Southern Pacific

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Descriptive "tags": country country rock rock and roll contemporary country under 2000 listeners Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
Artist Compilations: Southern Pacific & Carlene Carter
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

When the Doobie Brothers broke up in 1982, guitarist/fiddler John McFee (9 September 1950, Santa Cruz, California, USA) and drummer Keith Knudsen (b. 18 February 1948, LeMars, Iowa, USA, d. 8 February 2005, Kentfield, California, USA) went into session work. Both of them featured on Emmylou Harris’ 1983 recording White Shoes, and McFee played both lead and steel guitar on Elvis Costello’s foray into country music, Almost Blue. With vocalist Tim Goodman and two of Elvis Presley’s musicians, Jerry Scheff and Glen D. Hardin, they made some demos and were signed to Warner Brothers Records by Jim Ed Norman. The unit originally thought of calling themselves the Tex Pistols but decided on Southern Pacific. Their 1985 debut album was a continuation of the mix of soft rock and country that had been popularised by the Eagles. Emmylou Harris guested on the album’s version of Tom Petty’s ‘Thing About You’. Both this track and ‘Perfect...

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