Summer is rolling by so
quickly -- seems I say that every year -- but it's true. Some updates on the
summer schedule -- let's get started .............
The heavy rainfall this season has
made the patio schedule a challenge. However we have been pretty lucky so far. We haven't been
drenched and scattering to save gear yet (knock on wood). Let's hope our luck
The only glitch in our plans came
on June 22nd. This was the benefit for slain Stem School student, Kendrick Costillo. A chilly rainy day kept folks away -- we got to
play for just over an hour before the organizers called it. They re-scheduled
the benefit for the following Sunday, and got some money raised for the
The entertainment lineup for the
annual FIRST RESPONDERS RUN set for Saturday, July 13th, at DIRTY DOGS
ROADHOUSE, has changed. KRFX's RICK LEWIS has been acquired to headline the event with his
band, the RICK LEWIS PROJECT, so the lineup is now DAVE FRISK GROUP from
1-3:30pm, RICK LEWIS PROJECT 4-6pm, and then JUNKYARD DOGS will take the stage, rounding
out the lineup, and playing into the night. It is a great cause - an event that benefits
first responders (firefighters, first on crime scenes, rescue teams,
emergency disaster teams, etc.) as well as suicide prevention and awareness.
I have been honored to play a small role in this cause for twenty or more years, and
proud to be called upon again this year. More info online, or check out the flyer.
............. Speaking of DIRTY DOGS
ROADHOUSE ..... this season has been a glorious one for
the patio at DDs. I have been attempting (as the schedule and weather allows)
to get an earlier start on my Thursday nights so I can finish earlier, so as to not annoy the neighboring community. If the
weather dictates, I play inside, then it's buisiness
Thanks to all at the LARIAT LODGE
for all the courtesy and support -- this is a new venue for me, and I have
been treated with warm welcomes. My 4th of July was spent playing outside in
their back garden -- lovely! Can't wait to be back!
The GRAND STATION in Historic
Downtown Littleton is getting the word out -- great food, great drinks, and
wine specials -- it's nice to be part of the new lineup. Check it out!
MISFITS in Lakewood has a new large
patio (I mentioned it in the last newsletter but wanted to reiterate). I have
some Sunday afternoons scheduled through the season as a solo on the patio,
but don't forget the "electric band" still has dates booked there
too! The inside is a perfect setup
with a roomy stage for us to rock, and a nice size dancefloor for you to. We
will be back on Friday, July 19th from 8 to 12 midnight. Can't wait!
Thanks to Joe and Joe (and everyone
else too!) at the SOMEPLACE ELSE up at Pine Junction for having me perform
there. I've always loved this place -- used to play there with the HEAVY MAN
years ago when it was the WOODSIDE INN. The longriders
out there remember when it was JIGGER JUNCTION. Can't wait to get back. Will
add it to the calendar when we can find a date.
At this writing, I plan to return to
STURGIS for the annual motorcycle rally in August. I will, again, be hosted
by DIRTY DOGS, STURGIS. Don't know what my performance times will be yet but
will post when I know. And thanks to my best friend Gary and his good wife
Shelly for allowing me to stay with them in Deadwood for the week. Gonna have a ball!
I've been informed that the annual
WESTERN WELCOME WEEK festivities in Historic Downtown Littleton are back on.
I will be on the main stage in the REINKE BROS' parking lot from 12 noon to
5pm. I will be joined by Bruce Crisman on drums and
Sam Ray on bass guitar. Looking forward to it!