One of Australian country’s most respected and awarded country singer-songwriters Troy Cassar-Daley joins me to talk about one of his idols, Willie Nelson, and the iconic Texan’s first ‘Greatest Hits’, collecting his pre-outlaw era classics from the early 60s.
How does the sound of this record diverge from what became Willie’s signature sound? How did Patsy Cline come to record 'Crazy’? What instrument did Troy teach Willie to play when they toured together in the 90s? Why didn’t Troy cut any songs from this album on his platinum selling duets album with Adam Harvey 'The Great Country Songbook’? And how does the original version here of 'Darkness on the Face of the Earth’ compare with Willie’s reggae reimagining of the song?
Plus Troy gives us a peak at a beautiful not yet released song 'Outlaws Like Me’, inspired by Willie and his fellow outlaw country legends.
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My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.
Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.
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