Music Review: Bill Neely’s ‘Blackland Farm Boy’

Blackland Farm Boy by Bill Neely

Texan Billy Neely has been singing and picking country guitar since 1929 and age 13, when he encountered his idol, the legendary Jimmie Rodgers, at a tent show. Highlighting this debut album: “Law and Justice,” a haunting, Woody Guthrie–like tune penned on death row in 1930 by a Neely relative who was electrocuted for a crime of which he was later proven innocent; and the singer’s own “Blackland Farm,” where Neely recounts the story of his childhood meeting with Rodgers.

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