Tales of a Road Band: Seedy Bars

As a new band on the scene, we of course had to start at the bottom. We played our share of low-paying seedy joints to begin with and one of the very first (and worst?) was a Hamilton north-end bar called the “Picton Tavern.” It had a reputation for being rough and rowdy and at times downright dangerous. And although our music went over well, the patrons there lived up to their billing. They were not … let’s say — ideal citizens?

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Memories of an Outlaw Band

Perhaps some of the more unique experiences I have to share are the years I spent in the early 80’s as lead singer of my own touring Country Band. — Corky And The County Outlaws!  From seedy darken taverns filled with lost hope to the bright lights of elite Country Clubs. A journey of good times and bad, wild nights and long days of travel. So many memories! And the stories — Oh the stories I could tell… Continue reading “Memories of an Outlaw Band”

Give me that old time Country Music!

The Country Music of my day no-longer exists. Today, there’s barely a resemblance to the music I fell in love with back then. I know everything changes, still, I yearn for the days of my time, when the legends of Country music were alive and well. When Johnny Cash was the man in black and Waylon and Willie were Outlaws. Continue reading “Give me that old time Country Music!”