With years of touring experience under his belt, a vast knowledge of Americana history and a near obsession with Mid-Century Modern Architecture, Furniture, Fashion & Design, It was only fitting that Eric would find a true life partner with an old soul and a hippy heart. Through a chance meeting he met Lindsey, a southern born & bred musician. She was booked for a gig in the historic building from the late 1800’s that Eric had recently bought and renovated to it’s former glory. The two of them instantly hit it off and had a mutual admiration for each other’s style and talent. Lindsey immediately felt right at home in the atmospheric place and it reminded her of growing up in the rural south. She was raised in a double-wide trailer and took trips with her grandpa to his place of work, the local “dump” where she would go “treasure hunting” as a child and learn to appreciate collecting “junk”. She learned to drive on the family’s 1970 Ford F-150 pick-up truck. Grindin’ gears on the way back home with a load of rusty trash, she was eager to spit shine and polish those forgotten memories of yesteryear into beloved pieces of art.
After school, Lindsey would watch her favorite shows such as, The Brady Bunch, I Dream Of Jeannie, I Love Lucy & Bewitched. As a teen, feeling she was born in the wrong decade, she would go thrift store shopping with her mom to try and find clothes that resembled the fashionable trends of those nostalgic shows. Her passion for 60’s-90’s era music and fashion began while sitting on shag carpet in front of the family console television watching her idols, Dolly Parton, Bonnie Raitt & Nancy Sinatra. A few years later, a modern music and fashion Icon, Shania Twain emerged onto the scene. She would inspire Lindsey as well as millions of others and Ironically, Eric was Shania’s guitar player at that exact time...After attending college she learned the art of performance and imaging by traveling from town to town as a professional musician playing music halls, festivals and clubs. She honed in on her retro style and became a thrift store guru paving the way for her patented, “Hillbilly Glam” lifestyle.
The old brick & mortar music venue that is walking distance from The George Dickel Whiskey Distillery and in the heart of Middle Tennessee, is now decorated with rustic industrial artifacts that the two-some find on their adventures and is appropriately named, “The Ole Tennessee Opry.”
Today, Eric & Lindsey continue their journey together, cruising in a classic ride with patina and pulling a 1958 Go-Lite vintage travel trailer behind them. With a road scholar’s appreciation for the past and a hopeless romantic’s viewpoint of the future, they travel up north/down south/back east & out west via the highways and byways of America.
His love of finned 1959 Cadillac automobiles and her love for Pink Flamingos has merged to become an American Dream called...’59 Flamingos!
So, If you are into anything vintage, retro or just plain cool, It’s probably waiting here for you. Hit the ’59 Flamingos online road today...and enjoy the ride!