Just a few years ago, my brother Arthur and his wife Amy, moved from our home state of Maine to Nashville, Tennessee. Arthur is the brother that always entertained the rest of us at parties and clubs. Although some of us play an instrument, none of us do it as good as him. He works hard at it. He once said to me (I play a little bit of guitar) “Debbie, you have to practice every day.” My father did that. He played that guitar every single day, just to keep in practice. Me?….I just can’t seem to find the time or the ambition to do it. Maybe that will be one of my resolutions for this coming year….but I digress. Since Art moved to Nashville, I feel like the music moved with him. There’s a big void. He carried with him, all my parents old songs and the music we grew up with, as teens and young adults. He is down there in Nashville hobnobbing with the rich and famous musicians and just bypassing us all. Heck….John Hiatt is one of his best friends! They hang out together. Last year, when Art came home, he performed at a place in Portland called The Port Hole. My entire family came and it was awesome! They are coming home the end of July and will be performing again there on August 1. We are calling it PORT HOLE 2009. My brother Arthur’s son Adam and his wife Carey, are coming too. They also live in Nashville and have the cutest little music production studio in their home. Not only do they produce music for others, they also write and perform music as a duo. The name of their band is The Sways. Here is a photo of the two of them.
This is them at their studio a few years ago. Isn’t it cute? Sways In Studio I am so proud of them both and can’t wait to see them. I will be sure to take photos to share with you all. Until then, here are a few from last year…..Port Hole 2008!!
And then a lady showed up with fake diamond rings for all the girls that looked to be about 10 carats and wigs! Crazy I know. Who do you think ended up with one of those wigs on??? NO!! NOT ME!!….It was my darling daughter Carissa….. who turned into someone I didn’t recognize. She had a lot of fun. So…if you are from Maine and you aren’t doing anything on August 1, stop by Port Hole 2009 down off Commercial street in Portland from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. and join in the fun. My brother has some surprises this year. Some he shared with me and some he won’t, telling me that’s why they call them SURPRISES DEBBIE!!