Say The Word [of South] and…A Mouthful!

Yup! The Beatles said it, and I did too. “You CAN be free. You can be like me.” I am sooo fortunate to be able to do what I do. It took a while, but I stuck to my guns. Actually I stuck to my guitars, and now I have artistic carte blanc. That being said, I’m sayin it loud and proud. And the word is LOVE! We are gearing up for studio time and a couple of runs this summer.
Here’s the schedule.

Word [of South] Coming Out of My Mouth!

Bill and Mary Wharton

I’m stoked to be part of the Word [of South] Festival in Tallahassee, Florida. The festival brings literature and music together in a mash up of creativity unlike any other. Writers of books and music stewing together in beautiful Cascades Park in a mind expanding Weekend. I will join my daughter, Mary, for a conversation (with music) about our collaboration on her Rock Doc, “Jimmy Carter Rock and Roll President”. I supplied the music for the original score. The movie has gotten raves including Best Film, Best Documentary, Best Editing, and…wait for it…Best Original Score from the Los Angeles Film Awards. Please join us for a home girl makes good moment, Saturday, April 9. We’ll be in the AC Hotel ballroom at 2:30 pm.

This Friday! April 1, this fool will be in Paradise
Sauce Boss returns to the Paradise Bar and Grill in Pensacola Beach. 5:30 PM
850-916-5087 21 Via De Luna Dr, Gulf Breeze

Battery Powered Rock and Roll…ANYWHERE!

Out in the woods… See that extension cord plugged into the van? It’s coming from two heavy duty marine batteries connected to a 3000 watt inverter. I can run my whole rig; sound, lights, and everything. Totally on batteries.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Planet Gumbo was there. We came, we set up right by the highway, we cooked, we played, and we fed the survivors on the beach. Now we don’t need to carry bulky generators, so we are able go anywhere, far and wide.

La Hacienda Family Restaurant Bar and Market 825 North Ridgewood Drive Sebring, Florida 33870 863-382-2555
Sometimes you get it right and sometimes you miss it completely. When we drove up to La Hacienda, I was not sure about the place. It was just before lunchtime and there were just a few cars in the parking lot. Red flags waved in my head. This time I would have missed it completely, except my baby really wanted huevos rancheros for breakfast, so we decided to try it.

Spicy Huevos Rancheros La Hacienda

Boy was I wrong. The website positions itself with “Traditional Mexican Food”, and they ain’t lyin! But they missed something in their positioning statement. The word “AUTHENTIC!” Walking into La Hacienda is walking into the family house. The front door is a “portal” to another world. A culinary wormhole that allows travelers a voyage to a Mexican universe, far, far away from Sebring, Florida. It’s the real deal.

“We ordered our huevos and I took a look around the market. The shelves were filled with all Mexican brands of exotic food. I picked up some mole sauce and some Guajillo peppers. This little restaurant/bar/market has it all. When I find a place so authentic and delicious, I make a point of congratulating the owner that preserves the culture of the cuisine. I said, “You really provide a service to this community.” And he replied, “Yes, we are more than just a place to eat.” In a place like Sebring where there are many agricultural workers from Mexico, this is an oasis. As the clock struck 12 noon, a gorgeous Latinx couple walked in to order. Then 20 construction workers filed in the door. A few more couples came in and the place was ROCKIN! It was beautiful. Good thing we got there before noon.

Liquid Summer Hot Sauce


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