That time I asked Country Dick Montana what he liked best about playing live with the Beat Farmers

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By Steve Newton

Here’s another audio excerpt from my 1990 interview with the legendary Country Dick Montana, because it’s Sunday afternoon and posting this seems like way more fun than the other crap I should be doing instead.

Please note: you can hear the entire interview–all 20 minutes of Dick being Dick–by coughing up $5 American and supporting me on Patreon. (For five bucks a month you can also hear my complete interviews with Mike Cooley of the Drive-By Truckers, Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lindsay Mitchell of Prism, Buddy Miles, Eddie Money, Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith, Gaye Delorme, Dave Murray of Iron Maiden, Graham Bonnet of Alcatrazz, Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac, Doc Neeson of Angel City, Rik Emmett of Triumph, Sonny Landreth, Tosin Abasi of Animals as Leaders, Jeff Beck, Albert King, Johnny Ramone of the Ramones, Peter Frampton, Otis Rush, Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip, Leslie West of Mountain, Steve Howe of Yes, Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden, Uli Jon Roth, Poison Ivy of the Cramps, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Greg Lake of ELP, Robert Plant, Malcolm Young and Brian Johnson of AC/DC, Warren Zevon, Tal Wilkenfeld, Steve Clark of Def Leppard, Roy Buchanan, Gary Moore, Ronnie Montrose, Danny Gatton, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Ann Wilson of Heart, J.J. Cale, Yngwie Malmsteen, Chris Cornell, Long John Baldry, Allan Holdsworth, Kim Mitchell, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Joe Satriani, B.B. King, Albert Collins, Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Dick Dale, Greg Allman, and Dickey Betts. With hundreds more to come.)

Anyway, here’s Country Dick in 1990 describing what he liked best about performing live.

Have a listen:


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