-The lyric, "Ragweed rocking on the radio" by Dierks Bentley caused me to find Cross Canadian Ragweed (which I had never heard on FM and have now split up).
-CCR covered a song by Ray Wylie Hubbard named "Wanna Rock and Roll". Because of this I checked out RWH. He is not for everybody but I find him very entertaining.
-Hubbard's song, "Live and Die Rock and Roll" has the line "No, it ain't November rain, it JJ Cale's Cocaine". I never considered that this may actually be the song that Clapton made famous until I read a story about a "Clapton and friends" tribute to JJ who died last year.
After watching a youtube video about this tribute and reading a few reviews, I bought it last night and it was coming through my headset through most of my work day today. I will probably be buying more JJ stuff over the next few weeks.
Now to the disappointment in the industry. How can someone who influenced so many guitarists go mostly un-noticed? I don't consider myself an encyclopedia of music but I am not just a casual listener either. If he is good enough for Clapton, Knopfler(sp?), Mayer, Tom Petty and Willie Nelson( and likely MANY more) then he should be good enough for FM.
Make me wonder how much other good stuff I am missing while being stuck the same 20 songs that seem to be played in a loop. I am glad my cars audio system has a USB port!
Anyway, here to hoping that JJ Cale continues to influence more musicians.