an older song to listen to

The song is Sick & Tired.  Cross Canadian Ragweed (CCR) with Lee Ann Womack.  I think it may actually be a 2004 (or so) song but being trapped in the house with ice I finally saw the video on palladia channel.

“I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.”

It’s a beautifully crafted song with some hooky lyrics and awesome harmonies.

And I have always been a CCR fan.  And a Lee Ann Womack fan.

Ok.  CCR’s name (if you haven’t heard of them).  It’s not that they love smoking Canada’s marijuana (or at least I don’t know that they actually do that).

The band consists of Cody Canada, Randy Ragsdale, Grady Cross, and Jeremy Plato (see.  There is there name). They specialize in something called the “Red Dirt sound” which draws heavily from influences like Steve Earle and Bob Dylan.

They are often tagged as alt-country but their sound is more Tom Petty and ZZ Top than Hank Williams or George Jones and incorporates some Van Halen type stuff and 1970s Southern rock.

They certainly embrace the edgier aspects of country with a hybrid sound.

I love their sound and songs. Great writing, intelligent playing and exceptionally talented musicianship.


The song.  Sick & Tired.

The harmony will give you shivers.  Womack sort of reminds me of some Emmy Lou Harris duets. Womack seems to often be at her best harmonizing (remember she and Willie Nelson doing Mendocino County Line together).

Here you go.  Enjoy.

Sick & Tired:

Written by Bruce