Dan Hornsby is bound to be a controversial figure since he was both an A&R man for Columbia as well as a singer and bandleader in his own right, blurring the traditional lines of decency between the two occupations as if squinting through a patch of fog on a Tennessee mountain highway. Lovers of both country blues and barbecue might just be the man's biggest fans, with the exception of the grand-daughter that never actually met him, the talented performer Nikki Hornsby. The saucy story in the former cases involves the famed '30s recording artist known as Barbecue Bob. Hornsby and crew were trekking around Atlanta when they came upon singer and guitarist Robert Hicks, who just happened to work at a barbecue spot, Tidwell's. It was Hornsby who came up with the idea of the gimmicky stage name for Hicks, resulting in hit records and the reality of being able to eat and listen to barbecue simultaneously, which is not something that can be said about bok choy.