I, the photographer, am fired. I have fired myself. Andrew has practiced twice with the new 289 Band since they have changed things up. Two old members remain four were added.
Andrew was the only invited "special guest" with the band. The Izard County Consolidated High School opened this act with their school band. The entire band played well. I'm a sucker for sax and horns...they were great.
Andrew played three solos I think and was on stage playing back up the entire time. He had been there since one o'clock and the show ended at nine. He was tired but still had energy to get phone numbers
from some fans. A young lady wanted him to join her in a talent show. She sings. He plays. That's all I know. Andrew ain't talking!
The crowd was great. Hoots and hollers from old gray haired people...that includes me. Many people stood up during one of Andrew's solos. He played solos in Hey Joe, Pride and Joy, Green Onions and more that I've forgotten. Next time I will take notes and no pictures.
"...and the crowd went wild" was true this night. The radio station from another county was there broadcasting live. A good friend suggested maybe the radio has a recording of the complete performance
This was the best family photo I could get not including me, Hubby, Jake (middle grandson) and Stormi, Toni's daughter. I was happy to catch this many in one spot with SOME of them looking at the camera.
Left to right: Zander (youngest grandson, son of Maria), Toni, (nephew), Maria (daughter, Andrew's mom), Melissa (oldest daughter, mother of Jake) and our star of the night, Andrew.
I am so proud of Andrew's God gifted, self taught talent. I am proud of all my family.
It was just a magical night.
Soon, I promise, I will figure out how to edit film and make it small enough to post.
May your day be filled with wonderful music.