Drummer Steve Saxon fell out of a window during a show at Robert’s Western World in Nashville on Friday night. The Don Kelley Band drummer was happily keeping the beat to “Ghost Riders in the Sky” before the untimely accident.
The country music drummer was left relatively unharmed after falling backwards off the stage through the store glass window. Steve Saxon said it all happened so quickly he did not realize what had happened at first.
Drummer Falls Out Window At Robert’s Western World In Nashville
“My ear monitor pulled me back, it felt like somebody grabbed me by the shirt and yanked me to the ground,” Saxon said during an interview with WKRN. “It was like the window wasn’t even there. The next thing I knew I was looking up at shards of glass going, ‘How did I get out here?’ “
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Thankfully for the Don Kelley Band drummer, Robert’s Western World is located on the first floor of its Nashville building. After brushing off the shards of broken glass and walking it off for a few moments, Saxon rejoined the band on stage. The country music drummer didn’t drop a beat as he played, and only later learned that he had broken a rib during the fall through the window. Luckily, the venue is at street level, and Saxon wasn’t seriously injured. He even returned to finish the set, then played for another four hours, Fox News notes.
“I was thinking the show must go on, I’ve got a job to do,” Saxon added. “I fell straight down six foot to my back and broke my fifth rib on my left side.”
Patrick Harrigan, a tourist from Chicago, was standing outside the bar waiting to show his ID to the bouncer with some friends when Saxon came bursting through the plate glass window — cowboy hat still firmly in place. The shocked visitors said the Don Kelley Band drummer fell right on top of him and his friends.
“The were broken glass everywhere. What was amazing was how nonchalant everyone was,” Harrigan told the local media after watching the drummer fall out the window. “The drummer just picked up his drum, put it back in the window, walked back in and we shook the glass off and the girl next to me was bleeding and had some cuts. The bartender gave her a Band-Aid and the band played on. It was fantastic.”
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Robert’s Western World is located in the heart of Music Row in Nashville. It is located in the downtown historic district on Lower Broadway, according to its website. The bar is surrounded by country music history. Both the Mother Church of Country Music and the original home of the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, are located just steps away.
Robert’s and other buildings on Lower Broadway were used as hospital wards during the Civil War. Before being turned into a music hot spot, the building was used as a warehouse and office space, with various merchants doing business along the river.
Even though the country music drummer had a broken rib, and likely a few bumps and bruises as well, he climbed back on stage the following evening to entertain another Music City crowd.
What do you think about the drummer hopping back up and grabbing his drumsticks after falling out a glass window onto the hard sidewalk below?
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