Wednesday, November 16, 2005

The Tennessee Three in NYC

Last night I had the pleasure of catching the Tennessee Three (Johnny Cash's old backing band) in concert at the Rodeo Bar here in Manhatten. Lisa Horngren--a friend from the forums--made her debut as the T3's new bass player. The show was fantastic. There were two acts that went on before T3: Doc Wooten and Carly Goodwin, both of which were great. Johnny's brother Tommy Cash was in attendence and played a few songs during Doc's set. I was very happy to be able to have my picture taken with rockabilly legend WS "Fluke" Holland, who watched most of Doc and Carly's sets standing right next to me.

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For those not up on thier music history, Fluke was Carl Perkins' drummer from 1954-1960, playing on many of his hits, including Blue Suede Shoes. He played with Johnny Cash from 1960 until Johnny's retirement from the stage in 1997. He played on many of Johnny's big hits, like Folsom Prison Blues, Ring of Fire and Walk the Line. He was also the first person to play a full drum kit in the Grand Ol' Oprey.

This was the capper to a wild couple of days, as I had spent the better part of Sunday night jammin with Lisa and a few others at my friend Tony III's home studio, which was a blast:

Lisa on guitar, myself on uke:
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Lisa and Tony:
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Here's one of the many picture's Tony took at the show, a very cool shot of the whole band:
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(Lisa Horngren, Scarlett Wootton, Bob Wootton, WS Holland; Vicky Wootton)


Justin Kreutzmann said...

Very cool.

Stacey said...

You NYC folk sure have it nice. :) You get to see the cook shows! Not much of interest ever happens here in Louisville, KY.

Nice pictures, by the way!

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