R.I.P. Ray Price

Jon Silpayamanant playing in the string section for Country Music legend, Ray Price, at the Caldwell Auditorium in Tyler, Texas.  January 12, 2008
Jon Silpayamanant playing in the string section for Country Music legend, Ray Price, at the Caldwell Auditorium in Tyler, Texas. January 12, 2008

I was in the middle of composing a summary of a facebook discussion about my American Voices post which, as often happens, was growing to near dissertation lengths (I think I have more drafts of posts save at this blog than actual posts) but have been a bit sidetracked by the new of the passing of Country Music legend, Ray Price.

Rather than rehash some of my reflections of touring and performing with Mr. Price (you can read my “How do you get to the Grand Ol’ Opry?” post and What’s it like playing with Grammy Award winners? posts for that) I thought I’d just post a few less polished youtube videos of shows I’d played with him that I’d come across over the years.

Here’s one I posted after I played my first show with the Chief.  This was at the Caldwell Auditorium in Tyler, Texas and was a special 82nd birthday celebration concert on January 12, 2008.

Here’s a video from one of the Willie Nelson Fourth of July Picnic (an annual event) shows at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Selma, Texas (outside of San Antonio). This was on July 4, 2008.

And another from the same picnic series but at the Sam Houston Race Park in Houston on July 5, 2008.

And here’s one I posted previously from an actual video shoot we did at the Acuff Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee the night before we played shows at the Grand Ol’ Opry.

Rest in peace, Ray Price.

 

 

 

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