As I mentioned a few weeks ago, Backwoods Fest 2016 was a beautiful thing. Not only did I get to rock with some of my heroes, our set was captured on video. With only one rehearsal, we didn’t have a chance to polish our arrangements, but our first song, “High on a Dime,” worked out particularly well. Chris and Mary’s solos literally give me chills. Reid’s tuba playing was likewise spot on. I think he even gets to take a solo on another song that I’ll be posting soon.
As I was playing a solo set earlier in the evening, I realized that every song I was singing mentioned rain. That’s not really a surprise, since rain has kind of been a theme with me for many years – but in this set, even the covers I played were full of rain! Of course, it did start to rain shortly afterwards, but I refuse to take all of the blame. It usually rains at Backwoods.
Thankfully, the weather cleared by the time our band played, so I was able to set up a video camera and record this music.
And thank you so much for watching and listening.
Trivia: I stole the title of this song from Ira Gershwin, whose song “Gotta Have Me Go with You” (written with the immortal Harold Arlen) is sung by Judy Garland in A Star is Born. The last verse:
You want to live high on a dime
You want to have two hearts in rhyme
You gotta have me go with you
All the time
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