in school there, both as a member of a group called Grin, and then solo.  He used to play on stage with a trampoline he’d jump on and do flips during a performance, believe it or not.

Of course, his first big claim to fame was playing with Crazy Horse, Neil Young’s backing band.  Here’s a little story about recording “Southern Man”.

His solo career took off in the mid-70s, but his second major claim to fame was joining Springsteen’s E-Street Band.

Anyway, here’s one of my favorite songs of his, a tribute to Keith Richards, “Keith Don’t Go”.  (At one point, Nils was rumored to be in the running to replace Mick Taylor when he left the Stones.  But I digress.)

The man can play a little guitar.  Keep on truckin’, Nils.


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2 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, crime don’t pay edition

  1. Red Cup

    Cool story about Southern Mam


  2. ugafidelis

    There was a header for this on Bing this morning.