Sunday, January 25, 2009

Westbrook and Gibson together again

John and I were both pretty busy during the summer but we were either doing separate single shows or he was playing with the Country Traditions band from Bozeman.

We are scheduled to open for members of the Mission Mountain Wood Band in Kalispell on March 20th though so we are actually taking time to relearn each others material. The Kalispell thing will be at the Fairgrounds and is a benefit for the Law Enforcement Association up there.

Anyway, we've played at the Mint Bar in Townsend, MT the last two Fridays and we're scheduled there every Friday, during "Happy Hour" (from 5PM till whenever) for the forseeable future. Hopefully, we'll get our "stuff" together by March.

You can see info about us at .
John's Schedule is at
and mine is at

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Helena Bar-Box tournament

Saturday, the 10th of January, the Helena Bar-box pool tournament was held at the Edge Bar in Helena.

Lots of extremely good pool players showed up and we all had a great time. Most of the waiting time between matches was spent upstairs where we played on the 9' table, just to keep warm.

Besides the tournament purse, lots of other money changed hands upstairs. Some of it was (note WAS) mine!

Anyway, it was a good tournament and a good time. Jeff Boucher was the overall winner. He never even looked like he would lose a match all day. Josh Morgeaux and George Price were also in the semi finals. I have to admit that I was pretty beat (in more ways than one) so I wimped out and went home while the semi's were still going on.

Wayne is home

Wayne got home a couple of days ago. they were qable to fix him up with no major surgery and I guess he's pretty glad to be home again.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Wayne Nelson having heart probs again

On Sunday, Becky Nelson let me know that Wayne had been having heart probs again and had been hospitalized in Pocatello. He has since been transferred to the VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City, UT.

Becky says he is feeling good, joking around with everyone and just being Wayne so far so we can all hope and pray that things go well for them.

When I know more, I'll let you know.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Montana weather

We've had our usual interesting weather for Dec and Jan this year. Our usual December cold snap hit two weeks before Christmas with 20 below zero temps and extreme winds. The wind blew the roof off of a business on Main St and the temps stayed sub-zero for almost two weeks.

Last Friday, it was 40 degrees and raining when I got up. About three hours later it was 10 degrees and snowing.

Colt Angel and I played a New Years Eve party at the Lakeside Lodge in Island Park, Idaho. It was plenty cold that night and snowing hard the next day. Pretty standard Montana winter so far.

If you'd like to check out current conditions in West Yellowstone, there is now a web-cam at

I also found a really good webcam list at