Thursday, March 17, 2011

Next Stop Aitken

On April 9th, we will perform Happy Days in Aitken MN.

I understand that Minnesota born film actress and singer Judy Garland performed at the opera house in Aitkin as a young child. A small display related to Ms. Garland can be found in the converted opera house, now Butler's store, in downtown Aitkin. You can be sure that I will visit there!

I just need to figure out where I should stay the night before. Any suggestions?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

North Branch Library

Performed the show at North Branch Library. When I arrived, Sue Monroe was shoveling as it was a blustery snowy morning. Cortney greeted me as I entered the beautiful new library building.

I had a different band for today's show and they were wonderful! We had Robert Bell on guitar, Keith Bowles on bass and Tony Balluff on clarinet.

Afterwards we visited with folks. After packing up our gear and heading out, we decided to stop and get a bite to eat. After all, it was lunchtime! So we headed down the road and stopped at the Rustic Inn in Stacy, MN

We had a delicious lunch and were served by the best waitress: Her name is Rhonda!

After pie and coffee it was time to hit the road. When I get some photos from the show I will post them. TTFN

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Isle on Mille Lacs Lake

Gary told me the story of Father Hennepin as we waited to perform at the Isle Community Center. Soup and pie was served and lots of folks were congregating as we waited. Father Hennepin State Park is right there in Isle:

I had to take this photo from the road at the park, so it's not much to see but a few ice houses and I think the Isle water tower in the distance.

Anyway---we had a great crowd. Alot of folks told us it brought back memories, and we even got a suggestion!!! Katherine took a nice video of one of our tunes. Visit my facebook @ and you can see us playing Love Is Just Around The Corner.

Next stop: North Branch Library March 12th @ 1:30