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 ...

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for your kind words about my Dad, Mr. Terrell. Here is a link to the fanpage he began before he died. Blessings. Lisa Teresina Wickham https://www.facebook.com/LewieWickhamNM?ref=hl

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  2. Thanks, Teresina. I really did like your dad's music.

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  3. As I said on another venue, I recall The Lewie Wickham Trio playing Sandia High School in Albuquerque in 1971 or so. Don't remember if the show was an anti drug show or something but certainly remember the entertaining show and of course, "Just a little bit late". Seems he also did "The $60 Duck and that song about the Dog. Someone finally had posted "Little bit late" a couple years ago and went to hear it again tonight when I see the messages of Lewie's passing. It's not so much about what you have while you're here, but more about what you leave behind. Thanks again Lewie!

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