Songs and Stories #22 and #23: Two Visits with Lacy J. Dalton

Lacy J. Dalton was a huge part of the Santa Cruz music scene in through the ’60s and ’70s. She moved to Nashville in the late ’70s, and after a string of charting hits – including “Takin’ It Easy”, “Crazy Blue Eyes”, and “Sixteenth Avenue” – she gave into being “homesick for the west” and headed back this way. She now lives outside of Virginia City, Nevada, where she divides her time between writing songs, overseeing Let ’em Run, the wild horse foundation she founded, and making a couple of trips each month to rehearse with her Santa Cruz-based band, The Dalton Gang.

In part one of the interview, Lacy discusses the move from Santa Cruz to Nashville, the journey back west, and plans for her next two CDs.

Click to hear “Songs and Stories” #22 (time = 30:05, size = 34.5 mb)

In part two, she talks about the epiphany of discovering the wild horses, Let ’em Run, and the story behind the song “She Could Run” (which you’ll hear in this episode).

Click the red icon below to hear “Songs and Stories” #23 (time = 21.15, size = 24.4 mb)

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