Jamming with Old Friends


On Friday the girls and Paul got together with some old friends to make music.

Wayde Powell II was a close friend of Pap’s. Wayde used to own a recording studio and he helped The Wilson Brothers with recordings back in the day.

Wayde’s son, Wayde Powell III is a few years younger than Paul and has a true gift of music. You might remember when I shared Wayde II and Paul playing “Summertime and the Living is Easy” a few years back. (If you missed it you can go here.)

Another old family friend, Sam Ensley, had the perfect place for the day of music making: The Historic Union County Courthouse.

Check out this video that Paul filmed from the day.

I hope you enjoyed the music making!


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    Sherry Thacker
    June 14, 2020 at 10:07 am

    I love the music and reading about the old ways. I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s and it brings back so many sweet memories of my childhood. I wish I could go back, but you help me relive it.

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    August 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Great singing and music….fine job all.

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    Darrell Keith Cook
    August 4, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    I enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing.

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    August 4, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Hi Tipper, Tell the girls and friend I greatly enjoy the song!!! Hope your Moms recovered from her fall.God Bless.Belva-Jean

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    Annette Casada Hensley
    August 4, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    Absolutely loved it. Wonderful combination of two of my favorite types of music: Broadway show tunes and Appalachia.

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    Ken Roper
    August 4, 2019 at 10:01 am

    That’s one of Dolly Parton’s songs that tells a story of Love well. Wayde 111 really feels the music. I’ve been watching and playing songs on Youtube and some of the stories about Appalachia. Some are real nice, like the Blue Bird song, and ” A Living Prayer” by Maria and her dad. I just Love the Irish type singing, but nothing compares with Chitter and Chatter. …Ken

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    Ed Karshner
    August 4, 2019 at 9:25 am

    So very nice. I needed that music this morning.

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    Miss Cindy
    August 4, 2019 at 7:12 am

    Very nice and Wayde III does a fine job on that guitar!

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