KNOXVILLE….. 0

Hanging on the bus for a minute before power napping until the show starts in a bit. We get Southern Bitch and the Whigs tonight. Fucking great! That’s a HELL of a show if I do say so myself. Had good nights in both Starkville and Tuscaloosa. Rick and his gang take such good care of us we’ll hope to be back playing those places for a long time. We recalled in T’town last night about the last time we were there and wanted to share the story with y’all. The opening act was a solo acoustic guy. I hate that I can’t remember exactly who, but the was a sweet, sweet guy. Hanging in the dressing room as Russell goes to get him to bring him in for introductions to me and the guys. I have Russell explain to the guy that my father has recently passed away(which is fortunately not true). My father had been a singer/songwriter too. His favorite chord was a-minor. I’m just not equipped to handle that chord at the moment. So Russell let’s the guy know this and requests that he remove any a-minor chords from his songs. He agrees!!! Can you believe it!! So he comes in and says hello. Promptly he sits in the corner and starts to visibly sweat as you can see his mind churning thinking, “….how do I play these songs if I can’t use that chord….??” Freaking out as he goes on, we clue him in that it’s a scam. We die. He’s relieved, mad, puking, pissing, laughing, etc. He did a fine set. We had fun. That’s it……..for now………