Monday, April 30, 2012

Tropical weekend!

Okay, maybe not so tropical in the Ozarks but any time you're at a Kelly McGuire concert, you can't help but hear the waves crashing, feel the sand between your toes and join the party.

Kelly keeps busy performing music while enjoying some of the most beautiful places on earth you'd ever want to visit. One of those is Belize.  On one trip to Belize, he caught the attention of Mark Roberts and Dean Hollis, founders of DiVentrues Swim and Scuba Diving School. They enjoyed Kelly's music so much, he's become a regular part of the DiVentures grand openings and anniversary events.

I caught up with Kelly at the grand opening of the DiVentures location in Springfield MO on Saturday. What a blast! The staff were great to work with, helping me to connect with Kelly, providing me with an interview area and making sure I had everything I needed. Special thank you to Mark Haggart, General Manager, for all of his assistance.

A couple of local musicians, David Wilson and George Horne, were happy to join Kelly, who is formerly from the Springfield area. They are part of local group, The Undergrass Boys

David Wilson
George Horne

Kelly with Finny the Shark
Closing out the night!

 I'll be sharing my interview (thanks Kelly!) in a couple of days. In the mean time, head on over to his website and check out the video of Ambergris Caye, from his Boat in Belize CD. You'll be making joining Kelly for his Birthday Bash in Belize. In case you need to make reservations, it takes place over the course of two weeks from January 28th - February 12th.

Country Blessings!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Looking for a great place to eat?

You'll find it at Our Place Cafe in Hendersonville TN. Joe Perricone and his staff offer up the best in Southern food cafeteria-style.

Joe, himself, greeted me when I walked in. (how often does that happen where you go?) He made me feel right at home and didn't have a problem with me just wanting a cold drink and a place to collect my thoughts while I killed some time.

I hate traffic in big cities so when my interview with James Williams ended at 4 p.m., I knew I did NOT want back out on I-65 until after rush hour. I took a leisurely drive around Hendersonville then went back to Our Place Cafe to sample the food. I had a fried chicken breast, chicken gravy (with big chunks of chicken) over cornbread stuffing and a dinner roll. Oh man! If you get nothing else off the menu at Our Place Cafe, get a roll... or three! They are warm from the steamer and what sinking your teeth into a cloud might be like. YUM!

Since I was again killing time, I enjoyed a piece of Pecan Pie. Some of their baked goods are from a bakery but they try to do as much as they can on-site and, like all their foods, made from scratch.

Next time you're around the Nashville area, take a drive up to Hendersonville for lunch. The food and the hospitality are worth the trip! Make note they are CLOSED on the weekend. But they're open until 8 p.m. during the week.

They also offer catering and banquet services to meet every price range and occasion. Your gathering will be a favorite memory.