Saturday, April 17, 2010

Toe-tapping

I happened to be present at a big luncheon for the Mississippi Economic Council last week. For the entertainment portion of the program, our friends at the MEC brought in Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives to perform, as well as blues great Dorothy Moore.

I ashamedly admit that I'd never seen either in live concert before. And until I heard and saw them last week, I had NO IDEA what I'd been missing. The version of Uncloudy Day that Stuart and his gang did was nothing short of amazing. Gorgeous, tight harmonies, and I can't believe some of those sounds came out of a little white guy. As for Dorothy Moore, can you say Misty Blue? If you can get a crowd of uptight business people on their feet at a professional luncheon in the middle of the work week, you know you've got it. I couldn't stop smiling when she pulled out her harmonica and played. What a class act.

Anyhoo, just a little note to let you know that if you have an opportunity to see either live, seize it! Both are delightful to see and hear.

2 comments:

Susan said...

**Giggling** Marty is my mom's cousin. I met him a couple of times several years ago when he used to come to family reunions on occasion. We used to have them at his property in Neshoba County. I always find it funny when people talk about seeing him in concert, since most people have no idea who he is!

Nicole Bradshaw said...

I know that he's local, and he's been a big proponent of the new "Country Music Trail" that they're starting here.

I did notice, though, that he's a little man with AWFULLY big hair! He wears it well! Hee!