Joe Lansdale. We hadn't seen each other in about four years or so. We're guys, so things were pretty much the same and we're both busy with projects. It was a great visit and I love talking to Joe.
But the thing that blew me away was his daughter, Kasey Lansdale. She's blossomed into a beautiful young lady. She's also a country and western singer, and I just kind of took that in stride and thought, Sure everybody's a country singer these days.
Neighbor, I'm here to tell you that Kasey is the real deal. Her voice is pure and sweet and a delight to listen to. I wouldn't have believed it. I believe Joe about most things (except when I know he's pulling my leg), but I'd thought his good words about Kasey were simply a manifestation of parental pride. Here's a presentation from Flickr.
I don't listen to country music. I'm more of a blues guy. Delbert McClinton and Bonnie Raitt rock my soul.
But Kasey has become a new favorite.
Check out her site for a preview of her music. And just so you know, she's a professional songwriter for Nashville. A legend in the making. See her now.