|[W.C.] "Handy's cast in bronze"|
|The old Daisy|
|The New Daisy, across the street from the old|
|Brian trying out an Epiphone Zakk Wylde Bullseye Les Paul|
the opportunity to tour downtown Memphis in a Cinderella-style buggy (most were staffed by one human and one canine),
B.B. King's Blues Club every Friday and Saturday, but...but....not the following (Saturday) night because he would be attending his senior prom. Lucky we were there to see him on Friday night. This kid was fantastic, better than fantastic, and my jaw dropped to the floor (figuratively) when I read about his prom and high school graduation on his blog: http://willtuckermusic.com/fr_bio.cfm. (And he has some free music on there, please look.) In any event, we stayed for two sets and maybe more because this band was so good. What a treat!
B.B. King's Blues Club had another treat for us, too. Hung high on the wall behind Bill were four portraits of blues musicians, one bearing the name of Furry Lewis. I wasn't sure if I should know this already, but was this the same Furry from the Joni Mitchell song? If I pointed it out to Bill, would he say, "Duh, of course there is a portrait of Furry Lewis in B.B. King's Blues Club, duh." I decided to take a chance since Bill is usually polite when I say stupid stuff. Well, evidently it is not common knowledge that the song is about a real old-time blues guy named Furry. Bill seemed glad to learn that.
Anyway, here's more of that young Will Tucker and his band, technically in B.B. King's Nashville club, but it's a good-quality video: