Sunday, September 24, 2017

Bluegrass in a sports bar

Bluegrass in a sports bar
Football on every screen
Guys up on the stage playing and singing
Vocals and solos compete with cheers
And grones.

Four different games
On twice as many tvs.
The stage has four men,
One instrument each,
Guitar, banjo, mandolin, and bass.
Their sound can’t compete with
Silent screens
A punt return touchdown
Quarterbacks getting sacked
Penalty flags
The running game
Passing stats,

As soon as the music ends,
The big screen comes down
In front of the stage.
Instead of three part harmony
Football announcers voices break through the noise,
Play-by-play for the big game
While most eyes are on the smaller screens
And hometown favorites.

Bluegrass in a sports bar
during Sunday brunch,
Serving up songs with beer,
and a main course of Sunday football.