I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to enjoy and perform music for more than three-decades and music to be a major part of my life. It has taken me from a small talent show gig on WBRC TV6 "The Sunday Show" in Birmingham, Alabama in 1967 to performing throughout the South and Southeast. I am fortunate to have had so many opportunities to travel with so many talented musicians. It was exciting to perform in many cities, concerts, night clubs, casinos, and corporate venues throughout Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee especially. I have met some amazing and very interesting people and talented musicians all along the way. It has also been a thrill to perform with many talented artist like Delbert McClinton, Juice Newton, Leon Russell, Joe Nichols, Trace Adkins, Dierks Bently, Bobby Rush, Clarence Carter, Louisiana's LeRoux, Bad Company, Dr. Zarrs Amazing Funkmonsters, Meet The Press, Tower Band, Streetkar, and The Chill.
Barry Graham with the Chill / Promotion Video / RiverFest
Track 1 - Will There Be Snow 3:30
Track 2 - Crawfish Rendezvous 5:10
Track 3 - Bygone By Now 4:31
Track 4 - Grow A Little At A Time 4:04
Track 5 - Bayou Heaven 4:43
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"Crawfish Rendzvous"- Song and lyrics written by Barry Graham. Musicians-Danny Scallions-lead guitar, Laurence Woods-first fiddle. "Will There Be Snow" - Song and lyrics written by Barry Graham. Musicians-Danny Scallions-lead guitar, Gary Neighbors-second bass. Additional Songs- Song and lyrics written by Barry Graham. All vocals, keyboard, guitar, percussion, and secondary instrumentation by Barry Graham.
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Stage and lighting rehearsal at Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi Mississippi
"Crawfish Rendezvous" was inspired in part by the late Reverend H.D. Dennis a divinely inspired builder and artist from Mississippi. He is featured in Zachary Godshall's documentary "God's Architects". God's Architects is a documentary that tells the stories of five divinely inspired artist-architects and their enigmatic creations. The film details how and why these oft-marginalized creators, with neither funding nor blueprints, construct their self-made environments.
I visited the Rev on several occasions years ago prior to writing the song. He insisted on providing a complete tour with every visit... no way around it! The man possessed the true gift of gab! The story is...Reverend Dennis promised his wife Margaret that he would make a castle out of her small grocery store, Margaret's Grocery, if she married him. She agreed, and so Dennis spent the consequent 23 years creating towers, archways, and signs to distract people off the highway so he could preach the gospel to whomever stopped. The highlight of his creations is a small "half-pint yellow school bus" that he converted into a chapel.
"COME TO WOTSHIP"