Melody, Hazel, and Gillian were centered on stage, in that order. They each had one of those old antique-looking microphones, but theirs were silver and turquoise. This was the Wild West meets the Great Depression.
Hank thought they sounded so pretty. They took him back to a simpler time, when things were so different. Bank robbing was a big deal. Some of the world’s most notorious robbers were born out of those eras. People were poor, but they always made music.
It was easy to imagine those women coming from that same era, their voices so sweet and pure. It was like sugarcane in a Louisiana field before it’s been run through the mill. He could imagine them sitting on a front porch, rocking their babies to the gentle rhythm of their voices.
They were hypnotic. He found himself slumping over the table a few times, admiring them. They sang about gold digging men and rambling, and you being whiskey and me being wine, and together we form a lullaby. They sang songs about women out to get men and men out to get women, and they were not playing with you!
Pistol Fanny's Hank & Delilah
Copyright Annie Rose Welch
Copyright Annie Rose Welch
about the dix-hens
Melody Lane Montgomery
The higher the hair, the better, is my motto. And the same with singing. If I'm not lifting crowds up with my voice, I'm healing them with my hands. I traded the MD behind my name for the esteemed title of Dix-Hen. I've always believed the spiritual can heal you in a way the physical can't, and singing heals. As my name suggests, I hail from Montgomery, Alabama, and as my sisters like to say, my accent is as sugary as tea. I now reside in Nashville, Music City USA, with all of my sisters, and my guitar, Minnie.
Hazel Little Darling
Hey, ya'll! I'm Hazel, and when I'm not singing with my purty sisters, I am the owner and head baker at Little Darling's Sweet Cakes. Yep, I'm a sweet girl, on and off stage. I love melodies that just float and seem to take on a life of their own. I hail from a small town in Oklahoma-- where not even a tornado was strong enough to twist me up. I now live in Nashville with my gang of sisters, and my guitar, Cinnamon Bun.
Gillian Luann Lafontaine
Truth be told, my sisters talked me into this. Even though I love the limelight, I never dreamed to bask in it this way. This started out as a seed, a foolish notion to occupy our time. A weekend gig, is what they had sad. A hobby. It'll be fun they said. <grin> It sure is. I enjoy the freedom singing allows me. The traveling, too. My sisters like to say that I've been bitten and consumed by the wanderlust. I never call one place home. The open road calls me constantly, and I follow it, wherever it takes me. But wherever I go, so does Freedom, my guitar.