On the day after Thanksgiving, known in the retail reality as Black Friday, Debbie and I found our way back home to Indiana, where we wandered down to Metamora and met up with Rick and Holly Garrett and Brian Keith Wallen. Catrina Campbell opened up The Cat and the Fiddle, and we played music together for three hours.
It was a wonderful reunion and a great evening to reconnect with friends. You know you have close friends when you can be apart for eleven months and pick right back up where you left off. We did exactly that.
The hard part was paring down three hours of fun to a YouTube length video.
Hard to believe it’s been more than a year since the release concert for Picking the Faith. We closed out the show with this song, featuring Brian Keith Wallen on guitar, Rick Garrett on bass vocal, Holly Smith Garrett on fiddle and harmony vocal, Scott Nelson on bass and harmony vocal, and Jim Eads on drums.
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A couple of Thursday nights a month, I get to have the most fun a picker gets to have. On those Thursdays I head up to McGinley’s Golden Ace in Indy for a jam session with Patchwork, The Peach Pickers … Continue reading →