Saturday, September 22, 2012

Bluegrass Tuesday Night

This week I had the opportunity to attend a Brewton Arts Council event, and I don’t think I could have picked a better time to buy season tickets. As a matter of fact, the act that came to our itty bitty small town probably most influenced my buying of the season tickets, and I am so glad that I did. For the past few years, I have been yearning to make a trip to Nashville and experience all that it has to offer….especially the Grand Ole Opry. I haven’t made the trip yet, which made this year’s act irresistible.


Brewton was proud to have Ricky Skaggs enter our city limits and provide us with a couple of hours of entertainment. That’s about as close to the Grand Ole Opry as you can get in this little town. Can you seriously resist a mandolin, a banjo, a guitar, and a fiddle? I know I can’t. That’s why I love going to Tennessee every year. I love how laid back things are, and it forces you into relaxation. It makes you enjoy the simple life. Then, to top it off, you hear the sounds of bluegrass everywhere you go.


Anyhow…Ricky came to the local community college and picked the mandolin for a good hour and a half {maybe even longer}. I felt like I was in one of those 1950s or 60s movies in the auditorium watching a big act come to town. Like in Walk the Line with Johnny Cash. I’m so used to going to concerts with thousands of people, and this was a much more relaxed and personal experience.


He sang about the simple life and not hurting ham. He sang about his mama and Uncle Pen. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, just click on the links.

This is about as close as I could get to what we saw!

For all of you in the Brewton community, buy those season tickets and support the arts around this town. The Brewton Arts Council does much more than people realize, and we should all take better advantage of what our lovely town has to offer. We need to be more grateful for the simple life!

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1 comment:

  1. Fun! I think Brewton, AL is the most charming small town in America. It's no wonder Ricky wanted to come. :) Good job Brewton Arts Council.

    By the way, I have good friends in Nashville. Maybe we could all go and stay with them. Thoughts?