when Garry Bichelmeyer came into the BK Lounge last night. Still in a wheel chair but looking good and in good spirits. He seemed very happy to be there, too. He thanked everyone for all of the cards, phone calls and visits that he has had over the last several weeks of his confinement. He was soon settled in behind a microphone and ready to take part in the evenings goings on.
As has become the norm for The BK Lounge at 6:30 on Tuesday evening; the Stranger creek Band kicked off the festivities with the Gordon Riley authored theme song titled, “Gordon’s Boogie #1″. As soon as that was finished our lead singer, Larry Dean opened with Asleep At The Wheel’s hit, “Miles and Miles of Texas” and followed it with a song recorded by Gene Watson and Jack Greene titled, “Fourteen Karat Mind”. Fiddle player, “Marvelous” Marvin Bredemeier stepped up quickly with “Milk Cow Blues” before lead guitar player Gordon Riley came to the microphone with George Jones’ “One Woman Man”.
Then, it was time for the high point of the evening. For the first time in many weeks, Gary Bichelmeyer was called to the microphone. He started with Billy Currington’s ”People Are Crazy” followed with Kenny Rogers’ hit, “Ruby”. Next, he introduced a new song he wrote titled, “The Fight”. Larry came back with one for the line dancers, the always popular George Strait hit, “Boot Scootin’ Boogie”. Marvin returned with “The Waltz You Save For Me”.
It was time for our singing bass player, Mary Bichelmeyer then with Jeanne Pruett’s “Satin Sheets” and a song recorded by many including Patsy Cline, “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love With You”. That closed the first half and we took an intermission.
Larry Dean opened the second half with Mel Tillis’ “Good Woman Blues” and Waylon Jennings’ “I’ll Go back To Her”.
Jerome Oberle was summoned then with his all-button accordion to begin with “In Heaven There Is No Beer”, “Bicyle Built For Two” and the always beautiful, “Harbor Lights” with Ron Fine lending his fine baritone voice for the vocals. Next it was time for Ron Fine singing, “I Love You Because”, “I’ll Be Waiting On The Far Side of Jordan”. Larry Dean joined him then on a wonderful version of “Jesus Hold My Hand” before Ron finished with “Where No One Stands Alone”.
Garry came back then with his often requested “Northern Star” and the popular, “One Room School House”. Gordon stepped up with a requested “Won’t You Ride In My Little Red Wagon” and Wynne Stewart’s “Another Day, Another Dollar”. Marvin returned with Hank Thompson’s “Rub-A-Dub Dub” and “Maiden’s Prayer”. Larry closed the evening out then with Elvis Presley’s “All Shook Up”.
We hope to see you all next week back at the BK Lounge. Be sure to check out the “Upcoming Events” on the home page of this site. We have a lot of events coming up and you won’t want to miss any of them.
Thanks to Dave and Jean Hightower for the fine photo of Garry!