A Farewell to Richard Dobson

Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 at 2:27 am

On Sunday, friends of the late Richard Dobson gathered privately in Elgin to join his widow Edith in bidding him a musical farewell.  There was a long list of hallowed musicians and songwriters from Texas and Nashville performing two or three songs that Richard wrote.

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I was one of the local acts who brought up the rear, sharing the stage with Ellen, Julie, Stephen, and Lynette.  We pretty much brought the crowd activity to a halt, something no other set managed.  Our rehearsals paid off, and we did well.  And the compliments from high were a bit overwhelming.

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Following the show was a jam that went from sunset to the wee hours.  I was the last jam leader to fold.  All in all, I feel that Richard would have approved.

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It was a good gathering.  Much of the family was there.  Lots of catching up and warm fun.  It was a good time.    Julie got to meet and play with some of the musicians for the first time.  We headed back to Brenham in the wee hours, a nice warm glow.

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R&R was intense for a couple of days, and on Wednesday, I got all my business for the week behind me.  Now I have the rest of the week to do my stuff, I hope.

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