Years ago Bob Bates performed on the Grand Ole Opry with Charlie Louvin from the Louvin Brothers. Bob came to love the Louvin sound. When he partnered with John W. Nassivera to write Dear Mr. Varney, Bob Bates decided to recreate that old fashion sound that Charlie and Ira produced that was so simple and yet so effective. This song is in honor of the Country Americana sound of the Louvin Brothers.
When Johnny Cash started out with The Tennessee Two, which was Luther Perkins on the electric guitar and Marshall Grant. They went to Sun Records to record and almost half apologized for their simple bare bones sound but Sam Phillips knew that their sound was special.
What's a campout without a ghost story?
John W. Nassivera originally came up with the concept of this song after listening to, The Legend of Wooley Swamp by The Charlie Daniels Band. The story tells the story of a group of friends playing a game of cat and mouse with a ghostly old man and his demon dog. A tribute to the Delta Blues.