Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Remembering Lewie Wickham

This weekend at the New Mexico Music Awards, they paid tribute to the late singer/picker Lewie Wickham -- who died last month --  by playing a biographical video written and directed by Thom Eberhardt and produced by Christine Vasquez.

I didn't know him personally, but back in the early '70s I used to go see Lewie with his brother Hank all the time in Albuquerque. I still remember their songs like "Family Picnic," "Them Old Chile Fields Back Home" and "Little Bit Late." Lewie in many ways reminded me of my hero Roger Miller.

I couldn't figure out how to embed the video they played at the awards show, but here's a page where you can watch it.

And below is a fairly recent video of Lewie singing about Gunsmoke's Miss Kitty.


And for old time's sake ...