Legendary Legion Jam 4 – live Terlingua music

Amazing live music in Terlingua, Texas!

This month’s Legiondary jam had an international feel to it.  We had performers from Scotland, listeners from Germany, and I think there was a guy from Dallas, too.

Andrew, the Scottish singer, knew more old-time mountain music than most Americans, including me.  So, we put together an old-style mountain band and did some of that.

There was also poetry.  Donald, who is traveling with Andrew and is also from Scotland, recited some funny lyric poems.  Claud Luke Dudley, world famous cowboy poet, opened the show with some word pictures of cowboy life.  He also got so inspired by Donald’s poems that he did an encore.

Folk, country, blues and rock also ensued.  It’s hard to believe the level of songwriting and performance talent that shows up at these jams.  This area is a hot-bed for poets with acoustic guitars.

As usual, there was an amazing pot-luck dinner served.  Pulled pork, BBQ sausage, BBQ beef, venison chili, salads, deserts.  Plenty for everybody, and all delicious.

Every month, we pass the hat for a local charity.  This month, it was for Judy’s medical expenses.  As you may know, after last month’s Legionday Jam, judy was driving home, slowly and soberly, and a flying saucer swooped down and ran her car off the road.  Luckily, Judy’s fine, although her automobile suffered some serious damage from the alien attack.

Below are pics from the jam – check ’em out.  Remember, the musicians donate their music, the cooks donate the food and the jam is always free – never a cover charge.  The next Legiondary Jam will be the last Sunday in April.

Texas Music, Terlingua music, Terlingua
Greg sang his original songs in addition to some Texas Music covers. Delightful. Had the whole crowd singing along.
Nick Name, Pat, Charlotte, and Andrew (from Scotland) play some old mountain music.  Oddly, Andrew knew that stuff better than the rest of us.
Nick Name, Pat, Charlotte, and Andrew (from Scotland) play some old mountain music. Oddly, Andrew knew that stuff better than the rest of us.
Donald is a Scottish poet, who regaled us with some funny lyric poetry.  He had a very Texan evening.
Donald is a Scottish poet, who regaled us with some funny lyric poetry. He had a very Texan evening.
Ron brought venison chili for everybody.
Ron brought venison chili for everybody.
Jeff Haislip entertains with a song about alien sex while Radar, the dog, looks on.
Jeff Haislip entertains with a song about alien sex while Radar, the dog, looks on.
Terlingua Music star Trevor Reichman took some time off from touring to visit and play.
Terlingua Music star Trevor Reichman took some time off from touring to visit and play.
Long Time Terlingua, Texas music hero, Charlie Maxwell, had the whole place rocking.
Long Time Terlingua, Texas music hero, Charlie Maxwell, had the whole place rocking.
Charlotte, Charlie, Nick, and the crowd.
Charlotte, Charlie, Nick, and the crowd.
Hollywood dancing with the birthday girl.
Hollywood dancing with the birthday girl.
Terlingua music at the American Legion...  (this is not photoshopped.  don't know how I got that effect, but I like it.)
Terlingua music at the American Legion... (this is not photoshopped. don't know how I got that effect, but I like it.)
Neighbors bring pot-luck dishes to the jams.  We had:  pulled pork, BBQ sausage, venison chili, mustard/potato salad, salad, home-made cinnamon rolls, home-made bread, and fritos.
Neighbors bring pot-luck dishes to the jams. We had: pulled pork, BBQ sausage, venison chili, mustard/potato salad, salad, home-made cinnamon rolls, home-made bread, and fritos.
The crowd enjoys Jim Keaveny's Terlingua music at the legion.
The crowd enjoys Jim Keaveny's Terlingua music at the legion.
Jim Keaveny did a solo set.
Jim Keaveny did a solo set.
the crowd watching a cowboy poet.  they're mesmerized.
the crowd watching a cowboy poet. they're mesmerized.
World famous cowboy poet, Claud Luke Dudley, reciting cowboy poetry.
World famous cowboy poet, Claud Luke Dudley, reciting cowboy poetry.

7 Replies to “Legendary Legion Jam 4 – live Terlingua music”

  1. Hi Pat (you did a wonderful job) and Hi ALL,
    having been the very first time at the legion jam, invited by Ron I must say it’s still in my mind beeing the ONE special memory of my stay this time. I’m coming since 86 to the area, never been at the legion. Thanks so much for this inspiring evening. Everything was great, people, music, food and especially the very session and the end (Pat, Nick and Greg). As I am deeply involved in indiginous studies and research I would like to know whether Greg has an available CD regarding his song about the stolen generation. Please let me know. And keep on going! Hope to be around very soon, which is next year. My best to everybody and thanks for the bumper sticker…
    Martina

    1. the legion is about 25 miles North of Study Butte/Terlingua on hwy 118. Also about 55-60 miles South of Alpine.

      You really can’t miss it. Only commercial establishment on 118 for miles in any direction.

  2. Fitting name for the place, Legion. I love the atmosphere there in Terilingua, and the Big Bend area. It’s as if the people and the “spirit” already know you, it is welcoming and nothing I’ve seen so far although a dessert. I’m sure the music is the same, vast, deep, and heart-moving.

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