Music

If this Troll thinks anything is tragic, it is the fact that no one ever recorded the Rockabilly Goats Gruff at the Shimmy Shack or any of the Tennessee backwater honky tonks they rocked in.

Sean Mencher
Now this old Troll don’t remember much, but I ‘member some of the words to my anthem Rockin’ Troll and I just lumbered North to meet Sean Mencher in Maine (nice bridges there).  Sean is the guitarist for the le-gen-dary band High Noon and a big fan of my Billies.

Sean recreated the Rockin’ Troll tune on his gui-tar and rewrote the words (turns out I did not ‘member much).  Here he is at his kitchen table and the song he wrote goes like this…

Woo-ee, I love that Mencher man!!

Any old band is welcome to cover Sean Mencher’s version of Rockin’ Troll.  You can grab the chords and words here.  Just remember to credit that Daddy-O or I will come and smash your gui-tar to smithereens!  (Not really, but a Troll got to bluster.)

Ruby Dee & the Snakehandlers
I love that Austin band Ruby Dee & the Snakehandlers to smithereens!! They done play at the big old party for the book Rockabilly Goats Gruff.  Here they are ripping through Sean Mencher’s song Rockin’ Troll.  Man, can that Betty sing!!  And, yup, that’s me in the video, rockin’.  As in rockin’ troll.  Yup.

Ruby Dee & the Snakehandlers really makes the kiddos swing.  They have a new CD full to the brim with music for these short people.  Check out Rockabilly Playground!

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