"Or Winter's bitter cold"
site updated 3/7/14
MidWinter (the season, not the awesome Denver festival). Tired of the snow and cold yet? However! We've had some wonderful weather interuptions to the season here on the Front Range. I'm talkin' mid 50's pushing 60! Wowsers. But, the calendar catches up and WHAM! another snowstorm. Not that we're complaining, we need the moisture (unless it all comes in the span of 2 days like in September. See below)
If you live here, you know. If you don't, you've heard. Here in Colorado we've been through a whole lot of hurt these last few months. Extreme losses, but in response, beautiful stories of communities coming together, working together to become whole again. The headlines have faded, but much pain and brokeness continue. We are past the first response stages, but the rebuilding, making lives whole again is ongoing. The disaster fatigue has set in. Keep those affected in your thought and prayers and strongly consider volunteering. "Head in the clouds but hands in the mud" is a compassionate, rewarding way to live. Do it where you live.
Returning to the beautiful valley (and mountain) of Masonville in August (and September) seems to be a nice theme for the Band.
Firstly, Max and Lynette, you are the BEST! What a time at your amazing home. And the stage (now permanent) is, well, a new engineering feat (if you know Max, you're not surprised). Thanks to all the great Menno folk and others who gave us such a warm welcome on the mountain. We now have a few "standing invitations" for August. No sitting allowed. For the band that is! =)
A big thanks to the folks at Buckhorn Pres for putting on such a great festival (once again!). Always a pleasure for us to help out there. And for those of you who want some more of B 'n' B, come back to Buckhorn on 9/8 for a Sunday morning outdoor service (see Events 2013 for details). We're looking forward to have more time (and hopefully cooler!) at such a beautiful venue.
8/17 was a "double gig" day for us! After Buckhorn we hustled East to Kersey to play a Chuckwagon Dinner fund raiser for the Tower 21 project in Greeley. Went down well (especially the homemade ice cream!) and looks like we have still another standing invite to return/play next year(!) Thanks folks!
What a complete KICK the Fellowship Church 2nd annual Picnic was. You folks are great! Thanks for sharing the love and including us in the beautiful evening. We even ended with a rainbow. Nice touch God. =)
Meanwhile, back in the living room...
Ray, Vic and how's-he-get-better-every week? Dustin are still stompin' up a storm creating new music and retooling old favorites. When we can. With the holidays upon us, it's been hard getting together (the snowstorms haven't helped either). We continue to energize our collective souls by joining in on this wonderous thing we call music and the creation thereof. We're looking forward to the coming year, seeing familiar faces and meeting new ones through the sharing of our band's craft.
Note: Many folks have been approaching us after performances with a requests for recorded music. Honestly, any recordings we've have are now quite dated and frankly don't sound like us!
So, what now?
Well, as for now, we are enjoying being a "live band" but are open to opportunities to record again as they may present themselves.
Guess for now you'll just have to catch us live! =)
Please continue to remember Tim. Our thoughts are with him everyday. We look forward to the time when he can join us again.
As always, thanks for your interest and support of us and our music.
and oh yes....please
Be good to each other.