Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Bluegrass Show and Jam
The Old Country Store Dixie Café
Jackson, TN
January 24, 2015
       We can sniff out a bluegrass show and jam just about anywhere around Tennessee, Arkansas, or Mississippi! One recent sniff-out took us to Jackson, Tennessee, and the Old Country Store at I-40 Exit 80A. You're familiar with the location, I'm sure. The Old Country Store in Casey Jones Village is a strong supporter of bluegrass and old-time music. Thanks to all the Brooks Shaw family and extended family for their support over the years.
          So, there we were on Saturday evening, January 24, 2015, in the Dixie Café section of the Old Country Store. We were ready for a good meal and a good bunch of bluegrass music. We found both. We shall tell you the names of the three bands which performed, mention some of their songs, and show you some photos of their performances.
Savannah Grass:Tom Cox, Coley Graves,
Wayne Jerrolds, Mike Garrett
          The first band up featured Wayne Jerrolds and Savannah Grass, which featured Wayne Jerrolds on fiddle, Coley Graves sitting in on upright bass, Tom Cox on guitar, and Mike Garrett on banjo. Savannah Grass played the following songs and tunes: Jambalaya; Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, and Loud, Loud Music; If I Should Wander Back Tonight; Rubber Dolly; Bill Bailey; Just Because; T for Texas; Once More; Lady Be Good; Mockingbird; In the Sweet By and By; Danny Boy; and Swing That Hammer.
Savannah Grass: Tom Cox, Coley Graves,
Wayne Jerrolds, Mike Garrett 
The next band was Rudy Moore and the Bluegrass Pals, which
featured Rudy Moore on guitar, Steve Killingsworth on upright
bass, Scottie Baugus on banjo, Kevin Keen on mandolin, Bobby
Isbell on Dobro(R), and Raybon Moore on guitar. The Bluegrass
Pals played the following songs among several others: Long Journey Home, Love of the Mountains, Foggy Mountain
Special, Nine Pound Hammer, Tennessee in 1949, Bringing
Bluegrass Pals: Scottie Baugus, Kevin Keen,
 Steve Killingsworth,
Rudy Moore, Bobby Isbell, Raybon Moore
 Mary Home, Pain in My Heart, I Want to Go
Back to the Old Home, Fireball, Rocky Top,
Blue Ridge Mountain Home, Bluegrass Special, A Beautiful Life
and Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Bluegrass Pals: Scottie Baugus, Kevin Keen, Steve
Killingsworth, Rudy Moore, Raybon Moore,
Bobby Isbell

The host band for the bluegrass show and jam was Baxter Qualls and the Golden Bluegrass Gospel Band, with a few members of Junkyard Grass filling in for the evening. Baxter's Golden Bluegrass Gospel Band was: Baxter on guitar, Wayne Jerrolds on fiddle, Tyler Chatham on guitar, Joe Cupp on banjo, and William Moore on upright bass. Here are a few of their songs: Cabin in the Pines, Some Old Day, Rose of Old Kentucky, Reuben's Train, High on a Mountain, My Lord Knows All About Me, Right Before My Eyes, Fireball Mail, I Wonder How the Old Folks Are at Home, Home Sweet Home, Singing Waterfall, and Lost Indian.
Golden Bluegrass Gospel Band: Wayne Jerrolds, Tyler Chatham,
William Moore, Joe Cupp behind Baxter Qualls
The event ended with a brief jam featuring Marilyn Graves on hammered dulcimer, Coley Graves on guitar, William Moore on upright bass, and Raybon Moore on guitar. Fans who came out for the occasion showed their appreciation with applause and requests. Folks who just happened to be in the Old Country Store to eat and shop came back to the Dixie Café to see where all the good music was coming from. Everybody stayed a while to listen, tap their feet, and clap their hands. We wish to thank Baxter Qualls for putting on the show and jam. There may be others to follow. We hope so!
Marilyn Graves, Coley Graves, William Moore, Raybon Moore
Additional Information: www.caseyjones.com/oldcountrystore
Old Country Store, 56 Casey Jones Lane, Jackson, TN 38306
Ph. 731.668.1223 or 1.800.748.9588

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