On Monday 4 September 2023, Gene Watson reflected on Labor Day as a working musician.
‘According to the internet, Labor Day is the day to honour and remember working people who’ve fought for workers’ rights.
For some of us, it means the general end of summer and this year, especially, I hope it means the cooler air is coming soon.
Over the years, we’ve played some sizzling hot outdoor shows (and a few indoor shows with barely working air conditioning) and, let me tell you, onstage it’s even hotter than out in the audience.
So we celebrate Labor Day for all its meanings.
I was looking back at some old photos and ran across these that I thought you’d enjoy.
A lot of you have been there for me throughout my career, so no doubt you’ve seen me in all these different looks – and I appreciate you for hanging with me all these years!’
• Gene Watson on Facebook