Rain played a big factor in the Lowertown Art and Music Festival as hard rains on Sunday really hurt attendance. In fact, we, along with several other bands were told we didn't have to play if we chose. Some bands packed it in and left town. Not me. I played on! I had driven up from Fulton and to be honest, wouldn't have felt right cashing the check if I had not held up my end of the contract. Also, we had two small groups who had driven up from Tennessee to Paducah, just to hear us play, so I didn't want to let them down.
Right before our set, I had a conversation with Nathan Blake Lynn, a very talented songwriter/singer who plays solo, and with the popular band "Bawn in the Mash." They had already taken down the stage on which he was to perform, so he asked if he could do a few tunes while we set up. I thought it was a great idea, plus I wanted to hear him play some of his songs, so it worked out great.
It's always tough with the weather this time of year. Kinda weird in that the culprit this time is a pesky low pressure center to our west which has been moving at a snail's pace and keeping us in relatively the same pattern for several days. Hopefully, it'll be out of the way by Friday, when we play at the Viceroy Amphitheater in Oak Grove, Kentucky for the Spring into Summer Festival.
Found out today, I'll be back at the Lion's Club Telethon of Stars in November. My 20th year there. Where does the time go!?! It's a super good time and a super cause. One of the beneficiaries of the Telethon is Easter Seals Western Kentucky, which we at PATS work with. They're fantastic folks and perform a fantastic service and I couldn't be happier than to play my heart out to help them.
Nice article on the 20th anniversary of Hot August Blues!
I keep getting hit up with the question of when I'm going to put out another CD. The answer is, as soon as I can. I just about have enough material to do it, however, the economy is pretty tight right now...as if I have to tell you that! I'm planning and hoping though. I still have some stories to tell.
I wish "Current" would ask me what's on MY Ipod! It might be surprising!
God Bless you all!