Soasas - 2/5/2013 at 03:23 PM
Date: Feb 5, 2013 10:19 AM
To likeminded fans of ABB,
My name is Mark Whisenant. I am a 53 year old drone in corporate IT. That's the bad news, The good news is that I am home listening to ABB play "Stateboro Blues" on the Boston Commons album.
I became familiar with the ABB as a kid listening to "Brothers and Sisters" on FM radio in Atlanta. I imagine most folks heard of the Brothers that way. They were the coolest of the hot new genre.
I attended the "Enlightened Rogues" show at the Fabulous Fox. I must confess that what sticks with me most was ths shock of what David Allen Coe sang in the opening act. Does anyone else recall that?
About 2 years ago, I made the pilgrimage to The Big House Museum. That began a new journey with some likeminded friends. Having read "Sky Dog" and "My Cross to Bear" and attending the 2013 ABB show at Chastain Park, I have found a new world of interests opening up to me.
The original band and the current band each speak to me in a powerful way.
I am now spending time listening to all the recordings of Duane I can get my hands on. I would love to capture in words a bit of why his playing has me closing my eyes and drifting to a joyful place. Perhaps another time.
Thanks for allowing me to join.
ladymule - 2/6/2013 at 09:14 PM
Welcome. Enjoy your time here.
aekdbmoid - 2/6/2013 at 10:11 PM
Quinn - 2/7/2013 at 10:35 PM