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Rick's Rap   - May 2010

      5/5/10

      Did the open mic at Branded 72 in Rockville. We opened and did:

They asked us to do some more. A couple of folks joined us on stage and we did:

      Went really well. Met a guy named Joe, who plays harp & guitar in the Bobby Lewis Blues Band, and said they might be interested in us opening for them. He runs an open mic at Hershey's Restaurant and we'll try & hit that next week.


      05/13/10

      Did the open mic at Hershey's Restaurant in Gaithersburg. Matt had to work late and couldn't make it, so Bobby and I did our duo thing. We did:

Nice place, absolutely great crowd. A harp player and a percussionist joined us for Dire Wolf and Key To The Highway - sounded really good. I gave Joe a copy of our demo.


      05/21/10

      Last Wednesday I gave Joe a call and asked for the name and number of the guy who does the booking at Hershey's. His name is Bob, and I gave him a call and set up a meeting to drop off a demo.

      Today he called me back and said he's trying to set up a meeting with the owner, Lisa, and get us a date in July. He also said the owner of the Dogfish Head Ale House in Gaithersburg asked him if his band could do a couple of Dead Tunes. He said no, but he knows someone who can, and gave him our demo, so it looks like we may have a couple of possiblities happening here.


      05/22/10

     
Saturday, 05/22/10
Westminster Station     (directions)

250 Englar Rd
Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 857 - 2944
9:00 - 11:00

Set 1   Set 2
1     That's All Right Lil' Mama
2     Deal
3     Dust My Broom
4     New Speedway Boogie
5     Tequila Sunrise
6     A Simple Twist Of Fate
7     Hesitation Blues
8     Henry
9     Don't Ease Me In
10     Mississippi 1/2 Step
-> Big Railroad Blues
-> Mississippi 1/2 Step
       
1     Promised Land
2     Evangeline
3     Me & My Uncle
4     Glendale Train
5     Sugar Magnolia
6     Think
7     Dire Wolf
8     Peaceful Easy Feeling
9     Bid You Goodnight
       

Extras:
Beat It On Down The Line
Bring It On Home
Casey Jones
Cassidy
Dark Hollow
Deep Elem Blues
Fenereo
Honky Tonk
How Blue?
How Long
Iko Iko / Women Are Smarter
  Kansas City
Key To THe Highway
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Must Have Been The Roses
Natural Born Easement
Pencil Thin Mustache
Ripple
Take It Easy
That'll Be The Day
Truck Drivin' Man

      We played well. Cowboy did a super job. There weren't many people there but we got $15 in tips.

      Oddly enough, this was the first time the sound wasn't really good. The stage mix was muddy. We tried working on it a bit with Matt, but his heart wasn't in it, so we just made the best of it.

      Barb has a new camcorder and she made a few videos. When we get a chance to look at them, if any of them came out o.k., I'll post them.

     

      Stay tuned,

Rick

               
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