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19 February 2009 @ 05:14 pm
Yay, Zac!  
So, back when I was a miserable bitch, living in NEBF, GA, there was a short-lived bar and restaurant in Lake Oconee, called Zac's Place. This guy, Zac Brown and his dad opened it up, right on the lake and it was kind of awesome, cause Zac was a fantastic acoustic guitar player/singer, who would play most weekends. He also had done some minor tour circuits and met some folk, whom he became friends with and who would swing by and sing as well. Zac's mother was also, for a short period of time, my husband's secretary.

One of the guys who showed up to play (and the only one I could point out in a crowd) was Shawn Mullins, he of the one-hit wonder, "Rock-A-Bye" and Shawn would show up to hang out with Zac and play at Zac's Place (for free! and when Rock-A-Bye had just come out!) and it would be totally awesome. Seriously, it was a really cool place in a hick town, with nothing to do at all (embed not from Zac's Place):

Anyways, the restaurant closed right around the time we were leaving (THANK GOD, with the leaving), because Zac wanted to put more time into getting his music career off the ground and just couldn't spend a lot of time/effort on it. I just got an e-mail from the husband that the Zac Brown Band has a CD, is touring and will be here in March. We're going to go see him. I guess he may or may not remember us, but his showstopper from back in the day "Chicken Fried" has apparently been getting a lot of radio play nationally. It's a bit bizarre hearing it in front of a bunch of folk on YouTube, when we used to watch him play in a really small honkey-tonk local bar, where everybody knew your name, you know?

Good for him, Greensboro/Lake Oconee boy!

You know, all with the escaping Greensboro/Lake Oconee.


*waves to all*
famous99famous99 on February 20th, 2009 12:44 am (UTC)
Enjoy the show. Haven't been listening much lately, so he's not on my radar, but how cool that he's getting some notoriety.
Sister Roserose_in_texas on February 20th, 2009 01:01 am (UTC)
I LOVE Chicken Fried! I have his album on my Amazon wish list! So cool that you know him!
Sandysmc36 on February 20th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
I'm going to guess, he prayed alot with his prayer rock...
So there were a few 'cool' people in NEBF -- you and Zac, and now you're both gone.
Poor NEBF! Left with no one but rock praying type people!