Well, here we go again! All the pretty horses are rolling onto the sandy pavement on Panama City Beach- I hear them rumbling a few streets over as I type. It's daytime- this is not an unwelcome sound to most of us at all. Come enjoy this fabulous place with us!
Easter Sunday 2011 (three days ago!)
In the last three years I have had the pleasure of welcoming southside friends here for Thunder Beach Fall and Spring Rallys and have enjoyed every minute of it, save having to drive around folks out on the *big road* when they are not wearing helmets.
What's your favorite part of the Bike weeks-Thunder Beach in particular? I've cut out several frustrating clicks for the schedule >>Click here for this year's festivities on the official page.
Check out the Josh Adams Band- they are here, and gave us a preview on the Morning Show today- they are sharp and smokin'!
Last fall I had the privlige of covering some of the music events- I STOOD ON THE STAGE WITH PAT TRAVERS. No. Really. I thought it was going to be simply a nostalgia trip- but some of you may remember, I was in for a BIG surprise! One that includes Rick Derringer, and Edgar Winter!
“Don't ya know I'm never gonna lose that funky sound-
Rock & roll, hoochie koo”
In fact, they haven’t . The performers here at the Thunder Beach Fall Rally 2010, that is, including Rick Derringer, quoted above. Evidently if a player survives the initial tidal wave of rock n roll success and excess, he just gets better and better.
Read the headline entertainment line-up for this year’s Fall Rally. Pat Travers, Rick Derringer, Edgar Winter, Molly Hatchet.
Wednesday night, Pat Travers and co. were the first pleasant surprise. Everyone recalls “Boom Boom (Out go the lights!)” with some degree of loathing or fascination, and Travers has been revered among the guitar savvy guys for his chops, earning a solid following for his high energy live shows. Pat and his current crew (Kirk McKim on guitar, Rodney O’Quinn on bass, and Sean Shannon manning the drums) are grooving right through, looking sharp and fit, laughing; having a good time and giving a GREAT one. “Crash and Burn” was if anything, better than the 1980 album cut, technically proficient but infused with a little more bluesy feeling, yet retaining that Canadian hard rock coolness. “Josephine” contributed a little more of the cryin’ good blues; featuring Travers’ sliding and bending, and later Shannon backed up his mates as they displayed some crowd pleasing three guitar action.