A heaping helping of news
ONE EPIC WEEKEND IN MARCH
Willie and Merle together!
Not much more needs to be said, but we
should add the show’s at Whitewater
Amphitheatre March 27 and 28. “On the river
under the stars” says it just right. This is
a bucket list show for sure! Tickets on sale
this Friday (11/21) at
NEXT BIG THING?
Congratulations to Lower 40!
They’ve been signed by Buddy Lee Attractions
for national booking. BTW, we hear they’re
close to a record deal, too. Fingers
crossed. The pride of Moore, Oklahoma, the
boys have terrific harmonies, which they
demonstrate in this appearance in the
Cluttered Corner performance space at Best
RED DIRT IN THE LAND OF
Want a real change of scene
for the holidays? How about Texas/Red Dirt
music in Dublin, Ireland?! The third annual
“Red Dirt Pub Crawl” takes place in Dublin
at the Temple Bar, which looks like a very
nice Irish pub. Shows run from December 1
through December 8. Artists Josh Abbott,
Roger Creager, William Clark Green, Bart
Crow, Rich O’Toole, Bleu Edmondson, Randy
Brown, Brandon Steadman, Scott Brown and
Aaron Sandoval. Lift a Smiddick’s for us
while you’re there!
HALL OF FAME ROADIE
Congratulations to Ben Dorcy
III, inducted into the Bandera Country Hall
of Fame last Sunday. “He’s not just the
oldest roadie. He’s the best,” says Willie
Nelson. And he was the first.
oldest roadie and Willie Nelson
Ben went from being John
Wayne’s gardener and chauffer to Nashville
where he joined Hank Thompson, Ray Price and
Willie on their road crews. (His business
card says “Assistant to Willie Nelson.”)
He’s now welcome on every tour bus in Texas.
We met him with Kevin Fowler years ago when
Kevin stopped for guitar strings.
Congratulations for 64 years
on the road and counting. (Ben will be 90
Viva Texas Music!