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High atop a mountain ridge in West Virginia, one of the last true honky-tonks serves up country music to fans of the legendary Patsy Cline, Ernest Tubb – for whom the Troubadour is named – and its legendary founder and proprietor Joltin' Jim McCoy. Jim built the legendary lounge to provide a place for musicians of myriad genres to perform, and it exists because Jim has always believed in giving all musicians their chance to shine. Jim gave Patsy Cline, then Virginia Hensley, her first airtime on his radio show around 1948.

In an amazing tribute, Ryan and Sam Weber and their band captured Jim's spirit. It was performed and premiered at the Troubadour on March 11, 2016. This video documents its first playing there.

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Jim

I watch you walkin', slow and steady
Behind your walker wheels
Your trademark shuffle not so free and easy
But there's still purpose in your heels

Step by step and inch by inch, your eyes are locked with mine
And a kinder set of eyes than yours, I know I'll never find

I think of days so long ago
When you jolted 'cross this land
Airwaves filled with your hard voice
And your guitar in your hand

Fingers now clasp 'round mine, a little too locked up to play
As I gaze into your sunset eyes, I only want to say

Thank you for showing me what I aspire to be
Someone who stands for someone the way you stood for me

Time it waltzes and rolls along, walks the floor all over you
From midnight to midnight, the one thing that remains true
It's made your body so frail and weak, a wayward wind could make you fall
But it hasn't touched your stubborn spirit much, somehow still standing strong and tall

The night's cooled off, the fire's bright, Autumn's comin' on
I reminisce on all the other nights we had now come and gone

All these folks that linger here
I know what they've come for
They've come just as I have come
To see the Troubadour

Thank you for showing me what I aspire to be
Someone who stands for someone
Someone who stands for someone
Someone who stands for someone
The way you stood for me

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released March 18, 2016
Mastered by Andy Pryde.
Cover design by Anita Peeples.

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The Weber Brothers Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

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