I know it’s Friday and it’s not fair to have to think harder, but it’s a Double Shadow today… Like the Beatles and the Monkees, the original band was named after a group of creatures and spelled their band name wrong on purpose. They are credited with being pioneers in creating the folk-rock and country-rock genres.
Shadow artist #1 is a powerful guitarist who plays an instrument built by a man named Bozo. He’s definitely no clown on the guitar, though he did compare his singing voice to “geese farts on a muggy day.”
Shadow artist #2 is a husband-and-wife duo who met when they were both in Nanci Griffith’s band. Their band name is simply their last name, same as a U.S. president.
The shadow song appeared on Vice President Spiro T. Agnew’s list of “drug songs” that would “brainwash our young” but it’s really just about flying on an airplane. Or is it?