Bringing us music beyond the ordinary was one of David Letterman's great gifts. On his show I first heard Tom Russell and "Tonight We Ride," which became a sort of theme song for my late cousin Sheri and me, mentioning as it does Black Jack Pershing and Pancho Villa, a cavalry campaign in which our grandfather took part. Plus, what girl can resist an accordion?
Over many years, so many musical highlights, farewells and debuts.
Because sometimes what we lose remains lost, I don't expect to find again the sort of vision that collected these musicians. I will miss that, but more I miss Sheri and our grandpa.