In spite of the weather predictions, I think the weekend turned out to be a pretty good couple of days to enjoy many of the activities that were scheduled throughout the city. I ended up at a few of the musical offerings including the Cigar Box Guitar Festival at Lowe Mill and the jazz concert at Three Caves. I kicked the weekend off a little early Thursday evening by catching a set of the songbird Ingrid Marie Felts and then heading over to see Col. Bruce Hampton at the Furniture Factory. Overall it was not a bad weekend, a little rain never hurt anyone. It was all music to my ears.
My weekly blog usually showcases my photography with a little narrative about something that I did the previous week. I’ve decided to do something a little different this week and hope you will indulge me. I am involved in two major music events that are going to take place in June and I would like to offer up a shameless plug for both of them.
On June 20th the Muscle Shoals Revue featuring the legendary Swampers is coming to the Land Trust Three Caves concert venue. The Land Trust is kicking off the activities by hosting a movie night showing the “Muscle Shoals Documentary” at Humphreys Bar and Grill this Thursday, June 4th at 7:00 PM on the patio. The movie event is FREE to the public and everyone is invited. The blues ambassador, Microwave Dave and the Nukes will be playing their legendary blues during the evening. For additional information for both events please go to – http://www.landtrustnal.org/#!2015-concerts-at-three-caves/c16r3
The second event takes place on June 28th and is very near and dear to my heart. Mayor Tommy Battle recently, by proclamation, decreed June 28, 2015 as “Microwave Dave Day”, announcing the establishment of the Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation. A committee of ardent supporters has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to organize a day of music and celebration to Mr. Microwave and it will take place at the AM Booths Lumberyard beginning at 3pm (108 Cleveland St., Huntsville, AL). The day is set to feature many notable local musicians and will top the evening off with Microwave Dave and the Nukes.
For additional information, you can email MicrowaveDaveDay@mail.com or go to the groups Facebook page and sign up to join in on the festivities https://www.facebook.com/events/693281870817033/
I have known Dave for more years than I care to admit and have had the pleasure of shooting most of his formal promotional photographs. Every now and then I even get out to hear some BLUES! In recent years we have taken on the role of lunch buddies whenever our schedules permit, sharing tales of our professions and discussing the pros and cons of technology. At one of the recent meals we just decided to do our best at not becoming dinosaurs and continuing to move forward, “just a little slower than we just to”. It goes without saying that Dave Gallaher is an icon for the city and his proclamation is extremely well deserved. I hope he will still consider me a friend after all of the notoriety we are subjecting him to.
Well done my friend, Mr. Roadrunner, WELL DONE!
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