In this episode of Mark Hummel’s Harmonica Party, Mark sits down with legendary drummer Wes Starr to talk about his career that started in Rome, Georgia and has taken him worldwide. Wes’ resume includes playing with: Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimmy Page, Jimmy Buffet, Delbert McClinton, Hal Ketchum, Blaze Foley, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Bob Dylan, Kim Wilson, Joe Ely, Omar and the Howlers, Asleep At The Wheel, Anson Funderburgh Jimmy Vaughn our own Mark Hummel and TINY TIM !
Glenn finds a mentor who he’s sure will help him reach his potential as a criminal. He gets medical attention from a mob Doctor, robs another bank and goes back to Wenatchee and immediately starts a check forgery business. Escaping with Police on his heels he heads for the Georgia where he’s picked up for vagrancy and sentenced to 30 days on a chain gang. Is Glenn ready to change his ways as his mother has asked? No chance. This is just the beginning.
Glenn meets a mentor in the Washington State Reformatory and finds that education and boxing might be his way out. After release and having done time with adult criminals, Glenn’s skillset has broadened. Stealing a gun, robbing a cafe, a bank, and kidnapping a local man, Glenn’s back on track to becoming a career criminal. Running to Minneapolis, Glenn meets a man who will become his partner in crime, but will this guy lead Glenn to the dark places he could have never imagined?
Glenn is sent to the Washington State Training School where he’s beaten by both inmates and guards. After escape, he continues to pursue a career in crime. Kidnapping, armed robbery, extortion, stealing horses and a Police car all add up to being sentenced to 3-5 years in the State Reformatory an adult institution at Monroe Washington, Glenn was 14 year old and more than ever committed to becoming a career criminal.
Nathan Glenn William grew up like every other kid in the 1920’s except his hero’s were Americas enemies. Glenn began a life of serious crime at age 11 by 12 he was in a reformatory and at 23 sentenced to life in prison for being a habitual criminal. After early release he was back to his life of crime that eventually led him to a 25 year sentence on Alcatraz where he befriended some of the notorious criminal he idolized as a kid.
Season 4 of High Adventure Podcast takes you on a journey following a career bank robber Nathan Glenn Williams. Literally using planes, trains, and automobiles to commit his crimes Glenn Williams goes from reformatories to state prisons and chain gangs to Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary.
Sam and Lennie go deep into the cave system in search of answers but the cave provide more questions than answers. Earthquakes, flash floods, collapsing exits, Jet Ski’s and unreasonable of people make this the worst place imaginable.
Trip Reports can take many forms. Timelines of trips or short stories form the journey both fall into the TR category. In Volume 3 we go with Beryl Rawles who’s lost in the wilderness and trying to find a warm dry place to spend the night. What he finds is a couple that are MORE lost than he is.