“A Prairie Home Companion” played the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville last weekend with guests Brad Paisley and the Sam Bush Band. Brad and Sam are incredible musicians and the audience got a chance to see them strut their stuff on their iwn and with The Guys All-Star Shoe Band. Brad told the story ofhow he came to name his newborn Jasper. His wife Kimberly had dreamed they had a boy and they named him Jasper. So when the baby was born on April 17th, it was a natural thing to name him Jasper Warren Paisley.Warren was Brad’s Grandfather’s name and Brad sang some songs from his soon to be released new album including one for his sons,” Anything Like Me”. They were terrific songs, it should be another monster album for the Country Male Vocalist of the year.Brad also joined us in a Guy Noir script.
Sam Bush and his Band really rocked the old tabernacle. They are the closest thing to Rock-Bluegrass fusion as you’re going to find. We did two shows, the broadcast show at 5pm Central and another 3 hour show at 9pm. The audiences were very receptive. It rained about 3 inches, in Nashville, this past weekend, so it was nice to have somewhere to go.
Tim made a trip to the Country Music Hall of Fame, always impressive and entertaining.