Johnny, one of Texas faves, performed at the Knickerbocker Music Center (formerly the Knickerbocker Cafe) in Westerly last night.
Banjo Man and I were there, along with our party-loving friends Ruth and Kenny. We hiked out of the woods and met them in the road, on the other side of the Leaning Tree (which, by the way, is still leaning).
It was so good to get out of the house.
Live music + food + friends = a great evening.
Johnny had a new look. At first I didn’t recognize him without his black clothes and matching bluesman hat. Last night he sported blue jeans and a blue shirt with a distinctly country-western flair. And no hat!
It was such a great show. Johnny grew up in this area, so friends from high school–popular RI musicians — joined him on stage. The place was rockin’!
We are still waiting for National Grid to show up, but we are preparing to head to Texas without this being fixed. The power pole is now bending from the weight of the tree and we have visions of everything–tree, wires and pole–crashing down in a tangle of sparks and flames in the driveway. The whole state is a mess–we’re certainly not alone– but hopefully we’ll get some help before Tuesday afternoon’s trip to the airport. We keep calling the electric company hoping we’ll get a crew to appear.
Daughter Nancy hiked in this afternoon to take me to CVS and the bank. Jeff hiked in to check on Banjo Man, making sure he wasn’t cutting down trees on his own (he wasn’t).
We are grateful to still have electricity. That raunchy and irresistible mini series, VERSAILLES, just began its second season on Netflix. We’ve watched 5 episodes already. And Monday night THE BACHELOR ends the season with a 3-hour finale.
We’re doing laundry and packing our suitcases while we still have power.
Texas–and warm weather–here we come!