This past Saturday I finally had my second Musicians Corner experience. I had enjoyed my first time there, but it was raining and I was disappointed when they had to call it before the Dynamites could go on.
When I heard that Charles Walker and the Dynamites were making up for lost time AND that the Westbound Rangers, one of my favorite local bands was playing I knew that there was no way in hell I wasn’t going to be there.
I gathered a friend and ended up rolling into Centennial Park at the exact time the Westbound Rangers took the stage, and I have to tell you, they were freaking awesome, as always. Four talented dudes playing great country classics (and some solid orignals) around a single mic? Yes please. Those men are after my heart, I swear.
After the Westbound Rangers finished up Courtney Jaye took the stage. I have to admit, I didn’t pay particularly close attention during her set. I was too tempted by the BBQ at Hog Heaven and the Old Time Photobooth. By the way, that free photobooth was freaking awesome. I was really surprised by the high quality of the pictures and the fact that the pics were printed instantly AND were made available online. Bravo, Old Time Photobooth Co. You rock.
Things were running a little ahead of schedule, so Drew Holcomb performed a few songs. I enjoyed him, but I was way too excited to see Charles Walker and the Dynamites. They were great, as expected. That Charles Walker is one funky, funky man. He even got the crowd dancing, though I did not partake. The band even gave the crowd the hookup on how to get $2 tickets to their show at the Mercy Lounge that night.
Overall I’d say that the event was a complete success. I hope they keep this going for a long time.