Vignette of a Journeyman Roots Band
The Beth McKee Band talked a long time before the show and after the show, which was not well attended, which bummed the band out, which made the after-show talk last until 3 a.m. without drugs or alcohol, and Mr. Juan Perez said, “The first time I saw the Allman Brothers live, I just stood there not quite understanding what I was listening to. What is going on? I got as close as I could to the side of the stage and lined up Jaimoe and Butch Trucks. They were playing different patterns but when it came to the fill, they were instantly synchronized. I’d never seen anything like that before,” and he also gave his impression of Dick Morris, rolling his eyes in a comical manner reminiscent of the grandfather clock on Captain Kangaroo and attempting to have spittle fly out of his mouth, “I am the Truman Capote of Republican strategith, if it hadn’t been for Thuperthorm Thandy thealing Mither Romneeth momentum, I believe he would have eathily won the electhion,” and of his prostate surgery he said, glass half fully, “I was continent in four months.” Then the band went to bed.
From “A Sausage Run with the Band,” by Padgett Powell for Oxford American, 2013 Photo courtesy of the Beth McKee Band Facebook page #music #folk #allmanbrothers #lead #lede #opener #nocontext #story #stories #thestorybar