In Nashville’s West End next to Centennial Park and Vanderbilt University, just behind the McDonald’s drive-through menu, Ken Jones had his image pasted on the wall of the legendary Springwater Bar. The photos were glued to the ancient wood clapboard siding of the bar; the bar that claims to be “the oldest continuously open and operational bar in the great state of Tennessee.”Ken shared the walls with two other characters in the We Are Nashville story, Brad Bars and Marshall Chapman. While Brad and Marshall had seen their faces plastered on walls much of their lives (Brad, an Ivy-League collegiate football legend and NFL player; Marshall a country music legend), Ken had never known any notoriety outside his being a homeless drifter. We never knew if he saw it, even though the park across the street was part of his circuit as a drifter.
ACT II, SCENE III
Springwater Bar Installation
Ken Jones had his image pasted on the wall of the legendary Springwater Bar