17 July 2015
I’ve been in Nashville a little over three years now and I haven’t played the Bluebird but after tonight, I can say that I have played the Pancake Pantry! This something not many people can say, as tonight was the first time the restaurant has hosted a wedding rehearsal dinner or any event like that! I had a blast jamming with High Road on some country classics like “Fishin’ in the Dark” and a great LeeAnn Womack song called “The Bees” that was new to me. We even got to see the bride and her grandpa share a sweet dance to a jazzy rendition of Patsy Cline’s “Crazy.” I met some new people, played some good music and ate the most delicious shortbread cookie I’ve ever had. I’d say it was a pretty fun night!
13 July 2015 – 16 July 2015
This week I played with the group Highroad at the PowerLife conference in Winnsboro, SC. The conference was held at the White Oak conference center. The band is great. For this set of gigs, Ashley Bayne was on fiddle and vocals and Herschel VanDyke on drums. It was fun to meet and play music with them.We only played three songs a day, so there was plenty of time to hang out with band members and I was even able to get a couple hours of practice in each day! The Jason Cox band was also playing at the event and it was great to meet him and catch up with his band members James Black and Kevin Smith.
11 July 2015
I played bass with the McLains for a wedding at the Traveller’s Rest historical site. We played outside for the ceremony and moved into a renovated barn for the reception. The wedding was unique because the bride is from Norway and the couple met abroad in China, so it was an international crowd at the wedding. As always, I enjoyed my time playing with the McLains and it was fun to play with Corrina (fiddle) again! I think my favorite song to play with them right now is our version of the Beatle’s “I’ve Just Seen a Face.” I can’t get enough of the three part harmony on the chorus.