Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival
Matthew went with me this year to the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival. We had a blast and he has informed me that he is "going back every year from now on". In addition to seeing us honored for our (The Sensations) induction into the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival Hall of Fame (we have played the festival 26 consecutive years), he heard me perform with famed lead vocalist Richard Street and The Temptations, Dixieland South, The DR Jazz Quintet, and The Sensations. He loved the big Saturday morning parade as well. Between gigs we went hiking on the Wilderness Trail in the Cumberland Gap and on Pine Mountain. He particularily enjoyed rock climbing and making it to the top of the "chained rock" atop Pine Mountain. He also enjoyed the stay in the Holiday Inn Express and Best Western in Middlesboro.
Arriving At Rehearsal For The Gig With The Temptations
David Hummel Joined Me To Make Up The Horn Section
Barbecue With Richard Street & The Temptations Prior To The Concert
The Concert Was Fabulous
Post Concert Smiles
Dixieland South Performed For The 23rd Consecutive Year
With Queen Candidate Danielle Caudill
With 2000 MLF Queen Kristy Nelson
WKU's Abby Wells Helps Me Play My Clarinet
With Galadriel Stineman And 2005 MLF Queen Chelsee Thompson
Sensations' Lead Singer Jr. Hardin With Matthew At Beaver's Party
Does She Look Like Aunt Bee Or What???
Doyle Rambo Found Something To Ride
Matthew Loved The Climb And The View
Matthew And I Bet Two Races And Had Two Winners
We Hit The Steakhouse With Authority
We Always Pay Tribute To Our Brave Veteran Heroes
It was a lot of work mixed in with a lot of play. Of the 26 Mountain Laurel Festivals I have played, this one was my favorite.