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Smitty’s 1st Annual Summer Jam

Posted July 3, 2019 at 8:40 am

It was a big night for CW Steele and Albany on that hot summer night in 1980 when the band played its now-legendary concert at Smitty’s Drive-In. The lot behind the restaurant where we sat up the stage, a flat bed trailer, was standing room only. The parking lot there was full, as was the big one across the road at Albany Stockyards. A continuous flow of traffic encircled the well-known restaurant for what seemed like hours that day and evening. The carhops were kept busy, as were those working inside. But, oh what a night it was.

As far as the band went, we jammed the night away: myself, Dwayne Irwin, Leon Wilson, my brother Ronnie, Jeff “Monk” Flowers, Steve Claborn and Gary Lehman.

Two things happened that night that clearly

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    May Day,

    Posted May 29, 2019 at 8:31 am

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    Hometown Heroes

    Posted June 20, 2018 at 8:48 am

    by Tammy Waid McClellan

    Wow! As I was driving through town Sunday after church I was pleasantly surprised by the “Hometown Heroes” banners that were displayed throughout our town.

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