Fifth Annual Marty Stuart Late Night Jam

Marty's 2006 Late Night Jam was held at the Ryman Auditorium on June 7. Marty always has an abundance of guests who perform various genres of music. It's a long, late night since the show begins at 11 p.m. and doesn't end until after 2 a.m. These are pictures I took at the 2006 Jam.

Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives opened the show, performing songs like "Great Big Woman and a Little Bitty Bottle of Wine," "Homesick," 'Now That's Country," "Buckaroo," and "Country Boy Rock and Roll."
Marty front and center during a guitar solo. Kenny Vaughan and Marty jamming.
Marty invited a fellow Mississippian, eleven year-old Ruby Jane Smith to join him on stage. Marty and Ruby Jane met in Monticello, MS when both performed at Atwood Water Park. Ruby also included a little buck dancing.
The very beautiful Connie Smith performed "If It Ain't Love," "I Never Once Stopped Loving You," "How Long," "The Latest Shade of Blue," "Fight On," and Marty joined her on "Hearts Like Ours,"
Th' Legendary Shack Shakers performed a few songs. Their onstage antics were fun. The music was a little too heavy metal for my tastes. They describe their music as American Gothic.
David Lee and J.D. Wilkes of Th' Legendary Shack Shakers. Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives returned to the stage and launched into "Country Club," then did a rendition of "Me, Hank and Jumpin' Jack Flash" where Marty changed the lyrics and introduced Travis Tritt.
Marty and Travis sang "This One's Gonna Hurt You (for a Long Long Time" and "The Whiskey Ain't Workin' Anymore." Travis sang "I Walk The Line" and "Anymore." Marty joined Travis on "Let It Roll" and "Here's A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)."
Marty and Travis obviously enjoyed performing together. Some of the audience left after Travis performed. I saw a lot of people yawning (me included) but we weren't leaving until the show was over.
Marty sat down on the steps and chatted with the audience. Two scheduled performers, John Stone and The Fairfield Four, had deaths in their families and were unable to perform at the Jam. Marty also explained about MusiCares, who benefits from the proceeds of the Late Night Jam. MusiCare helps musicians in need of financial assistance. Later in the evening, Marty presented Debbie Carroll with a check for more than $19,000.
Marty then introduced Don Chambers and GOAT. Their music is rootsy and very Americana. I enjoyed their songs a lot. From left to right, Matt Stoessel, Don Chambers, Lisa Hargon, and Patrick Hargon.
Marty joined the band on stage for a song.
Jim Block is an amazing percussionist. He's also Kathy Mattea's drummer. Kathy Mattea -- still beautiful with a beautiful voice.
Marty joined Kathy and the Settles Connection for a gospel song.
The Settles Connection performed a gospel song. Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives closed out the evening with "The Unseen Hand."

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