Saturday, October 23, 2010


Life is a circle. Sometimes you're up and sometimes your down. Yesterday was a difficult day for the Rickster but today was a blessing.
The Overalls had a gig on the Old Time Radio Show in Lynchburg, Tennessee this morning. Jilda's sister Pat and her niece Jayna rode up with us and you could not ask for a more beautiful day.
Tennessee is a few weeks ahead on fall foliage so the drive was breathtaking. Lynchburg is such a neat town. It's a dry county where Jack Daniels whiskey is made and it has all the charm of the old south.
Today was the Jack Daniels BBQ competition and there were about 20,000 people wandering through the small town square munching on corn on the cob, BBQ ribs, funnel cake, cotton candy, peanuts, chocolate Jack Daniels Truffles, and of course, homemade ice cream.
By the time we took the stage, the morning chill had burned off and the sun felt warm on our faces.
When we play festivals like this, we usually do cover songs. Today was no different. We closed our set with This Land is Your Land.
The sound was not that good so I couldn't tell how we sounded, but as I looked out over the sea of faces, I saw people singing along - This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land, From California, to the New York Island.
It did my heart good, and it made me put yesterday in perspective. It doesn't matter how bad things gets, the sun will always rise tomorrow.
Have a great Sunday.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, Woody Guthrie's song. Or that's how I think of it. Great job!


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