Blaze Foley - Sittin By The Road (RSD 2017)
The 12 songs, including hits like ''Clay Pigeons'' and ''If I Could Only Fly'' - later to be covered by Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard -, showcase Foley''s sound between classic American Country and modern Folk along with his cunning political lyrics and a both punchy and emotional tone.
Today, Foley is admired not only by leading American Folk musicians like Nelson, Haggard or Prine, but also by independent artists like Kings Of Leon-singer Caleb Followill. The latter, in an interview with the L.A. Times in 2010, stated that Blaze Foley''s songs currently were his most important musical inspiration.
"He''s only gone crazy once. Decided to stay. [...] I am proud to call Blaze my friend." - Townes Van Zandt
"The song I wish I''d written: ''Clay Pigeons'' by Blaze Foley. It paints such a picture that when you listen to it, you hope that''s you he''s singing about." - Caleb Followill, Kings Of Leon.
"Blaze Foley was a genius and a beautiful loser." - Lucinda Williams