This post is MUSIC HEAVY. I suggest that you save this post for a time when you can listen to all of these tunes!
Sarah and I rolled up to The Station Inn again for the Shawn Camp show. The place was packed, and we took some creative parking measures...
We both grabbed a beer at the bar and spent about 20 minutes shuffling within a 2 foot radius in a futile attempt to stay out of peoples' way. Thankfully, Sarah spotted some friends, Margaret and Chris, and we were able to sit.
The Shawn Camp show was amazing!
Some of the highlights, for me, included "Playing the Big Trombone." There is a wonderful story behind this song. Shawn was inspired to write it based on a story that Harley Allen told him. Harley, on two separate occasions, by two separate fortune tellers, was told that his friend, Johnny Cash, was "playing the big trombone." Shawn's Johnny-isms during this tune were quite funny, and the crowd ate it up.
Also enjoyed this tune, Sis Draper.
And the adorable Half a Day Away from You, about a little boy waiting to see his mom at the end of the school day. Teardrops!
A few wonderful folks joined Shawn up on stage - such as Billy Burnette, who took over on guitar after Lindsey Buckingham left Fleetwood Mac. They played Tear It Up, and I could hardly stay in my seat, I wanted to dance so badly!
Jimmy Stewart, who played multiple instruments during the evening, but sang lead on this hilarious little ditty, I Was Naked.
After that, Jimmy's son took the stage and played his own rendition Jimi Hendrix's Little Wing. He's only 13...no big deal.
THEN, Jeannie C. Riley, who had earlier walked in on me in the bathroom (brushes with fame, I tell you), got up to tell a few stories and sing a few tunes, including her hit. Harper Valley PTA.
After Jeannie's numbers, the band went wild, and I couldn't handle staying still any more. There was one free strip of space between the chock-full tables and people leaning against the bar, and that became my dance runway. I twisted and shimmied and Charleston-ed my tuckus off to approving whoops from bystanders at the bar, in the seats and even a big clap from Jeannie herself! Here is one of the tunes I tore it up to, Ugly Older Sister, (Sarah's boyfriend, Chris, is playing mandolin on the left in this particular video).
We did not leave The Station until roughly 1:00am...but the night was young, as we had an invite to a pickin' party.