Saturday, May 31, I went to the Joe Diffie concert at Freedom Hall in Johnson City. Noooooo, this isn’t Joe, It’s Daniel Lee Martin, who opened the show last night. Daniel has been around the world of country music for a while now, but he was kind of new to me. I only discovered his great music when I heard he was opening for this firefighter fund raiser, and I checked out his web site.
He put on a fantastic show. Just Daniel, his guitar, and a microphone – but that was all he needed. I am really looking forward to having him back in our area again soon. But for now, I hope all of you will visit his web site, and listen to his music. I’m sure you’ll agree with me that he’s great.
This is Joe Diffie (as if you all didn’t know that already). What a great show. I really wish there had been more people there – not just for the firefighters, but because I know every country music fan in the area would have had a fantastic time!
Joe opened with “Third Rock From the Sun,” and the concert also included “Prop me Up Beside the Juke Box (if I die),” “If the Devil Danced in Empty Pockets,” “Ships that don’t Come in,” “John Deere Green,” “Pickup Man,” “So Help Me, Girl,” “A Night to Remember,” and many other songs from his 15 country albums.
Joe has five musicians in his band, a few of them sing – and so does his son. Here’s Joe with his oldest son, Parker Diffie. Parker did one song alone, as well as putting his talents to use as backup singer for his dad. And he’s a bit of a clown, too. Everyone enjoyed watching Parker do his thing on stage with his dad. And I was glad Joe invited him to take center stage and do a number by himself. Way to go, Dad!
And here’s one last shot of Daniel Lee Martin. Please check out his web site, leave a message in his guest book, and try to see him sometime soon. He will be doing the CMA Music Fest in Nashville next week. So if you get by to see him, be sure to tell him Country said “Hi”!
I guess that’s all for today. You guys have a great week – and let me hear from you again soon. Remember, I’m as close as your e-mail! And you can always leave me a comment here.