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So sweet.


SOUTHERN POETS- Silver Travis rocks Macon. (Photo by Roxanne Lark)


With the addition of John Haldenwang on harp and myself back on vocals, we brought the night to a close with a red hot “Crossroads.” It was smoking, with Calvert and Haldenwang scorch- ing some guitar leads.


Our band of gypsies descended on Waffle House for a late night breakfast. Among the din- ers were Hearts of the South’s board of directors - myself, Roxanne Lark and Tim Shook; along with Roxanne’s sisters Libby and Sandra, Noell Soriano, Joey Parrish, Justin McCorkle, and other fellow travelers.


On day two, we all slept in before descending on Mama Louise’s H& H Restaurant for a soulful Saturday lunch. Bob Burns and his posse were leaving when we arrived, but the place was full of friends. I took a seat at the table with Eddie Stone, Donnie Winters, Rob Walker and other friends. It was cool meeting several of the Mercer University Class of 1973 who were in town for a class reunion. I heard some great tales of college kids in Macon during the height of Capricorn mania.


The food was great as always. Mama’s greens can’t be beat. We were very fortunate that Mama was in the house, and my friends all met the lovely proprietor for the first time, taking pic- turesand having fun. At one point she said, “Oh honey, I’m just the little old lady that fed the Allman Brothers.” But as we know, she is much more than just that. I have never been prouder of my life long friend Tim Shook, who took the gold cross from around his neck and put it around Mama Louise’s neck. He just felt the urge to give it to her. She smiled broadly and thanked him.


Many of our out of town friends paid a visit to the Big House Museum and Rose Hill Cemetery, and others joined Jessica Walden on her always awesome Rock Candy Tours walking tour of Macon. Saturday’s show began early with an unprecedented round table discussion of Southern Rock and the history of Capricorn Records, moderated by yours truly, along with Alan Walden, former Allmans road manager Willie Perkins, Paul Hornsby, Larry Howard and Rob Walker. The audience heard some amazing stories, and we were all greatly entertained for the next 90 minutes.


Saturday’s music was provided by Eddie Stone (Doc Holliday), Rob Walker (Stillwater) and Donnie Winters (Winters Brothers Band). It was an outstanding acoustic tribute to Capricorn music, with stellar versions of songs that includ- ed “Heard it in a Love Song,” “Multi Colored Lady,” “Fire On The Mountain,” “Long Haired Country Boy,” and “Drift Away,” among others. Every song was a joy, and Eddie closed the set with a tune by a man we learned earlier had been


SECOND GENERATION GRANT’S JAMMER- Justin McCorkle sits in with with Silver Travis. (Photo by Roxanne Lark)


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