The Charlie Daniels Band at the NYCB Theatre
"Call up Trudy on the telephone
Send a letter in the mail
Tell her I'm hung up in Dallas
And they won't let me outta this jail"
Next up was the instrumental "Black Ice" (featuring impressive solos by each band member), after which a stool was brought out to Daniels, and no sooner had he sat down than the band and he launched into "Long Haired Country Boy" from 1974's Fire On The Mountain (Kama Sutra Records). Daniels told a poignant story about his early days in Nashville and how, at that time when he was struggling to make it in the music business, one person always offered encouragement and had a nice word. His tribute to the Johnny Cash version of "Folsom Prison Blues" would have done the Man In Black proud.
Sadly, neither group performed an encore. Judging from the crowd's reaction to the performanceswith the exception of a few complaints asking why didn't they play "Heard It In A Love Song" or what happened to "Still In Saigon," "Reflections" and "Saddle Tramp," it didn't matter. A good time was had by all.
[Additional article contributions by Christine Connallon].