Playin' Possum (A Tribute To George Jones)
George "Possum" Jones - The Voice of Country Music
I remember my grand parents listening to all the old country classics. At a young age, I didn't appreciate the music as much as I should have. As I got older, those old songs sounded so much better.
George Jones has a unique "hiccup" and smooth whine to his singing style. It's those characteristics that made the lyrics to his songs so much more than words. The Possum always had great "storyteller" songs - I'm a sucker for a good story...
Playin' Possum is a George Jones style storyteller (and I only attempted one "signature" Jones style vocal as a tip of the cap). It's a classic country heartbreak song with haunting fiddle and steel, loss, regret, and a whole lot of other reasons to drink (just don't drive your lawn mower while intoxicated).