Fun in Nashville at Wynonna concerts, back to Palace Theatre, and Sippie’s growing!

Hey Everybody!

I had such an amazing time last week that I wanted to tell you all about it!

I’ve been trying to spend more time in Nashville, because when I’m in “Music City”, I soak up all the energy that’s there. It’s a whole different vibe, and being in the heart of the songwriting community always inspires me.

I went this time especially to see Wynonna in concert Wednesday night at 3rd & Lindsley, one of my favorite night spots. I’ve performed there several times, and I was really looking forward to seeing her there. Needless to say, she was absolutely awesome.  So was her band.  Her husband Cactus, played the drums and I couldn’t believe how great he was.  He had a bad motorcycle accident less than a year ago and lost a leg.  You sure couldn’t tell it by the way he plays. He’s amazing!

I’ve always known that Wynonna had the blues in her, and when she pulled out her harmonica and got down with it, I knew she did!  I know she’s recording a new album and I’ve been writing with her in mind.  I hope she has the chance to listen to my songs.

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Wynonna playing the harp

Just when I didn’t think it could get any better, the crowd standing up front started screaming. They apparently saw someone coming from backstage, and the next thing I knew, Kree Harrison, from American Idol, was joining Wynonna on stage. They did two of my favorite songs – “Love is Alive” and “Grandpa”. It was incredible!!

During the evening, I had the chance to meet Cactus, and their guitar player Justin Weaver, and Wynonna’s son Elijah. What a sweet, polite young man he is!

Thursday afternoon, as my friends and I were still talking about what a great concert it was, I thought the week couldn’t get any better. But it did…

We got a tweet around 3:00 that Wynonna was going to do a short acoustic set Puckett’s in Leipers Fork. That’s a quaint little rural community south of Nashville where I’ve gone several times to take pictures. The countryside is picturesque, and in so many ways it reminds me of where I live.  I couldn’t believe that I had the chance to see Wynonna again, and an acoustic set at that!

While waiting for Wynonna to arrive,  I happened to step outside to take some pictures and found some people getting ready to go up in a couple of hot air balloons. They were so beautiful!

Balloons in Leipers Fork - behind Puckett's
Balloons
in Leipers Fork

When it was close to show time, I found Wynonna sitting outside on a bench. I had the chance to speak to her for a minute, and she was so gracious. I mentioned that I’d sent some of my songs to her husband Cactus and she said she’d look for them.  I hope she likes them!

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With Wynonna outside Puckett’s Grocery
(Photo by Tami Olin)

Before the show I finally got to meet Tami Olin, Wynonna’s longtime Personal Assistant. I’ve only spoken to her on the phone over the years, but she’s always been so gracious. It was great to finally meet her in person!

When Wy took the stage, it was just her and her acoustic guitar, Justin on acoustic guitar, and Cactus on the “box”. He doesn’t need a full drum kit. He can beat on anything and make it sound good!

It was so cool that I got to hear one of my all-time favorite country singers – two nights in a row! And if she and Cactus like some of my songs, and want to record them, that would be the icing on the cake!

Friday I left Nashville and headed to Crossville for an encore performance at the Palace Theatre. I had a very attentive crowd, and we had a ball! I also did an interview, talking about how important the arts are for young people. It was great to work for Debra Mendenhall again, and I appreciate all her efforts, and those of the Performing Arts Alliance of Rural Tennessee. I also appreciate your continued support of live music, and the arts in general.

I was so touched Saturday morning, when I read some of the fan mail that was already coming in! Here are a few of them. I love it when people reach out to me letting me know that my music touched them. After all, they’re the reason I keep on doing it, traveling around, making music.

Fantastic performance at the Palace Theater tonight. Enjoyed the variety of music, especially “The House of the Rising Sun.” Thanks for sharing your special talent and love of music with Crossville. – Diane Lewis Hodges

Wow! great voice ! Enjoyed the show tonight. – Connie Obohoskie

Great Show!!!!! We saw you in Crossville, TN last night. We thoroughly enjoyed you, you are dynamic!  You amaze me with your recall ability. Thanking you again for a fabulous performance. – Dennis & MaryAnn Tryon

My husband and I attended your concert in Crossville last night. Loved your performance-so much fun! Great stories, too. Thank you so much for doing “I’d Rather Go Blind.” That song always gives me goosebumps. When you finished it, the woman next to me said, “What a beautiful song!” She had never heard it before and thanked me for requesting it. It sounds like you have the same musical idols that I have. For eleven years, I was a weekly entertainment columnist for the Times Picayune in New Orleans. I retired eight years ago, but I still compose a column “in my head” (like you write song lyrics). I could have easily written a couple of thousand words about your performance, anecdotes, biography, other musicians you have worked with, and those who influenced you. Looking forward to hearing you again. – Beth Sager

My wife and I saw you last night at the Palace in Crossville TN. It was the second time we saw you, and we loved the show. You are an awesome entertainer and guitarist. You make that guitar sound like three guitars, and your bluesy voice is the best. Thanks for the great show, you worked real hard, and we appreciated it. Look forward to seeing you again some time. Best of health to you. Ciao. -BMac.

I always love hearing from the fans, and I appreciate you taking time out of your day to come see me, and to let me know you liked the show!

You all know how much I love my animals, and I just wanted you to see my little Sippie. She’s not a baby any more! She’s growing so fast. Look how big she is now!

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Sippie’s growing!

This coming weekend I’ll be performing at the Eureka Springs Blues Weekend. Then I’ll be back in east Tennessee, and Alabama, Ohio, and Florida. Just keep an eye on my schedule, which will always be current on this blog. You can always scroll to the bottom and just search for “schedule”.

And come see me when you can! I’m always looking for music lovers in the crowd!

Keep a song in your heart!

EG

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About EGKight

I've made music most of my life, and I enjoy every aspect of it. I'm a roots singer, songwriter, entertainer, publisher, and producer. My musical style has been called “country-flavored southern-fried blues.” I've headlined at clubs, theaters and festivals across America and in Europe. And my songs have been recorded by artists across the genres. Even my mentor, Koko Taylor, recorded a couple of my songs, and they landed on her last two Grammy nominated albums. I've had songs on five major TV networks, and I placed five songs in a movie that's available on Amazon Prime. I love songwriting, and I love performing, and I love to see all my fans at my shows. I'll see you out there on the road!

5 responses to “Fun in Nashville at Wynonna concerts, back to Palace Theatre, and Sippie’s growing!”

  1. Pamela Paulhamus says :

    Saw Linda Boose at Billtown Fest on Sunday and we were talking about you! Love reading your blog and seeing your photos! Real nice shot of you with Wynonna! We miss you in NE PA!

  2. Ellen says :

    I’m so happy for you that you got the opportunity, twice!, to see and hear Wynona. Of course she’ll love your songs. I can’t imagine it not happening. She definitely has the voice for the Blues.

  3. Steve Broermann says :

    I am almost lost for words! You are on fire and it is no accident you ran into Wy on a bench. I know she will give those great songs a listen!

  4. Terry Bentley says :

    We are looking forward to seeing you perform in Eureka Springs. We’ll be at the show on Saturday. Rick and Terry Bentley

  5. Rick Bentley says :

    We all had an EXTRA LARGE time in Eureka Springs

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