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The wheels keep rollin' on… and on… and on. If you're lucky, you win lug nut lottery.
"What the hell is that?" you ask. Mark a lug nut that looks lucky. When you stop, the nut
closest to top dead center wins. Take a chance and ante up big for the pot because Christmas
is coming up and Mama is forever in need of a new pair of shoes. 
Thanks to everbody who has come out to the shows. We've been having a large time, as usual.
We had a great run out to Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma. There were some great shows with
ole Jamey Johnson and our buddies The Last Waltz Ensemble and Snit's Dog and Pony Show.
(If you are in Austin, do yourself a favor and find a place called Torchy's Tacos. Mercy!)
Hold on a minute. I'm getting ahead of myself. We have added another member to our little
gang of vagabonds. His name is Jerry. Some of you may know him. He is a trip.(Pun intended)
Jerry's been having a blast with us. Take Panama City, Florida for example. We had a day off 
after a show and Gene decided we needed to round up the gang and put it in the wind. Two wheel
style. Gene is a nut, but after all, he is a Sagittarius, you know. We thundered up and down 
strip all day. Beep Beep, buddin' buddin'. Thanks a lot to the tweakers that we rented em'
from for givin' Doc a lemon.
Like I said, the shows have been a helluva good time. None more so than the Southern Ground
Music and Food Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. We played on Friday with Trigger Hippy,
Warren Haynes Band, ZBB and My Morning Jacket. It was great to see our old buddies, Steve Gorman
and Audley Freed. They killed it! Brit and Steve stood off to one side and were jealous of the
great "guitar nerd" discussion that Warren, Coy Bowles and I were knee deep in. Sorry, drummers.
Anyhow, the weather was freakin' gorgeous and the food was freakin' delicious. Can't wait for
another one.
On a sad note, please remember our friend Ken "Bird" McDaniel, who passed away last week. We
love you and will miss you, Bird! Please pray for his family.



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iPhone photo: Trey Wilson
  Interview from the dressing room, backstage at Grand Ole Opry with Blackberry Smoke.  Great live clips from the show. 
Photo by: Harold Sellers 

John Jarrard, a Gainesville native, was a well-known Nashville songwriter who penned hits for a number of top country music stars. In his memory, a group of friends, including another well respected Nashville songwriter and Gainesville native, Bruce Burch, organized a special fun-filled benefit concert beginning in 2002.

As this is the Foundation’s 10th annual event, we’re presenting something a little different this year.  For 2011, we will be holding our concert on two nights on Brenau University’s front lawn located at 500 Washington Street, Gainesville, GA.

On Friday night, the show will be held on the front lawn with no tabled sponsorships. This is a standing room / sitting room only show featuring some great artists.

Performers include Blackberry Smoke, and Balsam Range, and one of Gainesville’s own, John Driskell Hopkins (bassist for the Zac Brown Band).

For information on our traditional tabled songwriters show, visit the Saturday event page.

We’ll open the gates at 5:00 PM, concert will begin at 7:00 PM.

Proceeds will go to a permanent endowment fund in John’s name established at the North Georgia Community Foundation, with the proceeds of this annual concert to benefit local charities, including the Good News Clinics, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hall County, Georgia Mountain Food Bank Fund, and one of John’s favorite causes, Good News at Noon.


Ticket Prices for this event are $20.

Tickets are available at BB&T on Jesse Jewell Parkway and Green’s Grocery.  Tickets are also available from this website by visiting our store. You can also call 770-710-9191 for tickets or more info.



Food and Drinks will be available for purchase.


Lawn seating is available. Bring your low back lawn chair and/or blanket. Come early to pick out your spot! This is an outdoor event, however in case of rain, we do have a rain contingency plan to move the show to Pearce Auditorium located at the same address.


High back chairs, beach balls or inflatable objects, signs or posters, fireworks/firecrackers/laser pointers, grills or bbq’s, no pets except for service animals for the disabled. NO AUDIO OR VIDEO taping allowed.

Outdoor restrooms provided
- Sinks & Flushable Toilets -


Artists will have CDs available for purchase.  In addition, John Jarrard Foundation merchandise will be available for purchase as well.

Photo: Tennessean

Photos © John Gellman

Photos © John Gellman

What a night! Thanks to ALL! 

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