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Deer and Air Bag versus Drummer

On the way back home from a gig in Pittsburgh, Whitey Morgan and the 78's van hit a deer.  Travis, their drummer, was in the front passenger seat and, as he wont to do, had his leg up on the dashboard.

When the airbag deployed on impact, well, you can imagine.  Ouch.  Fractured his leg in two places.  They are having to cancel one gig, but then these road dogs are heading back out.  We'll let you know if there are any further issues with upcoming dates.

We do not have word if the band supped upon venison that night.

Notes from the Road by Jeremy Mackinder: Episode One

NFTR LogoOnce a month-ish, Jeremy Mackinder, the bassist of Whitey Morgan and the 78s, checks in with us to regale a tale from the road ...

We’ve for the most part been on the road for the past three years. It does funny things to you. When you spend more time on a van bench than you do on your couch, things get pretty disorienting. Everyday becomes a Saturday and usually all you see is the bar and the hotel of each town. It’s a rare occasion when you actually “tour” a city.

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