Saturday, February 23, 2008

Fortune cookie

I arrived home at 1:30 AM. Friday morning after driving 885 miles from Dallas. I was up early, unpacking and getting ready for Sugarmill Creek. It was nice to see my Georgia friends again. Happy Birthday Lou and also Bonnie!!!
Today we ate in a Chinese restaurant in Atlanta. I had to laugh when I read my fortune cookie. It read... "Avoid taking unnecessary gambles. Lucky numbers 4,12,24,30,40,44."

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I left Salida, drove to Red River, packed and left for Santa Fe. I stayed with friends for a few days then went to Pimentels in Albuquerque to have my guitar repaired. Yesterday I left for Dallas via Lubbock, hence the Buddy holly statue. West Texas is filled by huge wind turbines producing electricity and the oil wells seem to be busy pumping. Today I had a relaxed day and tomorrow I have a 885 mile drive back to Georgia. M.T.C.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Salida, Colorado.

Valentine's day was spent in my favourite Colorado town, Salida. Thanks to all my friends for braving the snowy conditions and coming anyway. A special thanks to Doug and Elaine for coming so far. I enjoyed seeing you again. I shall be back in Salida on June, 21st. I also booked two more dates at the Adobe Bar in Taos, New Mexico. These are for June, 10th and July, 10th. Tonight I'm in Santa Rosa on my way back to Texas, then to Georgia. This coming Friday I will be back at Sugarmill Creek. See you all there.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

To Colorado

I came a day early due to the threat of a snow storm. So far there is none but that will probably change later this morning. Tonight is Valentine's night at Bongo Billy's Salida Cafe. I'm looking for a great crowd, just like last time. Salida is a really friendly town and well worth a visit. If you find yourself here in the summer, try sitting on the deck at Bongo Billy's and watching the Kayaks navigate the river.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Red River Community House

We held the first annual Family Valentines Dance this past Saturday at the Community House in Red River.
Parents were encouraged to dance with their kids. It was a great success and we look forward to doing it again next year. If you look carefully you can see how high the snow is outside the window behind the stage.
My next booking is on the actual Valentine's Day at Bongo Billy's in Salida, Colorado. This also is a really great venue with a wide variety of musical performances throughout the year. See you all there.....

Friday, February 08, 2008

The Adobe Bar in Taos, New Mexico

As always, the Adobe Bar was a lot of fun. It was quite full with an appreciative audience, plus people I knew from Cimarron, Dallas Texas and Taos. The atmosphere is very relaxing. If you find yourself in Taos check out the Adobe Bar and Doc Martin's Restaurant. You will enjoy both. There are many international visitors here mingling with the locals. All in all a really nice place to visit.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Red River, New Mexico

I had another nice weekend at Ruffino's, rested Sunday and set out west on Monday morning. At 5:30 am in Dallas the temperature was 70 degrees so I was surprised to run into snow in Cimarron. The temperature dropped rapidly and snow fell harder. I drove through the canyon and arrived in Eagle Nest. I wasn't sure if I should continue but there were two snow plows heading towards Red River and I just fell in behind them.
You can see the subaru the next morning. If you like snow there is plenty here in Red River. Tonight I will be performing at the Adobe Bar in Taos. This is a really nice venue and well worth a visit. I start at 6:30 pm. I'll look for you there.