Montie Callaway, Kim & John Spring started our New Year at the Rear Window with a most excellent show! It really was as if we stepped back in time with them to an era that was much simpler and easier to live in. Their vocals were stellar and Montie didn't disappoint us with his Low & Deep Bass Vocals. Kim Spring brought along a violin/fiddle that was given to him by a mutual friend when he was 15 years old. Kim did that fiddle justice in the couple of songs he played with it. I know that Mr. M would be proud knowing he made an excellent choice in handing it down to Kim. We look forward to hearing these fellers at the Rear Window in the not too distant future. I hope to be scheduling thes back here in a few months. If you didn't catch them Saturday, you will have a chance to come again soon!
How & Why???
From our local song-smith, Jack Motley, to East, Vine & Briggs from Nashville, to Jack Williams of Arkansas, to Matt Harlan of Houston, most of these accomplished songwriters live, breathe and sacrifice to bring us a very intimate part of their lives ... their music! You know, it isn't often that most of us are able, or willing, to take a chance and try to live our dreams, but most of the talented artists you will see and hear at the Rear Window are doing just that. Lord knows they are certainly not getting rich from doing what they do, although if they work hard, and get a few breaks, they can make a decent living at it. Yet, whether in good times or in bad, this seems to be a life choice that they make, perhaps because they have a story to tell, a song in their heart, a dream to pursue, belief in their God given talent or just a hitch in their giddyup; but, whatever it is, we are much better off musically because of them.
A few evenings ago, I had the TV on for companionship as I was listing new events on one of the websites, and suddenly my ears were listening to a tune I heard at the Rear Window a few weeks ago. The musical interlude from Matt the Electrician's song, "I Got Your Back," was playing in the background of an L.L. Bean commercial. For those of us who got to spend the evening listening to Matt, it's just pretty cool to have heard and talked to the artist that is getting national airplay on a tv commercial BEFORE it was released. I expect that won't happen too often, but the fact is ... it did! I can't tell you how many times I have heard "I can't believe this music isn't on the radio being played everywhere."
If you have been with us for the shows we've already hosted, I promise that the line up of artists will not disappoint you. If you haven't been yet, come visit and have a wonderful evening with a well-above-average audience, friends (both old and new), talented musicians, singer-songwriters and food (after all, this IS Texas!) to delight even the most discriminating palate! You will have a great time and want to come back for more. Please plan to come hear and support the talent we are bring to Ganado, Texas for your listening pleasure ... you'll be glad you did!
See you at the Rear Window!