Schedule of Western Swing Music Events and More
case you missed a doin' -
Here is a review of events ....
Who came, who played and all the fun we had
a peek a what you missed!
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goose-bumps thinking about it, the Floyd Tillman
birthday party which Tracy Pitcox and all the
fine folks over at KNEL radio throw every year for
this living legend. On December 14, the sold out
venue celebrated Floyd's 86th! He's such a joy to
watch and listen to, and he sure does have a lot
of little kid in him! Special guests that evening
included Jimmy Eaves who sings the Saturday afternoon
shows at E.T. Record Shop in Ft. Worth. Tillman
Franks from Louisiana Hayride who was there at it's
peak, and wrote a fabulous book titled, I Was
There When it Happened (you can still order
this fine book 318-256-3495). Frank Miller, such
a fine singer who was the front man for Jones' band
all those years. Also performing was a double of
Jones, his cousin from Beaumont sang a couple of
tunes. The delightful Darrell McCall and Big Bill
Lister sang some tunes, too. Then after the break
came The Man. Spontaneous applause broke out throughout
his performance as he sang all big hits: "Daisy
Mae," "Gotta Have My Baby Back,"
"Each Night at Nine," "I Don't Care
Anymore" and more. The audience sang along
impromptu to "Makes No Difference Now!"
He explained that he didn't write, but had hits
on his recordings of "Since I lost My Baby"
and "Driving Nails in my Coffin", then
he sang them. And he gave us some songs I hadn't
heard before. "They Took the Stars out of Heaven
the Day They Took Her from Me," and a lovely
waltz called "Small Little Town." You
know that honky tonk sticks out all over him but
he cuts loose on some rock 'n' roll, too, as he
did with "Gotta Have Something I Ain't Got!"
I've said it before, with him walking up and back,
jumping up and down, scrinching up his face for
emphasis, Floyd Tillman is the Original Rocker
! The show closed with a long Standing "O"
followed by birthday cake for everyone, and an opportunity
to visit with Floyd and get his autograph. He has
such gifts, don't miss him next time he comes to
There will never be another like him.