count me in. let me know what you need kathy c in ky
Great Kathy! At this point I am thinking either Mother Duncan's pub on lower Broadway in Paducah.... Or that hot dog joint near the old music store in Cadiz. You can just start thinking about Celtic/OT leaning musicians you may know and ask them if they are interested....Also what day of the week folks would prefer. I would love for this not to turn into another huge, out of hand Bluegrass jam....We got plenty of them already.
Lyrics are from Way Down the River Road by John Hartford. I'll allow I may have misheard them in my memory, but I'm almost positive he gives a shout out to Paducah (KY or TX, I can't say). Tried doing a quick and lazy search in the googles, but could not find any lyrics for that song. Put those exact lyrics in, and I got a listing for Doe's Eat Place and a delicious looking recipe from Paducah Power Systems.
I've heard lyrics like that referring to Boston and Nashville too. I wouldn't have guessed that those lyrics go back at least to a recording by Billy Golden in 1899! mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=97325
Can put flyers in the local music stores too. The old time fiddlers contest is in mid march in clarksville tn. could put something out down there too. I know what you mean about it staying more old time celtic . kathy c in ky
Regarding the lyrics... I bet he is referring to Paducah, KY because he was coming down the river from St. Louis and Paducah is close to the mouth of the Ohio.
We're gonna get together at my place this Sunday afternoon at 2:30.. Then we can make some plans for next month. If anyone would like to join us email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll shoot you a map and directions. I am going to strive to keep this Celtic/Old Time fiddle oriented....I love other instruments and musical styles, but I don't want it taken over by banjos, rain-sticks and didgeridoos.
My family goes waaaay back in Paducah ,but I've never been there myself. Would love to visit sometime. My great great grandfather built the Broadway Methodist Church and a whole lot of the rest of the city! Other side of the family were all steamboat pilots there. Maybe I'll visit there this summer. I'll come by if you are jamming then.