Perhaps, back on Monday, you caught my recap of last Saturday night's Wanda Jackson show at the Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff
? Yeah, y'know, the one I referred to as "a once-in-a-lifetime offering"? Uh-huh. That one
Well, now, courtesy of the folks over at KTCK-1310 AM The Ticket
, and the lads on the afternoon drive-time show "The Hardline," a few more notes on the gig -- or, more specifically, some backstage insight, courtesy of show producer Danny Balis
, who, aside from moonlighting as a solo performer himself, also plays bass in The King Bucks
The Bucks, of course, backed Jackson at this show, and, earlier this week on their radio program, Balis shared with hosts Mike Rhyner and Corby Davidson his thoughts on how things went down. Balis' insight here is pretty unique -- he talks about the band's lone rehearsal with Jackson during soundcheck, how Jackson forced the Bucks to make some tweaks and key changes to their prepared offering, and how nervous-slash-great he felt about the whole night.
Having myself seen Balis backstage at the Kessler just before Jackson arrived, I can attest to most of his sentiments: "I feel like I'm going to puke," Balis told me backstage, when I caught him after a hush-hush Bucks huddle and asked him how he and the rest of the Bucks were feeling heading into the set. He didn't puke, turns out.
Instead, he lived to tell about an experience he now says he was "lucky" to stumble into. So, on that note, after the jump, give Dan Paul's "Hardline" talk a listen. There, you'll also see posted his Facebook recap of the night.