Category Archives: Friends

Howling with gargoyles

Not all tourists are created equal. Some are a little crazier than others. Ricky Herbert was relatively normal until I asked him to climb up on the wall of a certain illustrious house in Asheville and pose with a gargoyle. Okay, you got me.  He was completely bonkers from the outset.

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Update – Walten Horton is alive and well

It has been quite a while since I have written about my friend, Walten Horton. I wrote about him on three previous occasions, after he was struck by a drunk driver and critically injured while crossing a street in downtown Asheville the night before Halloween, 2011. Click HERE and HERE and HERE to see my […]

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Remembering Barney Barnwell

I never had more than a casual acquaintance with musician/writer and general character Barney Barnewell, but I have been friends with his sisters, Betsy and Beth, for over 35 years. Barney, who passed away in 2007, played fiddle and was a founding member of the Plum Hollow Band. Say what you will about him – […]

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HP4

I am honored to count both Henry Pauls (father and son) as my friends. Here, Little Hank, aka Henry Paul IV, strikes a Marty Feldman pose backstage at BB King’s.

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The Carter Brothers… 32 years ago

There is no good excuse for completely losing touch with old friends for absolutely no reason. Yet, that is what I have managed to do with Dan and Tim Carter. I think I shot this in 1981 for one of their early album covers, which would make it 32 years old. I last saw them […]

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Blackberry Smoke… and the return of Dean Parris

Blackberry Smoke invaded Winston-Salem, NC on Friday night to perform for an enthusiastic sell-out crowd that included Dean Parris, who is well on his way to recovery from the injuries he sustained in a scooter accident last October during the Simple Man Cruise. A video crew captured the entire show. They were like friendly cyborgs […]

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Pic of Dave Mason – dedicated to Billy Crain

This old pic of Dave Mason made me think of my friend, Outlaws guitarist Billy Crain, whose mother passed away a couple days ago. Here’s hoping Billy is Feelin’ Alright again very soon.

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Colossal Man (is the guy on the right)

St. Louis’s own Pat Liston and Kevin Sanders of Mama’s Pride posed for me in 1975. (As you can see, I’ve been scanning old black and white negatives again.) Please forgive my memory, if I don’t get this exactly right. Apparently, one or more of the guys in Mama’s Pride had an interest in makeup. […]

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