The Hungry Years

Garth performing at Willie's Saloon in Stillwater, Oklahoma circa 1986
Garth performing at Willie’s Saloon in Stillwater, Oklahoma circa 1986

Adapted from what was published originally at


[dropcap]B[/dropcap]efore Garth became an international superstar he played in small clubs, often in Willie’s Saloon in Stillwater, OK. There he recorded different demo audio tapes in 1986, to sell this to the audience and to have a demo tape for a record company. Some of this original audio cassette tape survived through the years and is now in collectors hands. There was NEVER an official release of these songs, recorded during September 1986. Garth played alone with his guitar only. Now, because of current technology, some collectors decided to bring this recording from audio cassette tape onto CD-R (CD-Recordable) and have made different covers and label stickers.

[pullquote-left]There are no “original” Hungry Years CDs, only copies with different looks.[/pullquote-left]




[highlight]The ORIGINAL recordings back in 1986 were made on audio cassette tape.[/highlight]  There are collections circulating with 18, 23, 24, 25, & 27 songs. The COMPLETE collection contains 29 songs

Song List

Tequila Sunrise
Piano Man
Much Too Young (Too Feel This Damn Old)
Time In A Bottle
Rocket Man
Steamroller Blues
House On Pooh Corner
Mrs. Robinson
Cats In The Cradle
Come Monday
Please Come To Boston
Night Moves
Mr. Bojangles
The Boxer
Sweet Baby James
Turn the Page
Redneck Mother
Only The Good Die Young

Guitar Town
You Never Even Call Me By My Name
Garth’s Introduction to Craig Clemmons’ set
OSU Sorority Girls
Oh Shit !
My New Tony Lamas
Ain’t That A Bitch
That’s The Way Love Goes
Which One Of Them

Italicized songs above are performed by Craig Clemmons (not Garth)