recall's "When we were just kids
(I was 7 or 8 at the time), Grandpa Shorty used
to lease this old building out to play shows in
on Friday & Saturday nights. He called it
The Barn. The show featured one set of Rock &
Roll by Rickey's band and then one set of Country,
Bluegrass & Square Dance music by... "Shorty
Medlock and his Fla. Plow Hands Band". Grandpa
Shorty would let me play the drums during his
sets and would get our Mother Mickey up on stage
to sing a few tunes. Man, I thought I was Mr.
Big Stuff, sitting up there on stage playing drums
and all those people laughing, dancing and clapping!
Grandpa Shorty also had The Big Half-time Show
each night. He had this totally cool old Model
-T Ford rigged up with a big sign in the middle
and flashing lights all around that read "Shorty
Medlock and His Fla. Plow Hands Band".