The August sun had but a few hours to remain before giving way to a brand new month as Harold and I pulled into the Wedding Oak Winery. The winery was hosting a special event featuring music by The Rusty Brothers, Daniel, Steven and Andrew McWilliams. I was first introduced to their music at Pecan Jam last year and like mashed potatoes in a box, was an instant fan. When one speaks of Lynn and Mike McHenry the only words applicable should be accommodating, kind, personable, charming, friendly and a true treasure. The smile on Lynn’s face could have lit the entire patio area on the darkest of nights when Harold and I walked in as her greeting was that warm and bright even though we had met only once before. Their knowledge and love of the wine business, San Saba as a venue, and their wish for the comfort of their patrons is evident in every single word they say and all that they have done and continue to do. They both make a visit to Wedding Oak a joy whether someone is a real wine drinker or not..Watching the Rusty Brothers, one can immediately see the brother banter is ever present and playing in the mix and for this San Saba event, we were treated to an introduction to their very proud dad. The back patio of Wedding Oak Winery felt more like a backyard barbeque setting with friends where the brothers picked up their guitars for an impromptu jam session. There is something so personal and touching about the sound of acoustically played music. Perhaps because when the sound of a singers voice and strings of a guitar are left so pure the route to the heart is just as pure. I am not talking science here and haven’t done any research or anything, just one of those things I've sometimes called thoughts. As for the music for the weekend, how do I even find words? It isn’t often this motor mouth finds herself at loss, struggling for descriptive phrases to turn what her ears heard into understandable, palpable feelings on the page but how do I explain symmetry, unison, being one but not? Daniel, Steven and Andrew are completely different brothers and yet share this tremendous bond called talent.You guys know I have a penchant for words and a deep respect for those who know how to string them together to make any sense at all. Don’t you guys wish I would learn how to do that? I am taking lessons from Patches, I promise! Anyway, to write words that also happen to fit to music is a talent beyond my comprehension and the Rusty Brothers are really very good at doing just that. The timber of their voices, harmonizing, absolute love of what they do and undeniable talent comes together in their performance to not only draw in the audience but make them feel as if they are a part of the guitar strings…they are the music. I cannot wait for their new CD to be released in 2013 and all the others they make thereafter!Patches had given us one of his dachshund ultimatums about leaving the house this weekend but I am so glad I ignored him and went to Wedding Oak event anyway. I did find out something interesting, by the way, I really do have TEASE ME stamped on my forehead, Steven McWilliams said I did and is the only person in the world who has ever been honest with me about that. I have wondered about that since I was a little tiny kid because even strangers would feel free to tease and of course, still do. I love you all with all my heart and because I do I will not sing you a love song…just use my words. If you have some time, go by and say hello to Lynn and Mike at Wedding Oak…you do not have to like or drink wine …their place is amazing and so are they and I am so thankful for kind people in the world, aren’t you?