Fire in the Water, Earth in the Air: Legends
of West Texas Music
"Indeed, Oglesby's introduction of more
than two dozen musicians who called Lubbock home should be required
reading not only for music fans, but for Lubbock residents and
anyone thinking about moving here. On these pages, music becomes
a part of Lubbock's living history."
As promised, there were
many historic and unforgettable performances at our legendary
Reunion on September 7, 2007, celebrating the first anniverary
of "Fire in the Water, Earth in the Air."
The Hancock men put together
an amazing group of musicians for the very special Lubbock All-Stars
evening consisting of sons of former members -- and one member
in good standing -- of Tommy's long time band The Roadside
Playboys: Doyle Hoggard on lead guitar; Wally Moyer, Jr.,
pedal steel; Richard Barnett, drums; Jack Westbrook, keyboard;
and Kenny Maines joining on bass. Ladies joining in on back-up
vocals were Holli (Hancock) Barnett. Latronda (Maines) Moyer,
and Patricia Vonne on castanets.
In this next video, Joe Ely has made an unannounced guest appearance on stage to sing "Dallas," the classic song by Jimmie Gilmore, with Lubbock's Texas Belairs. Other guests on stage include Ponty Bone on accordion, bluesman RC Banks on guitar, and Don Caldwell on saxophone.
In this video Jimmie Dale Gilmore is accompanied by Bob Livingston, founding member of the Lost Gonzo Band, who emceed the reunion show. Gilmore was not scheduled to perform this night but happened to be in town for a performance at the Stubb's memorial statue the following day, so he could not resist the opportunity to entertain the rapt crowd.
This is backstage video shot by Pearly Oglesby, wife of author and host Christopher Oglesby. Swinney did not originally plan to sing the "Johnson Grass" song but it was requested from audience. Note the author's head bowing is disbelief when Swinney begins his monologue introducing the song. God Bless Cary Swinney!
video courtesy of Andy Eppler, via YouTube
was the first artist to perform at the Lubbock All-Stars Reunion
on September 7.
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