Appalachia

General Lee Didn’t Show – But It Was Still A Great Night

Union County Historical Society

Our performance last night went great! It meant so much to see old friends in the audience-and a few new ones as well.

The old courthouse in union co ga

We always enjoy playing at the historical courthouse-and one of our favorite parts is tuning up in the old room adjacent to the courtroom where we perform.

Foxfire in ga

We feel right at home with the historical items scattered around the room-and the shelf full of Foxfire books just adds to the comfortable feeling.

Praying mantis in ga

Last night we had a praying mantis peeking in through the window-listening to our warm up session and bringing us good luck for the show.

General lee in GA

For all of you who were anxiously awaiting an update on the sighting of Robert E. Lee-the only glimpse we got of him last night was his picture hanging on the wall.

All in all it was a wonderful night spent with good company in a beautiful historical building that’s been part of our local heritage for well over a 100 years.

I did find someone to video part of the show-so come back tomorrow for a song. And for all of you who couldn’t make it but wish you could have-I have good news for you.

Ridgeline TV was there to film the whole show! They’ll air it in 30 minute sections on both their cable tv channel and their website. I’ll be sure to let you know when they have it up and ready for viewing. Until then-hop over and check out some of the other acts that have appeared recently at the Union County Historical Society’s Friday Night Concert Series.

Tipper

 

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Gwnewt1
    August 27, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Tipper, It hurts so bad! Knowing you all are just seven miles away; might as well be one thousand.
    Each time you’re in Blairsville, I sit on the front porch, hoping for a stray breeze tp bring a note or two my way.
    I’ll watch for y’all on Ridgeline TV.

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    dolores barton
    August 26, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Great to learn that everyone was okay. Sorry the ghost didn’t come to visit, but there is always another year. Glad things went well and you were able to visit with old friends.

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    Bill Burnett
    August 26, 2012 at 10:41 am

    I was worried that “The Gang” partied so hardy we might have to come to Ga. to Bond all of you out of the Union Co. Jail. Glad you’re back.

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    Shirla
    August 26, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Ah, you are stars now for sure…your name on the marquee and being filmed by a TV station…You all deserve the recognition and much more! I can’t wait to see the show in it’s entirety!

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    Ethelene Dyer Jones
    August 25, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    So glad you had a wonderful time in my hometown! I wanted so badly to be there, but just wasn’t quite up to driving the 200 miles to get there (that’s 200 one way!). I’ll look forard to hearing the program via UTube (?). I urged my son Keith to go–but he had other obligations. Maybe “next time”!

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    Ken
    August 25, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Tipper,
    You all put on a really nice show!
    I sat way back about 7 rows from
    the stage with some visitors from
    Florida.(I think) The guy in front
    of me looked kinda like Mr. Lee,
    and I could tell he was alright
    from the back of his shirt that
    read “Simon and Garfunkel”. Since
    I knew the Blind Pig Gang, I got
    to tell everybody around me about
    you all. I told them about you,
    Paul, and Pap and then your girls,
    Chitter and Chatter (they liked
    that). Those sentimental songs
    Paul and Pap did brought smiles
    and tears from a lot of folks, but
    I guess you all saw that too. And
    Chitter and Chatter with those
    Angelic voices really pleased
    the folks…Ken

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    Miss Cindy
    August 25, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Hey Tipper, I heard all about it from Ken. He said you guys did a great job! I expected nothing less!
    Wonder what happened to Mr Lee? I was certain he would make an appearance to hear nice singing.

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    B. ruth
    August 25, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Tipper,
    Glad you decided to welcome us with your presence…We miss you early in the morning. Looks like you all had fun and the pictures are very nice as usual…Can’t wait until you post the video and songs…I’ll have to admit I was wondering if the “Devil went down to Georgia” and walked the halls of the ole courthouse…Shaw…Can’t fool me, Old Ed was a pondering hisownself…LOL
    Rest up and have a good weekend!

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    Ed Ammons
    August 25, 2012 at 9:33 am

    All right! Where’ve you been? Partying all night in Georgia ‘eh? Don’t you know you’ve got all the old folks worried? Not me, I wasn’t? But B.Ruth is about to have a hissy fit.
    Bet you all had a ball! Can’t wait to see the Gang on TV!

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    Gary Miller
    August 25, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Great photographs! Hopefully they will have a DVD available of your performance. I really wish I could have made it down there to see it live.
    I wouldn’t look too hard for General Lee. I really don’t think he gets out much anymore.

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