Fake Florida Boys for Dinner
When last we heard from the fake Florida Boys, they were performing to not-bad reviews from a few readers but seemed to be keeping a generally low profile. Now, it looks like they’re slated to start appearing at the Showplace Dinner Theater in the Smokies. Theater management is in a dispute with the previous headliner, Mike Walker, and the FFB have been hired to replace him.
The Mountain Press picks up the story from there (h/t, DY):
Walker’s guaranteed payment in the contract combined with low attendance led the theater owners to look for a way to replace Walkerwith entertainers that would cost less, said. The Florida Boys will be the new act at Showplace, according to the theater marquee. Wilson
“The deal they struck with the Florida Boys is all about money,”
First of all, I still don’t get how the Smokies became the new
But anyway … ah, southern gospel … the only genre where a d-list country soloist (I assume this is the guy we’re talking about; I couldn’t find a website for him), unable to draw a crowd, can still command a bigger flat than one of the oldest names in the industry. Hard to tell about the details of the FFB’s arrangement with the theater. Could be they’re working for less than Walker, or (depending on how you interpret that line about Walker’s “guaranteed payment” being a problem) they could just be singing for a cut from the take at the door.
But in any case, I guess this finally answers that old question about what’s in a name: in sg, not much, evidently. OTOH, theater work sure beats hoofing it around the backwaters of
Of course, anyone who catches the show, let us know how the FFBs do, or at least how the chicken fried chicken is.Email this Post