Joe Gilchrist phoned me this morning. He was in high spirits and asked me about several porchers. His residences (the highrise and the low-rise) are okay. He is fortunate, as numerous homes in the area were destroyed.
Many nearby clubs and the Flora-Bama were severely damaged by Ivan. Across the street from the F-B, the Silver Moon Café survived unscathed. Though it will take months to rebuild the area, Joe assured me that the Songwriter’s Festival will happen ON SCHEDULE. He is scrambling to arrange alternate venues, and Mobile, Alabama is a good possibility. Stay tuned.