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Great Gig in Colorado

GUEST,BlueJay 29 Oct 04 - 08:16 AM
Big Mick 29 Oct 04 - 08:36 AM
katlaughing 29 Oct 04 - 02:02 PM
Rex 02 Nov 04 - 02:56 PM
Marion 02 Nov 04 - 05:18 PM
freightdawg 02 Nov 04 - 06:55 PM
GUEST,Mark Richey 13 Jan 05 - 01:52 PM
Bert 13 Jan 05 - 03:10 PM
Rex 17 Feb 05 - 01:39 PM
Stephen L. Rich 17 Feb 05 - 10:41 PM
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Subject: Great Gig in Colorado
From: GUEST,BlueJay
Date: 29 Oct 04 - 08:16 AM

Sorry, I know I don't post much anymore, too busy being a goddam er nurse, but i just have to brag a bit. A few hours ago,we just had one of our best gigs ever. Guitar, bass flute and vocals. Opened for Joe Uveges, out of Colorado Springs for a benefit trying to keep our local Fox movie theater in Walsenburg alive. 'Bout to have to close it's doors, built in 1919.

So we played our set, 45 minutes, snd Joe takes the stage. This guy is a great singer/songwriter, and did two sets. His last song was an original, called "Crossword", where he quizzed the audience, like "nine letters, meaning 'knowing what's going on'", until someone hollered out, "awareness". Etc.

At the end, he asked, "Ten letters, the best opening band in the world?" The audience immediately cried out "The D&A Band", (which is us). His last song was John Prine's "Paradise", in a bluegrass version, and called us all upon stage to provide harmonies.

Mr Uvegas advises us to contact the Black Rose Folk Music Society in Colorado Springs, which is pretty big-time in these parts, and he'll be a reference. He's confident they'll book us as an opening act, and he thinks the headliners will wish they'd opened for us.

Just had to brag. It's amazing to think this all started in Trinidad, Colorado, when I was in nursing school, looking for some folks to jam with. Thanks, BlueJay


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Subject: RE: Great Gig in Colorado
From: Big Mick
Date: 29 Oct 04 - 08:36 AM

Blue Jay, Joe sang at my daughter's wedding on July 3 in the Springs. He is indeed a wonderful singer and musician. He gave me one of his CD's and I am considering recording one of his songs. If you see him, please pass on Mick Lane's regards.

And congratulations on the gig. Great feeling, no?

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Great Gig in Colorado
From: katlaughing
Date: 29 Oct 04 - 02:02 PM

That's great, Blue Jay. AND, it's nice to see you here!! Congratluations!!


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Subject: RE: Great Gig in Colorado
From: Rex
Date: 02 Nov 04 - 02:56 PM

Hey BlueJay, it's good to be hearing from you. I hope you can keep that theatre open. Keep the music going. I had a rather odd gig. The Fort restaurant in Morrison chartered a bus to take folks to Bent's Old Fort in LaJunta. A three hour drive each way and a picnic lunch, a visit to the bookstore and tour of the fort. They hired me to play music of the early west and tell stories of historic sites along the route. It all turned out well. But as we were nearing Denver, my hands were starting to cramp after playing banjo and fiddle for over six hours. adios,

Rex


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Subject: RE: Great Gig in Colorado
From: Marion
Date: 02 Nov 04 - 05:18 PM

That sounds great, Bluejay. Are the D&A I know in the band, or does that stand for something else?

If you get a chance to log in, please check your PMs, or email me at marion_parsons@yahoo.ca. I'd like to know your mailing address to send a couple of tapes and flowcharts.

cheers, Marion


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Subject: RE: Great Gig in Colorado
From: freightdawg
Date: 02 Nov 04 - 06:55 PM

Good to hear from you BlueJay...

I used to live in Monte Vista, and I for one hope like anything that you can keep that old movie theater alive. I have driven through Walsenburg many times, and although I do not know what building it is, I would sure hate to see any building in that lovely town have to close up.

Great story on the gig. Hear's hoping you can hang up the stethoscope (sp??) and hit the road on the big time!!

Take care, and God bless your work in the er.

Freightdawg


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Subject: RE: Great Gig in Colorado
From: GUEST,Mark Richey
Date: 13 Jan 05 - 01:52 PM

Rex, I was trying to look up some info on The Bucksnort Saloon and came across a posting where you mentioned playing with us (Sashay) That was a long time and many lost brain cells ago but I think I remember you. Glad to see you're still playing.

I'm living in Jacksonville, FL and playing only occasionally. Deanna and her band come down from Steamboat a couple of times a year and I play with them ... that's always fun.

Anyway, just though I'd say hello. Take care!

Mark Richey
mark.richey@fnf.com


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Subject: RE: Great Gig in Colorado
From: Bert
Date: 13 Jan 05 - 03:10 PM

NOW he tells us - ya silly sod ;-) Next time tell us BEFORE the gig and we may be able to get there.

Sonds good, sorry to have missed it.


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Subject: RE: Great Gig in Colorado
From: Rex
Date: 17 Feb 05 - 01:39 PM

Whoops! I should check in more often. Nice to hear from you Mark.
The Bucksnort is alive and well. It should have burned down several
times with the fires that were around it but somehow it stays up.
Joe Bye bought the place from Tom Patton. Now he has his own gig
anytime he wants. He gets some good groups in there too. Thankee
for dropping in. It's good to think on those times.

Rex


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Subject: RE: Great Gig in Colorado
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 17 Feb 05 - 10:41 PM

Experiences like that are rare. Cherish it!!!

Stephen lee


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