Fort Worth native Terry Rasor has been writing songs and performing since the early seventies. He was named 'Songwriter of the Year' in '91 by the MCMA and was the first recipient of the coveted Steven Fromholz 'Texas Legend Singer/Songwriter' Award in 2017. He has been a strong voice for independent singers, songwriters and musicians all the while promoting his annual three day 'Raz On The Braz' music festival for twenty years! With two successful European tours and eight full length albums under his belt, the same raw-gritty-straight ahead sound coupled with his incredibly soulful lyrics and melodies have held true through it all! Near five decades have passed since his first audience; an original member of the bluegrass ensemble Sunset Harmony Boys, Trinity and The Geezers (of late), Terry has been blessed to have shared the stage with Texas legends like Rusty Wier, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Steven Fromholz, Pat Green, Butch Hancock, John Nitzinger, Tommy Alverson, Walt Wilkins, Amos Staggs, Davin James, Larry Joe Taylor, Michael Hearne and more. Watch for an upcoming show near you and hear what all the Raz is about!
LIVE at Caravan of Dreams (1990)
Takin' Ransom (1998)
Texas Hiway Troubador (1999)
Write It Down (2003)
LIVE at Tommy Alversons Family Gathering (2005)
A Lonesome Sound (2012)
LIVE at Poor David's Pub (2017)
On Fire (2020)
How proud we are to present you with the Volume IX of our "LIVE AT POOR DAVID'S PUB" SERIES!
When I first heard Terry Rasor sing at the Steven Fromholz memorial, I was immediately struck by how he resonated the music of our dearly departed Steven and Buckwheat; hence the title, "A LITTLE BW, A LITTLE FROMHOLZ, A WHOLE LOTTA RAZ!"
Carlos "The Magnificent", soundman extraordinaire, has made it sound like we are right in Terry's lap while he's booming basso, profoundo and excelentemundo!
This may well be our best sounding/mixed of all 9! Buy several copies, help Terry get some spare cash for his grandkids, help Poor David (me) exit the realm of penury...
Thanks to all who brought this together, it was well worth the wait!
Terry Rasor's gruff voice is an acquired taste. At first you might be put off by it, but if you take the time to listen to his heart through that gruff voice you'll know you've come upon something truly unique. His writing is incredible and his melodies are too! Then take the time to meet Terry and you'll know what a fine musician and man he is.
This set, which was recorded at our Gathering in October last year, was probably one of the finest sets of the week, as you will hear. It was recorded direct to two-track with no overdubs or 'fixes' as we call 'em. What you hear here is exactly what went down that night, an incredible performance. If you didn't get to witness this show live, please do yourself a favor and check Terry and the band out the next time you get the chance; I'm sure they'll be back at Gathering #9.
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