Stored Rock: In Search of a Picker or Two

For the past couple of months, my search for music has taken me all around our area. In that time I have repeatedly bumped into a few familiar pickers who are significant in keeping live music alive in our community, first in Delta, and the next month in What Cheer. The more I hear them, the more I realize how lucky we are to be surrounded by the talent that exists in our area.

            Citizens of Delta have long enjoyed a tradition of monthly music, originally started by Jim Alberg and the late Tim Hunolt. These ‘music nights’ used to be at the formally named “Albee’s” and then “Neighbors’ Gas and Grill” before its recent closing.Thanks to some dedicated citizens of Delta, a building in town had already been saved that was the perfect relocation spot for these nights of music the town just can’t give up.

            More than 60 people came and went to fill up the bleachers and tables as the night went on. The Rock ‘N Flames, which consists of James and Cass Moore and drummer Craig Morrison, was also joined by guitarists Christian Elliot and Robert Kendall.

            The old school building now referred to as Delta Town and County has been preserved since the 1970’s. The last graduating class was 1968. Pictures of all the classes’ line one of the hallways towards a meeting room, and the old gymnasium is a step back in time. With such tradition and history already in the building, it makes sense to invite another tradition to the party.


For the rest of this story, check out the May 1st issue of the Keota Eagle.


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