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June 28, 2018
(Photo: Mike Kuhl)

 Hey good friends! I hope this finds you all well and happy!

July 19th:
Schdule Changes below:

 

There has been a change to the July schedule -- here's the scoop. We were scheduled to perform at the Crossroads on Sat. July 21st.  We will not be there. There was a scheduling conflict. We will be performing at the ANNUAL TURKEY LEG AND WINE HOEDOWN  in Historic Downtown Littleton on Friday the 20th and Saturday the 21st from 6 to 8 pm. (check out the story on the South Metro Villager link) We will be opening for the Hillbilly Hellcats who will "rockabilly" you into  the night. We will be doing our very best to be "Hillbilly Bubbas" playing  mostly southern and country ditties. It'll be a hoot! I apologize for the snag in the plan, and hope to re-schedule at the  Crossroads very soon.  Will keep you posted.


   It's been a wonderful summer so far -- re-connecting with many old friends and making  many new ones. I have had the good fortune to be able to play more "electric band" dates this year, and that can be attributed only to the inspiration and hard work of my bandmates -- drummer Bruce Crisman and bassist Sam Ray. I can't express my gratitude for having these  men in my life, and I find myself, for the first time in years, motivated and eager to perform with others. As you "long time fans" know, "rockin' electric" is where I truly live. Not since the days of my old band "Japetus" have I been so fulfilled in performing. It's an honor to be on stage with them. Check out the schedule for dates.

   While we are on the subject ..... I want to give some details of bandmate Bruce Crisman.  I am lucky to be able to book dates with him. Bruce is in VERY high demand in Colorado -- he's a "go to" drummer. He is the busiest man I know -- professional, tireless, flexible, more than well versed -- he does any style, any genre, and always with an amazing flair, and an infectious smile and attitude. You can see him regularly in the lineup of local greats  Buckner Funken Jazz, Jack Hadley, The Slyders, Heavy Feather, as well as filling in with folks like Kirby Velarde, Steve Crenshaw, and many others. When he is not available to us, we are joined by Chris Crisman (yep, Bruce's brother!). Equally gifted and talented, and equally inspirational. (Must have been something in the water where they grew up -- but probably just great genes!) I find myself blessed to be in the company of such great spirits. And not to mention Sam Ray on bass would be a sin! He comes to us from Austin  Texas (ya KNOW there's somethin' in the water there! And, yeah, he's the real deal!) and is a joy to perform with. I am truly blessed to share the stage with these gentlemen. Come on out and check it out! 

   Thanks to all at the BLUE SPRUCE BREWING COMPANY (4151 E. County Line Rd. Unit 'G'  Centennial Colo. 80122 -- 303-771-0590) June 15th was my 3rd time performing there, and it  just keeps getting better. Check it out -- great brews, great food, great folks -- you won't be  disappointed.

   Thanks to Mark and Rob and all the great staff at DIRTY DOGS in Golden for all the support. They have quickly become the top motorcycle riders' "destination spot" in the state, and with all the expansion projects and plans in the works ......well, hell, this will be the finest venue  around. I perform there every Thursday night 6 to 10 pm, and they have opened their door for me to bring in the electric band on a steady rotation. This place ROCKS! And with the  season in full swing, there are many poker runs coming through. One very near and dear to my heart will be the
Ride for Life First Responders Mental Health and Suicide Prevention  Run on Saturday, July 14th, 2018. I have been affiliated with this event (used to be the Yellow Ribbon Run) for a great many years, and have been invited again this year by my favorite redhead, Brandee -- I can never say "no". I will start the day as a solo from 12 noon to 4pm.  Then BAR NOTHING will take the stage from 4 to 8 pm, after which I will be joined by Bruce  and Sam to knock out the night and play electric until whenever. Check out the flyer for more  info.

      This also means that I will miss my regularly scheduled date at the SHACK that night.  We'll see you back on the 28th. 

     Just an aside (more biker stuff for a good cause) -- check out the flyer for the
Hog Wild Car  & Bike Show and Pig Roast on Sunday, July 22nd benefitting Goodwill Industries. Presented by Dino's Custom Cycles, 7855 W. 16th Ave. Lakewood, Colo. 80214. 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm. 

     In June I had an opportunity to sit in with good friends the Heavy Man, Timbo, and Deb at the CROSSROADS at Pine Junction. Tim's wife had to go in for surprise surgery, and I happened to have the night off, so I filled in for Tim for the night. Thanks to the stars aligning some doors were opened. I will be at the CROSSROADS with the band on Saturday, July 21st from 2 to 6 pm with more dates to follow. I will also be performing occasionally with the  Heavy Man at
MAD JACK'S MOUNTAIN BREWERY in Bailey, Colo. (click on link for directions) the first date will be Sunday, July 15th from 4 to 7 pm. This will be a lot of fun as  Heavy and I have not had an opportunity to perform together (other than guest cameo shots  and quick fill ins) for many years. It'll be a hoot! 

     I have been asked again this year to be in the line up for Golden Colorado's BUFFALO BILL DAYS (Friday, July 27th, Parfet Park Downtown Golden Colo. 5:00 to 6:45 pm). I was asked this  time to not play solo, but to bring the band with me. I was then told that we would be the opening  act for one of my heroes -- the RAGIN' CAJIN' !!! The legendary, the one and only DOUG KERSHAW!!!  I cannot think of a better way to kick off the festivities of the weekend with the great "FIDDLER"  ("... and the fiddler don't lie!") It's truly an honor to be invited. We will adjust our playlist accordingly -- (I'm not certain Deep Purple, Mountain, or Jimi Hendrix would be appropriate,) but we'll have a ball!  Too Cool! 

    Well, that's all I can do for the moment. As always, thank you for your continued support.

 

 

        As always, thank you for your continued support --- you are the best!


Dave "Greywolf" Frisk

 Photo: Vicki Mullen