Thursday, November 16, 2006

I Went to Courville's and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt


Actually, I got a lot more than this fantastic t-shirt. The gumbo was delicious on this chilly night and the music was hotter than the gumbo. I was going to write a review as soon as I got home but I knew I wanted to post pictures of the t-shirt and properly link to all the amazing performers so, I fell asleep on the couch in my office watching Letterman instead.

For the real review, go to Wang Chi's House of Pancakes where Jack will tell you all about it. It was without a doubt one of the best shows I have ever seen anywhere. I feel like I got a glimpse of Waylon, Willie and Tompall Glaser in the days right before they released The Outlaws in 1976. To add extra spice to the musical gumbo, these guys were hilarious.

Big John Mills even had his little tiny dog with him that wandered around through the crowd during the show. So, while eating gumbo and watching an 8-man acoustic jam, I was also petting a dog. Man, I love Texas.

I've never wished I had my camera with me so badly. Well, that's not true. Today, one of the women in my office put a blue Walmart bag on her head with the front fastened back with paperclips, like barrettes, because the vent in her office was blowing on her head. But, tonight was a close second. I sure missed some great picture taking opportunities.

Dang nabbit.





(For some reason Blogger keeps blocking out the bottom of the t-shirt. The name that isn't showing is Ryan James.)

7 comments:

Lorna said...

I admire a person who goes, gets the t-shirt, snaps pictures of the t-shirt, describes the event, has a nap and posts, with links, at 3:00 a.m. Bravo! Admire? No, I worship at your shrine.

Laurie said...

Lorna - One of the musicians, Roger Marin, is from Canada. That makes three outstanding Canadians we've seen at Courville's playing Texas/Country music (Fred Eaglesmith, Charlie A'Court, Roger Marin). I had no idea you guys listened and performed this kind of music up there. He was great.

Zina said...

Hey! I want a TShirt that says COurville's where can I get one??

to trade....
I got a James Bond Tshirt or cards OR a rubber ducky from Let's go to Prison....

or I will pay for one.

Dick said...

I know I haven't written in awhile, I'm sorry. But I've been exiled to Collin County (between Dallas and Oklahoma) due to some medical/financial issues. The good news is my freelance writing gigs have picked up! I miss Beaumont terribly. I almost cried when I had the Half-Muff special with Gumbo today at Jason's Deli in Allen. Hopefully I will be back in Jefferson County in time for the annual mosquito prevention plane rodeo. Yee haw. And "vtxjc." (the word verification). Also, a belated happy birthday.

Laurie said...

Zina - No need to trade. This was the first concert I've been to out there that had t-shirts. If there are any left, I'll get you one. I might also be able to get you a coozie or two.

Dick - Thanks for the birthday wishes. I'm glad your writing is going well and I love to hear it when someone misses Beaumont. So many people give it a hard time. I love it here myself.

pokerboss said...

Glad you enjoyed it. Sorry I missed it. And that would be Tompall Glaser. I'm, by God, gonna make it out there one of these days.

Laurie said...

Steve - I'll fix my Tompall. Thanks!