Thursday, December 07, 2006

Brian Setzer Orchestra

The hub and I are going out tonight. Woohooo. We're off to see the Brian Setzer Orchestra. I love going to the Ryman Auditorium. It's the original housing for the Grand Ol' Opry many years ago. They have since moved to a huge auditorium further outside Nashville; but thank God they saved the Ryman for other music venues. The acoustics are amazing. It was originally built in 1892 as a church. The old pews were kept in place when the GOO took over, even the original wooden floors are still there. Today, the sound of the audience interacting with the sounds coming from the stage is beautiful--whether it be clapping, stomping or singing. It all generates a wonderful sound that I have not heard anywhere else.

BSO is performing their Christmas classics ala Brian style. I can't wait to do a little boogying. I went to see the Stray Cats back in the early 80s. Their rockabilly was so refreshing for the time. They had their own sound, most definitely. (I still have my old T-shirt! hehe.) I remember thinking "There is no way they are going to sound good live unless they hire more pieces to help them out." Boy was I wrong. I was in awe of how great they were with only three simple instruments--guitar, stand-up base and drums. (Too bad I was stalked by an ex-boyfriend at the show. . . grrrrrr . . . or was that a Billy Idol show? Kinda fuzzy these days, ya know) Needless to say, Brian is an awesome guitarist. That boy can boogy!

Well, I have to run and get dressed. As you know, I don't "get out" much. This may take a while. hehe. Which boots to wear. . . hmmmm. Will probably settle for something else since I'm wearing a skirt. But who knows! Meeee-owwww (from the old Stray Cat days).


Beth said...

OMG,,you will love this! I saw this peformance on PBS last Christmas! And you will Love the Ryman! You have a fun time Rosie! Wish I was going too. You have to show me how to do the banners and backgrounds on my blog,,yours are awesome!

FarmgirlCyn said...

Brian Seltzer Orchestra holds a special place in my heart. At my sisters funeral 4 years ago, we played his version of "This Old House". SO appropriate!

Peggy said...

you are having way too much fun! I wanna come stay at your house till after the holidays!

Tammy said...

I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time out on the town in Nashville!!
Wish I was there!!!
Why don't you drop on by the Opry Land Hotel and see the Christmas lights while you're at it?

Sue said...

Sounds like a fun evening! Love those boots!

Mrs. Staggs said...

Hope you had a great time!
I grew up watching he Grand Ol'Oprey with my grandmother and other family members on television. Back in the days of Minnie Pearl and The Carter Family. I have good memories of Ryman Auditorium from those times. I'm glad it's still there.

Shell said...

YeeeeHawww! Those boots would bring tears to the eyes of any Texas cowgirl too. Seems both state have their country music. Hope you have a good time.

PEA said...

I want to go to that concert too!!!!!!! Oh wow, I just love your cowboy boots...that's something I've never owned! And I love country I should have cowboy boots, right??? hehe

paris parfait said...

I remember that auditorium and what fun it is to go out for an evening of music in Nashville. Glad you had a great time. And sorry about the hub's bug. Sounds like the soup will be a good cure-all (if that doesn't work, maybe a little dessert with tea and TLC?) :)



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