I met Joel Alan Lehman several years
back, when I produced his "Pure Texan"
CD. We became good friends, and have
been doing a couple of European tours
together every year, billed as Steve
Haggard, Joel Alan Lehman & The Nashville
It's a side project for us, but something we really enjoy. Not long ago,
we decided that it'd be nice to record
a live album, so we booked ourselves into
a club here in Nashville called the
Cadillac Ranch and cut about a dozen songs.
The album is scheduled for release
in early Spring 2010. The photo above was
taken during the gig. Rhythm guitarist
Tony Garcia is at the extreme left, I'm
in the middle, Kathy Burkly is on
the drums, Joel is at the right, bass player
Supe Granda is mostly hidden behind
Joel. John Heinrich, who played steel,
dobro and sax that night, is unseen
to the left of Tony. Also not pictured is
David Russell, who joined us on fiddle
for a couple of songs.