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Chinese Cowboy Hat

from Road Trip Songs by Dave Manning

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    I live on the road, and these are road trip songs. The album was mixed on the car stereo in my tour bus. The piano and voice recorded in a 17th-century manor house in the Scottish Highlands, and the harmonica recorded in a remote Arizona canyon.

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“Who died for that diamond on your hand?” My hat was getting road worn and tattered. In a western clothing shop I picked up a good looking cowboy hat, Emblazoned with an American flag; The tag said it was the official hat of “Support the Troops” country singer Toby Keith. Turn the tag over: MADE IN CHINA. Truly a man that supports America. Really, no sarcasm. That’s what America stands for today. That’s why I don’t stand for America. We didn’t free our slaves. We just moved them overseas. Fuck Yeah.


from Road Trip Songs, released January 1, 2014


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Dave Manning Arizona Village, Arizona

He's played Folsom Prison. He's opened for the likes of Dan Bern, Mose Allison, and Squirrel Nut Zippers frontman James Mathus. He's held up traffic all over the west puttering along in an old VW Microbus that Arlo Guthrie autographed. Dave is living his life in the old tradition of the traveling-storytelling songwriters. ... more

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