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Jim "Freight Train" Matthews / Blog

Honoring Rhonda ( Momma) Wall !!!

This Saturday Rhonda ( Momma) Wall takes the stage FOR YOU one more time for a command performance in Charleston SC. "Loan Me A Dime was recorded at Firey Rons Home Team BBQ Charleston SC and was the last time I played with Momma and the great Wall family from Cross SC. It is the Number 1 most downloaded song on my Reverbnation site since its creation. It is also Classic Momma. Poppa drives the performanc with his talented guitar playing and Dale Roberson (now perminant menber of MRB) sits in with the Leslie for the first time. No rehearsals with these monsters of the blues, just sit in and bringit! Dale did a fine job and it was a pleasure to play with him that one night before moving to Ft Worth Texas. I miss my SC Blues family terribly and am trying to book a Bands on The Beach slot in the near future so you can experience these wonderful people and their musicianship. I hope you enjoy this song as much as I did taking it all in from behind the kit. I will never forget....MOMMA ROCKS !! FT

Finally Got My Growl !

It has been 7 years in the making but I finally got my "Growl" ! Check out "Your Cheatin Heart" and wait for it! Milestone for a new horn player. Peace... FT

Ultra Lounge CS almost ready

My Ultra Lounge Sax set is coming along nicely. Still looking for that Cool weather to debut in the entrance of the Sanger Theatre on a future Gallery Night very soon. This set is a compilation of some Ray Charles, Sam Cook, and Nora Jones. I now have the itch to pursue other genres that include Ultra Island, Ultra 50's, and Ultra Smooth Jazz sets. Still working to improve on the Alto, and looking for new Tenors and a Barri ! Then I can get down with my bad self! Ha... Baby steps... But ... The Freight Train is commin ! Peace

Changes in Attitude!

Well, I have been quite successful in checkin many DFW venues off my BucketList over the past 6 weeks. Made it twice to the great Kessler Theater in Dallas. Had a great night of some hard rock at the Granada in North Dallas. KNON Blues Festival "Marathon" at Poor Divid s Pub in Dallas 9 Bands that day) , Saw Charlie Daniels Band at The Arlington Theater 2 weekends ago. Front row seats to Eddie Money at Cassa Mananna and finally saw the Texas Flood (Stevie Ray Vaughn Tribut Band) 2 weekends ago and that dude blew me away !! A few more to do, Buddy Whittington this weekend, then Sunday another KNON Blues Festival from 3Pm till ..... whew.. rough life.. Oh yes.. Picked us some tickets to see Hailstorm at The House Of Blues in 3 weeks.. Killer new Grammy Award Winning Rock band I discovered at a rock fest in Charleston in 2011.. Rock on Garth !! Freight Train.. oute !

Changes in latitude.

Well even though my profile says I am located in Gulfbreeze Florida I am Actually still In Fort Worth Texas. My job brought me here June 2011. I have thoroughly enjoyed the Dallas-Fort Worth music Art and cultural scene. But I am blessed to be relocating back to my home of 26 years Pensacola Florida. Looking forward to meeting up with friends and family and continuing my journey with music. I do have a few more music venues here that I Intend to check off my list before relocating. So many venues here to see so much more to do. Thank goodness My job will Bring me back to this area frequently frequently. Freight Train.