Walnut Room this way

Walnut Room this way

Sunday, April 24, 2011

James Pirkle Blues Band

Randy and I actually went out Friday night...to dinner...and hear live music!  I can't remember the last time we have done anything remotely resembling a "date night."   Most of our weekends these days are spent trying to catch up on things around the house, or else vegging on the couch in front of the TV.  I've never been much of a TV watcher my whole life, but I have sure made up lost time in the last year or so.

My friend Jill called and said her husband's band was playing at The Shak, a fairly new barbeque restaurant in Oxford and invited us to meet her there. Jill's husband, Larry, is bass player for the band.   These guys have been playing together since they were in Tupelo High School.  She has invited us several times to hear them play, and we finally had the opportunity last night.

The bandstand is outside, and it was a beautiful evening here with perfect weather for being outside.  I had some mighty good ribs while the band was setting up.  They began the show at 7, and were still playing without having taken a break when we left at 8:40.

These guys were my kind of music--rock and roll type blues, with a little Mississippi Delta Blues tossed in occasionally for good measure.  They were very entertaining and these little snippets don't do them justice.  I worked hours to get two small videos to load, and then created a YouTube account--voila!  In 2 minutes, the video was loaded and on this page. I wish I'd known that sooner!

Watch for them--they'll be heading your way sooner or later.


Gigi said...

What fun!

Anonymous said...

James Pirkle Blues Band is very good! Great music and talent!
A correction on one thing...James DID NOT go to Tupelo High School! He went to Belden !

Suzassippi said...

Thanks for the clarification; my friend just told me they had been playing since the age of 15 when they were all in school together. Not being from Mississippi, I don't even know where Belden is...though I did find the original Tupelo HIgh School on my last trip over there. :)