and they turn out dynamite and then Frankie hands you a welcome to Texas gift-bag that includes your most wanted LP and he signs it to you
and then Dale Watson comes by to check out the session
and then your friend and the daughter of Arlie Duff (Starday's first ever star) comes by and takes some really cool photographs of the session (thanks again, Kristy!) and then you have an amazing Mexican dinner with dear friends
and then your buddy puts you on the guest list to see him and Heybale tear it up at the Continental Club and at the show you see several friends you haven't seen in 10 or more years and even some friends from the ARSC conference in San Antonio the previous week and you dance all night
and, to sum it up succinctly, a grand time is had by all. That was my kind of day last week. Too good for words, really. I can't wait to share the recordings with everyone once the new project is ready. Until then, I give my many thanks to everyone who made it such a special day: Tom and Rose Umberger, Cris Burns, Kevin Smith, Bobby Trimble, Bobby Horton, Frankie Miller, Sandra and Greg and Nathan Wilson, Bear, Dale Watson, Kristy Duff Wallace, Redd Volkaert, Dallas Wayne, Bobby and Stephanie Marlar, Jennifer Lee Vaughn, Steve Ramm, and of course, my mother.