Friday, July 20, 2007

Off to West Yellowstone again

Well, I'm getting packed up for another weekend in West Yellowstone. There's a hard pill to swallow, huh? Anyway, I've got a regular Friday and Monday gig at the Parade Rest Ranch near West and I go down there on Friday; hang around over the weekend, do my show on Monday and come home. It's that "hanging around" part that I want to mention.

I've used some of my time to just "Listen to the Wind" the last couple of weeks and my Spirit has gotten a little more mellow because of it. I spent one weekend up on the Madison Plateau, just playing my flute, reading a little and sitting still, looking off across the valley. It's still just as pretty as it was 30 years ago when I was young enough to not have to worry about work.
Last Sunday, I helped Bob Jacklin with his Sunday free Flycasting Clinic. I haven't helped Bob with that kind of thing for a long time and it was lots of fun. I'm hoping to get a chance to do the same this coming Sunday.
Well, have fun out there with your real jobs. I'm on my way to West to make a few bucks and maybe catch a fish or two.

Academy of Western Artists/Final 5 Nominees

Hi there, Y'all:

I just got through posting the final five nominees for Pure Country, Western Music and Western Swing at the Academy of Western Artists Members website.

It's been kind of fun working on the AWA site this year and watching as these nominations take form.

If you're interested in Western art, music and poetry, you really should think about an AWA membership. The folks there are trying to help develope our art and promote our genre.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Virginia City report

Here's "Camp VC". John and I are still doing the Virginia City thing but we've both been getting some other gigs this summer so we aren't there every day like we had planned. Here is our "home" when we are doing VC, though.

Parade Rest Ranch; West Yellowstone, MT

I just got a new regular performance set up. I'll be playing for the cookouts at the Parade Rest Guest Ranch near West Yellowstone, Montana just about every Friday and Monday for the rest of this summer. It all happened kind of fast (for me) and I don't have a lot of information other than what's on my calendar and on the Parade Rest website.

I understand that these cookouts are open to the public so if you're in the area on a Friday or Monday, come on out for a good dinner and say "howdy".

Hope to see y'all (like the "southern language"?) this summer!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Colt Angel "On the Road" with Riders in the Sky

Our friend Colt Angel is out on the road with the great Western Music band; Riders in the Sky. This week, they are playing at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

It's great that one of our "family" is out there doing the big shows. Colt seems to be having a great time out there and I asked him to send me (or call me with, since he can't even SPELL computer!) some updates on where he is and what he's doing. So, hopefully, we'll be getting some blog entries from Colt as the summer progresses.