And by the time they had finished singing that song, they had drawn a huge crowd of people that had gathered up and down the sidewalk, just to listen to more of their incredibly great music.
Yesterday was just another hot Texas Summer day, so Sandy and I took off and went inside Bad Girlz of Texas, to cool off for a few minutes. This super cool store was packed with smiling customers, but when Andie, the owner, saw us she came right over and greeted us. "....Where's Tony?" she asked.
"He's next door visiting with Jon and he is probably sitting over there drooling at their new Texas Master Naturalist book they got in. Published by Texas A&M, which seriously that book must weigh at least ten pounds," I replied.
Sandy laughed, and then said, "It actually only weighs five pounds."
After we had a fun, but short visit with Andie, because she and Sadie were so busy ringing up the cash register or trying to help the customers, up walks our good friend Irene Van Winkle who is an extremely talented author whom I admire.
While the fabulous music was happening outside, Sandy and I had a fun visit with Irene. She told us about her upcoming trip to the Ukraine and then she and I caught up with each others latest news. Then Sandy walks up to us, and says, "Nancy, this hat is YOU! Try it on." So I tried on the pretty cowgirl hat, and Sandy says, "It looks great on you. You've got to buy it." And she was right about me needing to buy it.
After Irene left the building Sandy and I started doing some serious shopping, if that is even possible, because many of Andie's items are so unique and off-the-wall hilarious.
Ten minutes later, after paying for my stuff, Sandy and I went back outside to join the crowd listening to Brigitte London singing a Merle Haggard song with "Dash." (Daryl Wayne Dasher) So of course I got goose bumps again.
After their great performance they took a short break. And that's when Andie walked up to Irene and me and said, "I want to introduce you to these awesome musicians. They know Chet too and...."
When Andie introduced us to Brigitte London, she says, "Oh, I know you. You're Cousin Nancy! I've heard you on the radio. Big G's show....."
After a fun visit with all three of the musicians that are also good friends with Chet O'Keefe, I bought Jill's latest CD and Dash's latest CD and I would have bought Brigitt's CD too, but she had just sold completely out of all of her CDs, but Andie told me not to worry, because she was going to start selling all of their CDs, at both of her Bad Girlz of Texas locations, with all of the sales going straight to the musicians. And I liked that. Then I went next door to fetch Tony and to visit with The Wolfmuellers.
And before Tony and I adios-ed our dear friends, I surprised Tony, and said, "I want to buy that giant Texas Master Naturalist book, over there, as a present for Tony's upcoming birthday." Then I opened up my purse to get out a credit card, and I teased Tony, by saying, "Tony, I can't pick that thing up, because it is so heavy, so if you want me to buy it for you, you'll need to haul it over here to the counter for me." And Tony jumped at my request, which made all of us laugh.