I gotta go see a horse about a band

This weekend was busy! After ten years of not playing on stage, Nathan had two gigs.  He played with our friend Camille Harp. I think Nathan has known her longer than I have, but I’m claiming her as mine because she is in my monthly girls brunch club and I love her more than my luggage.

Friday night, they played at the The Deli in Norman where I used to go quite often to listen to music. It’s a favorite of mine and I was so glad that Keely came out along with friends Elesha, Shayla, Todd and Tracey. I also had two work friends who came along to watch Nathan in action – Stella and Belinda. We also got to see our friend Erol who just happened to come by.

Saturday night was team roping not far from our house. It was a beautiful setting with very nice people. The irony was – I have traveled to literally hundreds of rodeos across this country and know probably hundreds of people from working PR at rodeo events, but I didn’t know one single person at the team roping. However, Nathan ran into someone he knew.

I have a dislike for flash photography, which made a weekend of low lighting pretty complicated photo-wise. Shayla and bass player Bubba also took some of the photos you will see on this post, but I have no idea who took which pictures. We will just all take credit.

Here is Camille. A guy at The Deli asked us to take this photo so we just cooperated and it turned out pretty well.

Camille is a tough girl. She wears shoes like these. These shoes are so cute, but so very scary to me. I have a lot of respect for girls who wear these kinds of shoes. Me, and my flip-flops, will admire you from afar Cute Scary Shoes.

This is the bass player Bubba with our friend Chris playing drums in the background.

These photos were taken at the team roping event.

On the far left you will see Camille's parents (Gary and Shirley) who played and sang during set breaks. They won me over when they played In Spite of Ourselves by John Prine and Iris DeMent.

The pictures don’t show it, but the stage hosted several interesting things throughout the evening. A horse came very close to joining the band,  a cowboy played a bar stool like it was a guitar and several dogs ran across the stage at the end of the night. And, just so you know … I may be a little biased in my opinion, but Nathan sounded great this weekend!


  1. tinkles montoya III

    Aww great photos! I haven’t had this much fun in a while! So glad you were able to join, and reeeeally glad to see Nathan on stage again. So much fun yeeee haaaaw! 😉 xoxo

  2. Misti…First of all, I would like to give thanks to the shoe cred. Those shoes are indeed scary. I’ve gotten a little better at wearing them. They are usually 2-3 hour shoes….I am proud to say that they stayed on my feets for 5 hours or so. Mostly standing time, too. Last time I wore them, I nearly had to walk on my hands and knees back to my car where I took them off immediately…not even the gas pedal was an option. Way to go feets. I let you wear flat cowboy boots Saturday for your reward.

    Second, the team roping event was so fun. Although there were alot of highlights (I myself thoroughly enjoyed the dee oh gees and horseys), I would like to point out that in that 40 mile/hr wind, I kept my hat on all night. Nathan was not so lucky and had to chase his down into the roping arena.

    Last but not least, this was the first time Nathan and I have played together since around 1999. I would like to say that the time has been kind and I’m glad to have him back. Great talent. And my dear Nathan, welcome back to the stage. It’s where you belong.

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