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- Outlaw country pioneer Jerry Jeff Walker is most noted for his hit, “Mr. Bojangles,” but it was his smooth voice and vibrant country songs that earned him a large and loyal following. Artists like Neil Diamond, Nina Simone, Bob Dylan and Sammy Davis Jr. have all covered his songs. Walker became, along with Willie Nelson and Asleep At The Wheel, one of the arbiters of the internationally famous “Austin Music Scene.” Since then, he has celebrated the music of peers such as Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt, and served as a fountainhead and inspiration to younger musicians such as Robert Earl Keen, Pat Green, Jack Ingram and Garth Brooks. But even with all that, Walker still sees the world with a troubadour’s eyes. His songs are the way he makes the world make sense, how he passes on stories of the people he meets, the way he feels on a given morning. He has come full circle, back to his singer-songwriter roots.
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