Route 66 News

Racing and reclining

The Mohave Daily News has a wrapup story about the 17th annual Great Oatman Bed Race in Oatman, Ariz., on Saturday. Oatman, a little Route 66 town nestled in the Black Mountains, periodically holds these goofy but lovable contests, including…

Boom to bust to boom again

Heather Clark of the Associated Press takes a look at the Route 66 town of Grants, N.M., which is undergoing a boom of economic activity again because of a rise in uranium prices. With uranium prices approaching $100 a pound,…

A “Route 66″ detour

Here’s Joe DiVeglia playing “Route 66″ on an old upright piano, in quite a bit of a New Orleans style. Like this:Like Loading…

Mother Road Transfer

In this old clip from “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson, here’s the Manhattan Transfer performing “Route 66.” Like this:Like Loading…

Living in Tulsa Time

This was during Eric Clapton‘s Tulsa period, in which all his road musicians were from Tulsa. This song was written by a Tulsan, too, by the name of J.J. Cale. Like this:Like Loading…

“Running on Empty”

Here’s another road song from Jackson Browne, and it’s probably his best-known. He’s got a little help, circa 1982. Like this:Like Loading…

A good picker

Ron, aka merkywave, of Albuquerque lists himself as a locksmith. Not only can he pick locks, but he can pick guitar, as this country blues version of “Route 66″ shows. Like this:Like Loading…

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