Oct 25 .. KS, Hutchinson .. pulled from the calendar
.. Sep 25 - Sat .. IN, Columbus .. Buffalo Wild Wings
.. Oct 2 - Sat .. AR, Monticello (NEW)
.. Oct 7 - Thu .. TN, Nashville .. Opry Country Classics (NEW) (You can listen if you can't go)
.. Nov 18-21 .. Cancun, Mexico. Country on the Beach (change in date)
.. Gallery (Classic Opry, Puckett's Writer's Night)
.. Fan Zone (Welcome Judy Casey, Jacquie Gammons and SSG. Synthia Allen)
.. Classic Opry, Puckett's Writer's Night, Lanham Brothers Jamboree
Poe's in Cookeville
Kevin Rae regulary plays this venue with a group called The Nashville Pickers. He asked Wade to come for the evening. The venue is about 70 miles east of Nashville, which is normally an easy uneventful hour plus drive, but not on the last Friday night of the Wilson County Fair. Traffic going to the fair and their special midnite to 2 am "all you can ride" for $10 had the interstate practically barricaded from 4 pm till midnight. It took us an extra hour and a half to make the trip. Wade got caught in the traffic, too. But once the music got started, it was a fine, fine evening for the packed house crowd. From the greetings going round, you could tell there were a lot of 'regulars' there. And they loved to dance - and Wade always encourages that. They had to pause for some technical difficulties. Something was shorting out and when Wade tried to hold his guitar and sing, he got zapped. Fortunately, they were able to get that taken care of.
Puckett's in Franklin
What a night of great music! I've been to many, many writer's nights, but this one was the best. Wade has known Leslie Satcher for a long time (she wrote the title tune for Wade's third album, "When the Wrong One Loves You Right.") I don't think he knew Phil O'Donnell before. It's amazing the wonderful on-stage chemistry that 3 musicians who've never practiced together can generate. Wade was the unifying key, with his ability (as Phil described it) to play "off the cuff." Once they got started, they quickly established that they all liked to "jam" and there would be a lot of 'pickin.' Might fine pickin', too. And the singing was just as great. Leslie has a strong, soulful voice. Wade added a lot of harmony vocals to the evening as well as his own heart-tugging lead singing. Phil was an excellent vocalist and guitar playing, too. Lots of goose bumps this evening and the audience loved it.
Leslie called up Ray Scott from the audience and he did a hilarious song that we first heard at the Nashville Navy - the working title is “How Did You Get in Those Jeans?”
Near the end, Leslie called for each of them to do a "cover song." When she started Merle's "Closing Time," it quickly turned into a trio - amazing performance from the unrehearsed three. Wade introduced his cover by telling how he'd had the opportunity to meet and play with all his idols, and there was one song that he thought had been written perfectly. Then he did his fabulous version of Willie's "Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground."
I think everyone, including the artists, wants to see this writer's night repeated.
Here's the song list - as in every writer's night they took turns, one by one. Wade did some audience requests as well as songs that he had written.
Leslie Satcher - The Well Ran Dry, When God-Fearing Women Get the Blues (Martina), Delta Wedding; Goin' Down Hard, Southern Poetry (duo with Phil), Troubadour (George Strait).
Wade - Don't Make Me Come to Tulsa, What's a Broken Heart For You, What I Meant to Say; Good Day to Go Crazy, Don't Stop, Angel Flying too Close to the Ground.
Phil - Baby, I've Got You; Behind this Guitar; Back When I Knew it All (Montgomery Gentry); Sounds Like Life to Me (Darryl Worley), Love Remembers (Craig Morgan); She Won't Be Lonely Long (Clay Walker), The Farmer’s Daughter.
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NEW >> WOWW! SUBSCRIBER EXTRA >> SEPTEMBER 2010
Wade and Mark McClurg joined forces as McHayes to release an album entitled "Lessons in Lonely." There were some excellent cuts on the unreleased album. We'll be sharing them with you.
September's extra, "Tulsa Time," recorded by Don Williams, was written by Danny Flowers. This was recorded last as part of the McHayes project, but wasn't part of the 11-cuts that were on the album. It was released to radio as a single.
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