Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Thunderbird, Florissant, Colorado.

I had another great night at the Thunderbird. The last two nights have been really wonderful. A thank you to Doug and Elaine for coming and bringing your family to the Thunderbird. It was nice to see you again. Also thanks to Clark at Bongo Billy's, and Russ and Lavanna at the Thunderbird for providing exceptional venues. I'm looking forward to returning in the spring. I spent Saturday night in Lake George, Colorado and on Sunday morning drove back to Red River. The fall colours are stunning.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Bongo Billys, Salida, Colorado

Welcome to Bongo Billy's in Salida, Colorado. As you can see from the photo's, everyone had a great time. We used tonight to try to raise some funds to help Don Richmond with his medical expenses. Many items were donated and bid upon. Thanks to all the caring people in Chaffee County. There is another event for Don tomorrow in Poncha Springs. Thanks to Ray Seibert for taking the photographs. Saturday I will be on my way to the Thunderbird in Florissant, Colorado.

Friday, September 28, 2007

The Silver Star Mine

Today my friend Ray and I went for a hike. I believe we found the Silver Star Mine.
We found the sections of stove pipe and all the empty wine bottles plus rusting beer cans, old shoes and many things we couldn't identify. The Silver Star Mine is one of the songs that is going on the new southwest album.
Apart from bear scat, here are a couple of creatures we saw. Yes, there are snakes at 9300 ft.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Aspen trees, Red River, New Mexico.

This afternoon I took some time off and drove up the valley. The Aspen trees are starting to turn. I will experience two falls once again this year. The temperature is probably around 60 degrees today with just the hint of a breeze.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Albuquerque Tribune Video

This past June I made a video for the Albuqerque Tribune. It has just posted on their website.
Look in my links for Albuquerque Tribune Video
The video features two songs, The St. James Hotel and Porcupine Quill Blues.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Aspencade Festival 2007

Aspencade 2007 has to be the best yet. We are having record breaking attendance. The weather has been beautiful. I glanced at the temperature gauge and it showed a very comfortable 66 degrees at 3:00pm. Also performing, were the "Highway 38 Houndogs" featuring Jeff Fagan, Mike Smith and John on percussion. This is a three day event. I'm looking forward to my performance in the morning.

Santa Fe, New Mexico

This is one of my favourite cities. It's hard to believe it's a state capitol because everything is so convenient. Of course, I got to see the Bill Hearne Trio at the La Fonda hotel. The place was packed with locals and what a delight it is to watch them dance. I saw some friends from past visits and generally had a relaxing time. On Thursday I was on my way to Red River with a stop in Taos.

Leaving for Dallas

I left home at 7:00pm on Thursday, 13th and drove to DeSoto, Texas. It's about 860 miles. On Friday and Saturday I was back at Ruffino's. This has become one of my favourite venues and I always feel very welcome. I will also be stopping in October on my way to Georgia. I left DeSoto at 5:30 am on the following Monday (to miss the Ft. Worth rush hour) and headed for Santa Fe to visit with Paige and Leslie. I arrived in Santa Fe at 5:00pm.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Early morning, Lake Burton

An early morning cup of coffee at the dock. What a great way to relax. After Labour Day there are far fewer boats and people on the lake. This is a good time and place to collect one's thoughts. The people in the boat are also enjoying some quiet moments in their quest for breakfast.... or lunch.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Labor day weekend on Lake Burton.

I had another nice weekend at the Waterfall Country Club. I spent Monday relaxing at the lake and working on songs. This coming Friday I will perform at Sugarmill Creek and then I pack for my trip to Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. As it does every Labour day, the temperature dropped to a comfortable level. That's just as well, for when I reach Red River, the morning temperatures will probably be in the 20's. Now that sounds good!!!