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August, 2022

All for you – August, 2022

Ever wonder why we’re still doing this, 50 years later?

(There are times that We certainly wonder).

Honestly, the answer is always, for you!

Yes, YOU!.  The person who comes to listen.  The person that wants to share their afternoon and evening with us, and our closest 800 friends!

That’s exactly who.

We still do all of this, for YOU.  YOU are the answer, you are the reason.  YOU are the destination, the solution and the designation.  Without YOU, none of this exists.  None of this happens.  We don’t even play music without YOU.  (so, I guess you are actually kind of to blame as well.)

If July was a throw-back classic month as we have said, then August was everything we could have wished for.  ( and just a little extra. : / )

August was very eclectic musically, as we played several interesting events that we will always hold dear.  First and foremost, August started and ended the best way possible, with us playing at Bumper’s Landing!  Might have mentioned this about 100 times already, but it’s never dull or boring at Bumper’s Landing.

The setting, the weather, the staff the owner, the people, the friends!  Put them all together and you have the perfect recipe for a good time.  Sprinkle in a little music and you have something memorable and magical.  Something to look forward to.  Something to return for.  Just look at those smiling faces in every frame, if you don’t believe me.  So much fun!

We also took a trip back to Riverview this year and got to me a lot of great people that we wouldn’t normally be entertaining.  We got there early and took our time to let the venue sink in before we even sang our first song.  Everyone was so nice and accommodating that we can’t wait to go back.  And don’t even get me started about the food truck delectables!

This August provided us with the opportunity to be part of the Shelby Art Fair, as we have in the past.  The Art Fair is at a crossroads as it is evolving from the quant little venue it once was, to the sprawling art environment that it envisions itself to become.  Our goal is to simple make it work for everyone, and I believe that we did accomplish just that this year.  We entertained, interacted and co-inhabited the new grounds in a way that let us reach lots of patrons, without becoming an audible nuisance to the vendors that wished to converser with their customers.  Carl and I both thought that it worked well this year.

The weather was amazing in August, as it seemed like someone was actually trying to make up for the last few years and all the trouble we had endured.  We’ll take it, that’s for sure.  It was hot, it was fun and it was enjoyable for everyone we were lucky enough to be able to entertain.  Going to be tough to top it, but maybe September will give it a try1

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June, 2022

Living again – June, 2022 It was still very cool this spring; like winter would never let go of our souls; no matter how hard we tried.  Cool, wet but drama free, actually.  There were signs of a new season perched on the horizon, and then again, just as quickly, they were gone.  To say...Continue reading...

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May, 2022

Music brings warmth – May, 2022 Spring is a time of transition; and no transition in recent memory could be more apparent than what we have just been through. You can read it on everyone’s faces, from young to old, male to female, no matter your avocation or affiliation.  The affects of this pandemic have...Continue reading...

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On Any Given Night

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What Are Friends For

This is such a tough time of year. The weather, the holidays, the social options, the calendar.  Thank God for the wonderful friends in our lives to always pull us through. So many reasons to not go out and that most people probably just give in rather than making the effort at all. When they...Continue reading...

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Some Unexpected Energy

It was one of those nights when everyone had settled in, and some had left, and it seemed as though the end of the evening was going to drag out until it was finally time to go.  Yep, it’s just that time of the year. But, no. Just as all of those things seemed very...Continue reading...

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April Fools

No, not us . . . well, not us all the time. We sure got fooled on Friday though. Carl thought that he would be funny, and tried to put one over on the manager of The 5th Tavern, in Clarkston Michigan, last Friday. Trouble is, she is way smarter than we are, and quickly turned...Continue reading...

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Who Lit The Signal?

The Fifth Tavern – March 18, 2022 Worn down from two longs days of work and music, we got a call late Thursday night.  It seems it was the fair damsel, Michelle, from The Fifth Tavern, who lit the Bob and Carl signal; and we of course, responded to save the day.  The Fifth Tavern...Continue reading...

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Orchard Lake Goes Green

Orchard Lake Country Club This year, Carl and I had the amazing opportunity of sharing Saint Patrick’s Day with some wonderful members of the Orchard Lake Country Club, in West Bloomfield, Michigan. We’ve created a lot of St. Paddy’s memories over the years, but this one was just as special. Not the loud, boisterous, “Wearing’ O’...Continue reading...

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