The Man, The Memory by Teresa Wright is part of a series of short stories about touring with “The Voice” Vern Gosdin in his 1983/4 “If You Gonna Do Me Wrong, Do It Right” tour.
Vern was a little bit of everything.
He was tough. He was caring. He was easygoing and he was a go-getter.
When I think of Vern and Beverly Gosdin, I see that they worshiped each other and there was such a love there.
I reflect back and am so unbelievably blessed to have gotten to share that special time with them.
We all stuck together as a band, especially when the record company management group would come down to visit and advise.
They would show up in suits straight from the city and would stand back and observe the concert performances, evaluate the songs performed, and the band itself.
I was exposed to so many aspects of the music business and am thankful for that priceless experience. It was even scary at times, just like real life is. There were struggles and sometimes you wondered where the next show may be and when the next paycheck would roll in.
When there were long breaks between shows, we had to go pick up some side jobs.
That leads me to my next mini blog series… Tales from the Elvis Museum in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg.