Country Jam #10

Well, that was a lot of fun. Let's do it again!!

So Willie and Ray were over the other night, drinking all of my Knob Creek and playing my stereo way too loud, and Willie remarked that he missed the rain in SoCal. Ray reminded him that since it never rains in California, there wasn't really anything to miss. Willie nodded, took a long toke and as the smoke curled up from his lips over his face he said "Wisdom like that is why do country music." Ray was puzzled by that. So was I. He took a sip of Knob Creek and just said, "true" and watched Willie drift back into the pillowed cushions of the couch as the cannabis took him for A Ride.

Just then, the ghost of Hank Williams appeared with his guitar asking for a glass of water. We told him we were drinking Knob Creek and he said, "that'll do ya." I poured him a glass and he clinked it against the bottle. I got the hint and filled that right up. Damn if he didn't swallow it right down, which woke up Willie. "Hey Hank," he drawled, "why don't you play me that 'Long Gone Lonesome Blues' one time. Sing it all sweet and lonesome. I'm in a mood to hear that one. Wanna know why?"

"Why," asked Hank.

"'It's cause it don't rain here."

Hank motioned me for another fill up of Knob Creek. "Not following you, Willie"

Ray chimed in. "Don't mind him, Drifter. He's just missing those Blue Eyes."

"Crying in the rain," Willie nasal'd.

"I see," said Hank.

Hank slammed back his whiskey and started strumming. An E-chord on that old, drunk Martin of his, dripping with the tone of a thousand honky tonks. Ray heard it first, but Willie, senses glazed a bit by the weed, knew what Hank was up to and knew what to do. He let Hank's guitar take him drift him down the amber current of Whiskey River and then with the sweetest, loneliest notes I've ever heard, sang...

"In the twighlight glow I see her". When Hank and Ray added the harmonies on that signature chorus line, I decided that Knob Creek is the best whiskey ever, and let those boys take me down that amber current.

So, let's meetup and play some of those sweet and lonesome songs we know so well. How about it?

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  • Sandy Layne

    Ok, Jim, you bring on the "White Lighten" George sings about and we will all pass the Jug....Enjoyedvagain, even with the "things" in the PA......

    1 · July 10, 2013

  • Jim Anderson

    Fun... Bringing a big jug of Mt dew the next time around...

    1 · July 10, 2013

  • Andrew Browning

    It was a blast!

    July 10, 2013

  • Lloyd Myers

    One of the best ones we've had so far!

    1 · July 10, 2013

  • Sandy Layne

    Really???? How classy

    July 10, 2013

  • Alex M.

    This Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks with a capital "S" still stuck at work and don't think I'll make it. Jay, I was totally expecting getting off on time and pickin' with yah'll but I can't make it! I owe you the $7! I'll be there next time.

    July 9, 2013

  • Aurora

    Hate to be a party pooper, and miss out, but I have to be up super early tomorrow & us ol' folks ain't worth a darn without our beauty sleep.... my regards to Hank!

    July 9, 2013

  • Matt Merritt

    Darn - family in town. Need to miss this one.

    July 9, 2013

  • SA

    Sorry will be in a class tomorrow night. Have great fun! Will miss you all.

    July 8, 2013

  • Dave Gilman

    I'd like to be there, but I have a rehearsal. Have a great jam.

    June 24, 2013

  • Sandy Layne

    My Guitars are fighting over which one gets to come, the Martin or the Tele....of course, my Jazz rides shot gun..

    June 24, 2013

  • Jay

    No worries, Kelly! See you down the road! Frank, if you think that company is top notch, wait 'til George Jones shows up with Waylon. Took me 2 weeks to get the walls repaired last time. Just got back from Austin, Texas. At the Broken Spoke, Eleven Hundred Springs, good folks dancing to good country music, Hank, Buck, Ray, Merle, George... Yes, this music is alive and well indeedy.

    1 · June 24, 2013

  • Frank Giffen

    Gonna miss ya, Kelly. I can see why Jay never invites us over. When he has company, it's pretty top-notch. Well I'll be there, hopefully from the git-go, not shuffling in late like the last two times.

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Dean Lane

    Hi Jay, will be there enjoyed the las time looking forward to this one

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Kelly Moore

    Hi Jay,

    I can't make the July one and may not be able to make the Aug one cuz I have a gig coming up right after that. However, I am going to attempt to make it to Sept. Fingers crossed!

    Keep pickin'!

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Sandy Layne

    Have bass & guitar that want to join me. Maybe my music partner

    1 · June 18, 2013

  • Randy Hano

    Gonna try...

    1 · June 18, 2013

  • Don Byrd

    I'll drink to that...

    1 · June 18, 2013

  • SA

    yep I'm in!

    1 · June 18, 2013

  • Alex M.

    Truckin. I'll be there!

    1 · June 18, 2013

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