Sunday, October 22, 2006

A Magical Experience

We had a great weekend. The concert on Saturday night went well. We only played for about thirty minutes before RobinElla took the stage. She is a great performer. She has a down home persona on stage but the depth and style of lyrics indicate that there's a lot more going on there than the "awe shucks" image implies. She quickly charmed the audience and put on a very good show.
After the show we had a meet and greet at Wes and Deidra's house. When the "Arts Council" folks cleared out, there was a core group of about ten guitar players and singers. There were probably thirty people who stayed around to listen. We took turns playing songs. Lamar Morris was there and he played "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and RobinElla sang the song. It was a beautiful thing to hear.
The music continued until 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning. It was a magical experience.
We left out just after lunch and made our way home. The road less traveled is the one we chose today. Out of Highland Homes, we took highway 97 over to highway 31 and then up to the interstate. We passed huge oaks with Spanish moss hanging down like tangled ancient beards. And as we passed a lake on 31, we saw a gaggle of geese that had stopped off on their journey south for a little rest and relaxation.
Even though I had fretted somewhat about this gig, it turned out to be a great weekend spent with old friends. We also had the good fortune to meet some new friends which is always a gift.

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