Merlefest is this weekend, and here we are. We drove down yesterday and arrived in Wilkesboro in the early evening. This morning I was on stage with a bunch of great players… Pat Donahue, Roy Book Binder, Steve James and a couple of others I can’t remember right now. Happy Traum hosted and a good time was had by all. I played Barbeque King and That’ll Never Happen No More.
A festival lunch for all of us and then I realized that I needed to review Blue Railroad Train for an afternoon show with Mitch Greenhill and some of his pals. Yes, I know… it’s a simple two chord song, but I’ve got a couple of cool licks in it and it required some thought… not to mention the lyrics. All went well, however… and there’s nothing like rehearsal when you need it.
After the show it was back to the hotel to get our car and drive to 10th St. where we had been told about a great restaurant that served farm to table food.
Michael Nash, the Waybacks manager hipped us to this joint… and it was off the charts!
Now back at the hotel, time to hit the sack. Tomorrow’s another full day here at Merlefest!