Mudcat Café message #152427 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16361   Message #152427
Posted By: Rick Fielding
21-Dec-99 - 10:58 AM
Thread Name: OBIT: Hank Snow Passes
Subject: RE: Hank Snow Passes
Wow, look forward to meeting you there Art.
Just finished reading an idiotic obit of Hank by the Toronto Star's rock critic. Eg: "He was called the 'singing ranger' because of his flamboyant rhinestone outfits...." Oy Vay, I wish they'd have something intelligent to say, or just leave it alone.
I opened for him in the mid 70s at a country music venue called "Rockcliffe park", and was a bit taken aback by his unwillingness to leave his bus until it was time for him to play. He didn't mix at all with the other musicians, but signed a lot of autographs for the fans after the show. I think he was pretty suspicious of "folky pickers", and figured we were all "dope smokin commies". He knew his audience well though. Didn't bother me at all, though. Even though I would have loved to talk to him, just being there was a huge kick. Did get to meet (and get a picture with) Conway Twitty though!