Friday, June 15, 2012
All I want for Father's Day is a Plane Ticket to OKC Today!
Anyone lucky enough to be in Oklahoma City tonight would be an absolute fool not to go see the two headliners on Friday night. The legendary Arkansas songwriter and guitarist Ernie Cate and his super group Them featuring among others Jimmy Thackery, would be my year's highlight for live music..except following the Arkansans will be one of the best Blues singers of his generation, Sugar Ray Norcia and his crack band the Bluestones featuring Mudcat Ward on Bass and Monster Mike Welch on guitar. No one, not even Tony Bennett understands phrasing like Sugar and his taste in material is impeccable.
One of my most cherished cd's is Ray's 2007 project entitled appropriately "My Life, My Friends, My Music" featuring the Roomful Horns of Rays's era as singer including my dear friend Bobby. I miss these guys and their music like I miss riding motorcycle in the winter. It simply doesn't get any better than this!.