Open Mic, October 22, 2015
Introducing Three Creeks Road
Host Ron Hackett opened the show with three guitar instrumentals that included, “Dream a Little Dream of Me” and “A Day in the Life of a Fool.” “I really enjoy hosting these shows, and I appreciate all the support we get from the community,” said Hackett.
Robert Rogers, who played steel guitar and fiddle for Moe Bandy, came to the stage to play three fiddle tunes, including “Sally Goodin” and “Faded Love.” Local guitarist Drew Tucker, who has graced our stage in the past, accompanied Rogers.
Keith Patterson from Pelham, Tennessee returned for a second appearance at our show. He played covers of “Seven Spanish Angels” and “Little Folks” before playing his original tune entitled, “Loving Arms.”
Local band Three Creeks Road made their first appearance at our show. The band includes Ryan Simmons, Chad Phillips, and Daniel Slayton. They played two original tunes called, “Ridin’ Around,” and “Going Out of Style.”
Elliott from Petersburg, a regular that joined our show earlier this season, played three humorous cover tunes, including “Everybody’s Makin’ It Big But Me,” and “He’s in the Jailhouse Now.” He dedicated his third song, “Makin’ Whoopee,” to newlyweds Bruce and Jackie Cline.
Rose Pyatt, a regular performer since last season, came to the stage and played three of her original tunes: “Can’t Live With It, Can’t Live Without It,” “Go Steady On,” and “Somebody’s Baby.”
Co-host Robert Foster closed out the first round with “Whiskey and You,” by Tim McGraw, “So Lonesome I Could Cry,” by Hank Williams, and “In Color,” by Jamie Johnson.
Inspired by Elliott’s humorous songs, Hackett opened the encore round with a song about bear hunting and a fellow named Elmer. He followed that with a guitar solo of the “Hawaiian Wedding Song,” and a cover of the “Wedding Song” by Peter, Paul, and Mary for the newlyweds. “I had planned to play these tunes at Jackie’s wedding, but a family emergency forced me to miss the event,” said Hackett.
Patterson’s encore included three of his original tunes, “Time to Whip the Devil,” “When I find Big Foot,” and “Anita’s Song” that he wrote for his wife.
Elliott’s encore included a song from “The Fatal Glass of Beer,” a 1933 short movie starring W. C. Fields that included the famous line, “It’s Not a Fit Night Out for Man nor Beast.” The moral of this little song is, “don't go around breaking other peoples' tambourines.” Inspired by Hackett’s Hawaiian instrumental,” Elliott ended his set with “Ukulele Lady.”
Pyatt’s encore included two more of her original songs, “Jesus Loves Me,” and “Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone.” She finished her encore with a cover of “16th Avenue” by Lacey J. Dalton.
Foster began the final encore of the night with “Hello in There” and “Sam Stone” by John Prine. He closed the show with “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive,” by Darrell Scott.
Photos courtesy of Ron Hackett
Rogers and Tucker
Three Creeks Road: Ryan Simmons, Chad Phillips, and Daniel Slayton
Elliott from Pettersburg