Thursday, November 14, 2013

Photos From Franklin Wine Fest

The WannaBeatles played the Franklin Wine Festival on October 11, a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. 

It was not only an extraordinary event (nearly two thousand people, sampling wines and food from a variety of local restaurants, several stages of entertainment, all of it raising funds for a worthy organization) but also an unusual opportunity for us to work together with BBBSMT to present our song "If We Simply Love" as their theme song.

That's all covered in a previous blog (Oct. 28), but the photos were not available then. 

So now we can show you how beautiful the Factory was that night.
 We can show you some of the wine that was offered.
And we can show you some of the other musicians we know who were also performing there that night. 

Here's Woody Bomar, whose track record includes running a major Music Row publishing company and playing bass for local Beatles band Fab. His more recent project is a band devoted to the history and culture of Route 66 called Road Crew.

Here's jazz trumpeter, also director of the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, Jim Williamson, playing with local group Storm Kings. 

Partially hidden in the photo, playing keyboards, is Dylan Jones, one of our favorite young musicians, a veteran of Jam Camp (where WannaBeatles David and Bryan both work as instructors). Dylan has  been through a year at Berklee College of Music, and currently attends MTSU.

And here's Gary Pailer, who is known to us for having auditioned for The WannaBeatles during that period between Jim Hayden and Nathan Burbank. (Sorry I don't know the name of the fiddle player.)
Wish we also had photos of Diane and Frank Marino, the jazz group who are friends of ours, and their fine group members Chris Browne and Cole Burgess. 

And here are some shots of us, on the stage in Jamison Hall, with the large video screen behind us, which is where the new video for "If We Simply Love" was projected during our live performance of the song.
                                                                  Dennis and David
                                             Nathan Rocks! Under the big sign.
Dennis, Bryan and Nathan during the second set - when we took off our coats to play in vests.
                                                Bryan and Nathan sharing the mic.
And finally, one shot of us with Todd Wilson, the man at BBBSMT who made it happen.

Thanks to Todd for posting all these photos. And to Carl Diebold, the videographer, for taking most of them. 

We had a great time, and hope to see you there next year.

Bloggin' Bryan 13 November 2013

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