cindy hanley 05032013 001 smallCyndi Hanley was at Lucy’s Tiki Bar in Castalian Springs, Tennessee last night sitting in with Third Shift in a full throttled jamming session of Trisha Yearwood songs and other delights.

cindy hanley 05032013 015Session ace bassist, Roger Lewis was in on the action where everybody’s minds were on the recent passing of George Jones.

cindy hanley 05032013 014 smallKen Barrett did some seriously good renditions of George Jones classics as well as some Merle Haggard.

cindy hanley 05032013 005It was a “Country when it was Country” night at Lucy’s Tiki Bar at the Shady Cove Resort & Marina just about 30 minutes outside of Nashville on a decidedly chilly evening.

cindy hanley 05032013 004Winter seems to be hanging on for a long time this Tennessee year, even though Cyndi was able to warm up the crowd to 98.6 degrees.

cindy hanley 05032013 006Cyndi Hanley has recently started sitting in with serious Country musicians in and around Hendersonville after being on hiatus for several years.

Cyndi was discovered in the 90’s while gigging in Missouri and won several vocal contests and ended up performing on Ernest Tubb’s “Midnight Jamboree” back then.

Third Shift at Lucy's Tiki Bar, photo - Brad Hardisty

Third Shift at Lucy’s Tiki Bar, photo – Brad Hardisty

Matt Walker played some classic Don Rich style lines on his flowery rather than Paisley Tele. Amazing what the Bakersfield sound did to Country music back in the 60’s.

After moving to Nashville, Cyndi ended up moving into normal life as many do, raising a daughter and going through a relationship or two before finally deciding it was time to get back up on stage.

cindy hanley 05032013 013With the support of the music community, Cyndi Hanley is getting her groove back on and rocking the house.

cindy hanley 05032013 011There is no time like now. Cyndi’s song choices were right on.

Cyndi will be playing with members of Ray Stevens’ and Merle Haggard’s band during the coming summer months.

All photo © 2013 Brad Hardisty

–          Brad Hardisty, Nashville, TN