I appreciate the recent comments. If anyone wishes direct communication with us, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org I also want to respond to a comment regarding a recording of my singing. I have been meeting local musicians and getting my sea legs after a long time out of the music scene. I just made a demo cd, but have not put it out on the internet (Doug E., stop by the shop sometime to give it a listen). My main focus remains to find a way to determine through DNA testing if Elvis Presley is my biological father. Since we continue to look for an answer, and the details of it all are so boring, I want to tell a more interesting story.
When I was a teenager, music took all my time. I was performing everywhere I could. There were many musicians in my hometown of Jackson, TN, and I organized a few bands. We had engagements most every weekend and did parties and clubs. Because I was not yet 21 years old, my mother had to go with us if the venue served alcohol.
We auditioned at the Jackson County Coliseum to be the warm- up band for a concert which featured Jerry Lee Lewis and Jim Ed Brown. There were many bands vying for the job, but we were picked. The Tim Farrell Band warmed up a crowd of several thousand fans there to see Jerry Lee. It was probably the most exciting performance I ever delivered. Afterward, while we were getting our equipment together backstage, Jerry Lee came walking toward us. He didn't seem to see us. He walked straight to his piano and tore the place up. We were fortunate enough to see his whole show from backstage. It was great.