A Celebration of Dobie’s Life @ Giddy Ups (11/07/2010)

On October 27th we lost one of the sweetest ladies we’ve ever known…..a true “Angel”. Ms Dobie Hatley loved music, musicians, friends, family and…..most of all…..life!!

She often told us that if something happened to her and she finished this life, she didn’t want any crying….didn’t want services or memorials…..she wanted everyone to have a party!! So…..we honored her wishes…..celebrated her life and collected funds for her favorite charity, HAAM (Health Alliance for Austin Musicians).

Really appreciate everyone that came to share their memories, the musicians for their music, and especially all the work by John Casner, Ms. Nancy, and the entire Giddy Ups staff that made the day possible.

One of the highlights of the day was Desert Moon continuing the tradition of honoring Dobie’s request to play “Storms Never Last”.  John always changed a word or two just for her.  He did the same today…..just couldn’t sing it any other way.  Yep, there were puddle-ly eyes all around, but it was as it should be…was needed.  🙂


John Casner @ The Stardust (11/20/2009)

Always fun when we go see John and the guys.

John Casner @ Giddy Ups (06/26/2009)

We try to never miss one of John’s gigs. We have so much fun….and so does the band!! Really love it when John sits down and does some swing piano…or some of that good honky tonkin’, too! Just realized…it looks like I spent most of June at Giddy Ups! Obviously a fun place to be! 🙂