1) I often buy the autographed items you have on your website. Is there a way that you can offer an autographed set list from one of your concerts? Or maybe an autographed Hatch Show Print poster?
I don’t see any reason why not. Frankly, I never thought of it. The band and I can easily sign some of our set lists, and I’ll have our people check and see what prints Hatch might have available. Thanks for the suggestion.
2) Were you ever in an episode of “Alias Smith & Jones?”
Yes, I had a small role playing the part of a card dealer in an episode called, “The Men Who Corrupted Hadleyburg.” It was filmed sometime in the seventies if I remember correctly, and sadly was the last episode featuring actor, Pete Duel, prior to his death. I often hear from folks who have spotted this show online or on TV somewhere in the middle of the night. I never fancied myself as an actor, but being on this show was a fun experience.
3) I am a huge Mother Maybelle fan. Did you work with her much, and was she as kind as she seemed to be on stage?
Mother Maybelle (or “Mommie Mothball” as her daughter, June, used to call her) was a beautiful, kind, and special lady. I didn’t work with her as much as I would have liked to, but I recall several occasions where our paths crossed. She played her famous autoharp on my recording of “Candy Apple Red” years ago, and we once toured eastern Canada together. It was on that tour that my bus broke down as we were trying to drive it onto a ferry boat. In my mind I can still see Mama Maybelle and the Carter girls out in the early morning daylight standing behind my bus and literally pushing it onto the boat. I wish they had had cell phone cameras back then. That picture would be a priceless treasure today.
Thanks for your questions. Please don’t stop sending them. You can write me at firstname.lastname@example.org or use snail mail at P.O. Box 888, Hermitage, TN. 37076. See you back here next time. Stay curious.