Corky the Catfish ... was inspired by an ad in the NashvilleTennessean newspaper .. There was a call to
local artists to send in how you would paint or decorate a 7 foot fiberglass catfish and name your project ... Well Susie
of course wanted to do some clay work on one .. You could submit as many designs as you wanted and felt you could make in
the given time ... Susie ask me to come with an idea .... I thought ... hey Susie has been collecting wine corks for at least
20 years .. she had corks from all over Europe when she was touring there . The other bandmates would come home with fine
clocks from Switzerland Susie would come home with a bag of corks ! She always told me that one day she wanted to build a
cork raft and float down the river drinking a bottle of wine . I suggested how about decorate the fish with the wine corks
and call it
"Drinks Like A Fish" What a great idea ! Our idea was one of the first to be sponsored ... Wouldn't
ya just know it ....
Tennessee Wine & Sprits Sponsored our fish !
So all the years of collecting corks went into a very Good Cause ! helping keep our Cumberland River