# 282 - Support Live Music

Friday, 14 June 2024 23:08

# 282 - Support Live Music Featured

Written by Terry Joe Wiles
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Live Music, weather and homegrown ‘maters

I had the best visit with a gentleman on a bench waiting for my number to be called inside at the Dr’s office. It started with our health issues and drifted thru alcoholism, New Orleans and Spirituality. Of course when he said that New Orleans was his home until Katrina tore things up. You could tell what a heartbreak he felt after, his church’s charity work for the misplaced from the floods, boat rescues and we stopped just short of his personal loss of lives of friends and neighbors. But I could see the pain in his eyes. He has been living in Van Buren ever since the Hurricane. So I steered the talk to my big year of living in New Orleans and getting to play music on Bourbon St. He knew all the hotspots that I recalled and some that I didn’t. I really enjoyed it. That could’ve been the first time in a long time that I wadn’t on fb or glaring at my cellphone. Nice for a change.

Oh ya, Weather Hot and Maters are delicious this season. I got mostly cherry and grapes. We are getting way too many too fast. I’m eating ‘maters three times a day. Tried Black Cherry and they are great. I suppose they have Cherokee Purple DNA but they're special.

Live music this week: Tonite- Tues 18th. It’s “Jazz at the Museum”.

David and Donna Deaton will host this evening of music featuring “Al Grezch Trio with special guests”. This free Live Music event has turned out to be a gold letter day on the calendar. It will showcase popular, classic and Jazz tunes and will feature Al/piano, David Hoffpauir/guitar and Dale Fraze/drums along with horns or Vocals. Join us for an evening of smooth Jazz. Downbeat at 6:30. Bring a friend.

“Sierra Bravo” and The Spiro Eagles will have a dance on Sat. 22nd. Scot Francis and Billy Hoffman combine their two styles of songs that cover a wide spectrum. It will be fun. Starts at 7pm.

Ft. Smith Senior Activity Center on Cavanaugh Rd. will feature Mike and Lisa and a wide variety of Line Dancing songs. Gather your friends and join in the fun evening. It’s Friday 21st at 7pm.

My Good Friends “The Shady Oak Tribadours” will be at Crocky’s in Hackett,Ark. This Friday 21st, it’s part of the Summer Fire Gospel Concert Series. This family event will not only have good food but it’s good for the soul. On Sat 22nd, “Paul and Back in the Day” will take the stage. Music starts at 6pm. See ya there.

“The Stagemasters” are a true Country dance band. From Classic to modern, they pace their shows that mix your favorite slow and fast tunes that keeps the dance floor full. Music starts at 7pm at the Muldrow City Limits on Sat 22nd. Get there early for a good seat. 100+ crowds have been recorded lately.

Dawn’s Diner/Red Oak will have “59 South” on Friday 21st and James Williams on Sat 22nd. Good vittles and awesome music. 7pm is the Start of the dancing.

“Make It a Double” have become regulars at VFW McAlester. Almost the House band. The reason that they are popular- they play all the right tunes, Country with a lil bit R&R. Connie and Dave Abbott are seasoned performers. This Sat 22nd, music starts at 7pm. Be there!

“59 South” will be at the Mighty Crab on Sat. 22nd. You can Crack a Claw and enjoy their music. It starts at 6pm and doesn't quit til 9pm.

That ain’t all that I got to say but it’s a good place to stop. Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes. They encourage and lift me up. I have lost too many friends and family already. I am doing my best to hang on good Lord willin’.Contact me by text at 918-649-5736or tj.wiles61@outlook.com.

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