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Columns September 21, 2010  RSS feed

Where the Music Plays

David Parker

This past weekend was The Buffalo Stampede. With a parade on saturday morning followed by an entire day of car shows and auctions and fun for the entire family, all at Harriman park. But, it really got started the night before.

It was a hot Friday evening as the bands rolled in to get things going. At about seven p.m., Gypsyhead started things off in high gear. Pushwater took over the stage later on that night.

Pushwater played their hearts out, ignoring the heat. I really enjoyed their style, 'red dirt country', I think is what they call it now. Its got a southern rock sound to it to me...but any way, call it what you will, its just down right great music. The guys always put on a great show every time I see them live, and that’s been several times. Pushwater is: Jerry Duke, Jesse Duke, Randy Stevens, Danial York, and John Sunkes. You can find them on-line at, WWW. PUSHWATERBAND.COM and also on FACEBOOK.

Pushwater at the Buffalo Stampede Pushwater at the Buffalo Stampede After a long, hot day of fun in the park on Saturday, it was time to get the music going again. David Harness made the trip from Corsicanna to play an acoustic set. He did a great job with his songs, including some Van Morrison covers. He was really a good sport with the sparse audience. He told me he would have stuck around longer, but he had to get back to another gig that night. David Harness has a band called, Dead End Allie.

Brad Turner, from Centerville, jumped up on stage and did an impromptu guitar jam session. Brad is an amazing young guitarist, he rally ripped it up (Eddie Van Halen comes to mind). He put on a real good show.

As with anything, all good things must come to an end..., but it was not going to end quietly....not with Gypsyhead closing the show. The guys did their best to entertain the small audience, and I think they succeeded. They played like they were playing to a packed house, plowing through covers of Johnny Cash, Bob Segar, Robert Earl Keen, and the Ramones, just to name a few. Gypsyhead are: Matt Torno, Terry Folsom, Aaron Folsom, Justin Hyndman, and myself, David Parker. You can find them on-line at WWW.GYPSYHEAD. COM and also on FACEBOOK.

Gypsyhead Gypsyhead Yes, it was a hot Stampede at the park all weekend...., where the cars were showing, the faces were painting, the kids were bouncing, the dunking booth was dunking..., and at night...., the music was playing.
Brad Turner Brad Turner

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