Earlier this week, fellow preservationist and bluegrass lover David Price came up at the National Preservation Conference and invited me to sit in with his band, Off the Wagon, when they played the Southern Regional Reception on Thursday evening.
I jumped on the wagon!
Off the Wagon is a good young bluegrass band in Nashville (the next night they were playing at the world-famous Station Inn). So as you can see from the photos, I enjoyed the chance to sing and play Sitting On Top of the World.
Twas in the spring, one sunny day, My good gal left me, Lord, she went away,
And now she’s gone, but I don’t worry, “Cause I’m sitting on top of the world.
The band helped cover my mistakes (and my lapses in memory) and I had a great time. Lots of friends and colleagues from our Southern Regional Office and beyond had a chance to enjoy it as well.
I’ve inserted a video of Off the Wagon – without the interloper – playing New Camptown Races. Enjoy.
More to come…