Fire in the Water, Earth in the Air: Legends
of West Texas Music
"Indeed, Oglesby's introduction of more
than two dozen musicians who called Lubbock home should be required
reading not only for music fans, but for Lubbock residents and
anyone thinking about moving here. On these pages, music becomes
a part of Lubbock's living history."
piano legend Doug
paralysis from a severe back injury in a single-car accident
on July 25, 2007. Back in West Texas and continuing physical
therapy, Doug shows marked progress toward recovery. On February
14, 2008, an amazing group of West Texas musicians, including
Terry Allen, Richard
Bowden, Jay Boy Adams,
Lesley Sawyer, Brian McRae, Todd Caldwell, Don
Caldwell and many more -- gathered in Lubbock, Texas
at the Civic Center Theater to honor Doug and raise money for
his family and continuing therapy. The night featured over four
hours of live, original music by more than a dozen artists.
in the Water, Earth in the Air: Legends of West Texas Music and editor of virtualubbock.com,
hosted the exclusive after-hours party, along with Jeff
Kehoe of 30+ Years of Texas Music, and Wheeler Bros. Studio located @ 804 N. University. Free admission; donations for Doug Smith were accepted.
Several local musicians performed, including Los Sonsabitches,
Doctor Skoob, and Andy Eppler, and many other special
guests joined in on the fun.
This video is of the grand finale, featuring Doug's first performance on piano since his injury. Please note that Doug has only limited use of his right hand at this time. We dare you to keep a dry eye as Doug Smith and the band perform "Amazing Grace." The show was produced by Alan Crossland. Brian McRae led the stage band.
More concert video to come soon! (3/05/08)
VIDEO by Chris Oglesby
PARTY PHOTOS (from Lubbock Online and Jeff Kehoe)
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