Rusty Wier, R.I.P.


Rusty Wier was a well-known singer/songwriter who has been a Texas hero for decades.  He died last week after a long battle with cancer.  He was one of the most exuberant and infectious performers I’ve ever seen, every show I saw him play was memorable.  Here is a proper tribute from the Austin American Statesman.  Perhaps his biggest moment was Bonnie Raitt’s cover of Wier’s “Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance” from the Urban Cowboy soundtrack.  People in Texas will remember him differently, though – most likely from a hot, sweaty night of dancing and drinking in a roadhouse somewhere.  Rusty Wier was a Lone Star classic.

MP3: “Austin City Limits ad/Rusty Wier”  (KILT-FM, 1977)

MP3: “Coast Of Colorado” by Rusty Wier

MP3: “Good Good Lovin’ ” by Rusty Wier

MP3: “Midnight Angel” by Rusty Wier

YouTube: “Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance” by Rusty Wier

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