Is it me or did this summer fly by? The week of the 4th of July was busy! In June, a new song off of the upcoming CD (yet to be titled),"Bar BQ Fool", was considered for the publishers luncheon in Nashville at the NSAI office. I've had 5 songs get that far, but none chosen. That means the songs have to get better and I planning on that happening! On June 21, I was with the Bill Humprhies Band for a set we did at the Longwood Nursing home in Orangeburg. This was to raise money for the Alzheimer's Assn. Then on Sunday, June 30th, I played bass and guitar with Graham's Turnout at Sandy Run Baptist Church in Varnville,SC. If you get a chance, check out the Graham's Turnout Facebook page! Then July 2, I sang with the Bethel Park Men's chorus for the funeral service of Dr. Rick Williamson. We miss Rick terribly and his passing was a shock to us all. He was the most caring and compassionate man I have ever known. He will be sorely missed. The good indeed die way to young. Then I joined the Bill Humphries Band on July 3 at the Denmark Country Club at Johnny and Louise McCain's annual cook out. Bruce Jolly opened for us, thanks Bruce, great job! I did a solo concert Saturday night, the 6th for Sam and Verna Neeley at Holman's Bridge in Blackville, SC.
Graham's Turnout did a concert on July 21st at Govan Baptist church. It was a blessing and GREAT spaghetti! Saturday, August 17th several of us in the Graham's Turnout group will venture down to Randy Wood Guitars in Bloomingdale, Ga. to hear the Boxcars. It's a sold out show We're looking forward to it. Check out Randy Wood Guitars if you are into fine specially made acoustic instruments, especially mandolins and guitars. Randy's instruments are world famous. Artists from Elvis to Eric Clapton have played his creations. And he's just across the river in Georgia! I've got a drum/vocal gig with the Cove Band Sunday, Sept. 1st at the Denmark Country Club, then two more Graham's Turnout gigs, Sept.29 at the Gillisonville Baptist church between Varnville and Hampton,SC and the Gopher Hill Festival in Ridgeland,SC on Oct.5,2013.
Well, that's the news for now. Also, I'm almost half way through writing the next Mac Millen CD. I'm doing this around the day job and cutting Mrs. Becky's grass!!!
Talk to you next time, come hear us and, as always, THANKS for listening!!