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Every Saturday and Sunday in August, I’ll be featuring a different wine cocktail for you to keep cool as a cucumber! Each weekend features a different cocktail, so be sure to stop in throughout the month to try out a new refresher.
Friday night we enjoyed a warm, funny, tender, and lively concert by verteran singer/songwriter Verlon Thompson. Verlon has written songs for performers such as Loretta Lynn, Jimmy Buffet, and Randy Travis. For many years Verlon was the main guitarist for Guy Clark and even produced Guy’s best-selling album.
Now Verlon tours mostly solo, and when we learned he would be traveling through our area last week, we jumped at the chance to host his concert. With almost 70 people attending the concert, we weren’t the only ones happy to have him around! Verlon’s songs take you through a wide spectrum of emotions, from introspective to downright hilarity. He loves telling stories in between his songs, and the audience was treated to lots of fun ‘insider’ knowledge about Nashville’s biggest stars. The end of the concert included audience participation that had everyone leaving on an energetic note. One of Verlon’s fans is a videographer who is putting together a documentary about Verlon. So the cameras were rolling at the back of the room, and we are looking forward to a chance to show the finished documentary sometime in the future. I couldn’t resist grabbing a shot of the LCD screen on the video camera!
Verlon is kind and definitely approachable in person, so it was easy to host him. He stayed the night with us here at Peaceful Bend, and the next morning picked a bit on our cigar box guitar in the salesroom while we sipped our cups of coffee. I put a short snippet of his impromptu concert on our facebook page if you’d like to check it out.
I certainly hope this won’t be the last time we host Verlon here at Peaceful Bend, and we’ll keep you updated when we know more about his documentary! Cheers!