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Playlist of TMC Texas Icons: Brian Burns with Gary P Nunn & Bobby Rambo

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  • TMC Texas Icons: Brian Burns with Gary P Nunn & Bobby Rambo - Angels & Outlaws

    4:55

    Texas Music Cafe proudly serves the cooking of Brian Burns. Here he slowly warms Angels & Outlaws to a simmer amid 18 strings of country sweetness cooked up by friends Gary P Nunn and Bobby Rambo tear tinged solos.

    Follow Brian's music using the links below.

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  • TMC Texas Icons Menu: Gary P. Nunn w/ Brian Burns & Bobby Rambo - Purty Boys

    4:44

    Texas Music Cafe captured these country music masters in their prime when they were still relatively Purty Boys too. Gary's love of songcraft and clever lyrics is celebrated here.

    This performance is from roughly 20 years ago when Gary's already well established fame was a real score for TMC. We needed some big name bait on our hook to showcase all the great songwriters with little fame of their own yet. Shot live in the Waco studio of Texas Music cafe.

    Gary was just honored by the State of Texas with a lifetime achievement award as a musician. He was previously named as Texas' Official Music Ambassador. Congratulations to Gary from all his Texas Music Cafe friends.

    Follow Gary online using the links below.


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  • TMC Texas Icons Menu: Gary P Nunn with Brian Burns & Bobby Rambo - Couldnt Do Nothing Right

    5:10

    Texas Music Cafe was incredibly fortunate that within months of creating our show, we were already booking well known talent. At the time he came to our studio, legendary Texas country music icon Gary P Nunn was already one of the best known names in country music. What we were surprised to learn is that Gary cares about songs as passionately as we do. Sing him one of your own songs and if he likes it will learn it and sing it in his shows.

    So imagine our surprise when he arrived with Bobby Rambo and Brian Burns. At the time I had no idea who these men were beyond friends of Gary's. I would find out later that each of the two other men are also icons of Texas music. These fellers have left their handprints all over what has become the Texas sound that has become a country music style distinctly different from the Nashville sound.

    This song is a good example of how that sound is created. No steel guitar or concert string intros or rap sections. The absence of drums and bass creates a sparse and intimate sound of layered guitars that lends itself well to ballads and the kind of cowboy poet that Nunn is. Between these three men, they've scooted over half the boots in Texas. I'll tell y'all what, that's a lot of dang boots and probably a low ball estimate.

    Follow Gary online using the links below.

  • TMC Texas Icons Menu: Gary P Nunn w/ Bobby Rambo & Brian Burns - Ive Got A Long, Long Way To Go

    3:19

    As Texas as it gets. I bought a cowboy hat onest and it said, made in Colorado. I got me some boots but they came from somewhar othern too. These here cowpokes are as Texas as armadillos.

    Gary P? Well now he's what we call a songwriter's songwriter. Dang nice fellow to boot and look who he runs with! The Austin City Limits reference is talking about the PBS tv show that used Gary's London Homesick Blues as it's theme music. Gary was too busy touring to actually go to their studio each Saturday. The Murph in the song is Michael Martin Murphy (composer of Wildfire) and the song is clearly autobiographical. Anyway if you were hoping to one day write a song about your life

    Follow Gary online using the links below.

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  • Well of the Blues - Brian Burns with Gary P. Nunn & Bobby Rambo LIVE @ TMC

    4:20

    Honestly, I didn't know who Brian Burns was when he came to perform in our old Waco studio along with very well known Gary P. Nunn. Over the course of the approximately 90 minute live show that followed, Brian would turn me into a fan who's never forget his name.

    It made an impression on me that Gary was obviously very familiar with Brian's songs. You'll notice Gary mouthing the lyrics to the verses and only joining Brian on the choruses. A songwriter who gains the attention and respect of well established musicians in their genre merits notice.

    Want to sing it with him? Restart the video and scroll down a bit.

    Brian Burns – Well Of The Blues
    Amoeba man, he runs from hot, wraps up from the cold,
    Old evil man, he worries a lot 'bout how he's gonna save his soul,
    Easy man, maybe he like whiskey, silly girl, maybe she got caught,
    And old lazy bones, maybe he stays home, saw more than he sought.

    CHORUS:
    The well of the blues - oh, it never runs dry.
    It never gets full enough of whiskey and rye.
    The well of the blues...

    Preacher man bad-mouths the bottle and Mama pours it down the drain.
    Old grandpa likes to keep it within reach, it eases his favorite pain,
    And all year long old teetotallers' songs would echo grandpa's fall,
    But on the holidays everything's okay, even judges forget the laws.

    REPEAT CHORUS

    Well, there's natural-born winners and losers out lookin' for the old time
    Thrill,
    They get the Indians' luck, the burnin' cup, stuck with a whiskey still
    Till it fills the head and makes the bed spin like a wildcat drill,
    Borin' a hole down deep in your soul that only a bottle can fill.

    Find more Brian Burns music online at the links below.


  • TMC Presents: Dont Tell Mama Im a Guitar Picker - Brian Burns with Bobby Rambo & Gary P Nunn

    2:58

    Texas Music Cafe dishes up a triple Texan treat featuring one of the state's finest singer songwriters Brian Burns. This 1990's taping at our Waco studio was a hoot and holler we all recall fondly.

    Burns grew up in central Texas and had some great influences but writes and sings with a voice all his own. This gem Don't Tell Mama I'm a Guitar Picker (She thinks I'm just in jail) is really funny, especially for those pickers among us. This song should make his mama proud is what we think.

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  • Brian Burns with Gary P. Nunn & Bobby Rambo - Lucy & Desi

    3:49

    We here at Texas Music Cafe notice that when we write songs, no famous people show up to perform them with us. Maybe we need to write songs as well as Brian.

    Follow Brian online using the links below.

  • Think of You

    2:39

    Provided to YouTube by DistroKid

    Think of You · Texas Music Outlaws

    Think of You

    ℗ 1045163 Records DK

    Released on: 2018-12-25

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  • TMC Chefs Special: Gary P Nunn with Bobby Rambo & Brian Burns - Just Public Domain

    3:11

    Texas Music Cafe was lucky to book Gary. Few knew about our show yet and we knew we needed some better known talent to attract a bigger studio audience. To our delight he showed up with Bobby Rambo and Brian Burns.

    Each of these fellows can comfortably play a full show of their own songs. Their love of song craft is evident in the tunes they chose to play that night. Smart songwriters learn quickly about what public domain is so this song feels like it was written for songwriters.

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  • Good Night Angelina

    4:33

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Good Night Angelina (Brian Burns) · Various Artists-Boat Folk Records

    Live From Meridian Texas

    ℗ 1999 Boatfolk Records

    Released on: 2000-07-11

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  • Brian Burns Memorial pt 1

    34:01

  • TMC Texas 2Fer: Gary P Nunn & Brian Burns

    6:35

    Texas Music Cafe proudly presents this stellar lineup with Bobby Rambo playing leads for legendary Texan Gary P. Nunn singing Rocking Chair (That Don't Rock No More) written by Waco area songwriter Rickey Cardwell (who we recently featured). They wrapped up their live show that night with a traditional Texas tune when Brian Burns (who we also recently featured) broke into Will the Circle Be Unbroken for this very sober crowd who go ahead and enjoy it anyway without cold beer or barbecue in a place that has the nerve to paint the word Cafe on the sign out front (even though that word actually means coffee which you also couldn't get there without calling ahead). Y'all understand?

  • TMC Chefs Special: Brian Burns with Bobby Rambo & Gary P. Nunn - Im Not a Wino

    3:05

    Texas Music Cafe folks learned long ago that honky-tonk gigs require one or several drinking songs. The tune wasn't wasted on our sober studio audience. Great song.

  • Gary P. Nunn with Brian Burns & Bobby Rambo - London Homesick Blues

    4:07

    Texas Music Cafe recorded Gary's iconic London Homesick Blues live in Waco just about 20 years ago. He's being backed here by songwriter Brian Burns and guitarist Bobby Rambo. You already know the words so sing along and if ya didn't, shush now and learn 'em.

    Follow Gary online using the links below.


  • Im Taking As It Comes - Bobby Rambo with Gary P. Nunn & Brian Burns LIVE @ the Texas Music Cafe

    2:45

    About 20 years ago the Texas Music Cafe got together these icons of Texas country in our Waco television studio along with as big a live audience as we had ever squeezed through our doors at that point. Each of these men is a legend in their own right but their combined skills gave us a magical evening of true Texas style country music.

    Born in Dallas, Booby became a veteran singer songwriter, producer, and publisher. He has 5 Grammy nominations to his credit. Bobby played the lead guitar parts that night for all the songs Gary and Brian played. We didn't even know at that time that Bobby has already appeared in the motion picture entitled Songwriter back in 1984.

    This was the only song that Bobby sang that evening. You can see it was hot under the stage lights but we like to serve songs hot and have cooked many a Texas troubadour under them.

    To watch more performances from that special evening so long ago, visit our Cafe Menu Classics playlist. Country, Rock, Blues, Gospel, Tejano, Texas Swing, Rockabilly and even Cow Punk all occupy this playlist. Here you'll hear and see what live music in Texas was like in the 1990's and and the first decade of this millennia.

    While visiting our playlist page, don't forget to check out PBS broadcast shows from our seventh and eighth seasons or our Order Up - Recent Shoots playlist filled with performers appearing in just the last few years.

    Now in his 70's, you won't find his profiles on social media sites but you will find his songs and lyrics in most of the prime online music sites.

  • Bicycling In A Border Town

    3:50

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Bicycling In A Border Town · Brian Burns

    Texas Unplugged, Vol. 1

    ℗ 2006 Palo Duro Records

    Released on: 2006-04-18

    Music Publisher: Brian Burns Music

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  • Tyler Roses

    6:33

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Tyler Roses · Paco Estrada

    Bedtime Stories

    ℗ 2015 Reckless Love Llc

    Released on: 2015-03-28

    Music Publisher: Bicycle Wine Publishing

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Brian Burns mfl

    5:33

    Brian Burns med flera spelar live på wirströms

  • Mr. Gone

    2:57

    Provided to YouTube by Smith Music

    Mr. Gone · Ray Reed

    Mr. Gone

    ℗ 2019 1836 Music Group

    Released on: 2019-04-05

    Main Artist: Ray Reed

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • In The Music Room Studio Concert Brian Burns Audio Flashback set 2 of 2

    53:09

    Once Upon A Time
    There was This Mystical Place, in Texas,
    A Destination for Singer-Songwriters
    Known for Its Tribe of Modern Troubadours
    A Venue So Unique .. A Musical Mingling
    Of Artist & Audience
    And on the evening of February 9th 2013
    Legendary Singer Songwriter Brian Burns came to play!
    Here is set 2 o 2
    In The Music Room Studio Concert Brian Burns Audio Flashback

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  • Outlaw Angel

    2:57

  • Highway of Heartaches

    2:50

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Highway of Heartaches · Red Meat

    Live At the World's Smallest Honky Tonk

    ℗ 2010 Red Meat

    Released on: 2010-10-19

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Indianola

    6:04

    Brian Burns' song about the lost city of Indianola, TX...washed away by 19th century hurricanes

  • Texas Jack - Outlaws Outlaw

    2:41

    Hymns of the Southern Gothic

    All Rights Owned By Texas Jack

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  • Brian Burns - Gimme A Ride To Heaven

    4:11

    Brian Burns - Gimme A Ride To Heaven - 2002 album - Angels & Outlaws ~ written by Terry Allen ~

  • In The Music Room Studio Concert Brian Burns Audio Flashback set 1 of 2

    51:04

    Once Upon A Time
    There was This Mystical Place, in Texas,
    A Destination for Singer-Songwriters
    Known for Its Tribe of Modern Troubadours
    A Venue So Unique .. A Musical Mingling
    Of Artist & Audience
    And on the evening of February 9th 2013
    Legendary Singer Songwriter Brian Burns came to play!
    Here is set 1 o 2
    In The Music Room Studio Concert Brian Burns Audio Flashback

  • Welcome to Texas

    2:19

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Welcome to Texas · Charles Murphy

    Texas Style

    ℗ 2008 Charles Murphy

    Released on: 2008-01-01

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  • Gary P. Nunn and the Armadillos Outlaw Influence − Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s

    2:16

    Singer-songwriter Gary P. Nunn watched a scene rise up around the Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin, Texas, with artists including Michael Murphey (for whom he once played bass) and Willie Nelson helping to bridge hippie culture and country culture and changing the atmosphere, pulling national attention to that vaunted local stage. Here, he reminisces about those days and the Austin origins of Outlaw movement.

    Presented in support of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's major exhibition Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s, open May 25, 2018 through February 14, 2021.

    For more information on the exhibition “Outlaws and Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ‘70s” visit:

  • Welcome to Texas

    3:06

    Provided to YouTube by TuneCore

    Welcome to Texas · Scotty Alexander

    Guilty

    ℗ 2020 Orville Records

    Released on: 2020-01-01

    Composer Lyricist: Scotty Alexander
    Songwriter: Scotty Alexander

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Heartaches and Honky Tonks

    2:43

    Provided to YouTube by IIP-DDS

    Heartaches and Honky Tonks · Steve Lovett

    Building Bridges

    ℗ Steve Lovett

    Released on: 2014-05-22

    Artist: Steve Lovett

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Gary P Nunn at The Ameripolitan Awards Memphis TN

    3:12

  • Brian Burns - Nothin To Say

    3:23

    Brian Burns - Nothin' To Say (Austin vs Nashville) -
    - download song at -

  • London Homesick Blues

    4:37

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  • Brian Burns Memorial Service pt. 2

    35:32

    From July 2, 2014 at the MHS auditorium.

  • Brian Burns @ Camp All Saints

    2:49

    Brian Burns @ Camp All Saints

  • LOve and a 45 @ standard

    47

    love and a 45 play the standard

  • Couldnt do nothing right - Gary P Nunn June 5, 2009

    1:15

  • Thunderstorms and Tyler Roses

    3:01

    Gary Anderson and I performing Thunderstorms and Tyler Roses originally recorded by Texas artist Brian Burns.

  • Man Walks Among Us

    3:14

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Man Walks Among Us · Greg Ryder

    American Western

    ℗ 2008 All Songs Recorded With Permission By Copyright Holders.

    Released on: 2008-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • THIRD COAST 3RD COAST BOUT TO MAKE IT HAPPEN 5. Tonight

    4:21

    THIRD COAST 3RD COAST - BOUT TO MAKE IT HAPPEN - RED DISC - 5. TONIGHT

    SAVANNAH,GA

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  • Thunderstorms and Tyler Roses

    3:11

    Doing a cover of an awesome Brian Burns song!

  • Along Old Fence Lines - Brian Burns

    4:21

    From the CD American Junkyard

  • Thunderstorms and Tyler Roses 042511.AVI

    3:12

    Monday Night Musicians in Marshall, Texas: Alan Grantham sings Thunderstorms and Tyler Roses.

  • Gary P. Nunn visits with Justin Frazell on TXRDR Radio.

    9:41

    Take a listen to Justin and Gary P. visit about the old days and the true story behind 'London Homesick Blues' on previous TXRDR Show.

  • Deborah Vial - Tyler Roses

    5:11

    Deborah Vial with Astrogin singing Tyler Roses from the Dynamic Trash CD

  • Austin City Limits Hall of Fame 2014: Bill Arhos

    3:17

    If there's a single person to which the phrase without whom could be applied, it's Bill Arhos.

    A proud graduate of Rice University, Arhos started at the Austin public television station in the early '60s. Through the years he served as a cameraman, producer, and program director, completing his career as general manager from 1986 to 2000. It was during his tenure as program director that Austin City Limits was born. In 1974, Arhos noticed the already-busy Austin music scene, and together with producer Paul Bosner and director Bruce Scafe came up with the idea to create a television program to showcase it. More importantly, he successfully pitched the ACL concept to skeptical station management and, once the pilot aired as a solid success during PBS' 1975 pledge drive, established it as a national series.

    Outside ACL, Arhos executive-produced 15 music-themed PBS pledge specials, as well as co-created the commercial program The Texas Connection, which aired on The Nashville Network for four years. Arhos also served on the PBS Board of Directors from 1989 to 1995 and on the Board of Directors of the Country Music Association from 1992 to 1994.

    Arhos served as ACL's executive producer in the beginning and from 1982 to 1999, holding that position longer than anyone in the show's history. As executive producer, Arhos kept the show going no matter what difficulties it faced. No matter the challenge, ACL always had Bill Arhos in its corner, and that goes a long way to explain why the show is now the longest running music program in television history.

    For more, visit:

  • Thunderstorms and Tyler Roses

    2:31

    Brian burns cover

  • I Know Someone By Ken Courville

    3:42

    Ken Courville - Faithful album

  • MAN WALKS AMONG US covered by Chuck De Ville

    4:08

    Cover version of MARTY ROBBINS' Man walks among us done by Chuck De Ville (RAISE THE UNDEAD / ROCKIN' TOMCATS

  • Tyler Roses-demo sessions for Bedtime Stories

    12:10

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