Cowboy junkie

By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 8, 2010

I ask if he’s heard of Fort Fairfield’s own Dick Curless (1965’s “Tombstone Every Mile,” etc.), the eye-patch-wearing “Baron of Country Music” and esteemed member of the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame. He hasn’t. But he pledges to investigate.

“That’s funny,” says Langford. “People think of country music as a Southern thing, but y’know, Maine . . . well, you had Hank Snow from Nova Scotia, and some of the best stuff I’ve ever heard is in Chicago . . . country music is inclusive. Everybody thinks it’s redneck southern right-wing music, which is sort of what it’s become. But it really wasn’t that.”

The opening reception for “All the Fame of Lofty Deeds” is at SPACE Gallery Friday from 5 to 8 pm. Langford performs there the next night with D. Gross at 8 pm. Mike Miliard can be reached at

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