Archive for April, 2016

Moose Club / Hammys

A split weekend with gigs on Friday and Sunday which means extra driving for me. It was back to the Moose Club on Friday and a typical night for us – decent crowd and plenty of dancers. I came down with a cold and took Friday off of work, but felt okay by gig time. I’m surprised how well drinking honey on breaks helps the voice – got me through Friday and Sunday! I enjoy the “old-time” version of the band that does this gig – the change in songs and styles, the quiet volume and we’re done at 10:00! Every time we do “Your Mamma Don’t Dance” I chuckle on the line that says, “The old folks say that you gotta end your day by ten.” Nina was out of the hospital and showed up at the Moose. We were glad to see her doing better. I drove back to West Allis after the gig.

A nice warm afternoon made for our first outdoor Sunday gig at Hammys. We had a great crowd all afternoon and the bikes were out! Thanks to all who stopped out and supported us. I was having issues hearing my amp during the first set and made a switch on break. I only mention that because I had a few friends who wanted to chat but swapping amps, getting a drink, and hitting the boy’s room takes up the whole break! Hopefully people understand that our break time is limited. It felt good to have a responsive crowd, again with plenty of dancers; sure makes the time go fast. See Dawn Richter’s pictures on Facebook.

No gig on Friday but I’ll be doing some recording on Gary’s CD in Madison.

Rainbow Bridge returns to the Drunken Monkey on Saturday from 9:30 – 1:30.
The Gary McAdams Band is back at Boundaries on Sunday from 3 – 7.

Bob can’t make it but we’re going to try and get a practice in before the DM gig on Saturday. Not going to give away what we’re doing but this one is more involved than some of the others we do. We’ll see how it goes. Stop out this weekend and say hello!

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Watering Hole

Friday night at the Watering Hole in Janesville. Doug and Deb Brookins were celebrating their upcoming anniversary and brought out the whole gang. Doug’s son, Lucas, sat-in on drums for few tunes. Overall, it was a pretty good night and thanks to all who stopped out. The bummer was the snow we had to broom off the cars when we were done! This was only gig for the weekend so I headed back to Milwaukee after we were done.
Cyndi played the Jerry Dabson jam at Hammy’s on Saturday afternoon. Since I was back home, I went with a friend to jam in West Bend on Saturday afternoon and had a good time. There are a few pictures on Facebook.

We found out Friday that long-time fan, Nina Spenle, has been in the Beloit hospital all week. We hope she’s out and better soon.

It’s a split weekend coming up with the Moose Club on Friday 7 -10 and then Sunday at Hammys from 3 -7. No Saturday gig means two trips if I go home on Friday. Good thing mileage is a tax deduction! Stop out and say hello.

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Sunday Afternoon @ the Countryside

No Friday or Saturday gig for the band this weekend. Bob ran sound for another local band on Friday and Saturday and Cyndi played the Hammys jam on Saturday afternoon. I went out with a co-worker in Milwaukee on Friday to hear a band and then hit a jam session. We both played and had a good time. It was just the Sunday afternoon gig at the Countryside Inn for Rainbow Bridge this weekend. I was a little worried as when I was leaving Milwaukee – the key wouldn’t turn in the ignition. I tried a second key and still no luck. Fortunately we have two vehicles and I had visions of transferring band gear over, but a blast of WD40 in the key hole got things going! We weren’t sure how the Countryside on a Sunday would turn out but we had a great afternoon. We thank and appreciate all who stopped out. It was not a jam session but we had Lucas Brookins play a few on drums. Gene Church and Michael Nehls (Sid) both sang a few with the band. A guy asked me if we did any Black Sabbath, which of course we do not. He bet another guy $5.00 that we couldn’t slip something in. So with a little thought, we put the riff from “Iron Man” into “Folsom Prison Blues”. Somebody lost 5 bucks! Again, it was a nice afternoon and we hope this might be more of a regular thing.

Another one-nighter this coming weekend with Friday at the Watering Hole from 8 -12. Saturday and Sunday are both off. Stop out Friday and say hello!

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