Wednesday, October 10, 2007

nashville as it should be

One of the reasons I timed my Nashville visit around a Monday was to see the Western Swing Band Time Jumpers at The Station Inn. My friend Scott says they are one of the main reasons that he moved to Nashville and I believe it. All ten musicians were just amazing.

The band is made up of a core group of studio and touring musicians. I'm a big fan of the pedal steel guitar -- it makes me swoon. I was lucky enough to hear one of the the best session players in the business. Paul Frankin was sitting in for the regular player. You can hear Paul on everything from Barbara Mandrell to Megadeth.

As much as I loved the Time Jumpers, I adored the crowd. There were 200-ish people there on a Monday night at 10 pm. And I was one of the younger ones.

I've love to see them again -- when I'm not spending more time blowing my nose as I am listening. I knew I was really feeling bad when I was not up for checking out another band. Next time, for sure.


Granny Annie said...

Sorry you were feeling bad for your trip. It still sounds like it was a great time.

I was able to determine what the people in your crowd picture were saying.
First lady is saying, "Am I seeing what I think I'm seeing?" Second Lady says, "I thought it was only this big." Third lady says nothing. She is just astoished and fourth lady says "Wow!" The fellow looking toward the camera is thinking,"I could show these ladies something to get excited about, hee hee hee."

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Since no one else will say it - I will. Quit being such a party animal and take care of yourself. Moderation girl, moderation.