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Shelter from the Storm

Our 10th annual Bob Dylan show has come and gone. It was quite an adventure .We set up on the newly refurbished Rio Nido Roadhouse stage with upgraded power and it's new stage lighting system.  We were ready.

 Rather quickly though the sky darkened and the rain began. We waited a while but things were just getting too wet. What now? Go home? With help from the Roadhouse crew we moved everything and set up again on the covered patio. Not perfect but it was something. After that the weather improved so the patio was opened up and many folks took up spots outside. There were a lot of people, as many or more than we have ever had there for the Dylan gig.So happy that the Roadhouse is back in business.

  It turned out to be a very fun night. Puffinhorn opened ( myself - trumpet, John Norris on string bass & John Shebalin on cajon). We did One More Cup of Coffee, Blue Moon (from Self Portrait) and If Dogs Run Free. We were followed by "Tumbleweed Soul" with a very harmonious mini set of Dylan gems.

 The Thugz came on with a few acoustic numbers and then full on electric mayhem into the night. I was especially happy to get to play a whole lot of harmonica and even a bit of trombone.  We are so thankful to have such cool fans who stick with us through thick & thin and make the whole endeavor so worth it.

by the way - photo at top is of a bottle Dylan's new line of whiskey. Friends gave me some for my birthday but I have yet to go into it. The design on the bottle is is a sample of the metal gates that Dylan does in his welding shop. Anyway, it makes a cool item to put on the stereo.

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2020! Happy New Year everyone!
Happy holidays, THUGZ! Cheerio!
To all of you this season, in 3/8 time: A-D--b minor-E--c# minor-D-A-E-A Cheerio (and don't forget my cookies and milk)!
Hi, THUGZ! With that huge fire storm, I'm hoping that you are all OK, safe, and sound.
Was ist los? Es ist jetzt November und nichts, was Sie über Ihre neuesten Ereignisse lesen könnten. Du wirst vermisst! Rock on, THUGZ!
Your observations, comments, and reviews are missed, Mike! You guys rock. How were the recent shows? Inquiring minds want to know! I do hope all is great. Cheerio!
J'aime, j'aime, j'aime le THUGZ! Je vous adore et je crains de ne pouvoir continuer sans vos histoires sur vos émissions. Où es tu allé? Septembre est presque fini et octobre n'est plus qu'un jour. Oh, le chagrin! La douleur! J'aspire à vos discours et à vos EH! S'il vous plaît, ne me laissez pas perdu, désespéré et au cœur brisé. Je t'aime groupe de THUGZ!
I doon hope that al ys wel and great, thugz. Ye latest announcements and proclamations are dearly missed. Cheers to yow al.
Beachtung! Was ist neu und aufregend? Ich bin traurig, dass ich nicht mehr Informationen über deine Shows und das Geschehen der Band sehe. Sie wissen, dass John Coltrane am 23. September Geburtstag hat, und ich hoffe, Ihre Meinung zu Giant Steps zu erfahren. Spiel weiter diesen Rock and Roll, du Thugz, weil du großartig bist! Gruß!
Hallo hallo hallo! Ich möchte wissen, was passiert! Wie waren diese Shows riesiger Erfolg? Das stelle ich mir vor! Sie sind so unglaublich fantastisch, wie Sie sicher wissen. Einzelheiten! Wie war das Garcia Konzert? Und Big Brother? Ihre Kolumne ist ein großer Favorit und wird schmerzlich vermisst!
Hi, Mike! How was the Garcia show? Details? I wish I could have been there. Cheers to you and the band!
Hallo! Liebe euch alle! Was ist neu und aufregend? Ich warte mit Vorfreude! Sie Thugz Rock!
Sounds like a very successful and exciting show, Mike!

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