Marty Stuart Shines In St. John's

This appeared on a Blog - November 14, 2009

I had the priviledge Friday night of being in the Holy Heart Theatre in St. John's to watch Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives. It was one of the best country shows I have ever seen, and working in country radio for many years, I have seen many shows.

Before going in, I reflected on the fact that Marty Stuart played in Johnny Cash's band, was married to his daughter Cindy, went to work for Lester Flatt at the age of 13, has played with Travis Tritt, Emmylou Harris and many more, and probably doesn`t throw the word "Fabulous" around a lot, especially where it pertains to country music. So I was looking forward to seeing him with the Fabulous Superlatives.

And I wasn't disappointed. From Marty Stuart's known favorites like "Tempted" and "Hillbilly Rock" to some great classics like "Long Black Veil" and "A Satisfied Mind," this was one great performance.

Hats off to the Superlatives, Paul Martin, Harry Stinson and "Cousin" Kenny Vaughan, who I had the great honor of sitting down and having a conversation after the show. Playing with greats like McBride and the Ride, and back-up to many more, I took this quote from the Internet:

"Stuart is on a creative hot streak and, with guitarist Kenny Vaughan acting as his 6-string compadre, his mojo is at epic proportions."

It was indeed a privilege.


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