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Austin Night (w​/​Bill Kirchen)

from Going the Distance by Jim Patton & Sherry Brokus

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Sometimes getting rich isn't (or shouldn't be) the goal. That's the amazing Bill Kirchen, the Titan of the Telecaster, on lead guitar.

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Austin Night

I heard Rubber Soul when I was just 15
Everything changed inside of me
Started playing guitar with my closest friend
Mama and Papa thought I’d reached a dead end
They said I’d never be famous
And they were right
But I’m still making music on an Austin night
So let’s rock
‘Cause it’s all right
I’m still making music on an Austin night

Now I could understand my parents point of view
It’s hard to pay the bills and be an artist too
But fame ain’t what it’s cracked up to be
I hear you’re just a cog in the machinery
They said I’d never get rich
And they were right
But I’m still making music on an Austin night
So let’s rock
‘Cause it’s all right
I’m still making music on an Austin night

Where I came from I was looked on with suspicion
Imagine their dismay at my musical ambition
I’ll admit some dreams did not come true
But that’s the case for all but a fortunate few
I’m not rich or famous, but I’m doing all right
I’m still making music on an Austin night
So let’s rock
‘Cause it’s all right
I’m still making music on an Austin night

© words and music by Jim Patton

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from Going the Distance, released May 1, 2022
Bill Kirchen: lead Telecaster

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Jim Patton & Sherry Brokus Austin, Texas

Austin folk rock songwriters Jim Patton & Sherry Brokus released “Collection 2008-2018” and it went to #12 on the Folk-DJ Charts in Feb. 2020. Songs which dive deep into characters whose lives haven't worked out as planned with Airplane/Everly Bros. Wall of Sound harmonies and fiddles, mandolins, and acoustic guitars passionately playing Byrds/Band style roots music. ... more

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