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Jazzin' it Up a Bit

Spring! April started out with a mess of showers but as the song says, "they bring the flowers that bloom on May".

Lots of Thugz stuff coming up and also a few side trips. One thing I have been working on is a jazz duo with John Paul Norris. I have known John since the day he was born and he later became one of my "star pupils" at Tomales High. He has subbed with the Thugz on a number of occasions and has a lot of experience playing all styles of music. He is a tremendous musician on bass, guitar and a number of other instruments. We will make our debut with a brief set at the Redwood Cafe Open Mic night and from there we have several gigs in Forestville and Cazadero. Speaking of the open mic at the Redwood, Andre has taken it over and will working to make it a cool scene for players and listeners. There will be a sound system with engineer Bubba and a back line of equipment (drums, keys,etc) so all sizes and types of musical groups can be comfortable. The owner Michael continues to promote and support the local music scene in Cotati. Drop by to listen, play or have a brew some Monday eve!

 The Thugz will be heading into our home on the river Rio Nido Roadhouse" for a Thugz Thursday show and coming up in May our Bob Dylan Tribute Extravaganza (it's our 9th annual such show).

 Stephanie has been busy as well, playing with "Tumbleweed Soul" and shows with the "Rock Collection" at Terrapin Station and other venues.

That's it for now. As always, thanks for your support!

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Pictures, please, from the Napa show for those of us (such as me, myself) who couldn't make the long drive.
Have a fantastic show in Napa!
This sounds great, Mike-and the Napa gig! That's fantastic!

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