Congratulations to Diana Long, who won our GMG text to win contest for 2 tickets to the gimmeLIVE summer concert of her choice. Diana chose Chris Isaak with Chelsea Berry opening. (Click here if you missed yesterday’s post with one of Chelsea’s most touching songs.)
There’s still time to enter our contest to win a VIP upgrade (see VIP details here). You can’t buy a VIP upgrade, but you can win it. Just sign up for the gimmeLIVE Concert Club (click here, it’s free) and you’ll automatically be entered into a drawing to win 2 FREE VIP UPGRADES to the concert of your choice. All you need is 2 regular tickets and you and your honey can go as VIPs! The winner will be chosen on Friday. Good seats are still available, but they are going fast. Get tickets here.
Now for some sad news. The great Doc Watson died yesterday. His playing influenced a generation of guitarists, including one of Gloucester’s best, Allen Estes, who knew both Doc and his late son Merle. I saw Doc with other greats including Bill Monroe several times in Bean Blossom Indiana in the 70s. Here’s a video of Doc with Earl Scruggs, Ricky Skaggs & Alison Krauss. Enjoy!
There are plenty of choices for live music tonight and many of them might be willing to play a Doc Watson tune if you request it. See full music lineup here.