On July 12th the Dunkirk OBSERVER included a newspaper article about country singer and songwriter, Sean Patrick McGraw. It is fitting to begin this blog post, which is all about a Sean Patrick McGraw concert, with a link to that newspaper article. Please click here to read More than just a Nashville Star, written by OBSERVER Staff Writer, Joel Cuthbert.
If you have been following my blog, you may recall that Bob and I went to Warren’s Ribfest this past Friday. We didn’t eat anything at the Ribfest on Friday. We were there only to take some pictures for my blog.
This afternoon we returned to the Ribfest, where we dined on pulled pork sandwiches with baked beans and cole slaw from Sgt. Oink’s. We shared a lemonade. Our lunches were delicious. The highlight of our afternoon at the Ribfest, though, was the Sean Patrick McGraw concert. The concert lasted two hours (3:00-5:00PM). As described by McGraw himself, he sang “old school” and “new school” country songs. Neither Bob nor I had heard Sean Patrick McGraw perform. We stayed for the entire concert.
Shortly before the concert ended Bob and I stepped down from our bleacher seats and walked over to a trailer at stage right. Tee shirts and CDs were being sold at the trailer. I bought a CD for $10. The woman selling the CD told me to stick around, that McGraw would autograph the CD for me. I was second in line to have my CD autographed. While we waited for the concert to end, I snapped a photograph of McGraw from the side of the stage.
I also snapped a picture of him when he exited the stage.
When I handed Sean Patrick McGraw my CD to autograph, he asked my name. I said “Linda”. McGraw chuckled as he autographed my CD.
Here is a photograph of Sean Patrick McGraw autographing my CD.
When McGraw handed me the autographed CD, I told him that I had not heard him before and that I enjoyed the concert very much. He thanked me, and I walked away. As I walked away, I looked at Sean Patrick McGraw’s autograph on my CD. I chuckled then too. At some point during the concert, McGraw sang the song “Linda on my Mind”, which I first heard sung by Conway Twitty. Here is a photograph of my autographed CD. See the caption “Linda, on my mind”? Now, you understand why Sean Patrick McGraw and I chuckled about his autograph!
If you enjoy listening to country music and have a chance to attend a Sean Patrick McGraw concert, don’t miss the opportunity. You will NOT be disappointed!
I will conclude this blog post with Sean Patrick McGraw singing the song “Fiona”. According to Wikipedia, “Fiona” won top honors at the 2008 Independent Music Awards, first place at the American Songwriting Competition and at the Mountain Stages New Song Festival, as well as being named finalist in the International Songwriting Competition and the Mid-Atlantic Song Competition. An esteemed Music Row critic/columnist hailed “Fiona” as “The classiest country rocker I’ve heard all year.” So, I leave you with ……