Bele Chere came and went this past weekend. Starting Friday, I spent most of my weekend in downtown Asheville.
Friday was Kenny’s birthday, and to celebrate we went to the Cowboy Mouth show. Jordan, Cathy and her daughter joined us, and we had a blast – to say the least. I had never attended a Cowboy Mouth show before, so I wasn’t completely sure what to expect. Kenny prepared for the show by buying red spoons and Tootsie Rolls. I know – sounds weird.
We got to the show around 6:30 – they were to go on at 7:00. From the moment the band took the stage, I was blown away by their energy. They were not going to let one person in the audience get away with not enjoying the show (even if several people were just there to see Gov’t Mule later that night.)
The highlight of the evening was when it DOWNPOURED. Fred asked God to hold the rain off until Gov’t Mule was finished – he wouldn’t disappoint Him. The rain stopped a few minutes later, and then they broken into “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” It was awesome. Photos were taken, video was shot (you can find it on CITIZEN-TIMES.com – I’ll direct link later) and it was an overall great time. I bought a cd after the show, and Kenny and I managed to get a photo with Fred…you can find it here.
All in all – great show. And, the new cd (Voodoo shoppe) rocks. I’ve been listening to it in my car and at work since Sunday. Buy it 🙂
We headed over to Martin Sexton after Cowboy Mouth. I love his music, personally. I think he has an amazing range in his voice, and he knows his way around a guitar. The crowd was insane – I may have been the only sober person in a crowd of several hundred drunks – so it was a bit difficult to watch. But, he played Glory Bound which I adored.
A former teacher of mine (from high school) had the best seat in the house – in a tree above me.