Well it started for me friday night. I pulled an all night work session on the website
for some other directions I’m involved in.
Saturday morning I went into Nashville to meet with my friend for lunch and he
is the mastermind behind this fresh new look you are enjoying!
It’s amazing what he can do with this website for me..I guess I’m just a music guy.
I leave the technology smarts to others.
Then I stopped at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens to say hello to Johnny Paycheck and
George Jones. And others are buried there too, Webb Pierce and Porter Wagoner.
So then I stopped at Live True Vintage to see my friends I have there. She’s a great
supporter of independent music with GREAT acts coming
this year. This week the Urban Pioneers are coming and I have done several articles
announcing that and she has just announced Carrie Nation And The Speakeasy.
So I wanted to pop in and keep up on all the happenings there and I got a James Hunnicutt T shirt
and she GAVE ME an ORIGINAL Boots Randolph hat. It is one of the few leftover treasures from his
bar he owned on Printer’s Alley in Nashville in 1977.
Boots Randolph was a major part of the “Nashville Sound” for most of his professional career.
He and Floyd Cramer and many more formed Nashville’s “A Team” which was actually formed to
take the place of the Honky Tonk sound of country music with smooth instruments.
I promise you not many people my age would appreciate such beautiful history but
this particular piece is absolutely priceless to me.
Then I attended a dinner that was organized by The Moonshine Bbq Sauce Company.
Which was at Mackie’s in Green Hills. A BUNCH of “Altamont Originals” got together and ate
and caught up with each other.
It was kind of difficult getting to everything in one evening. It was definatly
a move move move type of day.
We ate and shared memories of Wayne Mills and drank a lot of beers and shared some
company. I met some new friends from the Chicago area that were fans of Dallas Moore
and came down for the benefit. Which will be part two…or three..I just write and post
go with it!
A lot of us were partying downtown and seeing shows down there, and some of them were
resting to get ready for sunday’s BIG bash.
We were not doing any of this for ourselves. We were all loving and admiring
the life and legacy of Wayne Mills. All these parties and gatherings were to
enjoy music. And I think Wayne Mills would have been RIGHT THERE with us eating
and enjoying each others music.
Actually HE WAS with us all weekend!
Part Two is coming! And it was a REALLY FUN TIME in Dickson
with the Rowdy Johnson Band and Kara Clark and Pete Berwick
and Josh Morningstar. And more new friends and more fun.