Sunday, March 07, 2010

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band In Anaheim

This weekend I flew to Anaheim, CA to produce a concert for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at the Anaheim Convention Center. I was covering for one of our other Gary Musick producers, Curt.

The band was incredible...and great guys. Very easy to work with and a huge, HUGE hit. Their hits range through five different decades from "Mr. Bojangles" to "Fishin' in the Dark" to "Broken Road" (made popular by Rascal Flatts but written by NGDB members).

Friday night I begged Peter and Lindsey and baby Brayden to drive up and have dinner with me. We had just left Cabo together earlier in the week but I was having withdrawals. Brayden is such a cutie. Thanks for driving up, Pete and Linds! Always enough laughter to make me sore the next day. Love that about good friends!

This morning I took a few pictures around the convention center...

The Anaheim Convention Center has a lot of rich history...including Elvis back in the 70's

Inside the convention center getting ready for load-in

Sound check

The show...for Commodity Classic

The musicianship of these guys...just incredible! Thank you to all the NGDB guys for a fun show and always doing a great job!

And, I want to add that the 1500 or so people at this conference were overall such genuinely nice people. They are the farmers (proper term is "growers") divided into 4 groups... corn, whet, sorghum, and soybean. These business owners care about making our country a better place. They are salt of the earth people whom I respect a great deal. Thank you to Peggy Findley, Bruce Hobbs, Dave Dupree from McCune Sound and Lights and to all the PSAV tech guys. You made it happen. Great job! Thanks for allowing me to cover for you, Curt. I had a great time.


Lovell's Lookout said...

Miss you bro... Rachel is about to start blogging so I am re-entering. We are moving to Amarillo... long wild story... love you and miss you bro.. so cool to see your life... peace, Ty

Cool Springs TN said...

I love the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band! They are such a classic.