Jamey with his Elitist Les Paul Studio at the Wildhorse Saloon.

Jamey Johnson rocked two big shows in Nashville this past weekend, first headlining at the Wildhorse Saloon and at a combo show with his “Trailer Park” comrades Jerred Niemann and Randy Houser at 12th and Porter.  

"Ole Maple" shares the spotlight with Jamey. 

The Saturday night show at Nashville’s famous Wildhorse Saloon was packed as Jamey ran through a meaty set that even included a cover of George Jones’s classic “He Stopped Loving Her Today”. Aside from tunes from Jamey’s BNA release “The Dollar”, he also stirred the crowd with Trace Adkins’ “Honkytonk Badonkadonk”, of which Jamey is a co-writer. Jamey’s venerable Epiphone EJ200CE “Ole Maple” led the band, sporting some nice new Grover Imperial tuners, courtesy of a visit to Dr. Epiphone. In both shows Jamey played an Elitist Les Paul Studio for some of the harder rocking songs like “Redneck Side of Me”.

Jamey's AJ-200CE accidentally (???) being demolished! 

Things got a little too rowdy at the12th and Porter show when Jamey’s AJ200CE got “accidentally” demolished by fellow headliner Randy Houser. Jamey pleaded “the fifth” when asked who kicked the big holes in the wall of the dressing room. After the excitement and alcohol wore off, Jamey expressed the need for the number of a good sheetrock repairman or perhaps as he put it…"a drywall endorsement".

Anybody have a number for a good sheetrock repairman? 

When asked to comment, management of the club expressed concerns over booking such Epiphone artists despite record bar sales, stating: “Next time they might just burn the place down!”


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