I think I still have something. After failing badly on Saturday opening for Trevor, I came out and tore up Guitar Town and nailed the brand new third verse to 200 Miles Away. I also had a request for, believe it or not, Doldrums tonight. I never thought that would happen. All this happened after the worst auction in a long time. We sold 650 lots in 4 1/2 hours. It was a bunch of auctioneers and ringman dancing over a 100 bidder flame. Alan, bless his heart, picked this night to demonstrate how valuable he thought he wasn’t during the auction. We sold most of what we had for a good price, which, in the end, is what every auctioneer strives to do. It wasn’t easy doing it, though, and the two…count them, two…computer failures during the night didn’t make my life any easier. It was so bad that when I was offered time on the stand I refused because I was so tired and jaded. I’m glad I had the open mic to ease my spirits…Oh, by the way, I played for what supposedly was a Capitol Records representative tonight. He had someone with him who played a Ryan Adams song better than Ryan himself played it. I was quite impressed.
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Aaron Traffas farms near Sharon, Kansas. He currently generates content at HeavyWorth and, before that, spent 18 years with Purple Wave in Manhattan, Kansas. A 2017 nominee for Songwriter of the Year at the Rocky Mountain CMAs, Aaron is an active singer and songwriter and the Aaron Traffas Band's latest release, Enter: The Wind, can be found at iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. Aaron served as president of the Kansas Auctioneers Association in 2017 and on the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute Board of Trustees from 2009 through 2013. An active contract bid caller, he has advanced to the finals in multiple state auctioneer contests.