|Originally Performed By||Marty Robbins|
|Original Album||Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs (1959)|
A song that charmed Grateful Dead fans at hundreds of Dead shows since 1970, “El Paso” tells a vividly dramatic, romantic, and violent tale. Written and released by the legendary country and western music artist Marty Robbins in 1959, the song reached the top of the pop and country music charts practically overnight. “El Paso” was the first country music song ever to win a Grammy. Phish covered it on 10/06/00 at Shoreline with Bob Weir on rhythm guitar and vocals.
Phish.net is a non-commercial project run by Phish fans and for Phish fans under the auspices of the all-volunteer, non-profit Mockingbird Foundation.
This project serves to compile, preserve, and protect encyclopedic information about Phish and their music.
The Mockingbird Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Phish fans in 1996 to generate charitable proceeds from the Phish community.
And since we're entirely volunteer – with no office, salaries, or paid staff – administrative costs are less than 2% of revenues! So far, we've distributed over $750,000 to support music education for children – 210 grants in 43 states, with more on the way.