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Born May 18, 1953; got saved at Truett Memorial BC in Hayesville, NC 1959. On rigged ballot which I did not rig got Most Intellectual class of 71, Gaffney High School. Furman Grad, Sociology major but it was little tougher than Auburn football players had Had three dates with beautiful women the summer of 1978. Did not marry any of em. Never married anybody cause what was available was undesirable and what was desirable was unaffordable. Unlucky in love as they say and even still it is sometimes heartbreaking. Had a Pakistani Jr. Davis Cupper on the Ropes the summer of 84, City Courts, Rome Georgia I've a baby sitter, watched peoples homes while they were away on Vacation. Freelance writer, local consultant, screenwriter, and the best damn substitute teacher of Floyd County Georgia in mid 80's according to an anonymous kid passed me on main street a few years later when I went back to get a sandwich at Schroeders. Had some good moments in Collinsville as well. Ask Casey Mattox at www.clsnet.org if he will be honest about it. I try my best to make it to Bridges BBQ in Shelby NC at least four times a year.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Good Arkansas Bluegrass Gospel

Went to a singing tonight at the http://www.maytownbaptist.org/. Heard these folks, http://www.thelarrynelsonfamily.com/thelarrynelsonfamily_004.htm

Pure and authentic gospel with many of the songs written by the family themselves.
I told them I drove down from near the Tennessee state line to hear them sing just NW of Bham, and made two requests; the Song about Momma and the one about Jacob's vision. They got both in for me right away; song Two and Number Seven.
I got emotional on both songs, the one about Momma especially.
These folks played three times in Childersburg, and once in Elba before hitting Maytown where the good folks there were taken with them.
Mart Gray, former Ex Dir of Alabama CBF, good friend of Annie Lucas Brown and now on a state library advisory board, was very favorably impressed as well.
I'm hoping maybe by the end of the year they will play somewhere in NE Alabama, maybe the new Desoto Park amphitheatre or the Rainsville Civic Center.
With proper promotion they'll sellout both venues; they're the real deal; one vocalist easily ranking with Gillian Welch. One fellow who has frequented the Grand Ole Opry since near birth said they are as good as anything he has ever seen at the Ryman, and his brother, a Kidney doctor west of the Mississippi concurs.

Here are the lyrics for Jacob's Vision

http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/folk-songs-with-chords/Jacobs%20Vision.htm

3 Comments:

Blogger foxofbama said...

I hope the folks at Highland Hills BC in Macon Ga will have them over. The preacher there, Jim Dant has written eloquently about the Resurrection Faith the Textile Village that shaped him.
These folks are the incarnation of such a faith community.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Georgia Mountain Man said...

Sounds great. We (Union County Historical Society) are having a "Mountain Gospel Convention" in May. We'll have five stages, one with bluegrass gospel. Another will feature the old time shaped note convention singing. We can't afford to pay, so I'm sure these folks wouldn't be available.

8:00 PM  
Blogger foxofbama said...

GMM:
Give me some contact info. Maybe we can coordinate something.
These folks are super. If some churches in the area can come together to have them do a singing, they may be able to satellite over to your stage at very reasonable or no expense if your local churches will take advantage of the blessing these folks provide and take care of expenses.

8:25 PM  

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