I did get some quality reading time in this morning, but I just wanted to share a little taste of where I spent the afternoon. This is some footage I shot at a benefit for a local guitar player who is suffering from cancer and trying to raise money for his treatment. His friends and fellow-pickers turned out for about seven hours of nonstop music on his behalf.
This is "Faded Love," and you would never guess from watching this that it was the first time these guys had ever played together in this combination. With no rehearsal, they killed on this song (the young man in the red shirt and the fiddler with the pony tail are from an Irish rock band that calls Houston home base). The rest of the group have played together a lot and are some of the mainstays of the Houston country music scene. Lead singer is Leslie Sloan, a friend; the swing guitar is played by Wayne Turner; Harlan is on bass. Enjoy.