Heartworn Highways is a documentary film by James Szalapski that chronicled the life of artists like Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell, David Allan Coe, and more right around Christmas of 1975.
Although, the film was then finally released in 1981.
The entire thing is worth the watch, in fact I highly recommend it, but one scene in particular had me grinnin’ ear to ear.
The scene is Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell, and others, joining Guy and Susanna Clark for a Christmas Eve jam session of “Stay A Little Longer.”
Originally written and recorded by Bob Wills and Tommy Duncan, it was recorded by Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys in 1945, since then it has been recorded by Willie Nelson and Pam Tillis.
I don’t know what Christmas Eve was like in your house, but mine sure as hell has never been booze and cigarette-filled jam session with some good friends. I mean, how incredible is this scene? Smoking and drinking and pickin’ and singing… I love it.