Daily Discovery: Tony Villiers, “Jesus Was a Rollin’ Stone”

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ARTIST: Tony Villiers

SONG: Jesus Was a Rollin’ Stone

BIRTHDATE: Somewhere down the road some way

HOMETOWN: Armagh City, Northern Ireland

CURRENT LOCATION: On the move

AMBITIONS: To see the sun rise

TURN-OFFS: False hope

TURN-ONS: Hope

DREAM GIG: Gerde’s Folk City, New York, April 11th 1961

FAVORITE LYRIC:

Now the Union Central is pullin’ out

The orchids are in bloom

I’ve only got me one good shirt left

And it smells of stale perfume

In fourteen months I’ve only smiled once

And I didn’t do it consciously

Somebody’s got to find your trail

I guess it’s gonna be up to me

CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: Me, 2.24am.

SONG I WISH I WROTE: Visions of Johanna

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Apart from my family, Woody Guthrie, Huddie Ledbetter, Bob Dylan, Neil Armstrong and Joey Dunlop

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: John Prine, Vicar Street, Dublin, 2013 or the 30+ Dylan shows I’ve seen.

I WROTE THIS SONG: Late at night in an attic room above a Turkish Barbershop in Belfast

 

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