Hello everyone and welcome back! I had a full 4th of July weekend, but as we know here in Kentucky, it rained cats and dogs so a few of my shows were cancelled due to weather. So, I am combining that weekend and the following week for this post. If you'd like to know how I've spent the last week or so, keep reading!
July 1: The Heritage Fair
The Heritage Fair is held annually in Jackson, KY and I have been performing there for around 10 years! It was located in Douthitt Park and it was a beautiful, hot day! At one point, though, my sunglasses were sliding off of my nose because of sweat.. I was joined by my long-time drummer/percussionist, John Davis, and his brother and uncle. His brother, Arthur, accompanied us on the bass and his uncle, Larry, filled in some electric guitar. We had only practiced together one time, but we really "clicked" with each other! We all had such a great time performing together, too. Our set list included everything from Adele to Loretta Lynn.
(important band meeting pictured above lol)
July 2: The Twisted Cork
I won't go into too much detail about the Twisted Cork because y'all already know how I feel about it. But just in case you don't: I LOVE THE TWISTED CORK! Great atmosphere, great people, great drinks...what else do you need? John and I rocked it out from 8-midnight and had a ball! Pictured below, is Lucy. She is a regular with her human, Paul and I love getting to see them! She jumped right up on stage with us and started posing for people to take her picture!!
July 3: 4th of July Bash
In my family, we like to eat. Actually, we love to eat. And we will always find an occasion to have a party and have some food. Obviously, we had to have a party for the 4th of July complete with pulled pork, several forms of taters, green beans, cornbread, salad... okay there's more but I am starting to get embarrassed at the amount of food I ate. Anyway, John and I entertained for everybody after they got their bellies full and enjoyed the fireworks.
July 7: Old Town Grill
Old Town Grill in London, KY is a happening place even on a Thursday night! John and I played from 7-10pm on the back patio and there was such a great crowd out! I always love seeing regulars that always come watch me when I'm in the area. I hope to be back at Old Town Grill soon!
July 8: Appalachian Student Voice Team and Lightning Bug 5K/1mi
On this Friday morning, I headed to Lee County to visit with the Student Voice team. This group is representing the young voices of Appalachia and they are coming up with many new ideas and promoting the youth of the area. I played some music for them during their lunch break and I really enjoyed it! Teenagers are often a tough crowd, but these kids were so much fun to be around! I sang for them for about an hour and they kept asking their teacher if they could have just a few more minutes of lunch!
That night, I did not perform, but I did DJ for Owsley County's 4H Lightning Bug 5K/1mi Run/Walk. I set up my equipment and started playing music around 6:30 until the race was over at around 9. I also announced the winners as the night wound down. Shout out to my best friend, Laken, who put on a great event for our community! There was great participation and everyone enjoyed themselves (mud and all)!
Thanks for stopping by again this week and sharing my journey in music! I will be back in a week or so with a new post. P.S. My CD is done... now just for the production ;)
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