We Be Jammin'

By Karen Le Van

New Year's Eve found a plethora of musical greats jammin' the old year away and welcoming the new at Air Devils Inn. If this is a sample of what's coming in '92, then ADI is gonna be the hottest little bar in Louisville.

Scheduled to play was The Wild Root Rockers, a band Nashville's Tim Krekel (former guitar player for Jimmy Buffett) put together for the night.

Tim, a Louisville native, brought with him Tony Bowles (The Bama Band), also a native Louisvillian; Doug Cook (Mud Mouth and driver for the The Kentucky HeadHunters), whose tattoos would rival Axl Rose and who entertained with special lyrics to many songs and kept everyone well entertained; and drummer Mel Watts, who formerly drummed for Martha & the Vandellas.

They played a total mixture of blues, rock and even an uptempo version of He Stopped Loving Her Today.

Before the New Year had been completely rung in, the small stage at ADI was bustin' with big talent.

Sam Bush (of New Grass Revival fame) sat in, followed by Barry King (former member of Charlie Daniels' band) and Mike Murphy (Hank Williams Jr.'s band and Murphy's Law).

The band had actually told everyone goodnight when Barry and Mike came in, so they decided to play another set.

What a way to start '92. All that talent, and for only 10 bucks, too.

Dan Shockley really knows how to throw a party: champagne, hats, horns, munchies and The Masters of Music. The only thing missing was the Swedish Bikini Team! I mean it just don't get any better than that!