The Hands of Time Band has Retired
Saturday night May 20, 2017 after a perfect road trip and performance for the Gainesville High School Class of 1967 50th Year Reunion at Scott's Downtown in Gainesville, I retired The Hands of Time Band, the band name and my set drums. The old back and legs have had enough. The seven years together, 136 gigs has been an awesome and rewarding experience!
I would like to thank the people that made this dream come true.
My wife Laura and my family for their support and putting up with the absence from home and late nights getting home, I haven't been home for New Years Eve in nine years.
My mother Patricia Miles and father Larry Freeman Sr for supporting me with drums growing up and coming to our shows.
Original band members:
J. C. Plant
Core members for the last four years:
Joyce Daniel (Support and Navigator)
Temporary members and those that helped us out when we needed extra players or for someone that could not make the gig:
Kenny "KB" Brawner
Players that sat in for a few songs at different gigs or did some rehearsal colaboration:
Owen Scott III
Dr. Walter Allen
Players that I had the opportunity to sit in with their bands or played in their band:
Technical Support and people that helped with load ins and load out.
Carla Le Fever
Mike "Slim" Mattox
Ray Ray Williams
All of the people that hired us or recommended us for gigs:
Marilyn Poole Meadows
Karen Farmer Lewis
The Athens Moose Club
Allison Callaway and Charles Callaway
Niles Faulkner and Kandace Faulkner
Cathy McDaniel Flat Creek Lodge
Wess Mason Flat Creek Lodge
Joan Nasworthy Swainsboro Country Club
All of the people that hired us for private parties and events
All of our fans
Jon David Wood Photography
Courtney Goldman Photography
Jordan Blyden Aura Exposures Photography
Patty Bradberry (for bringing back pain patches before a gig when my back gave out setting up)
Pearl, Tama and Ludwig Drums
Fender and Austin Guitars
Fender, Peavey, and Crate Amps
Ziljian, Paiste and Sabian Cymbals
Pro Mark Sticks
Mackie and Peavey PA Systems
Shure and Peavey Microphones
The Honda Band Van
Last but not least:
Water, Beer, Vodka, B-12, Fresca, Cheeze Waffies and The Waffle House (Natalie and Anna).
PS I will continue playing with The BaCuPs.
Thank you everyone,
The Hands of Time