The Rolling Stones' hit single "Honky Tonk Woman" was countrified for inclusion on the band's 1969 Let It Bleed LP. Gram Parsons -- who had just left The Flying Burrito Brothers to pursue his solo career -- told his pal Keith Richards to ask a young bluegrass musician named Byron Berline to add a fiddle track. Berline -- who had already done stints with Bill Monroe, The Dillards, and was preparing to join the Burritos -- recorded his part on the sidewalk outside of Elektra's Hollywood studio, picking up the iconic traffic sound used in the final mix. He went on to have a distingished career in the world of bluegrass, rock, country and Americana music, and passed away this past Saturday at 77.
Also on today's show: new tracks from Joe Troop, Slaid Cleaves, Dawn Riding, I See Hawks in LA. And so much more!