We watched the weather closely as we were preparing to set up for our Prairie Grove Band show, but we were rewarded with the most beautiful afternoon and evening. All the bad weather circled to our north and west, and by showtime, it was absolutely perfect.
The Prairie Grove Band then did their part by putting on a great show. They started the show with a little gospel, and in the first set, they played a tribute song to the older generation with “In Color” about the memories of the great depression, war and life before color film. Jake Powell was featured on several great songs and got an ovation for “He Stopped Loving Her Today“. The Band also did a tribute to George Straight with their version of “Ace in the Hole” as George was playing his last show in Texas.
The second set was a great mix that featured Tommy Johnston doing some new additions to the band’s already impressive song list. His versions of “Old Man From the Mountain”, “Pickup Man”, and a Lyle Lovitt tune, “Cowboy Man”, were all well received by our smaller but enthusiastic crowd. Terry did a real crowd pleaser performing the Hank Williams classic “Cold Cold Heart”. They finished their show with “Love You Ain’t Seen the Last of Me”. With that, Mark Willborg immediately grabbed his guitar and was down the road to pick up Anita, and they would be off to Pensacola Beach to get some serious “Vitamin Sea”.
We want to thank Johnette Rowland, Susan Johnston and Winn Williams for helping in the Back Porch, and Bud and Donna Willborn for helping out at our Possum Store.
All in all, it was a wonderful evening. We’ll be back next week with another great show featuring Arkansas native Dave Almond with local son, John Talley.
Thanks everyone for supporting live music in Mount Ida!