Me 'n Goody Two Shoes went to the Buckwheat Festival in Kingwood, WV on Friday. Mainly to hear Kathy Mattea sing. Had some time to check out the exhibits before the show. NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer's car.
Some award winning maters.
Some sort of animal judging was going on but we couldn't get in.
Checked out the fun on the rides. Look at their faces.
Then it was time for the show. She travels with a three piece band and used no opening act Friday night. Here she's singing, 'You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive,' a song about coal mining in Harlan County, Kentucky.
Kathy singing, 'The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore,' another coal mining song.
Me with Kathy after the show. She signed autographs for anyone that wanted one. She couldn't have been more pleasant. A real class act. I've made no secret that Lee Ann Womack is my favorite country singer, and while I've been a fan of Kathy and her music I was paying attention to Ms. Womack a lot more. Um...with the release of Coal, which speaks volumes to me, and seeing Kathy in concert I find myself making a change at the top pf my list. Kathy has a lot more class, puts on a better show, and she sings from the heart. She's also a West Virginia girl, so that automatically scores big points with me.
Um, passed this on the way back to our car. Not quite sure what this is, but there was a parade earlier in the day, so I'll call it a redneck reviewing stand.
And now for Saturday. I got to go to the mall and meet former Pittsburgh Steeler running back, four-time Super Bowl champion, and Vietnam vetern, Rocky Bleier.
Me waiting in line.
Rocky signing my book.
A handshake from the Rock.
The fruits of his labor. Four Super Bowl Rings.
A big thumbs up from the Rock.
It's good to be a member of Steeler Nation!