Been a while since I played the Opry…and fun to take part in GlazanteFest 🙂

WE have a family relaxed morning then I set up a social media competition for a local business.

Once done I do a quick Facebook livestream about my slot at the GlazanteFest in Glasgow later on then I nip along to Betty and Joe’s to sort Betty’s iPod connection problem.

After lunch I pack the car and we head towards Stirling to see Catriona, Will and Freya. We enjoy a couple of hours with them then carry on into Glasgow – the journey takes a fair bit longer than we expect with an hour’s delay on the. motorway due to an accident. Thankfully when we pass it doesn’t look too bad.

There’s a few bits and bobs of shopping to pick up then we get to Glasgow’s Grand Ole Opry at Paisley Road Toll. Quite an iconic venue and I haven’t played there in a while. GlazanteFest – an Alzheimers Scotland fundraiser in memory of Glasgow soundman Graham Fraser – is in full swing having kicked off at 3pm and we take my gear backstage. It’s 7.30pm and I’m not playing ’til after 9pm.

We say hello to folks and have a drink while watching the couple of acts before I take the stage for a quick 20-minute set. It goes down well despite the disappointing numbers – it’s kinda par for the course for these kind of events for various reasons I won’t go into here.

After my set we hang out for the final act of the night – the State Bar Blues Band – and chat then hit the road home. I’m still full off the lurgy and feeling pretty crap.