Walnut Room this way

Walnut Room this way

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Tallahatchie River Fest New Albany: James Pirkle Blues Band

I got a call last night from my friend Jill that the James Pirkle Bues Band was playing in New Albany at the Tallahatchie River Fest today.  Is it necessary for me to say that I love the James Pirkle Blues Band?

I first heard the band last April when they were playing in Oxford.  I fell in love all over again when they went to the Mound Bayou September Fest (don't you just love how every town here has a "fest"?) to play a benefit for a community with whom I have also fallen in love.
It's been a while since I did anything on a weekend other than clean house, grade papers, or reply to the endless emails from students, so I just made the choice to enjoy myself today and head over to New Albany's historic downtown and hear a band I really enjoy.

I was humbled that the band gave me one of their new tee shirts which I will proudly wear when I "go to work on Monday one more time" (Si Kahn).

It is not just that I enjoy their music--which I do--but it is also that these guys are willing to go the extra mile to perform and that they do it for the love of the music and the desire to entertain people who also love music.

Stay tuned for then next few days as I share with you the trip up and down Main Street, New Albany.

1 comment:

frank_ezelle said...

Excellent choice to get out and hear music you love. Also an excellent choice to get out and away from the drudgery chores at home.