Thursday, June 4, 2009

This one is for Grandpa

Anyone who knew my Grandpa knew that he loved fiddle music. Especially the music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. Gramps lacked only two songs and he would have had the entire collection of their music. And that is quite a collection. I grew up sitting on his knee, as he shared tales of he and his friends spending their Saturday nights listening to Bob and the boys at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa.
My friend Kim and I went to Tulsa yesterday to shoot some pictures. We were lucky enough to be allowed inside the Cain's to spend a little time and get some photos. It was our first visit and both of us were pretty excited to be there. I can't quite describe my feelings as I stepped through the doors and stood on that famous ballroom floor. It was quiet. The lights were dim. If you closed your eyes it was as if you could almost hear the music and feel the energy of the crowds that have filled that room, danced on that floor. And the musicians who have played on that stage. I felt....awe. I had goosebumps. I was a little giddy. I know, it sounds silly. It's just an old dance hall, right? Some of you won't get it. But those of you who do, well, you would understand. After all, it is The Cain's.

If you'd like to know more about the story of Cain's Ballroom, click the link below to a blog post written by my good friend and fellow Cain's aficionado.

Tune in again tomorrow for more Cain's photos.


  1. I love this post. You made me feel "awe". And it was nice to remember Gramps. The photos are awesome.

  2. Nice captures and delightful background story to them.

  3. Very cool shots, what a great tribute!


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