Lou's Reports From the Road
Reporting from Albuquerque...
Been slackin'again....had a few days off,and forgot how to type!
next gig turned out to be Club West, Fayetteville,AR....about
a 3-hour drive....
just driven from home,but the families wanted to come down,
elected to stay close by.The bandhouse was in a nice location,trees
it,and a little wet-weather brook in front...and only a 3-minute drive
the gig. When we found the cable-tv was off,they had it fixed
NEXT DAY---impressive hospitality.
I was really happy this one came up,since I sorta knew the club from,well,
about everyone who follows music in the Ozarks. A great many acts have
here,over the years....and some of my favorites,so it felt like we
up a tradition.It's historic,yes,traditional,yes...but far from stuffy.
is not a word that leaps to mind....
afternoon we showed up,we walked into the aftermath of a
of dangerous proportions---the place was TRASHED---
dance floor was covered with débris...napkins,straws,broken glass,
change,the odd piece of clothing.....I'm sure it has seen blood....
gal cleaning up acted like it was just another day.Ho-hum.....
I was frankly glad we didn't see THAT kind of party enthusiasm....
But they love music in the Ozarks,and in fact had a duo playing blues
wall-to-wall people when we showed up Sunday.
also love BBQ....and had plenty on hand.
Yessir,they know how to have a party.....until all hours,at that.
until something like a quarter of two(on a Sunday),
packed it up.My girls had to be back in Kansas on Monday
I gassed up,coffeed up,and stayed up until about 8:00,
I spent a good deal of time sleeping,for the next few days.