The blog starts here in Clarksdale, MS this time. Here we are hanging out with our old buddy T-Model Ford and his grandson Gentle. T-Model’s hat says, “You have the right to remain silent, so shut the hell up.” He hit on Breezy, and Gentle tried to buy Jayme’s drums.
Here is another one of T-Model’s Grandkids decked out in Big Damn Band gear! This is at Cathead – the greatest store in the world.
Gentle with his sister. She came dressed in her Big Damn Band shirt!
After hanging with T-Model we went to the Hopson Plantation to hang out with T-Model again, and some of our friends who have made appearances in the blog before like Tony and Janice from our European Blog and Blue Mike. Breezy took this picture of me behind the Hopson Plantation near this cotton field.
This is Breezy and me on stage at the Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival (The King Biscuit Blues Festival). We were very proud to be included in the lineup. It was really hot and sunny out. A great day for playing.
This is Fayetteville Arkansas at a big biker rally. We played at the legendary George’s Majestic Lounge for the fest.
There were two groups of people in Fayetteville dragging crosses around trying to get the bikers to stop drinking and come to Jesus. From the Indy 500 to Mardi Gras in NOLA these folks are always out there. These two seemed young to me though.
This is a dog with a Harley Davidson hat.
Ashland, WI was a cold way to start the fall.
However when some ladies at the show in Ashland decided to take off their tops, it warmed things up.
This sign was on a beach in Ashland.
This is the oil and grime on the beach. You could see the contamination.
In Oklahoma we stopped at this Cherokee trading post. I bought a knife. This is actually a giant painting that was really far away on top of the trading post.
This is on stage in Lubbock, TX. That was a special night. We love the folks in Lubbock!
More in Lubbock, TX
This is at the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, TX. A great slice of Americana.
More at the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, TX.
All of the cars had been recently painted with this Hell Week stuff. Elsewhere in Amarillo we saw some windows that had been shot out, and the people at the businesses blamed this hell week stuff at the high school.
I thought this picture of the ranch at night looked weird.
This picture is courtesy of Jambase.com. This was taken at the Joshua Tree Roots Music festival. An amazing lineup, and a great bunch of people all around.
We got another flat tire in a New Mexico desert.
Here is the desert where we blew it out.
We came back to the Grand Canyon to show our friend Patrick who was on tour with us. He helped us out greatly road managing etc., so we returned the favor by showing him this.
Another pic of the canyon.
This tower overlooks the canyon in the national park.
This is our buddy Patrick at the Grand Canyon.
A desert flower at the Grand Canyon.
Jayme jumps for joy at Sunset Point in AZ south of Prescott, AZ.
This is a prickly pear. An edible cactus that is everywhere in the southwest. Know this plant. It might save your life someday.
This is a cow in the road near Meteor Crater. It was 15 bucks each to see Meteor crater, and we couldn’t swing it. I tried to get around the fence to see if we could get a view of it, but no such luck. It is like fort Knox.
Some ruins near meteor crater.
Throwed Rolls at Lambert’s Cafeteria in Ozark, MO.
In Chicago we were standing on the street when we heard what sounded like a bomb going off, and little pieces of wood and fiberglass rained down on us. It was no bomb, but actually this truck getting stuck under the train tracks.
It peeled the top off like a can of sardines, and threw stuff everywhere. I couldn’t believe how close we were to it when it happened. The guy got out, and told Breezy that he didn’t have a license and the truck was in someone else’s name. He said he was calling his buddy to come say he was driving it. Just then the cops came.
The cops hauled him off, and some special tow truck came and wiggled it backwards after they let the air out of the tires. What a mess! We are currently on tour in the Northeast, and we have been working on a new record. You all are gonna love it. Hope to see you all soon!