Bye Bye Miss American Pie - Home Concert Series at Clarksdale White House
Around 1972, two boys dorm counselors at All Saints Episcopal School in Vicksburg, Tad Meyer and Steve Zimmerman, and I sat down with two six packs of beer (it was during Spring break and they are both priests now) to listen to and analyze Don McLeans American Pie. After listening and enjoying ourselves for at least two or three hours, we came up with an analysis that we thought was accurate and fun.
From there, I took our ideas and put them to music, playing the songs we thought Don McLean was singing about. When he begins singing about the Day the Music died, playing selections from Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper.
From there, each verse is analyzed and music played and enjoyeddig those rhythm and bluesplaying Big Mama Thornton, Jimmy Reed, et al..dance real slowthe Penquins, the Spaniels., et al..
From there, going verse by verse, playing and singing along to the Beatles, the Stones, Woodstock, and even throwing in some Dead and Jimi Hendrix and Iron Butterfly.
I invite you to the Clarksdale White House with Magical Madge, Chilly Billy, and me for a stroll down music memory lane on Thursday, November 7. This song and the music it represents is known by and sung by people and generations of all ages.
Hope to see you there. And please sing along and enjoy!!
BYE BYE MISS AMERICAN PIE
Master of Ceremonies David Elliott
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2019
Clarksdale White House
325 West 2nd Street
Tickets: $10 each
All ticket sales go to the Master of Ceremonies.
Online ticket sales end at noon on November 7, 2019. We will accept walk-ins at door if there is still seating available. Cash only for late ticket sales.
Side Carport Door opens at 6:00PM
Bring your own beverage
Ice and glassware provided
Pot Luck dishes are optional
Abe's Bar-B-Q is our event sponsor and will provide complimentary lite hors d'ouevres.
First Come, First Selection of Seating
Event takes place in the living rooms of the Clarksdale White House.
Hosts: Madge and Billy Howell, The Delta Bohemians
Side note: Madge knew David Elliott back when she was a girl. She first met him when he was the priest-in-charge at Camp Bratton Green when she was around 12. Later, he was her Bible teacher at All Saints Episcopal School in Vicksburg during her 11th and 12th grade years, circa 1974-1976.
Recently Madge and Billy attended a class reunion for All Saints in Vicksburg and David, or Father Elliott as we all called him back then and now, attended and entertained us with his unique evening breaking down the popular tune "American Pie." The evening was so much fun, we decided to invite him to take his show on the road and entertain us for a Home Concert Series at the Clarksdale White House. We are so glad he willingly accepted our invitation!
We know you will enjoy hearing the music, singing along and learning lots of interesting trivia as Elliott breaks the classic song down, verse by verse. You are in for a treat! David is wonderful person and his unique evening will take you back in time in a good way.
Please join us!
Madge and Billy
Clarksdale White House (View)
325 W. 2nd Street
CLARKSDALE, MS 38614
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|