That's a solid group of artists and all of those albums were enjoyable, to be sure. Garner's was my favorite though. I liked his guitar playing and the arrangements were creative, but the songs were the thing. He wrote about everyday life events, things that might seem mundane to some folks, but to folks who were dealing with the type of things he wrote about, it was really cool to hear that somebody else was not only dealing with those things, too, but also writing songs about it. Even familiar blues subjects were given a unique and fresh spin.
For our Blues Fix Mix CD, I had to include a Larry Garner tune, and I included what is one of my favorite of his tunes from You Need To Live A Little, "Four Cars Running," which finds Garner up to his neck in trying to keep up with his family responsibilities, including maintaining the vehicles of all of his family members. This was always an amusing song to me, but never more so than in the last few months, when I suddenly found myself trying to.......you guessed it......KEEP FOUR CARS RUNNING!! Dads all over the place (and Moms, too) can definitely relate to this tune. It's nice to hear that we're not alone. Here's Track Six of our Blues Fix Mix CD.......Larry Garner's "Four Cars Running."