GETTIN' IT TOGETHER AND GETTIN' THERE
When people show up to watch and listen to Wally in concert they really have no idea about the work and effort it takes in preparation for doing a performance. Equipment has to be carried to the car and loaded. The car has to be gassed up and ready to go.
Then it's off to the venue which can take anywhere from a 10 minute drive to a 2 hour drive.
And then it's time to unload the equipment and transfer it into the venue and onto the performance area. Usually the setup can take upwards to an hour before it's Wally's turn to strum that guitar and sing that first song.
Later on after all the music is finished the process is reversed and it's time to get back home.
ALL ABOUT RAMBLIN'
One of the lines Wally sings in his new song, "That Ramblin' Man", is "He's here; he's there; he's everywhere" and that is so Wally.
Wally Maggs travels the countryside performing in a wide variety of venues: private clubs, concert halls, fund-raising and charitable events, senior and retirement centres and anywhere else country music lovers gather to hear him sing and play.
Wally Maggs truly is That Ramblin' Man.
Recently in Fergus, Ontario Wally got to meet John "The Iceman". He is recently retired from a very unique position. His company is responsible for keeping the ice frozen in all the NHL rinks throughout North America (except for 3 rinks). Needless to say smiling happy John is one "cool dude".
DOIN' IT IN DORCHESTER
Once again this year that Ramblin' Man, Wally Maggs, performed for a special event at the Donnybrook Legion in Dorchester.
People came from far and wide to see and hear Wally perform (Aylmer, Guelph, London, Tillsonburg and even Windsor!)
He was in fine voice singing wise and also entertained the crowd with his funny one liners and stories about the songs that he chose to perform.
And the good news is that the folks at the Legion want him back for next spring and their annual celebration.