About this time last month I got this text:
Attached to the text was a screen shot, an email informing the Band “Harper Puckett” that they had been accepted to play in the 2020 SLAM music festival.
Harper Puckett is a band no one has heard of, mostly because in their ten year history, they've played only one gig -- a 1/2 hour time slot in a dive bar on a night of live music called “Horton hears a Who.” (Each band played a handful of songs, at least one of which had to be by Johnny Horton or the WHO.) Harper Puckett played Eminence Front.
All our town’s live music has been cancelled, so to see that SLAM had not yet made that decision was really exciting. Especially since I play guitar and sing in Harper Puckett and I haven’t played a real gig in 30 years. It looked like our first real gig was going to be in front of a couple of thousand peopl. Practices put on hold for COVID19 started again in earnest! Unfortunately,...