Saturday, October 23, 2010

Michael Grady's "Nona Mae and Friends" Available Now!

Way back in the day my sister took me to The Lakecliff Club to hear a band.  We went to listen to her friend Michael Grady.  Let's just say it was a very interesting experience, and lots of good times were had at The Lakecliff!

Shreveport is known for its rich musical history and there are many who can write about it much better than I, but I did love to go to The Lakecliff , The Royal Room, the Rusty Nail, and later, clubs in Shreve Square to hear Michael Grady play;  Grady shared the stage with some of our best local talent and I even saw him with Willie Nelson once at Whiskey River on the Riverfront.

I stumbled across Michael's CD this morning and promptly ordered it.  Dennis Zimmerman, another fabulous local talent, is running a demo studio in Nashville and has produced a CD for Grady.  I had to have it.  I listened to the samples and Michael is ... well, Michael!   The only thing this CD is missing is "Goodnight Irene."

Any of you locals who remember Grady and his entourage will want to add this one to your collection.  Good times!

(See most recent Michael Grady updates here)

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Larry and I were talking about Michael earlier this week Pat...now answer our other question..what happened to Mike Coker?

FleurDeKat said...

Love Michael Grady! Used to go to the Royal Room at lot...what an entertainer! Here he was the original hippie/folkster dude driving a Porsche! He was in ill health a while back...how is he these days? Anyone know?

Pat Austin said...

@Anon: I don't know about Coker but will ask around.

@Kat: probably saw you there! ;)

steve said...

Is the Royal Room the bar that was in Highland north of the Coke plant? If it is I was there years ago, and a friend of mine got really messed up on a flamable drink I think was called a Jelly Bean.
Also, if it is, was the first time this Iowa farm boy met the first south Louisiana cajun. Really nice guy, but I hardly understood a word he said.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know where Michael is? He's seemed to have dropped off the planet. He doesn't respond to emails or calls. Please post a comment if you know anything. Just want to know if he's OK.

Anonymous said...

I am Grady's cousin from NW Indiana. He visited us summer of 2008. He was having health issues, but seemed energetic and happy. I, too, have not heard from him.(which is not too unusual, we often go years without seeing each other) I would also love to hear how he is doing.

Margo said...

Knew Michael in Eureka Springs, Arkansas in 1972. Does anyone know how to contact him now?

Pat Austin said...

@Margo,
I do. Email me.

Pat Austin said...

Updated:

http://soitgoesinshreveport.blogspot.com/2012/04/michael-grady-is-alive-and-well-in.html

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that Michael is still around. We were the very best of friends and I cherish the times he and Mike Coker showed up at my place in Indiana, Colorado, Austin and, yes Shreveport,these are some of my best memories. I love Michael profoundly; and I don't love guys! I'll be back in S'Port sometime soon, hope I can find him. Ted Dunn

Pat Austin said...

Ted,
Email me - I'll give you Grady's email.

Anonymous said...

Grady is doing very well. He has dramatically cleaned up his act. Has become sober and only smoking one cigarette a day. He has all of us Hoosiers in shock. Still playing here and there. Currently still living in Monroe, LA. Occasional trips to Mexico and Indiana to see old friends. Just love this man.

Mike Foley said...

Grady doing well in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. I've been hanging out with him the past 3 weeks. He runs around town on his bicycle, drinks Sol Zero (a Mexican non-alcoholic beer), and occasionally performs at Bad Boys Beach Bar.

Mike F.

Anonymous said...

grady has left playa a week ago returning to the u.s.after playin' nearly every day at times morning and evening gigs at bad boys. he is healthy and happy.we hope to have him back this summer.