Well, I wasn't but the singer-songwriters at the Songwriter Serenade certainly were. The weather kept most people from making the trip but the Dawson's and Chalker's braved the weather. And yes, Kim and I drove the 72B. You'll have to ask Dwight what he drove.
Weather aside, we had a wonderful Saturday afternoon. It began by meeting at Buc-ees in Katy to fill up on coffee and goodies and then a two hour drive through the countryside. Yes, it rained most of the way. In fact, it was raining so hard that the competition had to be delayed while they moved everything to another building that didn't have a metal roof. The noise was deafening.
Once the show started the rain was quickly forgotten as the singers were incredibly talented and creative. How could you not enjoy songs with titles such as "Hold My Beer While I Break My Own Heart" or "Love Songs In Reverse" and "poncho Villa Rides Again." Although some of the songs were written to be funny others had a more serious message. The winner of the competition, Caitlin Cannon sang of her brother who had spent most of his life in prison for a foolish crime as a youth. While incarcerated he found the Lord and love. The music ranged from slow ballads to Mexican melodies to country and the Blues. There were fifteen performers and they hailed from across the country - Nashville, New York City, Denver, Montana, California, Minnesota and of course Houston and Austin. They kept us entertained throughout the afternoon. The organizers also had lunch available and a bar with beer and wine. The setting can't be beat as it is in the Texas Country side.
By mid afternoon the rain dried up and we had an uneventful ride home.
If the club does this event next year, you don't want to miss it. Where else can you see some of the country's top talent for $15.00.