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The Convict and His Big Spring Cantata

Lonn Taylor, the Rambling Boy

How did a talented musician, who was jailed in a Tennessee prison for his sticky fingers, come to write a composition about Big Spring, Texas?

On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn explores the story of Frank Grandstaff, who among other things, wrote the West Texas themed cantata by tapping out notes on various surfaces with a pencil in his jail cell.


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