Monday, June 4, 2012

The Derby's - Shelbyville

Presenting, for your entertainment, The Derby's. Hailing from Shelbyville, IN, the Derby's placed their mark on the szene in 1965.The youth consisted of:

James Branson - Lead singer & Bass
Walt Morris - Drums
Art Edington - Keyboard
John Branson - Guitar

The Derby's didn't record, become famous, or for that matter, change the course of music history. What they did was lead the charge in the small town music szene, and be lucky enough to be able to still play together 40+ years later!

But that would be the last, as April 2012 passed, so did Art Edington. I had the opportunity to meet Art in his music store (Edington Music) a couple of years ago. It was a fascinating couple of hours chatting with a guy that literally was willing to help any and all musicians that passed thru the door.  Bummer.

Thanks to James Branson for the pics! James was a veteran of the Derby's, Medusa, Alexander Drive Band, Skylite, and others.......

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