Because local music was very big when I came to San Antonio
to work at KONO, Chris Cooper and I (and many times others from KONO) would
regularly scout out who was playing where and when and then let our listeners
know what was happening.
Besides the expected Rock, Country and Tex-Mex music, I was
surprised to also regularly find a large amount of quality Big Band, R & B
and Jazz (especially Dixieland) music in San Antonio venues.
One night Chris and I decided to visit a small place just
north of Basse on Blanco Road. Just
after we arrived, the band started playing a Country song. Things went fine until the fiddle player
started playing. He kept speeding up
and slowing down and kept on playing and playing and playing. It seemed that every time the band thought
he was about to end the song, he would go on some more.
The fiddle player finally stopped and so did the band. They started their next song and it too went
on and on and on speeding up and then slowing down and finally after what seemed
like an eternity the song ended.
Chris and I knew that it was time to leave and look for
another music venue, when the band started playing “Never Ending Song Of Love.”
Chris Cooper Photo Credit: Photograsp by Purple
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