Valentines Day is sweet…..for lovers…..and friends. But, sometimes it’s fun to have a little more cynical view of the day usually filled with hearts, flowers, and chocolate.
That’s easy to do with country music that often is filled with loving, lying, cheating, drinking, and dying songs. Mix all that with a sense of humor and you have ‘Dead Sweethearts Ball’!!
A night filled with love songs gone wrong performed by some of the best musicians in Austin. A tally is kept of all the ‘sweethearts’ that meet their demise in song and the manner of their death.
I know…….it sounds gruesome and I avoided attending for a long time. Last year was my first ball and I plan to attend every year they celebrate. It’s a lot more fun than roses that wilt after a few days! 🙂
Ms Brennan Leigh and Ms Teri Joyce
I didn’t catch his name but he was lovingly referred to as ‘Reverend’ and he sure could sing. 🙂
The main Dead Sweethearts Band, T Jarrod Bonta, Brad Fordham, Teri Joyce, Lisa Pankratz, and Jim Stringer (what’s that ghostly image behind T?)
Roger Wallace has the perfect voice for telling a chilling tale of mayhem. 🙂
This poor sweetheart looks like she’d suffered through many demises. She actually came in with a ‘baby’, but you’ll see it in a little bit with Teri.
It’s always a treat to hear Jason Arnold
T looks a little perplexed? Maybe he’s wondering about the ‘ghost’ behind him?
The sweetheart ghost behind T must only be visible to the camera. Bystanders don’t seem to notice!
Yes…..the ‘baby’ that came in with the poor beat-up sweetheart. From the looks of it, the baby might have been responsible for all those ‘wounds’
Jim’s stroll…..taking music to the people…..the night wouldn’t be complete without it!!
The Dead Sweetheart’s Band (yes, that’s an old hearse behind them)
T……thinking about taking the ‘baby’ out of it’s misery. Don’t worry, he didn’t have the heart. ‘Baby’ will probably be back next year!