The other day my music-guru Dennis LeBeau phoned from East Brookfield, Massachusetts.
“Come on down to the South Barre Rod & Gun Club on Sunday, my sons and I are playing a gig!”
“You know it, it’s just across the Mass-Central line south of the Barre/South Barre town line. We’ve got some great bands. Real talent. You’ll like it!”
[Click on the video clip (above) for an inspired interpretation of Johnny Cash.]
As it turned out, I was well familiar with the crossing. Over the years I’ve worked this location for photographs of Mass-Central freights.
Mass-Central is a weekday operations, so my Sunday visit was strictly about the music.
Country music has its railway influences, and in the end this tied together nicely.
Dave Pike & the Good Old Boys, The Franklin County Sweethearts, and The Jays, were all playing. These bands have some crossover and were all helping each other out. You can find them on Facebook.
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