Blaze Foley was one of the forgotten men of finger picking folk blues. In the years since his passing he has been mourned by the likes of Lucinda Williams and Townes Van Zandt but his music is hard to come by especially on vinyl. Lost Art have decided to sort this out by re-issuing this 12 track compilation from 2011 featuring studio and home recordings as well as live tracks.
Blaze Foley was an Arkansas folksman who was shot to death in suspicious circumstances in 1989. Despite relatively little success in his lifetime, Foley is admired by the likes of Willie Nelson and Caleb Followill. Sittin’ By The Road collects a dozen of his earliest known recordings. The titles on this are bloody great. ‘Big Cheeseburgers And Good French Fries’. ‘Fat Boy’. ‘Let Me Ride In Your Big Cadillac’.