Like July 4th

...one day later.

  • Like July 4th, The Day After

    Ed is gong to be here for his yearly trek across the USA from Jacksonville, FL. We always have a good time when we play and we’ve got Susan Herndon joining in with us.

  • Folk Singing, somebody’s liable to get hurt.

    I’ve played more in the past 12 months than the previous 12 years but I’m still trying to figure out what I’m doing. I love doing this solo/singer/songwriter thing. My old pal Terry Ware was gracious enough to let me throw in ...

  • Necessity

            I wish those were my words but they are from John Ford’s 1939 movie, “The Grapes of Wrath.” I’ll confess that this has been my primary state of mind most of my adult life. Making the best of ...

  • Today I saw A Goatman From Hell. He seemed a little satanic.

    There are times when everything seems to just go to hell. Everything seems to change all a sudden, people freak out about everything and some of them have cause. I thought last year would be the long hot summer but I was wrong. I should have ...

  • Nonspecific Auteuritis

    I record. Sometimes I make music that goes perfectly with a particular project and sometimes they don’t.That affronts me very little. There’s something always cooking in the creative cave and that whatever will be, is gonna be, know ...

  • Git Along, Little Doggie

    I’m not sure what to say about this except I recorded this for my pal Howell Grayson a few years back when I was helping him get his website running. He trains cattle dogs and does freeze branding. He didn’t ask for a jingle, but I ...

  • I like to play

    Follow Me Down: download or listen now!   I like to play and sing in public. That’s the whole of it. I just like it. Some folks like the way I do it and some don’t. Neither affronts me much because I really, really enjoy performing. I want ...

  • The Greatest

    Download: Kelly_Raines:_The_ Greatest This is an experiment I just finished. Listen to it, don’t listen to it, stick your fingers in your ears and say “LA LA LA LA LA.” I enjoyed the hell out making it and, as I always say, ...

  • Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

    Listen To This Now: Dogs, Okies, etc, or Download. My name is Kelly and I’m an Oklahoman. In many ways, Oklahoma has never really progressed beyond the depression. With the excitement of the land runs, the fortunes made in the early oil ...

  • Junior Barnard’s Blues

    Junior Barnard’s Blues for download–get it now! Junior Barnard was a guitar player Bob Wills nicknamed “Fat Boy.” What does this have to do with me? Nothing, but he inspired me to name this very limited release, ...