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Terri Sharp has written and recorded with heavy hitters such as Don McLean, Hank Williams, Jr., Billy Joe Shaver, and many more over her illustrious career.
In Don McLean’s 2007 biography by Alan Howard, The Don McLean Story: Killing Us Softly With His Songs, he referred to Terri Sharp as “one of the most talented songwriters on the Nashville scene”.
Around 1967 she moved to New Orleans to record with White Cliff Records. While there, she met celebrated musician, composer, producer, Allen Toussaint. It would be much easier to tell you who Mr. Toussaint has not worked with instead of who he has.There are just to many to list at this time. He and Ms. Sharp have remained friends to this day.
Tonight, I am honored to have her as a guest on my show. Ms. Sharp will talk about her memorable career and what she is up to now. She is still very much into writing and recording, the majority of her work today in Spanish. Of course, she will be elaborating on that as well as her new CD.
Joining Terri Sharp in the studio will be Chris and Bill Booker. They are going to discuss the music portion of the upcoming Hunt Centennial Celebration in Hunt, Texas, where Mr. Shaver will be performing with Ms. Sharp and many others through out the day on May 19th.
Ms. Sharp will be performing a couple tunes live on the show. The locals here in the Kerrville area may recognize the Bookers as two of the members of the Kerrville band, Exit 505. They will be performing at the Hunt Centennial as well.
The second hour is going to start out with a tribute to my good friend and colleague, Ray Bliss & Family and their Cat - five extremely cool tunes from the likes of Canned Heat, Memphis Slim, Satchmo (AKA Louis Armstrong for you youngsters), Carl Perkins, Billy Boy Arnold, and Blind PIg Record's, Contino.
We're going to wrap things up with a Cinco De Mayo celebration done "From Under the Basement" style! You'll hear tunes from Sir Doug, Joe King Carrasco, Texas Tornadoes, Steve Earl, ZZ Top and others.
It’s going to be a fun filled informative, and completely entertaining 80 minutes you are not going to want to miss. So tune in to "The Real Deal" on KOOK 93.5 in Junction and KERV 1230 AM in Kerrville as they so kindly turn the reins over to "The Surreal Deal". It all gets started at 8PM (Central). Don't forget - for you out of towners it also streams on the web!
See ya Under the Basement!