Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Rockin' the Ryman

Baby showers, meeting blogger buddies in person, traveling to see my daughter's boyfriend's band play at the Ryman Auditorium, waiting not so patiently for Baby M's arrival, not having to go back to school next year...how in the world does one handle all of these good life happenings? I'll let y'all know when I am no longer reeling from it. Ha!

I have several posts to write about our trip to Nashville, but I just have to get this one out first. I can't even begin to tell y'all what an honor it was to be included in such a momentous occasion as watching The Wild Feathers play at the Ryman Auditorium. To a SOLD OUT crowd.

Y'all, we got to go to the sound check. That might not sound all that interesting to most folks, but we LOVED it! We LOVED every minute of our whirlwind Nashville visit. It was perfect! Except for the heat. And the traffic. But even those two things didn't spoil our BIG FUN in Nashville!

This was before and during the sound check. That's right, we got to walk on the Ryman stage. DrummerBoy plays his dad's drums so his dad got to sit up there and play for a bit. It was great!

It was all about the boys playing at the Ryman but the keyword was family.

All of the moms, dads, sisters, brothers, and extended family of the boys and their wives/girlfriends were there. There were old friends and new friends, too. The family/friend support system of these guys is huge and strong. Maybe this is why the band is made up of such good young men. Of course, we might have been a bit focused on the drummer.

Such talent! And cute, too! :)
They are kind and unpretentious. They weren't arrogant about playing at the Ryman, they were humbled by it. They were nice and inviting to everyone. Not only do these musicians possess great talent they are also down-to-earth and kind-hearted. I simply cannot say enough about the boys in this band. Integrity seems to be in short supply these days. But not with these guys.

We had dinner right there at the Ryman with DrummerBoy's parents who are the sweetest and most hilarious people! They were so inclusive of our family. We can't wait for them to come to Charleston and get the Lofton Family tour. Sid and Susie, we're already planning on it!   

After the ENCORE the opening band, Jamestown Revival, came back onstage to sing, With a Little Help from My Friends, with The Wild Feathers! 

There are stories I heard and some I've witnessed that would attest to the character of the members of The Wild Feathers but y'all would be here all day long trying to read about it. Do yourselves a favor and, should the opportunity present itself, go see these guys. You won't regret it! I promise!

I don't know the guy, Tanner White, who recorded this but it's on YouTube and there is an amazing moment where the band stops playing and singing and the SOLD OUT crowd sings. I still get goosebumps. I cannot believe I was there to witness such a momentous occasion for these boys who have worked so long and hard to get there. Well done, guys. Well done, indeed.


  1. Pam, they have a great sound and I am so excited for their success and that you got to be there with them at the Ryman!! I've added them to my Spotify playlist and think of you and your lovelies when one of their songs comes on. Looking forward to more stories!!

    1. Thanks! They are so talented! Maybe they'll come to your area of FLA and we'll all come down and go see them! :)

  2. Sounds like a lovely experience and how wonderful that they have such a great support system.

    1. It was so much fun! I imagine that support system is part of why they are such amazing guys. :)


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