October 3, 2017
(Photo: Mike Kuhl)
good friends! I hope this finds you all well and happy!
Wow. What happened to the summer? For that matter what happened to the YEAR?
It flew by WAY too fast. I have some newsworthy items as of late,
so let's get started ..........
We lost, yet, another hero and
friend in true last month -- our dearest "Boogie" Bob Olson passed
from this earth Thursday, Sept. 14th, 2017.
There are no words to describe the grief, the heartbreak, or the void
left behind -- so many friends ..... so many memories ..... he was so loved
and cherished by all. I have known few
in my life who have touched so many so deeply. He was most gracious, patient
and kindhearted. He was a true
inspiration -- probably the finest all around musician I have ever had
the pleasure of knowing. To know him
was a blessing from God to me -- to call
him my friend was one of the finest treasures in my life. I am SO not
worthy.... I cannot say enough about
him .... to say "he will be missed" is the understatement of the century. Rest in
peace "Boogie". "God bless ya
son!" ....... And thank you for everything.
----------- There will be service to
celebrate the life of "Boogie" Bob Olson on Friday, October 6th,
2017 at 1:00 pm at Augustana Lutheran Church --
5000 E. Alameda Ave. Denver, Colo. 80224. The funeral will be followed by a
ceremony in the Memorial Garden. There he will be laid to rest. There is more
a link to an article on Bob, published a few years ago. And if you want to know more about his
life, or his 57 years in the music industry (and I highly recommend it)
google his name. He's had an incredible run. You will not be
Halloween Season is upon us!!! The Reinke Bros. Haunted Mansion is still going through an
extensive re-construction/ rennovation, and
although the Haunted Mansion itself will not be up and running until next
Halloween, the shop is open and in full swing. With new products always
coming in -- the
latest costume fashions, make up, magic tricks, lighting
effects, and ever popular anamatronics -- well they
have literally everything to make your nightmares come true! Come in and see
all the new changes -- the amazing art work of our own
"Michelangelo" (Steve) has transformed the shop into something extrordinary to behold -- inside and out. Check 'em out! The Reinke Bros. --
"It's not just a store, it's an adventure"!
The schedule has been switched
around for Saturday,
Oct. 7th. The Shack for the night has been cancelled. Instead I
will be performing solo at the SIT N BULL from 3 to 7 pm (unless it snows),
then off to the NORTH SIDE TAVERN to perform with the electric band from
8:30 to 11:30 pm. (Gotta hurry up!!) I will be joined on stage
by Bruce Crisman on drums, and Sam Ray on bass.
We're gonna have some FUN!!! Hope y'all can make it! Thanks to Steve and all at the NST for
letting us play the band! As we find venues open to
our rock n roll, we will
be doing it more, I promise!
Thanks to our good buddy Chris
Elder for inviting me to play for the grape harvest at the Shattuck Winery in
Caballo, New Mexico over Labor Day weekend. It was
my first time there, and the people were absolutely wonderful! Great vibes,
great food, and (of course) owner Brad's award winning wines! I hope I get to
do it again! I look forward to it! Thanks again.
Well, as the season winds down at
Wrigley's in Golden Colo. the concert series is almost at an end. The weather
was not my friend the last few weeks -- I got cancelled twice due to rain
& wind. I do, however, have one more scheduled date -- Thursday, Oct.
12th from 4 to 8 pm. Weather permitting of course. Thanks to Skip and Paula for all the
support every year .... and
I gotta say thanks
to Tommy too! She always brings the joy to my heart. God bless ya love!
Well, that's all I have for the