Good morning out there in musicland! We are so excited for another week in beautiful Bend this weekend we are releasing our new Blues CD "Between a Rock and a Blue Spot" at The Northside Bar & Grill Fri/Sat. Music begins at 8:30pm both nights, with lots of fun musician guests sitting in. It's gonna RAWK!

Today, Tuesday, we travel down to The Old Mill shopping district at 3:00pm for Ben & Jerry's Free Scoop Day...come on down for music and ice cream!

Velvet's Happy Hour is next on tap, as it is every Tuesday at 5:00pm, join us in a relaxing, music filled setting while you enjoy a little break after work or play.

Wednesday's Open Mic/Jam at Taylor's (6:00pm) is becoming a fun musical gathering for those needing a little mid-week music infusion..bring your instruments and voices and join in, we have way too much fun!

Which brings us to the weekend, don't miss the fun, come on out to The Northside for some great music and dancing...the blues is gonna get ya!

Have a beautiful week out there...Sharon & Bobby

Well, it's the last week in March already, and another busy one! I am blessed to live in such a great musical community with some of the best venues ever! Great restaurants, bars and gathering places all appreciating my, I am one happy guy!

So this week begins Tuesday @ VELVET LOUNGE, Happy Hour 5:00pm until ? Velvet is becoming one very hot spot and my music seems to fit in very well..thank you Velvet and all my new fans and friends!

Wednesday is my day at the Deschutes Co. Juvenile Detention, 2:00pm where I get to talk to the kids, share my experiences, play some music and see how their lives are treating them. It's always so rewarding for both me and the kids!

Wednesday at 5:00pm is my new acoustic jam, open mic at TAYLOR'S SAUSAGE DELI & PUB. Bring your instruments and voices and join me for this new venture!

Thursday I'm playing with the The Rock Hounds at KELLY D'S IRISH SPORTS BAR, 7:00pm. We'll be doing some classic rock, some blues and having a blast. Come on down, they have some great food, too!

Friday & Saturday, The Bobby Lindstrom Band travels south to Sunriver and CIRCLE 8 PUB. Music starts at 9:00pm and promises to be a rockin' good time. Spring Break will be in full force down there, so we're gonna have some FUN!!

Sunday is my day of rest, so I'll be resting at STRICTLY ORGANIC COFFEE on Bond St, downtown Bend beginning at 1:00pm. Always a fun gig, with the hustle bustle of downtown Sunday in one of the greatest coffee shops in town!

Thank you for supporting local live music, hope to see you out there. Be sure and stop by and visit with me, I love meeting new music lovers!! Plus, I always have some great CD's of my own music for sale!!



Another great day in Central Oregon...had an amazing lineup of musicians at The Northside Jam last night. It's always fun to get on stage with my friends and colleagues, besides...they are so talented and it's fun!

This weekend proposes to be another fun time, beginning tonight at Taylor's Sausage Deli & Pub. We start at 5:00pm so the happy hour turns into dinner hour turns into fun hour! Come on down for a few hours of simply great music and great times!

Saturday we go to Redmond and the beautiful Crave Restaurant, where I get to play in a wonderful atmosphere of amazing aromas from their kitchen and always a fun crowd. My beautiful Breedlove guitar Belle and I always have a great time there...good music, mmmmmm!

Sunday is usually my day of rest between the notes, but my friends at Unity Church asked me to play a few songs for their gathering. Such great people and I never pass up a chance to share my gifts.

More and peace to all!


Woke up to a few new inches of the fluffy white stuff...beautiful! Just in time to gather my thoughts for a busy week ahead. I've got 11 shows in the next 12 days. Better get out the Wheaties, Strictly O Coffee and Juice Plus+!

TONIGHT! Monday, 2/27-Astro Lounge @ 7pm

Tuesday, 2/28-Velvet, Downtown Bend @ 5pm...special Happy Hour Show!! Come get happy!

Weds, 2/29-Deschutes Co. Juvenile Detention @ weekly play and talk with the kids. A good day to feed the soul, warm the heart and hopefully help bring someone out of danger. I listen, teach and watch the kids grow with music. Music heals, you know.

Friday & Saturday, 3/2 & 3/3-Eagle Crest, Brassie's Bar @ 7pm...returning to Eagle Crest will be a great weekend with my new friends and old as I take the stage with some special guests.

Sunday, 3/4-Strictly Organic Coffee on Bond, 1:00pm Mmmmmm...I love coffee!

Monday, 3/5-I'm back at the ever-welcoming Astro Lounge on Bond St, downtown Bend, 7pm. Always filled with happy, artistic, music-loving people!

Tuesday, 3/6-Returning to my weekly gig at Velvet on Wall St @'s got to be the happiest happy hour in town!

Weds, 3/7-Hitting the Northside with my solo show @ 7pm...always a fun gig and I'm sure some of my friends will be joining in with their talents. It will be a great show with lots of surprises!

Friday, 3/9-I get to return to Cross Creek Cafe in Redmond @ 6:30pm...Tammy is such a great, warm, welcoming restaurant/pub owner, I feel like I'm going home for some great food and fun, plus I get to play some of my favorite music!

Ok, better get Bessie Mae and Belle all stringed up and ready to hit the snowy streets! Wow, I love my job!!!!!! Hope to see you out there, my friends!


Bobby and Sharon

Yes, it's FRIDAY!!! That means Bobby is ready to play some music! We have had a great week, Valentine's Day, Sharon's Birthday, just all-around good February fun. Plus, Bend has been having some of the nicest winter weather...certainly not the harshest winter we have had. And it looks like another sunny day ahead.

TONIGHT: Bobby is joined by Jeff Leslie and his array of guitars and the talented hands that go with them, Scott Wyatt on his vivacious drum set, big smile and smooth vocals and Bob Akers, former bassist with The Rightous Brothers, on his gorgeous (and busy) 5 string bass. They are at KELLY D'S IRISH SPORTS BAR from 8:00pm-11:00pm. This will be a great night of fun music, killer solos from everybody, blues, rock, just about everthing to keep you happy! Kelly D's is a great (green) place with lottery games, great food and grog. Come on down!

SATURDAY: Bobby joins his pals Animal (Larry Ramos) and Pete Michaels in Redmond at CHECKERS PUB for a raucous show called Animal and the Smokin' Aces. I better grab my camera cuz this show will be one not to miss! Lots of good blues, rock and some old favorites thrown in. Checkers has become a regular hot spot for locals and visitors alike...good food and FUN!!! Come on in...7:30pm downbeat!

We are truly blessed to have such great friends and family! Bend has given us the opportunity to do what we love, play music and entertain people of all walks of life. Thank you for supporting live music!!


Bobby and Sharon

TONIGHT AND SATURDAY...The Bobby Lindstrom Band will be in Sunriver, Oregon at Circle '8' Pub, come on down and boogie with us. We'll be rockin as usual at this fun venue!

SUNDAY, I'm back at Strictly Organic Coffee doin my solo thing from 1:00pm-3:00pm so come on in for some great coffee and great music!

TUESDAY, it's Valentine's Day and I'll be singing for my sweetie at Kelly D's Irish Pub. They're having a wonderful special menu and the atmosphere is perfect for dinner and music! Plus guys, there are lots of tv screens with your latest sports so you can feel home!! Make your reservations today at Kelly D's.

Check back for more news and many more gigs coming up, I am so fortunate to be in Bend-great people, great town...and the gigs, they just keep coming...and so on, and so on, and so on!


Sharon and Bobby

HELLO ALL YOU BELIEVERS! What a great month January was, a great welcome back to Bend was met by playing lots of gigs! I've acquired some new venues and new times to add to my CALENDAR so more of my new friends and music lovers will be able to catch a show. Thank you all for supporting live music!

Be sure and click on CALENDAR DATES to keep updated as to where we will be playing next!


Tuesday, Jan 31: VELVET BEND, 805 NW Wall St, Downtown Bend - Every Tuesday Happy Hour Show, 5:00pm-7:00pm. No cover 21+

Weds, Feb 1:  THE NORTHSIDE BAR & GRILL, 62860 Boyd Acres Rd, Bend - 7:00-9:00PM, ANIMAL & THE SMOKIN' ACES featuring BOBBY LINDSTROM, No Cover, 21+

Thurs, Feb 2:  KELLY D'S SPORTSBAR, 1012 SE Cleveland, Bend - 7:00pm.  I might be sitting in with The Rock Hounds doing a little pickin and singin' at their acoustic show.

Fri, Feb 3:  TAYLOR'S SAUSAGE DELI & PUB, 913 NE 3rd St, Bend - 5:00pm. I'll be doing my solo acoustic sets with special guests joining me.

Sat, Feb 4:  CRAVE RESTAURANT, 614 NW Cedar, Redmond - 6:30pm. I'll be doing my solo acoustic sets with special guests joining me.

ALSO  Sat, Feb 4:  RIVALS SPORTS BAR, 2650 NE Division St, Bend - 9:30pm. I'll be doing my solo acoustic sets with special guests joining me.

Mon, Feb 6:  ASTRO LOUNGE, 939 NW Bond St, Bend - 7:00pm. I'll be doing my solo acoustic sets with special guests joining me.

Tues, Feb 7: VELVET BEND, 805 NW Wall St, Downtown Bend - Every Tuesday Happy Hour Show, 5:00pm-7:00pm. No cover 21+

Fri/Sat, Feb 10/11: CIRCLE '8' PUB, 17323 Spring River Rd, Sunriver - Bobby Lindstrom Band featuring Scott Wyatt on drums/vocals and Jeff Leslie on bass/vocals. We rocked the house last weekend and will do it again!

Ok, better take a breath and keep going...I might need a nap!


Bobby & Sharon

Hey gang! This week has been another busy one: Wednesday Bobby & Glenn Miller shared music with the 12-17 year olds inside Deschutes County Juvenile Detention; Then Nicholas Del Drago & The Rock Hounds invited Bobby to sit in at The Northside Bar & Grill Wednesday night & RAWKED; Thursday night again at The Northside for the best jam in Central Oregon hosted by Scott Foxx Ardinger; Friday night Bobby & drummer Scott Wyatt drove up to The Dalles and met long time friend and ELKHORN bassist Bill Jansen to form the Bobby Lindstrom Trio and RAWKED Clock Tower Ales; Tonight (Saturday) Bobby is sitting in with The Rock Hounds again, this time at the new and cookin' Circle 8 Club in Sun River; Tomorrow (Sunday) Bobby will be lighting up Strictly Organic Coffee House from 1-3; Next tuesday our guy will be starting a weekly acoustic show at Velvet from 5-7, downtown Bend. Another wednesday at Juvenile Det; Friday and Saturday Nights Taylors Deli at 3rd & Greenwood welcomes Bobby back for yet another acoustic show from 5-7; Bobby has recently been called "one of the best guitarists in the whole Northwest"; One of Americas most prolific songwriters"; Catch him if you can. 

For the first week of this Glorious New Year, on Wednesday - Bobby will be playing for the 12-17 year olds in Deschutes County Juvenile Detention, and wednesdays indefinitely. It's a growing healing spiritual time for all involved. 

Then Wednesday evening The Northside welcomes Bobby back in a solo acoustic show from 7:00 to 9:30.

Friday night The Cross Creek Cafe in Redmond will be the site of Bobbys show @ 6:30pm.

Saturday Redmond again acoustic at Crave @ 6:30.

COMING: The Dalles, Taylors Deli, Fox's Billiards, The Mill Casino in Coos Bay, along with many of the same venues around central Oregon Bobby calls his homeland now, as the year progresses.

Watch these spots for more Bobby: Mt Bachelor, Tart, Pronghorn, Eagle Crest, Brasada, Rivals, 10 Barrell Brewing, Good Life Brewing, Baldys, Cascade West, The Loft, The Northside and many others...

Happy New Year everyone! Thank you for the best year 2011, full of love, friends and great music. We will ring in the new year at Brassie's Bar in Niblick & Greene Restaurant in the beautiful resort of Eagle Crest in Redmond OR. Come on out and enjoy some of my music 8:30-12!

Who doesn't love Bend at Christmas time, besides the fact it was in the 30's today and supposed to be 7 tonight? It's gorgeous, the sun was warm and bright today, and I didn't need GPS to do a little shopping around town.

We returned from Portland last night with 3 cars full of our stuff, a small musical equipment trailer and 2 dogs to our comfy home in Bend. Today Bobby played at Deschutes Co. Juvenile Detention Center for his semi-regular gig for the kids. He always comes back full of gratitude and a warm heart from helping out. Derek, his friend/singer/drummer/multi-talented lil brother joined him for music, stories and hugs.

Thursday and Friday, The Bobby Lindstrom Band is back at the Riverhouse for some pre-Christmas fun. Take that well-deserved break from all the hustle bustle of the holiday shopping, decorating, family-arranging and join us at the Riverhouse for what might be the last live music @ Crossings Lounge. Bobby, Scott, Jeff and Scott will rock the house with their awesome dancing music, great blues, just plain fun, going out with a bang!

We want to wish everybody the happiest of holidays..enjoy the family, be kind to yourself and help somebody else a little this year. The tiniest gift means so much to those less fortunate. We feel very fortunate to have each other, our healthy children, our happy home and tolerant dogs to dress up in Elf costumes and photograph. Love and peace to all and watch for pics on Facebook!!!


Sharon & Bobby

Bobbys guided Path has introduced him to and befriended him with a cluster of Portlands musical folks since October 1, and he will undoubtedly return. This week he will again be joining the irrepressible Lady Kat True Blue for the Wednesday Jam at The Gator Room in the Southeast, then lighting up The Mock Crest Tavern Saturday night in North Portland. Then he and his amazing woman Sharon will be heading back over the mountains to their home in Bend for holiday time with gigs at Taylors, Strictly Organic, Sheldons, The Riverhouse, Ratskellers @ Mt Hood, Eagle Crest Resort for New Years Weekend, Cross Creek and Crave in Redmond Jan 6-7. Love and music to all our supporters, friends and families. 2011 has been a busy and wonderful year, and we are all looking forward to 2012!

p.s. Happy Birthday Marie Lindstrom - We love and miss you Granny.

Using the gigs Bobby has booked for the rest of the November as an indicator, the new guy in town has lost no momentum at all: Although this Fridays Queen Of Hearts gig was bumped to December 2nd, Kerry Stickler has invited Bobby to sit in with him Saturday night at The Bradford; Then next Tuesday the 22nd - The Tonic Lounge will be rockin' with The Bobby Lindstrom Trio, i.e. Scott Wyatt on drums, and long-time bassist Bill Jansen (8pm); Friday the 25th The Laurelwood Pub in Battle Ground, WA welcomes Bobby back for another acoustic solo show (6:30-9:30) *Best Prime Rib anywhere*; The following Wednesday (30th) The amazing "Lady Kat True Blue" will feature Bobby at her blues jam at The Gator Room - 66th & Powell starting at 8pm. Come support Portlands live music scene and share the love!

We're having a great time in Bend! TONIGHT, Bobby brings the Blues back to Fox's Billiards on NW Newport Ave. Solo acoustic with friends. Come join us!!

SATURDAY, Strictly Organic Coffee on Bond St, 1:00pm-3:00pm

SATURDAY NIGHT, Rivals Sports Bar on Division St, 9:00pm-midnight


We'd love to see our friends, bring your instruments and sit in! Lots of love there!

Hi again from the traveling minstrel! Here we are in Bend again, ready for an amazingly fun weekend! All is well in Portland, the fall has been beautiful and the music life has been an adventure, meeting so many great people and visiting some of the zillions of clubs. Been booked for gigs at The Laurelwood Brewery and Queen of Hearts, The Blue's been FUN!!  Everyone has been so supportive and for new bookings in the big city! We're nailing 'em down!

So...tonight it's Bobby Lindstrom solo acoustic at CROSS CREEK CAFE in Redmond (507 SW 8TH ST). Hopefully some of my fellow musician friends will sit in and share the music. In all, it will be a fun, raucous evening full of great music, stories and laughs! Come on down! I hear they have some of the best food in town..I'm gonna have one of those monsterly delicious BURGERS!!

Saturday, it's HOEDOWN FOR HUNGER! Over 20 bands, chili feed, auctions..all day of great music and a great cause. Starts at 11a.m. at Bend's Community Center on NE 5th and Greenwood...check out the website

Bobby plays about 6:00pm, but come early and stay late!

Saturday night, it RIVALS SPORTS BAR on Division in Bend. Acoustic solo (with friends!) will make your best sports watching even better. Come on out to Rivals, 2650 NE Division St. We're gonna RAWK!!

It's been a busy 3 weeks in Portland!!  Bobby's been playing in lots of clubs, getting to know lots of people and having lots of fun. Tonight, Friday..Bobby Joins Lady Kat True Blue at the Blue Diamond..check this out:

Layin' down some killer licks with his classic 1968 Les Paul Goldtop and his smokin' hot voice, Bobby L. joins up with Portland Blues Goddess, Lady Kat True Blue. Her low, rich, full-bodied voice that carries the likes of Etta James, with a little of Wynonna’s twang, and the depth of Della Reese! Born and raised in the Northwest she was surrounded by the sounds of Blues and Country music. Most notably for the past six years Lady Kat has been performing at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival. Lady Kat recently performed with Fiona Boyd, Duffy Bishop, Lady A, & Ellen White for the 2011 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival DME Blues Cruise.

Then SATURDAY, Oct 29, Bobby returns to the Laurelwood Public House and Brewery in Battle Ground, WA. His solo acoustic sets and stories, always a fun evening, will entertain you with his amazing Breedlove guitar, Belle, playing blues, rock, and originals. CD's will be for sale! 

Come on out this weekend, it's going to be a funnnnnnnnn one!

Bobby had a great time playing music at The Laurelwood Brew Pub on Sandy & 51st in Portland last night..made some new friends and fans! Plus our brodder Bill Jansen sat in with his bass. It was so cool how the DeKalb family welcomed us! Tonight, we travel to Battle Ground WA to the Laurelwood there! It's rockin' and rollin' now!

Here we are in the big city..and already playing gigs. Had a great 2nd night in town jammin' with Eric Rabe and some of the best pickers in town at the Queen of Hearts Tavern on Woodstock & 72nd Portland.  

Hope y'all can come out and enjoy some great live music by yours truly and friends! Here's the lowdown:

Tonight, Friday Oct 7th, Laurelwood Public House & Brewery Portland, 51st & Sandy Blvd, 6:00pm-9:30pm.

Sat, Oct 8th, Laurelwood Public House & Brewery Battle Ground, WA, 1401 SE Rasmussen Blvd. 6:00pm-9:30pm

Sun, Oct 9th, Trail's End Saloon, 1320 Main Street, Oregon City, OR. Open Mic/Blues Jam.

Next weekend I'll be heading back to Bend to Fox's Billiards Friday, Oct 14, Strictly Organic and Rivals Sports Bar Saturday, Oct 15. I'll keep you posted!


The newest venue for music in Bend - Rivals Sports Bar Grill & Poker will be filled with Bobbys inspiring acoustic music again this saturday from 9-12. Come and share some spirit, and have some really good food and drinks in a clean comfortable atmosphere. Then sunday Bobby will host a very special acoustic open mic jam @ Taylors Sausage and Deli, with close friends and fans. It will be a bonding and celebration party for the dozens of genuine hearty Bend folks who have become close with Bobby and Sharon. 4-7 pm

On another note The Bobby Lindstrom Band is recording again at Scott Wyatts VANITY BLUE STUDIO, finishing up the blues album they started at the same time BRING IT ON was recorded. It's going to be Good and Blue.....

Scotts: Wyatt and Foxx along with Jeff Leslie join Bobby as The Bobby Lindstrom Band (The ones who RAWKED Curtis Salgados stage last month for C3 Events) RAWKS Bend @ The Riverhouse: Thursday 8-11; Friday and Saturday 9-12;  Then this sunday Bobby will be hosting his soulful acoustic open mic at Taylors Sausage & Deli from 4-7...

Starting September 24, the "new kid on the music scene" Rivals Sports Bar Grill and Poker will come alive as Bobby Lindstrom ignites it's new Saturday Music Showcase, 9-12; Then again October 1st and 15th.....stayed tuned, so to speak.... Tally Ho!

Wow! Bend is sure beautiful this time of year! Just back from a big weekend on the coast, playing at the Bill Leslie Campout was a blast, what a great family. Home to gigs, gigs and more gigs!

Today, Friday Sept 9 I'll be at Fox's Billiards at 8:30pm for some rockin' blues solo gig, watching the bartenders perform their flair style of mixology, juggling glassware and bottles and somehow coming up with a great cocktail without getting it all over themselves...jus' sayin.

Saturday, I'm off to my favorite coffee house, Strictly Organic Coffee for a solo acoustic 1pm-3pm, then to The Good Life Brew Pub in the evening for some more rockin'nrollin with my soulful Breedlove, Belle.

Sunday, I'll be back at Taylor's Deli & Pub for Open Mic/Jam with some of my favorite people. Come on down and bring your instruments, drums, voices and smiles, cuz this gig promises to be a fun one! Even the kids can come and play! 

Until next time...

HARDTAILS BAR & GRILL will be busy this weekend! The Bobby Lindstrom Band will be in the house and they're going to try and bring the house down with their awesome, tight sound of Scott Foxx on guitar, slide and fiddle, Scott Wyatt on drums and vocals, Jeff Leslie on bass & vocals and Bobby Lindstrom on his beloved Bessie Mae (1968 Les Paul Gold Top Guitar). The boys are going to have some great fun this weekend and HardTails is always the place to be on a warm summer weekend night. BLB will be ther both Friday and Saturday, so hope on the Harley and come on down!

Don't forget Sundays are Open Mic/Jam night at Taylor's Deli & Pub..bring your instruments and let's play some music!!  PA, mics provided. 4-7pm

THE RIVERHOUSE ALL WEEKEND!! Join the Bobby Lindstrom Band at The Riverhouse Thurs, Fri, Sat nights...Bobby plays with his band Scott Foxx, Scott Wyatt and Jeff Leslie, best in the west! Guarantee you'll have a great night!


Sunday, Bobby returns to the 10 Barrel Brew Pub, solo acoustic on their awesome patio! Great food, great company, great music...come on down to the Westside of Bend for a great day! 4pm-6pm 

Leaving tomorrow morning for Chicago then Ohio for a week. Going to play at the Grand Opening of Frankie Jo's Restaurant and Pub, the Home of the Main Street Blues in Rockford Ohio.  Great bluesman Sonny Moorman and his firey hot band will be joining me Saturday, Aug 13 and we're gonna light up the town! I'll also be performing for a private party of Skydivers on the 12th, and who knows what else?? Will check back in as I can, keep watching. Thanks to all my friends for your support!!!

Is it Thursday already?? Wow, this summer is flying by! After a great night at Pronghorn Golf Club, Bobby is gearing up for a fun weekend at the Northside Bar & Grill. The Bobby Lindstrom Band with Scott Foxx on guitar, slide guitar & fiddle, Scott Wyatt, drums & vocals and Jeff Leslie, bass, guitar & vocals round out the band with Bobby on lead guitar and vocals to make one kick-ass band. We are so lucky to have the best of the best, so ya better make some plans to mosey on over to the Northside and boogie!!  In case you need to warm up, Thursday nights are Open Mic/Jam nights, then the band graces the stage Friday and Saturday, 8:30-Midnight!

Monday, Bobby heads to Portland to go to Ohio for a week. Our great friends John & Trish Dooley are having the Grand Opening for their new club, Frankie Jo's, Home of the Main Street Blues! Bobby's going to take his arsenal of guitars (Bessie Mae, Toni Choo, and Belle) and play during their grand opening festivities. He hopes to secure some other venues in neighboring towns (Cincinnati, Dayton, Loveland) for a few nights during his stay, just for fun. We're hoping Sonny Moorman, great Cincinnati bluesman will join him on Saturday the 13th. That will be awesome...Sonny also sports a Gibson Gold Top, some blusey Converse and sings the blues, too! Yeahhhhhhh.

It's another HOT weekend in Bend, both with the weather and the music! The Bobby Lindstrom Band (Bobby, Scott, Jeff & Scott) will be at The Riverhouse Thurs night (TONIGHT!) 8-12, then Bobby joins The Rock Hounds Friday and Saturday (FRI/SAT!) 9-12, for 2 more nights at The Riverhouse, with some of the best rock'n'roll, blues and super fun dancing music in town! 

Saturday we are a sponsor of the Kid's Obstacle Challenge at Jewel School. Kids aged 5-14 are able to participate in authentic National Guard built obstacle courses for prizes and medals. Vendor booths, music and fun for all! Starts at 10am.

Then back to Taylor's Deli & Pub Sunday for our awesome Open Mic/Jam 4-7. Bring your instruments, amps and voices for some super tight jammin'!!

In our "spare time" we get to enjoy some companionship with some great friends relaxing (and of course eating) by the river in Tumalo and at a BBQ at a friends house, playing some music/laughs/stories (and of course eating again!) with friends.

It's always fun times in Bend...come on over and play with us!!

Wow, seems like coast weather today in Bend! But, the music's HOT & SUNNY! Don't miss Wed night at Taylor's for a hot acoustic open mic/jam. Filling in for Scott Foxx & Maggie, it's always a fun jam with some of Bend's best musicians! Bring your instrument/amp/voice and plug in! Taylor's Deli & Pub has super delicious food, bring your appetite and we'll munch 'n jam. p.s. All ages are welcome!

Thursday night we'll be hosting the open mic/jam at The Northside B&G. This is a great place to gather and listen to some great music..bring your instruments and let's JAM! The Northside also has some great grits, Taco Thursdays is always fun!

This weekend is Private Party weekend, so taking a break from the Bend music scene...but I'll be back for 6 days straight next week! Baldy's Bend & Redmond, plus Bobby Lindstrom Band will be at the Riverhouse Thurs, then I'll join up with The Rock Hounds Fri/Sat at the Riverhouse. Then Sunday at Taylor's Deli & Pub again. Whoa..too much RAWKIN'!!!

Hey, guess what? Thursday, July 14, Bobby and the band will be opening at Bend's Munch 'n' Music concert series for Curtis Salgado..Downtown, Drake Park..6pm-7pm, outdoor main stage!! It's free, with great food/bevs and lots of vendors selling cool stuff...I call it Bendstock!

Then Friday, off he and the band go to Salem/Keizer for the Good Vibrations Motorcycle Rally and Festival..check it out at  They will be playing with the legendary Mississippi harmonica player, T-Bone Stone, Friday and Saturday 3pm-7pm. It's a great event and an even greater music extravaganza! This year it's even easier to get to right off I-5 at Keizer Station! Hundreds of bikes, babes and fun!

See you thereeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

TONIGHT-FRIDAY: Fox's Billiards on Newport - 8:30pm-11:30PM - Blues SATURDAY: Strictly Organic Coffee on Bond St. - 1:00pm-3:00pm SATURDAY NIGHT: Bond Street Grill - 7:00pm-10:30pm. Then SUNDAY: Our Open Mic Jam gig at Taylor's Deli & Pub, bring your instruments and play with us!!

Bobby's performing with drummer/vocalist Scott Wyatt at the magnificent Pronghorn Golf Club Wednesday 6pm-8:30pm on their patio! This is first of a series of Wednesday night gigs they are offering to guests, owners, members and the general public! Come on out and witness the gorgeous Pronghorn Club with their championship golf courses, incredible views and yummy appetizer and drink specials. Bring the kids, it's all ages and FREE! 

THURS/FRI/SAT ~ The Bobby Lindstrom Band will be performing their amazing rock'n'roll, sultry blues and their original songs from their newly released cd "BRING IT ON". Come on out to the beautiful Riverhouse Lounge on the river for the best dancing music in town. It's located on N. Hwy 97 in Bend, connected to the award winning Crossings Restaurant. Beautiful views, outdoor patio and great music!!

Bobby, Scott Wyatt, Scott Foxx and Jeff Leslie are a class act and have been performing music most of their lives. They joined as a band late in 2010 to become one of the most requested bands of the music scene in Central Oregon and all around the state for that matter.  Bobby wrote all the songs on their new cd "BRING IT ON" which has been a crowd pleaser for young and old. 

Don't miss this weekend at the Riverhouse!!

Tonight the Bobby Lindstrom Band with Scott Foxx, Jeff Leslie and Scott Wyatt will be have some big fun at the Northside 8:30-12. Come on down for some awesome rock'n'roll, sultry blues and some of the best dancing music in town!! They have yummy food, too, so bring your munchies and join us!

Sunday we'll be having a special Father's Day Jam at Taylor's Sausage Deli & Pub, 4:00pm-7:30. Open mic and all ages, so bring your instruments and voices and plug in. Taylor's is having some delicious specials so bring your Dad and join us. Their food is sooooooooo good and very reasonably priced. Plus the music is the best in town:)

Don't forget the JAMS FOR JOPLIN, June 16, Thursday from 5:00pm-10:00pm. The Bobby Lindstrom Band will go onstage at 6:00pm.

THURSDAY, THURSDAY, THURSDAY!!! $10 Bucks. You don't want to miss this, just wait till you hear the magical DRUM CIRCLE in Bobby Lindstrom Band's set...Dem Dam Drums is gonna raise your consciousness level to a thousand !! Come on out and support. If you can't come, maybe drop a little cash or check in the mail for the people of Joplin. Make it out to "JAMS FOR JOPLIN" and send it to me and I'll make sure they get it!  Or go to and donate online. PLEASE AND THANK YOU??!!!

Then Fri/Sat, June 17/18, Bobby Lindstrom Band will be at The Northside in Bend...ya might want to call the Fire Department, cuz they are gonna be ON FIRE!!!

Wow, a week just slipped by me, what do you know? June is looking busy and we are excited about that! Going to the coast for a private ranch party gig on June 11, but will be back in Bend on June 16 for our JAMS FOR JOPLIN, Benefit Concert to raise money and awareness for the Joplin Tornado Disaster Relief. Doors open at 5 at Boondocks in Downtown Bend, The Bobby Lindstrom Band will be playing from 6pm-6:45, and music will continue all evening with Soul Benders, Brent Alan, 5 Pint Mary and more...Come join us for this great cause helping out our friends in Joplin, MO. Proceeds directly benefit the Greater Ozarks Chapter of the Red Cross in Joplin and our loval Oregon Mountain River Red Cross! Check it out

Then Fri/Sat, June 17/18...the BLB will be at the Northside for some good ol rock'n'roll, blues and some of our latest from the new cd, "BRING IT ON". Come early and get a good seat, it's always packed when Bobby and the band is there.

Don't forget each and every Sunday at Taylor's Deli & Pub, Bobby hosts an Open Mic/Jam, 4pm-7:30pm. It's all ages, so bring the family and plan to have some dinner or appetizers, Taylor's smokes their own meats and their food is scrumptious! P.A. and mics are available, bring your instruments and plug into the FUN!!

Until next time, peace out!

Sharon & Bobby

Gearing up for the big Memorial Day Weekend, be sure and check us out FRIDAY MAY 27 @ BOND STREET GRILL, 1051 NW BOND STREET, downtown Bend, 7pm-10:30pm. SCOTT FOXX will join me for what is becoming the best match of two guitar pickers yet, plus Scott adds his fiddle and everybody gets DOWN. We are getting such a great crowd there and our music seems magical. It's fun and it's a fun place to be, just the right size, the food is really good and the staff is so nice!! It's like our new family.
SATURDAY, Scott and I will travel to BALDY'S BBQ @ 235 SW CENTURY DRIVE on the WESTSIDE for a repeat performance, 5pm-8pm. Bring your appetite for some lip-smackin BBQ, cuz once Baldy's famous aromas hit you, it's all over. And the music will kick-butt, too!! You can buy the new CD "BRING IT ON" too!
Then SUNDAY, as always, I'll be at TAYLOR'S PUB & SAUSAGE DELI for our weekly jam/open mic which is also turning into a great group of all age musicians. Bring your instrument/amp, your voice and plug into our P.A. Once again, I must say the food is scrumptious, so come hungry. I guess I only play at places where the food is delicious, must be because I love GOOD food almost as much as I love music!!  Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!!




Even if I do say so myself, The Bobby Lindstrom Band's new CD "Bring It On" KICKS ASS!!  Every time I listen to it, I realize how good the music, the message, the musicians, the sound and the production really is! Thanks again to our band of brothers, Scott Wyatt, Jeff Leslie and Scott Foxx for helping get Bobby's music out there!! You guys are giants in the industry and we are honored to work with you.

Y'all can buy "BRING IT ON" with one easy click of a button on and soon everywhere great CD's are sold (ITunes, Amazon, Napster, Zune, etc.)  Or send us a message. If you are looking for some really good music that will warm your soul, make you laugh and get you moving, feel it! Thank you too, universe, for bringing the music to us, the word angels strike again!!

Peace and Love,


CD Release Party for "BRING IT ON".  CD's will be for sale at the event $15 or soon they will be released on CDBaby, ITunes, Napster, Zune, just to name a few.  We've got some really cool t-shirts we're going to be selling at the Northside, too! Get yours while they're hot!!  We're gonna RRAAAWWWWKKKKK!!

The newest cd BRING IT ON is another gem in Bobby's songwriting crown, celebrating it's release this weekend at The Northside Bar & Grill in Bend.  He has outdone himself this time with 8 originals that have come to him via the "word angels" as he so spiritually calls it.  This past year has given him so many fun, happy adventures and experiences to write and sing about and it shows in these songs.  Teaming up with some of Bend's giants in the industry, Scott Foxx, Jeff Leslie and Scott Wyatt, BRING IT ON will hit you square between the eyes and get your body and soul moving. Some rock, some gritty blues and even a little reggae. Come on down to the Northside, 62860 Boyd Acres Rd in Bend and get your party on. The new cd and some groovy t-shirts will be availble for sale.

Two of the best blend seamlessly with their unique, fiddle, slide guitar, hot blues, soulful ballads, mesmerizing vocals...come on down for an evening of just plain fun music. The Bond Street Grill has amazing food, from Margherita Pizza, to their sizzling Bond St. Melt...and a Caesar Salad like you've not seen before! 7:00pm-10:30pm. We'll be waiting for you!

Bobby Lindstrom, Jeff Leslie, Derek Williams tonight at Players Bar & Grill in Bend. Let's RRAAWWWKKKK!

Remember the open mic @ Taylors Deli tomorrow @ 4-7!!

Since his move to Central Oregon last August, Bobby has become aquainted with many great Bend musicians, among them are three-quarters of what is now The Bobby Lindstrom Band: Scott Foxx, Jeff Leslie and Scott Wyatt. The first sessions on the all-original disk began in January, then a Blues CD was started, and both will soon be ready for release. May 13-14 the band will reveal what they've been up to in the studio with a live show at The Northside Bar & Grill to a large following of hungry fans and friends. Hope to see you there.

Those of you who are NOT following the progress and evolution of this gifted singer/songwriter/guitarist (mostly on Face Book for now) will be glad to hear that Bobby's career is amazingly successful and getting better every day since he re-united with his soul mate and moved to Central Oregon last year. He has started a new Band; recording TWO new albums: One all blues, one all original; In Bend this friday night - 2 gigs: One at Boondocks @ 6pm for the Central Oregon Songwriters Association's "Song Of The Year" Awards; Then at 8:30 will start his solo acoustic sets @ Fox's Billiard Room on the west side. Stay tuned in to the music you love, and please support your own local musicians whenever you can.

Now that I see how other peoples faith carried me when I had little or none - I must increase my efforts to nurture my own.



Check Bobbys calendar for places, dates and times. Busy. In the process of recording two new albums, one all originals, some blues; One All blues, some originals. Stay tuned, then just count it off and ROCK!


Monday at noon Bobby will be recording an interview with Dori Donoho which will include his original songs including some new unreleased tracks recorded with drummer/producer Scott Wyatt, bassist Jeff Leslie and stringmaster Scott Foxx, all Bend residents and members of the neew Bobby Lindstrom Band. (And they are HOT!) The session will be broadcast on thursday nights Homegrown Music Showcase, 101.7 fm with Dori Donoho.


Happy Valentines Day to all you lovers!

Got my mojo workin' - This week wednesday night 7pm (& most wednesdays) at Bond Street Grill, I'll be sitting in with my good friends Scott Foxx & Maggie Jackson at the acoustic jam; Thursday night 8pm (& most thursdays) electric jam at The Northside Bar & Grill; Saturday night 7pm I'll be solo at Bond Street Grill (which is a new-owner venue that is starting to really cook), as well as next Friday, the 18th in a duo with Scott Foxx; Then the new Bobby Lindstrom Band will be at The Riverhouse 9:00 to 12:00 Feb 25-26 for some kick-ass blues and old school Rock - R&B; March 4 and every first friday I'll be solo at Fox's Billiard Lounge 8:30 to 11:30; March 5 at Bond Street Grill 7pm....more in march, will let y'all know! 

p.s. "Bring It On" the new Bobby Lindstrom Album is on hold, while we record ANOTHER Bobby Lindstrom Blues album; also an appearance on Clear 101.7 fm with Dori Donoho Feb 21st at noon. (to be aired a couple days later...will let you know on that, too)

God Bless all of you who have believed in me & our music......Namaste'


Hey peeps - Come on down to Greenwood & Bond tonight at 7:00pm if you're in the Bend area! The amazing Scott Foxx and I will be doing some pickin'..... until the cows dance....

Greetings Earthlings! The music business just keeps rollin': My #1 angel signed me up for the Central Oregon Songwriting Association on the 7th, and two days later "The Long Way" won song of the month for December 2010. This qualifies it for the song of the year, which will be awarded in April. 

The first cut of Yancy Faulkners video (with Scott Wyatts audio) of the aforementioned song, up on face book and You Tube, has had over 200 views the first two days. 

This week will be studio work, rehearsal (w/Scott Wyatt & at least two of the River Pigs); Bessie Mae will be getting a check-up;

This friday and saturday we're rockin' The Northside Bar & Grill. 

Hope to see you around. Thanks for the support. Namaste' BL

This Friday Bobby & Scott Fox @ The Loft in Bend. Private Club. Next Friday Bobby Solo @ Tart Bistro downtown Bend.

Producer/Drummer Scott Wyatt, along with Bobby and River Pigs Jeff Leslie and Scott Foxx are about to release some new music you are going to love.

Then the aforementioned four will be The Bobby Lindstrom Band and shakin' the rafters at The Northside Bar & Grill on the 21st & 22nd. The crowd has gotten too big and the place is expanding....check it out!


Well, I made it this far. I see you did, too. Congrats. For Bobby, the year 2011 looks promising: a new 4 song recording project almost ready, new press, radio and more gigs coming. Major thanks to all the positive people and energies that keep this man rockin'. Bring It On.


2010 has been an amazing year of change, production and action for Bobby. In the aftermath of some best old buddies passing, the Rock N Roll torch is still being carried high and it will be as long as we remember whose shoulders we are standing on. The new 4-song EP is nearly done and will soon be available....details as they come. Thanks to all you believers for just that. See you around. Love.


.......another good man and friend. Comfort to his family and loved ones.

Greetings friends, fans, families - Bobby has been writing new songs and will be doing some jamming with what will most likely be his new drummer for the Bend area gigs, Scott Wyatt, along with River Pigs Jeff Leslie & Scott Foxx. Another new CD is eminent; Scoots Bar & Grill's doors have apparently been closed, so the calendar will be changing. Upcoming gigs are listed on the calendar page, and current news and pictures are often posted on face book. We wish you a wonderful and magical holiday season and look forward to making lots of music together in the future.

Don't forget the BIG New Years Eve BASH in Charleston with long-time ELKHORN brodders Michael Carrillo and Bill Jansen!



Hello everyone! I hope that your Thanksgiving is everything you wish for, and that health, wholeness and peace of mind be yours. Namaste'

Last thursday night was a great duo-jam with Scott Foxx at a private club downtown Bend. Best Jambalaya I ever had. Tonight my girl and I are traveling to Sisters and join Scott & Maggie for the open mic;

This saturday my debut at TART Bistro will include a very special guest. Mr. Dave Sheldon, and most likely some additional friends too. 920 Bond Ave. 7pm. Keep it warm.

Good morning sunshine! Thought I'd try something different today and write a little here before my 2nd cup of coffee. Sitting on the front porch like some old man...(??) Had to laugh during my affirmations - One dog scratching at the door to get back in, and the other trying to hug me sorta breaks concentration, or does it? I think God knows it was funny, anyhow.

Yesterday after a full day of finishing the floor in the new rehearsal pit, a most excellent meeting, my phone kept ringing until I found myself in front of some new folks at the blues jam downtown.... many blues players, but I wanted to mention how cool it was to see some younger guys there, one named Andrew who is a really good blues guitarist, carrying it on with honor. I hope to run into him again and jam some more. The pizza was so good I didn't get his number when they left....

Now.... Just a short rundown on this coming thursdays schedule. 8am: Clear 101.7fm interview with Sarina Sloan; 4pm meeting with Heather & Lisa @ The Riverhouse; 6:30 - 8:30 Duo with Scott Foxx at a private party downtown; 10pm: [Scoots Bar & Grill in Sisters with Leif James & Jimmy Joe::::::Scoots CANCELLED sorry]

Love to you all!


Another great jam at Northside last night, and will be doing a full weekend January 21-22, 2011. 

My 15 year old feline buddy is an Oregonian again. Mr. Penny Brown whom has been cared for by AJ & Rob of Burney, CA is back with me, and I can't thank them enough; Snow started coming down just north of Klamath Falls and it's snowing again in Central Oregon @ 6am. Keep it warm, folks - we got some rockin' to do!



First I want to thank Rabbine, Santiago, "Raise The Vibe" jazz trio, Azuras', Amy & Cory from Tart, Leif James and Jimmy Joe, and all the other great folks we met at the Artwalk friday night. Bend was hoppin! Guess I'll have to finish the Blues Cruise Story in few days - I'm heading south to pick up my old buddy Penny Brown and bring him back to Bend. Thanks AJ & Rob. Thanks Penny Oss.

This holiday season is shaping up nicely. New Years could find Dem Ol' Elks on the coast; Parties in November & December, Bend and Coos Bay; Solo @ Tart on Nov. 27th. Jan & March at Scoots in Sisters. Still possible new blues album with Derek Doggett in Portland before the end of the year.....

I'll let y'all know one way of the other. Check my face book and YouTube pages, too.

Bill, my brother: Thank you for being my friend, all the good times and good music we shared. I know you are no longer hurting. I wish I could have done more to help. 

Awright, day 3 of the cruise was the only time we got off the ship during the 7 day trip. That will tell you something. The ship was fun. Lots of fun. Sharon and I caught a bus from Cabo north to Todos Santos, the home of the real Hotel California. Our tour guide named Daniel knew a lot about where we were, how life is there, and things that make their beautiful country what it is. He told of former days when Don Henley was in the area. Also about how California was split into upper and lower sections, their religions, cultures etc. When we arrived in Todos Santos, The Hotel California was where the bus parked. Upon entering, the feeling there was indeed magical, the food was very real and the people are happy to be right where they are. Most of the roads and streets are dirt, and Daniel led us on foot around town. The Mission mentioned in the Eagles song was just up the hill from the hotel, and after some local info, we were allowed to go in and look around. The doors are over 300 years old. I stopped and touched them, Sharon taking pics all over... Again, the feeling of being in that particular location entranced me, and I felt the urge to touch or tap things like the pews, the shrines, the built in antique lock boxes, etc. Carefully. I sat in a velvet padded seat in front of what looked like the place people get baptised. Many of the folks were surprised but I had to explore as much as I could. I might never get another chance in this life, right? Soooo....I went to the stage area and sat in another velvet padded seat, the preachers, I suppose. Next to that seat was a big shiny brass bell and a rope within my reach. hmmmmm..... I heard someone say.....

Later, back at the ship - We bumped right into Commander Cody. I told him my band has been playing some of his songs for years and he said thank you. I said thank you, and Ansel, I mean Sharon got a pic of me with him. Cool. Then Steve Willis, Elvins keyboardist was hosting the jam at the Crows Nest and I got to jam with him and some other really good players. Later still at the dinner table, we sat with Scrap Iron and told him of our day. He said Dam, you ain't supposed to ring that bell! You gonna get struck down by lightinin! I explained that I was not of any particular religion, but a curious child of God. He accepted that. Before we left for our room, I uncased my guitar and showed it. Scrap Iron, who was Little Miltons road manager for 31 years asked what her name was. I said she doesn't have one yet. He said Can I name her? I said go ahead. He says "Bessie". "Bessie Mae". He informed us that was Little Miltons guitars name. Wow what an honor. Even though he didn't show it, I think he was a little emotional, too, and as he walked away he leaned over and told me it was his honor.....Is that cool or what.....

Thanks for letting me share. G'night.


Bobby Lindstrom & Bessie Mae

Hello everyone! My brodder and long time drummer for Elkhorn, Michael Carrillo is on his way to Bend as I type. Yeah, a day early, so we will undoubtedly be at the Northside Jam tonight. Also, Bill Jansen will be joining us on friday @ SCOOTS in Sisters for our first public gig in Bend since the eighties! Downbeat is 9pm for the full band, but Mike and me will be doing a semi acoustic set during happy hour around 5pm - 6pm. The crowd should be warmed up for us, happy hour starts at 3. I have so much Blues Cruise energy stored up inside me I just can't wait to ROCK Scoots! 

Now, back to my ramblings on the cruise: For the record, I am telling this story from memory, and if I miss some folks or get names wrong, forgive me. There were over 600 crew members and somewhere around 1600 cruisers! OK, the first day we watched one of the best guitarists around, Larry McCray and his great band as the ship left the harbor. I had to take a nap, then we checked out Edgar Winter rehearsing in the Crows Nest, up close and personal. 

The second day, which is already a blur in my mind until I check Sharons notes, Randy Oxford hosted the Crows Nest Jam and it was !!%$**&^$%%!!!!! YEAH! I got to jam with Jim McGloughlin, world champion harmonica player, Ron (Dr. John fame) killer trumpet man, Mark Early, Roomful of Blues sax man....holy moly....I may need to study my notes from the trip in order to sort all this out....the phone is to you later... love you all



oh - p.s. Elkhorn is playing in Charleston sunday night starting at 7:30pm. A possibly haunted house across from the church behind Davy Jones Locker.... Calling all Elks!!!  HooooooOOOOOOOOooooo!!!

Greetings to all my friends and fans! Especially the new ones from the trip to Mexico and back. Bill Jansen's was our first stop the night of the 16th, and I want to thank him for his hospitality and always being there for me, good times and bad. And while I'm at it, thanks for picking our exhausted butts up from PDX last sunday night and putting us up again. We met some good people between our nodding off - on the plane flight to San Diego, too: Jake, Jace and mom and sister, hope to see you again. We arrived and caught a shuttle to the boat and started off making friends in the line as we got on. Tommy - Hey! David and Carmen - Hey! 

When we got our baggage put in our 1st Deck room, we ventured up towards the activities, the voice of XM / Sirius Radio, Big LLou was the first person to greet us and his welcome was as big as he is. Llou, thank you again for sharing such great vibes. You got 'em, bud.

Before I continue which will take a few days, I must send huge thanks to the man who got us on this wonderful trip, Mr. Randy Oxford. Trombonist, entertainer, and one of my favorite people. Randy, you SO rock! Thank you a million times. Like you said, this trip changes your life. 

Now, folks I am hittin' the hay and will write more tomorrow. By the way, ELKHORN will be playing in Sisters, Oregon friday night @ 9pm to 12am, and in Charleston on Halloween at 7:30 pm at a haunted house behind Davy Jones Locker. CALLING ALL ELKS!



Talk about hard to find words. My guitar has a name now. Bessie Mae. Thanks Scrap Iron. Visited The Hotel California in Todos Santos and rang the mission bell. Saw a flock of flying fish. Jammed with a world champion harmonica player. Sang Amazing Grace with Big LLou, the voice of Sirius XM radio. Wrote a new song for the winner of the International Blues Challenge, Grady Champion Band. Ate like a King. Didn't get sea sick my first time on the ocean. Only broke two strings the entire cruise. Saw and jammed with many different members of some of the following bands: Johnny & Edgar Winter, Elvin Bishop, Irma Thomas, Low Rider Band, Los Lobos, Tommy Castro, Larry McCray - was that enough - guess not - I'll getcha some pics up soon I hope... Got two gigs this weekend: Scoots in Sisters' 9pm friday night; Elkhorn @ a haunted house in Charleston sunday 7:30pm... I can say the people on the ship seem like all brothers and sisters I hadn't met until the 17th. There's a big web being built to connect us soon, k? Namaste'


Good morning sunshine! Nice drive yesterday, dinner at Gustavs with Erin, Adrian, Yorgi & muh-bebbe. It's almost 6am, I better start waking up the crew.....plane leaves at 9:15.... love to you all....



Hey gang! Here we go. I'm a rock n roller headed to my fathers house. The Ms Zaandam leaves San Diego headed for Mexico sunday afternoon, and my baby and me are gonna be on it for The Legendary Blues Cruise. Will try and keep you posted along the way. YEAH.



Hey everyone! All systems are readying for The Legendary Blues Cruise.... Naw, I'm not excited... well, maybe a little...Johnny & Edgar...Coco Montoya...Los Lobos....Ruthie Foster.....Elvin.....Tommy Castro.....Randy Oxford.....etc etc etc.....I'm thinkin' there's gonna be some JAMMIN!!! Will defenitely be taking pix.....



Hey gang - Bobby was interviewed yesterday by a new fan and friend, photo-journalist Amanda M. Rose. Pics up on photo page by Sharon Jensen. By the way, the coffee at "Thump" coffee house downtown Bend rivals Brother Bears coffee in Yellow Springs, Ohio. I mean good. Check out face book for more pics and 



Hi gang! Still whizzing, pasting and pooting here - to the best of my ability. Tonight Sharon and I are going to Sun River to check out Scott Foxx and Jeff Leslie & band at the Owls Nest. (my gear is still in the van just in case)




Tonight me and me goil are headed out for yet another adventurous trip into Bends' world of music. Fortunately Sharon knows a lot music folks here, thus our first stop will be at McMenamins in downtown to hear Bret Alan & His Funky Friends, and my Vox halfstack will be in the rig along with my trusty Les Paul just in case.... pun...

Second stop if we make it will be at The Northside Cafe open mic session. It was one week ago Scotty Fox and the rest of the regulars dern near adopted me. Looking forward and gotta get ready now. Love to you all.




Greetings everybody - I'm back in my little portable crows nest, letting this past wonderful weekend settle into my conciousness. Sharon and I hit Portland in the afternoon on saturday, unloaded and freshened up (thanks Adrian & Erin)...... found our way to Gabriel Park & a dozen or so close friends shared in John Dooley and Trish Rigdons marriage, I was honored to play a few songs, then to dinner and after attended the Jamorama at the White Eagle, David Jester and his video camera leading the way.... Do you remember Mr. Lucky and The Gamblers? hmmmm...whippersnappers? Met a young guitarist named Derek Doggett, watch for him. Sunday we went to the best dinner at Sharons relatives place east of town (thanks Lee, Lori & family) then sunday night met Troy Thornton at the Trails End Saloon Blues Jam hosted by great local bassist David Kahl, Vince Adama drums, and Derek popped in again; Home today - I tell ya we're doing something right - It seemed like a week away from home, but it was really only a couple days...I thank God for guiding and protecting us..... hopefully will get some more pix up soon...I'm happily tired, hope you are all well! Namaste' BL

Hello there. I'm still absorbing great vibes from witnessing just how good of a band Heart actually is - as I digest the tuesday night jam after the concert, and the fun with T-bone Stone, Paul Biondi & Skip Jones @ The Black Forest in Eugene. Add last night here in Bend. This is all new to me, and I am being welcomed verily. Played a few acoustically at Strictly Organic coffeehouse (thanks Dan), then slid over to the Northside Bar & Grill for some electric blues. Scott, Bobby, Mike, Charlie, Franky, Lacy, Bob, Jeff, Bill, Gary.....and the rest of the names escape me now....thank you so much for accepting me and my old guitar.

Our trip to Portland is bumped til friday. John Dooley and Trish Rigdon will be getting married @ 6pm saturday! We'll spend a couple days meeting folks, shootin' the shit, and no doubt playing music. Trails' End has a blues jam sunday night.




Sharon won tickets to see Ann & Nancy Wilson & Co., so while we're in the valley, we're meeting T-bone Stone, Paul Biondi and host Skip Jones at the Black Forest for a great jam....Will try and get some pix for ya!

Speaking of pix, we finally got some of Bill Leslie's Labor Day Campout up...



Hi gang - Weather permitting I will be doing my debut in Bend on the patio at 10 Barrel Brew Pub. That's the good news. We found out a few days ago that Street Vibrations in Reno will not be on our schedule this year, I hear they are almost exclusively booking only local bands. Dem Ol' Elks will look forward. We will be playing Good Vibrations next year in Salem. 



Sharon won (Clear 101.7) tickets to see Heart at Alton Baker Park in Eugene tuesday night! I am thinking we might have to leave Bruce either at home or in the van, but that butterflies will be allowed......Now, there's a jam at the Black Forest that I called Mr. Paul Biondi and Mr. T-bone Stone and they are meeting me there. Skip Jones is the host. YES! This will be very good. I love it.

p.s. T-bone is playing at a concert somewhere in Astoria this weekend..... if you're in the area, check it out.

p.s.s. I heard something about T-bone being on a  record that is getting nominated for a Grammy!?!! I will refrain from cheering at the top of my lungs until I can confirm it......

p.s.s.s. Skeet is opening for our beloved Charlie Freak @ Rogers Zoo tonight in North Bend, and he will also be there saturday! My BRODDERS: You ROCK!

Hello everyone! We've been having such a wonderful time this past week, we must be doing things right? Along with the sad news of Bert Sanders, Fred Girt and Pat Rutheford passing, we have been meeting lots of people, playing lots of music, camping, BBQ-ing, driving, fishing, swimming, and getting the last tastes of summer '10. There are so many folks to thank so I will mention some. First is our very own war hero and good friend Rob Boyce and his beautiful woman Melissa, along with their close friends, who welcomed us and adopted us in Keizer. You folks are amazing, we love you all and will see you again. Robs place has a big cornfield behind it, and he made sure he sent us to our next location with over a hundred ears of corn for Bill and Barbie Leslies' Lone Pine Ranch Campout. There we were also welcomed and adopted as family, played a lot of music for days, and like Robs place, we were also filled with the most excellent food, spirits, stories (some true), poker tournaments (I'll pass), volleyball, fresh homegrown veggies & homemade jerky while the close-to-holy aroma of native Myrtle trees danced around us. It was hard to leave, but we finally did and then spent 2 nights and days at Sharons dad Waz's place, got skunked trolling for Chinook in the Coquille river, but felt completely happy just to have taken in the gorgeous scenery from the rivers view, the ranch where Wally Wallberg, Tom Kimm, Mike Anderson & I rehearsed back in the early 70's, ate psychedelics, drank opiated absenth, tripped to Allman Brothers and Steve Miller music and cut some teeth we hadn't expected. From the Riverton boat ramp, close to the now-world-renowned Clausen wood production art gallery & home (what memories there!) past the smokestack of the old Riverton river boat, of which only the top 6 feet is still above ground at the edge of the where Bear Creek enters the Coquille, the cabin of Mike and Betty Jo Ray where maybe my very first childhood memory lives...way, way too much I could write about. It's hard to be grateful enough for what I have now.....I hope you enjoy my sharing. Thanks.



p.s. God, please send my love to everyone who still feels the pain from the horribly stupid and wasteful attacks on the twin towers in New York City 9 years ago. Thank You. Amen.

I am again sorrowed for the families and loved ones of two more of my friends. God and those who care, please send prayers for comfort and healing where it is needed. Thank You. I am also joyed to have known these men and honored to call them friends, and grateful to be a believer and to know they are in a very good place now. Nancy, be strong and if there is anything I can do to help, let me know.



p.s. news and pics and details from this last week was great. g'night all.

Allright! Remember Rob Boyce, our hero from our front tire blowout the first day of our 2006 tour? We're leaving a day early to get in on his seafood boil in Keizer tonight, and be close to our friday gig at the Hitchin' Post. T-bone Stone will grace us, and maybe some other special guests, too.

Then saturday we'll head down to Bill Leslies' Lone Pine Ranch party for some more Elkishness. Bring the family. Then we just might stay around that general area for a couple more days & cavort. Will try and get some pics up along the way, if not here, then check my facebook page. the link on homepage.....


Travelin' Willbobby

I am sad for Berts death, but honored to have been his friend. It's always tough to try and write this stuff, but Bert was as good a guitar-picker that ever walked this Earth. Anyone who ever heard him will tell you the same I am sure. You could close your eyes and listen and swear to God he was playing a pedal steel, but open them and see it really was just an old Gibson 6-string and a volume pedal. Nobody could ever fill Berts shoes, if he was wearing shoes. I had the pleasure of picking with his band Remote Control many times, as well as sitting in his living room sending music out the windows and into the trees and through the country air. Now that he has gone, I feel the resposnibility to play guitar just that much better. I love my job. Maybe as much as Bert did. We will miss you Mr. Sanders.



Just got back from downtown Bend. Bob Dylan (finally got to see him!) & John Mellencamp & their bands packed the amphitheater. I'm gotta write more and better, and the inspiration is afoot. Aloft. Somedernwhere?

New pix up.



Back home in the Crows Nest-East, rested and ready for this new day. Last weekend was another guided whirlwind shoulder-rubbing, butt-bumping, moon-howling trip in Portland. The DK Stewart Band was, as expected, kickin' it up friday night at Duff's garage. What can I say? It seems to require the best of elements working together before I can really dance - and they evidently were, cuz me and my baby were shakin' it UP - and the only mind-altering substance involved was music. Really good music. Met and/or re-met some good to know peeps from the biz: Chris, Don, Peter and Cory from the band; David & Jane from KMHD Radio (FM 89.1); Betsy McBride: ala Albert Powers (wow - homies unite!)....afterwards my good friend Joe McCarthy [Trumpet player extraordinairest for DK Stewart]  took us to breakfast at the Hotcake House to honor the late Drugless Douglas Stephens. Talk about step into the Light.... Couldn't ask for more. Saturday found ourselves amid thousands of recovering brothers and sisters at Unity In The Streets @ Columbia Park, an NA event with more great music, food and recovery filling the place....Thanks Will. Then saturday night my brodder Troy and I attended a very cool house party in the southeast (Karylee's) with Franco Paletta & The Stingers set up in the back yard. There's something about walking down the street in some neighborhood you don't know and hearing LIVE BLUES floating around that turns me into a little kid again. Wound up playing for a couple hours at the campfire, after the electric music ended. More good connections with folks there....Details of progress will come I am sure...

.......gigs coming up in September include The Hitchin' Post in Salem/Keizer; Bill Leslie's Lone Pine Ranch Party; The Coos Bay Funfest; Grand opening of The Pizza Coop in Coos Bay; Street Vibrations in Reno;

More as it comes. Hopefully more pics, too. Have the best day of your life. Now.


BL & friends

Hey gang! Greetings from Central Oregon. I'm setting up a little crowsnest in my RV. After 3 gigs in two days last weekend: Salem, Middle Creek and Salem again. 100 degrees there. 100 degrees in Bend during my firewood cutting and carport building days, mon/tues, but it felt good getting an intense workout. Now, back to booking, moving, and it sounds like a trip to Portland this weekend to haul some stuff and visit some friends and maybe do a gig or two......John, Randy, Orange, Dee, Michele, Studebaker, Sonny & Tallan::: The Ohio Benefits have been put on hold indefinitely...but not forever.....I'll try to contact you all soon.... Namaste' to all my friends and fans across the country! Good things are coming. Good things are here. Dig them.


Soaring up over Curly Barkers Ranch, I look back and see the point of my departure, the Tioga Hotel proudly standing up through time and trial, ready for the next one hundred years. Below me, Elkhorn Ranch and all its now legendary tales, from Bill Heckard and me opting to fish for steelhead instead of going to school, to Tony Zarbanos introduction to the Coos County forest and what fun we had helping educate him. Spike Vaughans place, the barn dances, the UH-OH Squad, Spook Flanagans Studios and his Uncle Jacks tree farm, and the new generations of inhabitants of this area. The memories are too much for me, so I look ahead and I fly on - knowing a power much greater than me watches....and guides me if I allow it. I'll be back for Llamapalooza this saturday. Peace and Love.



Hi everybody - Just got word from Nancy McIntosh that Kevin Rowlands, a friend and great blues guitarist I jammed with in 2006 has passed away. Lets send some prayers and good energy towards Idaho, and comfort his family and loved ones, k? Thanks.

Last night was a great time at The Hitchin' Post. Thanks to the Coosbanians, and Portlandians, the rest of the valley folk, and the locals for such a warm reception. Mike, Bill and I felt right at home in your backyard-style place! Very cool establishment. Thanks Luke and Rob! We hope to be back before too long....

I'm headed west again for my last load and farewell to my beloved little crowsnest in the sky. 



p.s. Happy Birthday Dad. I love you.

Hey gang! Bobby and Elkhorn will be rockin' this friday from 6:30 to 10:30 outdoors at the Hitchin' Post in Salem, Oregon. Here it comes...bring it. Check calendar page for details! Let's ROCK!



Hello peeps! Gittin ready to go check out Brent Alan's acoustic show in Bend @ Parilla tonight...then counting down for the Hitchin' Post friday....serve it up...peace



Hello everyone - Finally got some pix up from the 1st annual Good Vibrations Bike Rally in Salem-Keizer, OR. (photo page) I'm sitting here preparing for my jump from the celebrated Crowsnest, top floor sanctuary. It will be another week or so, but I will fly with the help of God. I'm going to be staying in Central Oregon for the time being, and from what you can see of me here, it won't look much different. Manymanymanymany things going on. I have broken above a mountain of cardboard boxes, bags, baskets, bowls and "hefferdust" [much of which were designed to throw me back into the past, but I have been there & done that] and can see daylight now, and am moving toward the Light. Six years ago today, my mother passed away, in my arms, and it was the greatest honor of my life so far. Mom, Dad - I love you - See you when I get there.

This is a fantastic life. Let's see just what we can do, eh?

I love my friends and this room and this town, and I am looking forward to the future, starting east of here.



Whatever, whoever, whenever......I'm ready. Change is coming for me again soon. I once read that Change=Life=Love=God. Kinda makes sense doesn't it? Roll with it.



p.s. will try and get some of the new pics up here. Until then, check my face book page. peace.

Hey everyone - the weather in central Oregon is gorgeous, but I'm headed back across the state again, maybe see you someplace... Just confirmed my solo acoustic kick-off for Llamapalooza this year....Got a few brand new songs and a sorta baby cheetah grin for ya too. peace



.....heh heh heh.....heh-lo! Flew in low late last night wit' me goil... 4-point landing @ crowsnest... two of the longest and best days I've had in a while.... Off again... I'll check in wit'yas when I get to a little higher elevation. some pics on face book - While I am here I just gotta say Love Rules. There was something that jumped into my mind as we drove away from the Good Vibrations Rally.... It seems the Bikers For Christ, The Blues, Rock N Roll, and the direction my songwriting has taken in the past few years, just came together. *You may say I'm a dreamer - but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. Then the world will live as one* 

*guess who

Hey gang - Looking forward to the first annual Good Vibrations Bike Rally! Harmonica man T-bone Stone joins forces with Bobby Lindstrom & Elkhorn, along with special guest Joe Williams on keys for some kick-ass good time music: [10am - 2pm] Saturday and [3pm - 7pm] Sunday in Riverfront Park, Salem, Oregon. Check the website for details, it's going to be HOT!

Today I remember and honor two of my best friends. I ask you to pray first for Laura Jo Laird, a sweet and loving girl that has always helped others. She is in Texas getting treatment for lung and brain cancer. I have known her from when we were in kindergarten together - to when she took care of my mothers cremation in 2004. God, please send our positive energies to Laura Jo now. Thank You.

Last night Linda Markum called and informed me of Matt Anspaugh passing. It took awhile to sink in. Matt was one of the kindest, most caring, understanding, and ready to help guys I have known. You may remember him as the sound man for Elkhorn. Even with his inconvenient physical state, he packed equipment without a complaint, supported and defended us, and put up with the most difficult situations we could concoct in our wildest days, and still had some of the most humorous things to say at the toughest moments possible. His spirit will live in those of us that remember. We love you, Matt. Rest in peace. We will carry on.

Thanks, folks.



G'mornin' sunshine! I pray every morning before I get out of bed and I head for the coffee maker before I am fully awake. I try not to judge. Somewhere between sleep and awake, something I have learned somewhere assures me that no matter how "good" or "bad" I may perceive my life at the first blip of conciousness I have - that I can only have any effect if I am present. Drugless Douglas Stephens used to say it: "God, give me knowledge of your will for me and the power to carry it out". Then he added a simple line: "Let's do it". NOW my feet are ready to hit the ground, and my spirit is ready to reach for the sky, and hopefully my hand is ready to reach out for yours.



Tonight I could almost hear Nubs singing across the river "Oh Cherry, oh Cherry oh bay-beh - Yoh oh yoh deeyo deeyo deeyo - Yeahya hea-hea-hea-hea-heah!" I wonder how many of you remember when the Rolling Stones "Black And Blue" album came out and everyone was singing this. For days Elkhorn Ranch was echoing this'd hear it from up on Hash Hill, then an answer from the orchard, then another from the south end....remember? Then everyone would go to bed and it would stop, then the first thing next morning you'd hear whoever got up first singing it was like the call of the wild. The free. Us. In tune, carrying the torch.

Thanks T-bone. Thanks Dave. Thanks everyone for sharing your spirits. Rogers was rockin. 

Namaste'      BL

p.s. Stevie Ray: Thank you. I understand and I will not let you down. Love you man.

Oh, geez, I'm too old, I have a hangnail, my tummy hurts, my mom won't let me, I can't afford five dollars, my girlfriend left me and I am too poopy-faced.......

OK, then - see you there.



Greetings from the Crows Nest, downtown Coos Bay. Had a slight overheating spell at the Crescent Cutoff last evening, but some cooling time and prayers got me back inside the fog line safely. Tomorrow nights downbeat for Me and Elkhorn and T-bone is 8pm. Yep, short notice tends to enhance the true meaning of Rock N Roll, doesn't it? Folks, it is once again nearing time to ROCK! 'Nuff said.



Words. That's what I have to work with here, so here goes. No matter in what manner I describe these last few days at the Jensen Ranch East 4th of July Party, the way it came together, the dedication to a feeling, and the collective willingness to do what it took to get 60-some people fed, taken care of, entertained, introduced and essentially made part of....I reserve the word awesome for volcanos and such....but this was close....I'm about to go in and sing "Hungry, Cold And Blue" for a few friends that didn't hear it live yet.....then I'll try to get back here and write some more for you, k? In the meantime, check out the pics on photo page & try and feel it yerself!



All right - I notice and recognize many, many points of view and emotions or lack thereof for our country's day celebrating freedom. I also recognize that our own government has been gradually taking our freedoms from us. My perspective on this 4th of July is one of hope, and it lies in the next generations coming, our children. The younger folks at this party for the most part are fun loving, caring, understanding, friendly and hip. I hope and trust that there were many celebrations in America this past weekend that resembled ours. The focus seemed to be on freedom, fun and a good time in a non-violent, unabrasive way. The hippies had some stuff right. Peace. Love. Brothers and sisters. God bless us all.

p.s. there's a lot more pix coming...also check facebook

Awright, if anybody knows the whereabouts of Mr. Joe Pepper, I would like to know. I heard he is OK and staying with friends, so let's send up some prayers for him ok? Thanks.

I woke up this morning and everything felt just right.....Like somebody fueled up my soul in my sleep last night....Me & my acoustic sang for almost 6 hours in Coos Bay today and had a great time...Tips in the bucket, ribs on the BBQ, (Thanks, Steve, Sue & Randy) I was sellin' CDs like hotcakes...well, warmcakes anyway...I know you folks like to see pictures, but there I sat, camera in pocket and never took one. Something about the timing of being a singing minstrel, spreading goodwill and all that, then trying to document it all just doesnt jive with the rest of the, you can just take my word for it. Or not. It was a fine sunny day, not too hot. Best weather in the country I tell ya! John Gretzinger and Alexius Harris were covering the other two corners of the place, and its always great to have those kinda folks around if you ask me.

Gonna take a lil break and then load up a pole-carport into the RV from the van, pick up my Les Paul from Vinnie tonight (new nut) wait for a call from Frasers to see if we're playing there the 30-31 of July, get up tomorrow & pack some clothes and food and head to the Jensen Ranch East party a day early...I'm sure there will be lots of pics taken there. Dem 'ol Elks are gonna be rockin you know it.

Hope y'all are enjoying yersefs!



Hey gang - I'm thinking we should pray for Joe Pepper, k? Haven't been able to get ahold of him yet, but a benefit may be in order.

Last night it was Rock N Roll Roys' birthday at Joe's Honky Tonk, and possibly their last night for music. I took Roy a big pot of ham & beans & cornbread for the occasion and you know how darn grateful Mr. Gorman can be. The illustrious Speaks Brothers Band were on fire this whole weekend, and if you hear about music at Joe's Honky Tonk on BLUESDAY (Tuesday), THAT will be the last night and I would suggest you make it. I've never heard Rick and Eddy pouring out this kind of heat.

Made contact with Tom Fraser, booked one night there and most likely a few more coming.....there have been some other changes, too, so check the calendar and I will try and keep you posted. ROCK! (last nights pics on photo page)



Hey folks - Me & Garse are having a little Brother Bears coffee in the crowsnest, heading for the Clamboree in Empire pretty soon. I did three gigs yesterday, so this is all the report you get for now. Peace.

Hello everyone - I'm back in the crows nest, Mike's at home in Coquille, Bill is home in Portland. Our first trip to the east was a blast! We left Ohio at noon on sunday and arrived in Portland at my brodder Yorgi's place mid-morning on tuesday. He has got the best coffee machine - *Thanks Marty! .....and combined with some very special beans mixed by Brother Bear (Yellow Springs, OH)....mmmmm! Oh, can you tell I am a coffee FREEK? Just a core sample of the stories: Yorgi and me shared the driving duties and took turns resting while Sven kept a soulful ever-vigilant "Hey, are you makin' it?" attitude and the bugs off the windshield responsibility, consulting the all-powerful sometimes confused global position system along with internet-guided reports from his son Luke on the weather across the Iowa, Nebraska and Wyoming storm belt. We saw a thousand lightning strikes, a million fireflies, *(which by the way after they splat on the windshield, the guts still shine awhile), also raindrops as big as golf balls blown by super powered wind gusts (missed the actual tornados) hail, fog, semis pulling off the road, well-intending locals trying to improve our parking techniques as we borrowed power from unsuspecting gas stops in order to brew coffee; Thanking the big kahuna for the old gas pumps in Anita, Nebraska, the availability of fix-a-flat in Bliss...hmmm can't remember what state that was.....the big storm in Rockford that began precisely on the 2nd verse of our first song at the fireworks and music festival, running everyone either into the band/keg area, or completely out of the place....(of course we kept playing - sheesh), Roger Ricketts plan to still put in 300 acres of soybeans this spring, while Roadhead, Pokenhope and Rick Ringdon awaited the possible appearance of some Stevie Ray Vaughn on the banjuitar.....who's got the bug spray?? Anyway, folks, lets just say the peeps for the most part had never heard the likes of Dem ol' Elks....who are those guys? 

Thanks to Charlie's Throttle Stop - Sonny Moorman (what a jewel), Charlie Henry, Willie D, Dave, the beautiful waitresses and new fans and friends we made from Sturgeon Bay to Cincinatti. Look for the upcoming new album by Sonny on Intrepid Artists label....Thanks to Brother Bear and the folks in Yellow Springs; Check our our new friend Tallan Noble Latz, the 10 year old guitar wizard from ELKHORN, Wisconsin, and if you catch what looks linda like a big fat tuna around there, don't fret, it's probably a salmon. That's the story we got, I saw one on the wall at the Grey Castle!

I gotta take a few breaths and clean up a bit.... Will try to find time to get pics up here, but in the meantime you can check out my facebook page. It's so much quicker for me. (link on home page here) We got more rockin' to do! Namaste'


Hey now! We're just leaving Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin after a great sunday at the Steel Bridge Songfest. Did a little pickin' with Tallan Noble Latz on cigar-box guitars, hit it off well with his family and the guys from the "Guitars 4 Vets" tent....they're going to get some airplay for "Hungry, Cold And Blue" in a couple months...Now we're headed back to Rockford and regroup....check facebook for more activities please....We love you!

p.s. just got some Wisconsin cheese curds mmmmmm!!



Neeeeeeko! Man, what a fantastic surprise. I was lolling around the crowsnest last night ready to conk out, and Garse texted me and I just couldn't help myself. Had to go downstairs and join him and Sam and the crew one last time before our newest adventure begins. (Will fill you in soon) Lo and behold in walks Nicco Tyson and his killer harmonica vibe. We had some great blues jams. Don't know how else to explain it. You know what I mean. Nicco and me have had this strange and cool thing that when one of us comes back to Coos Bay, the other one leaves and vice versa. Every time for quite awhile. Uncanny. He's been in Africa for cryin' out loud, and started a recording studio for cryin' out loud. I really didn't get much time to find out details, but maybe I'll get more sometime soon. It's way past my bedtime, and I feel fine. Food, sleep and see ya tomorrow....peace...



p.s. two pics on photo page. g'night.

Hello hello hello! Just had to stop in and check with ya - If I wasn't out of my mind, I'd be tired, and I guess I am, so I guess I'm not. Hmmm....well yeah! Me and a sweet lil angel met in Eugene wednesday and thursday, introduced her to my redneck friend, and we were guided to T-bone Stone. Not necessarily in that order. So, lighting up a cigarette we followed in pursuit, and found the secret cave where they obviously stashed the loot! Filling up our pockets even......naw, naw wrong story...okok... T-bone and Natty were playing Macs and I was honored to pick a few with them blues cats and loved it. That was wednesday.... ok on thursday the Hebe Jeebee bus' sinks both wrongly spewed water all over - and a plumbing job was born. We put that off and elected to accept Tbone and Carlas invite to steak and chicken BBQ dinner in Creswell, then to the Overtime Blues jam off west 11th and jammed some more. THAT was kickin! Thanks to everyone contributing. Short on sleep, long on fun, and the sweet lil angel and I parted ways for a while today, and I pulled back into Empire just in time to host the friday open mic @ Java Jones. It was likely my last gig there for a month or so, and all the peoples' hearts were drawn together another time and we all song surfed with joy! I'm back in my nest and have a bunch of pics, but will probably conk out before I get them posted. I'm gonna see how long I can sleep now. Nothing but love. Nothing. See you tomorrow!



Good morning sunshine! How's my hair look? Oh, thanks I worked on it all night. According to the direction it's pointed, and my global positioning bird, I must be headed north today! I wonder if T-bone is jamming tonight....hmmm, guess I'll stop at the ELK VIEW POINT and see what the herd knows. Actually, I'm trial-running the Hebe Jeebe motorhome to see if it's fit for another cross country run or two. And while I'm at it, I'm gonna introduce to you my redneck friend.... Goo Goo Ga Joob!



One of my best friends ever is Jami Worthen. (THE UNKNOWN BLONDE) Her younger sister Cheryl has been diagnosed with cancer. Please send some good energy or prayers or thoughts or all of these to her. Cheryl, you are not alone. Thanks, folks. Namaste'

Hello everyone! Thanks for dropping by. I'm sitting in the crowsnest, feeling very honored. I was just joined by Mistah Soopah Fantaassic (Dave Ford) and Mr. Freaky Charlie? (Michael Carrillo) for our musical contribution to the benefit for the late great Bob Alexanders family at the Green Spot in Coos Bay, Oregon. All the musicians and bands were cookin' today! If I try to name them all, I will most likely forget someone, but here goes: Stone Soup, Phoenix, Charlie Freak, Hot Wax, Wildhorse Theater, The Hot Tamales and I know there were more...Pancho was there, Jack Costa, Johnny Chambers, Vinnie, Phil Banry,....sheesh...I will just say the spirit of this little economically troubled coastal town was soaring. We missed Bob Alexander, and his son Bobby at the gig, but I have faith their souls were in attendance. Thanks to everyone who helped. The party will continue tonight at Joe's Honky Tonk.....Contribute what you can - please and thank you! 

Another very special honor was mine today, and that was Mark Kralicek brought his daughters to the benefit, and I am proud to post reviews from Sami, Toni and Teona. They're on the photo page. Thanks ever so much all of you!



Hey everyone! All I am going to say right now is something that has been simmering on the back burner for quite awhile is starting to boil. Smells GOOOOD! Hooo Boy gimmee summa dat! You might wanna check out some sites for clues: Good Vibrations in Salem; Holly Brook from Bandon; Tallan Noble Latz; Blues Cruise Oct 17-24; Street Vibrations Reno; Route 33 Rythym and Blues Club; Steel Bridge Songfest 2010; 'Nuff said.



Big heartfelt thanks to Stevie Ray Mays, John Chamberlin & Michael Carrillo for asking me to jam with them last night. (I just happened to have my gear in the van). Frasers in Bandon was HOPPIN! Pix on photo page..... Namaste'


Hey everyone - Since my last entry: Joe Pepper and the Lakesdie Crawdaddy Festival was kick ass. CHARLIE FREAK was smokin. Good job Earl, Bill, Garse, Chumley, Roy and last but not least Tony! Furthermore, Elkhorn alumni guitarist DAVE BOCK and Kelly Tibideaux's ETOUFFEE (Mo McConnell bass, and don't know the drummers name) were kickin' as always....and ELKHORN EXPRESS was joined sunday by T-Bone Stone, David Randall Ford, and Stevie Ray Mays....also Nancy McIntosh & Mz Harmonica graced us some hot blues.....what a great time we had, no hefferdust! Thanks everyone! Tuesdays "BLUESDAY NIGHT JAM" at Joe's Honky Tonk turned out to be one of my best performances as of late. Musta been the hot dog pizza......and Fridays' acoustic jam at Java Jones was as good as it gets by the end of the night. "Dear Mr. Fantasy" became "Hey Jude" before our very ears, as the whole place shook with LOVE. I'll get some more pix up as soon as I can, maybe later today. AND.....tonight we're going to Bandon and give our very best support to Mr. Stevie Ray Mays, Michael Carrillo and John Chamberlin @ Frasers. 

Good things are coming.....Namaste'


All right - Hows everybody doin? Right now there is so much going on, I probably can't tell ya everything. It's my belly-button birthday and I am 57 years old. Wow, how did that happen? It's a semi-long story for later. The reason I call it my belly-button is that I also have a birthday Sept. 26 celebrating the day I stopped using drugs and alcohol. 1995. Gonna be 15 years old this year. Better number? That depends on your perpective. ANYWAY....

Had a good time at Java Jones again yesterday, and posted some pics for you. (My ISP changed in the middle of the muddle, so it took a long time) Today I am doing what I want for the most part, with some very special friends and going up to Lakeside to cheer for my brodder Sven and the Charlie Freak guys at the Crawdaddy Festival. Gonna eat somma them lil suckers, too. Then if I'm thinking right, Kelly Tibideaux & company are on after C.F. Now's THERE'S some crawdaddy-eatin' music! Tomorrow Elkhorn will be kicking ass at that same aforementioned spot. 1pm to 4pm. We'll have some great players and good friends joining us. T-bone. Dave Ford. Stevie Ray Mays. Spike Vaughn. yeah!

Part of my spirit is actually in Port Orford today for the memorial for Mr. Bob Alexander. Peace and comfort to the family and loved ones.

I gotta get away from this laptop or risk being pulled inside permanently!!???



Well, hello there! Nice to see you're still aboard. I agree, the ride is amazing. Seems like there's no limitaions at all to what we can experience if we just show up and do our best. I think you understand. One thing that I'm grateful for is the chance to learn what I can while I'm here. Funny, though as they say, the more I learn it seems the less I know. What I do know is that I have some faith, and sometimes very little, but it has always been enough to get me through whatever life has presented me with. The news of the world we have crammed down our throats is bad, which creates fear, and we keep buying it. The news of the Universe is good. Very good. It's also free for the seeking. If I had to make a promise, there's only one I know of I would make. [Everything's going to be all right.] Thanks for letting me share. Hope you enjoy the ride.



p.s. Oh, yeah, speaking of news, the headlines: Dave, Garse, Jardin, Ed and me had some good jamming last night....and Stevie Ray May invited me down to Bandon to lay down some tracks in his studio tomorrow....

Almost cut my hair. It happened just the other day. It was gettin' kinda long. I could've said it was in my way. But I didn't and I wonder why. Feel like letting my freak flag fly. I feel like I owe it to someone.



Awright gang, there's some eye candy for ya on the photo page. G'night!


Yeaahhh. Got my little amp back and just in time for lasts nights show, and it screams (if you want it to), I got a new bridge on my Paul, and the "Old Victor" is sounding better than ever. I still cant say enough as to Bill Jansen and Michael Carrillo keeping the music full of energy and growing. Great job guys, and T-bone: As always your presence and expertise and just great harmonica work compliments and counterpoints us like you've been in the band forever. 

I want to thank John Chamberlin for gracing the stage as a tribute to our beloved friends recently passed. I'm thinking their spirits attended; Another great musician introduced himself to us, too. Mr. Stevie Ray Mays is a great bassist and singer, and you will be hearing about him. I talked with him tonight and he wants me to record some tracks for a project of his. Yes. And....while I'm on it, T-bones upcoming album will feature guess who? Elkhorn? Oh yeah. I suggested you stay tuned, remember?

This week for me will be: May 4 - Bluesday Night Jam @ Joe's Honky Tonk 9pm downbeat; May 7 - Friday acoustic open mic @ Java Jones 5pm; May 9 - Lakeside Crawdaddy Festival sunday @ 1pm downbeat, and we'll be playing all afternoon; And I believe Charlie Freak will be playing on saturday at the Crawdaddy Fest, which will be happening fri/sat/sun with lots of good music and food and people. Thanks Mr. Joe Pepper. Looking forward to it.

I'll try and get some pics from recent shows up soon. Keep some faith. Let's do some living.


ohhh...p.s. Happy Birthday Grampa!

Ok, gang - Lots going on around h'yar. John Chamberlin has agreed to lead a tribute performance of "Wild Horses" this saturday at the Elkhorn & T-bone show at Joe's Honky Tonk. We'll dedicate it - and maybe "Amazing Grace" to our 4 recently departed brothers: Bebe Bardot; Dickie Peavey; Bob Alexander and Phil Carraway. Then we WILL ROCK AND ROLL, as the aforementioned would have it. We're beefing up the PA system and adding more mics to accomodate more local musicians that are anticipated. I'll update you here as much as possible. 

I added some vids to my face book page...

Namaste BL

Man, this last couple weeks has been &%@~#$+!!!!! ?? I can only say we will all miss Bob Alexander, his musical talents, and pray for his surviors and friends and families....All I know is there was a car wreck that took Bob Sr.s life and put Bobby Jr. in the hospital. Anything I can do, even just talk or listen, please let me know.



My priorities seemed to turn out in perfect order yesterday - only one thing was the most important, and that was being part of Richard (Dicky) Peavys' life celebration. I had planned on going to the oyster feed, but never made it across the Charleston bridge. The survivors, family and friends ate, drank, told stories, prayed and sang together. Very together. It was a bonding, relieving, sad but uplifting gathering of loving souls. That's what that was about. Not a lot more to say, but we will miss our brother, friend, father, cook, sailor and all 'round great man. Thanks for everything, Dicky. 



Hey gang! Can't say there's nothing happening around here. I was honored to have a local professional bring two of her clients in to Java Jones Open Mic for therapy. How great a compliment is that? Nice to meet you Lisa. Another brush with greatness was a 14 year old girl named Ally (or Elly?) that graced us with her gorgeous vocal perfomances of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow"; "Unchained Melody" and a few others. Wow! Jared and Greg and Tom were also great, as usual. I wonder what those folks will think when they hear about the guitarist that sat in with Volifonix later last night. The one who broke all his guitar strings which sent the bridge flying out into the dance floor. What the....?? I just wanna say thanks to Tomo, Blake, Joe, Trevor, Elijah, Sebastian and Kinich for letting me rip a little with them. If you folks have not seen Volifonix, you are missing out. Guys, I love your band. *p.s. Sebastian took a video, but it's a little dark and vague, so before I post it, editing help anyone? This is Fred Flintstone of the USS Enterprise calling for help...

Today at 2pm at the Fishermans Grotto in Charleston (this side of the bridge) Dickie Peavey's life will be celebrated. I just talked with Mister Super Fantastic and in the same time frame (12-4) on the other side (of the bridge) at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology is the Charleston Oyster Feed! The Dale Innskeep Band will be doing their thing. That's what I'm talking about.

AND...later this afternoon Volifonix will be playing at the Black Market Gourmet, Coos Bay Mall. I think its around 5 or 6...whew...



Dam. Bebe Bardot just passed away. These last two kinda left this wordsmith dumb. You know what to do. 



I just heard that Dickie Peavey passed away saturday. God bless him and his friends and families. Dickie, I love you man. See you when I see you. Sue told me that she saw you smiling back down to her when you left. Very cool. Namaste' Bobby

It doesn't really concern me that all through Mayberry and Hooterville was a little slow last night. The folks that made the Elkhorn w/David Ford show at Rogers Zoo will tell you how the music was. We kept Rick Draper up way past his bed time, and that's a feat in itself. After the mandatory smokin' first set beginning with The Rolling Stones "Live With Me", and an hour and a half later breaking for water and a change into dry shirt...we did the whole "Hungry, Cold And Blue" album, acoustic guitar and all... Glad to see Java Jones Laurie along with Jared, Jim and Janet Gordon, (new Elk fans) Marty & Margie & crew, and the others I didn't get to meet, along with the Spirits of Marie & Bud Lindstrom, Dave and Fred Revis, Mike Worthen, Bob Olson, Max Jones, Doug Stevens, Nubs Courtwright, Tina Humphrey, Patti Draper,  Spook Flanagan, Joe Speaks, Kris Dew, Linda Dew, Jack Robertson, Barry Bamer, Terry Bair, Blind Bob and many, many more that sometimes slip our minds. The music lives on, and it's getting better all the time. Period.

P.S. Due to a scheduling mix-up, the May 1st gig at Rogers Zoo has been moved to Joe's Honky Tonk!



It's a clear view from the crowsnest tonight, as near as I can tell in the dark.... I am pretty darn sure though, that the sun will rise in the morning, and set tomorrow night just in time for some ROCK N ROLL! Hope to see you then. Let's work together. Now, now people! For together we will stand - every boy, girl, woman and man.



Just can't seem to quit.....Ah jussta LUV dat ol' ridm n blooooze!

Back in California when I was an old black man, me & Donna King required only a 20 minute warning to get the Mercury packed and out the door - when Rock N Roll was the M.O. Were those the days, or are these? One of the issues with those darned humans, is they usually think ONLY in right or wrong; Black or white; Either/or.... Try thinking "both/and" ..... cuz thats where the truth most often waits! 

As you may have noticed, the previously mentioned tour has not yet begun. Good things take time, and as Phil Banry once enlightened for us: "We got time we haven't even USED yet". What goes on behind the scenes of this website is not always clearly visible to the naked eye, believe me. Or don't, cuz you always have a choice. I will tell you something, though. Ask yourself: "what would Stu do?" That answer is what a lot of our choices are based on. Check out the calendar, and maybe some of these gibberishisms actually make a little sense. Knowing that true enlightenment requires one to be out of ones mind, and recognizing that we don't really know this road - we could be on the right one this time. 

Thanks to everyone who turned out for Java Jones yesterday, and especially those who offered their spirits to B.B. Bardots benefit at Lord Bennets in Bandon last night. It was truly a bittersweet honor to be a part of that gathering. We love you Bryce!

More coming soon, and gaining momentum, folks!



OK! It's almost 9 'oclock saturday night and I'm throwin' my acoustic in the van. Got my Silverhawk shirt on - and makin' a bee-line to Rogers to hear Sam Densmore & Rob Allison & maybe jam. Haven't seen Sam for years. This should be really good.

Hey gang! Well, I've gotten fully rested just in time for Joe's tonight. I hope you have, too. However, it's coming one way or the other, just like life 'eh? I'm still residing in an attitude of gratitude for everyone who experienced the Elkhorn & Friends show at Rogers Zoo saturday night, even the ones who didn't physically attend, I know your spirits are with us. AND....we will be back at Rogers May 1st, w/T-bone Stone and who knows who else. Keep on rockin' me, baby! Will try and update the photo page here. My friends on facebook have once again beaten me to the punch, which I really appreciate due to the volume of digitally oriented STUFF I have been wading around in lately... In the meantime, you can click the links on the homepage here, to get there! (Isn't that in a song?) 



Hey everybody! Thanks for the great turnout, response and love last night! I knew that reading the crowd about ten minutes before downbeat would tell us how to proceed. Then, that didn't really happen. I used the short version of the serenity prayer (f*** it), and seven of us [T-bone Stone, Spike Vaughan, Sam Smith, Bill Jansen Michael Carrillo, David Ford and me] hit the stage and rocked the blues for the first long set. Then Fred Corbett & Bigfoot re-awakened the place, I joined after a few songs; switch again to Sam & T-Bone with us Elks; Third set started with Sven, Yorgy and Ole: New Elkhorn originals.... add T Bone...Sam...Spike the whole way...Dave Ford did some great stuff late...Susanne Randle "Walkin' After Midnight".......woah! The crowd buzzin'....geez......we love you all! So much happens in 5 hours when good folks get the chance to let it hang out. I'm hearing more and more stories about funny silly crazy little stuff that happened...what a time! Yancy, Robert, Rob, Carly, Lois, Jason, Heather, Everett, Todd, Jack, Marcia, Laura, Sharon, Owen, Laird, Emily, T.J., Chad, Blue, Darren, Bill, Nancy, Larry, Carla, on and on and man-o-man!! Thanks! See you May 1st....same place! Also, thanks to Dave Andrist for the congas, and the crew at Joe's Honky Tonk, and Java Jones Laurie for their support. I heard Ambush & Wildhorse had a great night, too....This town was rockin....

p.s. there will be some video coming....



Here it comes! This weekend is shaping up to be solid as the cold hard steel in Bud Lindstrom's truck shop. I want to start as we often do, with a prayer for those of us needing it. Silencing our silly little minds for a minute, gathering our energy in a Good Orderly Direction, embracing the fact that there are a LOT of us joining, then sending good positive healing energy to where it belongs. Anyone who needs healing, comfort, courage and/or is NOT ok at the moment qualifies to receive It. May I suggest the following: Shawna Griswold, Tony Callandrino, Brian Smith, Fred Girt, Mike Worthen; Also - all the homeless, hopeless, hungry, bewildered or victimized souls living in this world. You are not separate. We are one. So Be it. Thanks, folks.

Now, to the business at hand: This afternoon you are invited to bring your instruments and join me and my coffee house family for some more musical "show and tell" @ Java Jones (541-888-4477) in the Empire district of Coos Bay. Remember, it's mainly an acoustical jam and sing-along, small amps fit in just fine, but no big loud stuff for this one. 

Tonight, our very own man-in-the-field Michael Carrillo brings his "charlie freak" band-mates into Rogers Zoo for some funked-up soulful dancin' music. I'm going just to see if he can sing all those cool songs and play the drums at the same time!

and.....tomorrow night at Rogers looks to be a veritable rock n roll circus.......8pm to 1am. 5$ cover. The (legendary?) ELKHORN EXPRESS which basically consists of Bill Jansen, Michael Carrillo and yours truly, but throw in the mix Rock N Roll Roy Gorman, Sam Smith, Fred Corbett, T-Bone Stone (Mississippi born harmonica man); David Ford and Spike Vaughan.....who knows else.....and you got somethin! Namaste'


It was twenty years ago today....give or take...awright, then: I put a few pics up from the late 80's in California...see if you recognize anyone!

Hi folks! It has been so long that I can't remember the last time me and Sam Smith sat down and played guitar, traded songs, smoked cigs & drank coffee for hours. Sam was already playing guitar when I started, and he helped me learn. The first 5 songs were "Louie, Louie"; "House of the Rising Sun"; "Hey Joe"; "Money"; "Gloria"; The excitement is growing for the Elkhorn & Friends gig this saturday at Rogers Zoo. Yesterday, our sit-down brotherly conference united us more. Tonight we'll let off a little steam at Joe's Honky Tonk. Stay tuned.... maybe see you there!



Hey folks! Sorry, I saw something shiny and got distracted again. But I dern shure hit the Java Jones Open Mic  this evening and am still full of good spirits.

I've been coaxing my printer to work long enough to get some promo out for the Rogers Zoo gig on the 3rd. Sounds like T-Bone Stone might be coming down, and along with the lineup we got so far, it's gonna be a KICK ASS night of Rock N Roll. The band will consist of us Elks of course...Yorgy, Sven and Ole... but to add David Ford, Sam Smith and Spike Vaughn simply makes things SUPER FANTASTIC. I don't think you wanna miss this one. Details as they come. I think I better call Mr. Fred Corbett.....Fred! Oh, Frreeddd!!



p.s. Lets send out some more healing energy to Shawna, k? Thanks!

Good morning all you sunshines....and same to you cloudy folks, too! We had a great time at Joe's last night. You can tell it's only Rock N Roll by the pizza at 2:30 am, and you KNOW where Rock N Roll came from. Let's us rockers all try to remember we are standing on the shoulders of the great bluesmen and blueswomen. Hoochie Koochie Koo! 

I want to ask you all another favor: Send your positive energy to Shawna (Owen) & Garse today. She had another treatment in Eugene today at 9am. Thanks, and while you are at it lets do the same for Tony Callandrino, Fred Girt, Brian Smith and anyone else you can think of that needs some prayers and support.

Got some new pics up from VOLIFONIX at the Blue Moon this last weekend....What fun that was....Thanks, Tomo & company! *crazy videos on my facebook and youtube pages... click the links on HOMEPAGE



Here we go again... Lets just see who's still rockin, k? Namaste' BL

p.s. Write down APRIL 3rd @ Rogers Zoo for ELKHORN EXPRESS

Hi folks! If I had been built with a governor, I bet things would be different. Due to circumstances, I've played music eight different times in a week. Kind of amazing considering I only had two gigs booked, but all in good fun! There were some rare moments, all unduplicatable. Such is life. Joe's Honky Tonk; Macs @ the Veterans Building and Diablos in Eugene, Java Jones, The Blue Moon, and two rehearsals with Dem Ol' Elks at Joe's Honky Tonk yesterday and today. I just want to thank all the people who made this week a great time for me. Obviously, there are too many details to document, but one thing I will tell you: Music is alive and well and thriving. I'll get a few pics up, truth is I didn't get anywhere near as many as I would like to have gotten. However, you can go to my facebook and youtube pages and see more. Links are on homepage. God bless you all. Namaste'


Hello peoples! It is time once again for the friday open mic at Java Jones Coffee House in beautiful downtown Empire. The crowd is growing and so is the music. If you're travelling the coast of Oregon, when you get to Coos Bay or North Bend, follow the Ocean Beaches route to the Empire district. We're next to ORCoast Music, and across the street from the Post Office. It's mainly acoustic, but electric instruments with small amps will work, too. We have microphones and also a few percussion instruments available. Excellent food, coffee and people! You are welcome. 

Also, you might want to do some Rock N Rollin' a little later friend Tomo and his band VOLIFONIX will be kickin' it up at the Blue Moon from 9:30 til late. It's right on Hwy 101 S. between Hall and Ingersol. See you at one place or the other! 



Well, hello again! Yesterdays launch to Eugene reminded me of the days of Donna King in California when we had the 20-minute rock n roll fire drill down to a tee. Charlie Freak and Bobby Lindstrom are both members of The Rainy Day Blues Society in Eugene, but the real story lies in the music, of course. I'll shorten this up and just say the Coos bay area was well-represented at the veterans building (Macs) and the Paul-Biondi led jam session at Diablos. Included in the festivities were many old friends and many new ones, too: Gaye Lee Russell; T-Bone Stone; Chris Ward; Lynda Duffy; Eagle Park Slim; Terry Taylor....I'll have to get you a more complete list..... Willie Nicholas...ok....I'll be back later. It was a large night with many shiny distractions, but like I say, the music was the real story....Namaste'


p.s. Yeah!

Summa the best jammin' I've had the pleasure to be involved with in awhile occured last night @ Joe's Honky Tonk. The music was crazy. I'd guess some little invisible smart-alec imp cast an electrical-hypnotic spell on the stage area, and we all fell into it. Didn't matter slow or fast, what rythym or beat or style. By the time every song was done there was smoke comin' outta the seams....Maybe one of those good-time angels they sing about in the country songs....There were shows in the corners, shows downstairs, out back, in the lobby, and all the way out the front door... and oh, yeah, I wanna thank the Coos Bay police for returning Garse's coat. Wild - not quite like the "old days" but similar.



Hello everyone! It's a beautiful night for jacking up the superstructure of a small ship, as an old friend of mine once said. Same goes for the Blues. It's Bluesday, babe. See you at Joe's Honky Tonk!



Hey gang! First off, happy birthday to my sister Bitt, who I love very much. I'm not sure what Linda's last name is now, but happy birthday to you also! Something interesting seems to be happening...(what's new??) From the ancient history of Ferndale - within the last two weeks, I have connected again with my first best friend Mike Decker, his younger sister Jolene and Carol Stewart who lived across the street, and a couple weeks ago - Don Austin who grew up on 8th street, too! I guess these things happen when you live this long. Cool.

Had another unique jam last night... I got there early and started messin' around with some blues licks and pretty soon Spike Vaughn, Dave Andrist and Richard McCarty were all sitting out by the dance floor playing percussion.....yeah! So, it was one electric guitar and three drummers for the first set which consisted of me changing my style (being out-numbered!) and marching through some old tunes with completely new arrangements: "Rock Mode" was very good, and "Dem Dam Drums" which is a yet-to-be recorded song I think will be on the next CD.  STORY: [One day and night a long time ago - Bud and Marie had left the house to me, during a time when Greg Nelsons dad was close to passing. Greg was between his former woman and his new woman, and they both showed up at Grannys. Consequently, Greg stayed behind the drums for many hours, safer there. Sensing a long and potentially messy session, we laid plywood down over the living room carpet and set up the band and started jamming and drinking and carrying on suchly through the wee hours.... I am thinking Bill Jansen was there and I couldn't tell you exactly who all else, but by six the next morning, Sam Clausen came up with the missing lyric for our new song. "Could be good day comin' - Could be not."] Isn't that a great line? Well, I think it is. :-) I do have some experience from working with Sam & John Densmore on de-coding lyrics written whilst drunk....ref: "A Lick And A Promise" album.

ANYWAY - Back to last night - Pancho finally showed up, and Sam Smith, Dave Andrist, Spike Vaughn on percussion and me on bass ......had a pretty good jam, until after about the 4th or 5th song my right arm fell off and landed on the stage between me and Pancho, we all stared for a second in amazement, and after the laughter subsided, the sheriff helped me and the guys put it back on and we finished the set. Feeling pity for me, Sheriff Rick Speaks consulted mild-mannered Eddy Speaks (who had been hiding in the break room) and they excused me early from sunday night jam class. My arm is fine this morning.

By the way. I now have a Youtube channel and have some new videos up and more coming.



Hey Y'all - Just got ants in me pants and gotta hit the sunday night jam......Hope you're doing well. Peace.



Good morning sunshines! Feels almost like I could fly out the window and join the gulls and crows and those distant flocks of little white birds that you can see only when they turn the right way. What are those anyway? I'll get some photos and vids up after while - Last night J.J.s open mic was one that didn't want to stop. You could tell by small groups of what felt like family - standing around on the sidewalk after the music inside was over - it reminded me of like when you dream and try to keep dreaming and not wake up. Bailey Ouderkirk, Jared Gordon, and Emily Garaventa (a new spirit to me) all feel like brothers and sisters to me now. The last jam was something like I had never heard and difficult to form, floating, flying, space-celtic-improvised-harmonic shredding blues-rooted stew with a rainbow at the end ....huh? Namaste' BL

Hey, just sat in at Java Jones with Dave Holmes and the drum circle again...Guess I didn't realize they would be there, but my guitar knew, cuz it was in the van. I am compelled at this time to thank everyone who has been signing the guest book here, and especially Mr. Michael Anderson for the review: Coming from such an amazing musician, those words go a really long way, and I will do my best to live up to that standard. That kind of love is what keeps music alive. You people, the ones with the ears directly connected to your hearts. Keep supporting your local musicians as well as the big dogs, too. I'm sure it gets just as lonely at the top as anywhere. I also want to thank Terry Ouderkirk for the face book / You Tube hook up with his wonderful son, Bailey. There have been over two dozen views on "Hungry, Cold And Blue" in less than 12 hours. And most importantly now : Please send up your prayers, positive energy and love for the benefit of Charlie freak drummer Tony Callandrino. Their show tomorrow night has been cancelled. While you're at it, please include the same for Shawna, Brian Smith, Fred Girt....We can truly help. Do it. Namaste' BL

Hey folks - It was so good to have the great Dan Fuller (former Ike & Tina Turner drummer) come in to Joe's Honky Tonk and sit in. It's been a while. Also, great to have so many younger people attending, and Happy Birthday to Lyle. See you next Bluesday, or maybe tomorrow at Java Jones! peace. try this link and lemme know what you think
Just heading down to the honky tonk.......Yeah, the Tigoa. OK, I'll tell Rick and Eddy hello for you! I'll be home late. I love you!
I wanna thank everyone who attended the friday open mic at Java Jones - I don't know why it surprised me to have such great vibes there again, cuz it always seems to be that way, BUT it was a first of sorts for me. Robert Twitty, our video guy was sure me and Jared had been rehearsing between fridays. The fact is, the kid is jumping right in the middle of blues guitar playing, and the show friday was largely comprised of me teaching Jared what's going on blues-wise, as we played the songs, and everyone in the room was right in the middle of every note with us. That was the show. Between songs everyone contributed comments and feelings, and we tried to adjust to the group conscience, and went right ahead on 'er. I'm looking forward up the road a ways when the young Mr. Jared Gordon starts smokin'. Keep an ear open. By the way, I've got video of the last two fridays and some good stuff on it, know my computer mentor is Fred Flintstone....'nuff said. Will do my best to get some up when I can. Also...I heard through the grapevine Alexius Harris made the first round cut for "America's Got Talent" lets give her all our support, folks. Alexius - you GO girl! Namaste' BL
Had to get out of the crows nest for a walk today, so took a couple of CDs with me to offset the expense of some household things I had to get. First I ran into Rex Miller who's the guy in the white straw cowboy hat you always see working everywhere in town on the landscaping, cleaning, and whatever you can imagine. Schools, the library roof, businesses, everywhere it seems. I was stoked by his energy as he bought a CD, I think just to have a souvenier, and an actual music disk with Bill Jansen on the back cover...... Behind the shelter in the middle of a roundabout.... I ran directly into Mr. Jeff Marineau, an old Fairfaxian and buddy. He was figgerin' something out for the City of Coos Bay about the building next to the old city know, across from the Hall building.... He let me share some of my story and I dont think it surprised him really. We all used to be quite amazingly bold and disregarded any authority ya know! He invested in some Elk music, too! Now my short street trek had been paid for as I walked down the alley behind the Lewis apartments where the honorable Tommy Kimm once resided. There aren't a lot of the same buldings left now, but that one's still standing - sorta. Southbound still, I peeked through the cyclone fence and saw another friend. Phil Banry, ex Beat Dragon drummer, another old Elk was heading into the BiMor station to get some cheap smokes. I hollered when he came out that I was the F.B.I. and we are finally rounding up all you former counter-culture freaks that tore this whole place to hell back in the day - anyone associated with the Elkhorn party was going to jail indefinitely. He said he understood and did I have a smoke? He's logging out of Bandon now, and had left his money at home, so we fixed him up for the time being. Oh, he's also drumming for Anthony's band at the Green Spot, and if you know of a good pickup truck for sale, let Phil know, k....... and though he feels as if he's in a play - he is anyway! On to BiMart, quickly eyeing the needles and thread, a new candle and back 'cross town.... you ever seen a crow fly back to the nest? They hardly ever go straight there, just in case any evil-doers may be casing them out, methinks. The Green Spot was quiet and I waited for traffic (believe it or not), and lo and behold I spied a fair maiden! It was Lady Leah Houghton coming out of the salon! No, the barber didn't shave another customer, but her hair looked great! Gathering a loving hug from her, I had enough energy to make it home. That's it - life at the top! [ Once again I want you to help me send out some our your positive energy to O.W.E.N. (ol" whats er name); Also Brian Smith. who I have kept on loose touch with. He's done 9 of his 11 months of treatments, and was headed for the gym tuesday! Also Mike Worthen (Jami's hubby)...and also for Fred Girt. Thanks. Anyone I missed? OK for now then. Namaste' BL
I was just making an entry here, it looked like a song. 5 minutes is. Yeah. TTYL! maybe see you at Joe's Honky Tonk tonight.... Namaste BL
Hey peeps! I wanna thank all of you who've signed the guest book, bought CD's and kept some faith. I'm still hosting the Bluesday Night Jam @ Joe's Honky Tonk, the friday Open Mic @ Java Jones, and at this moment, it looks like a couple more Elkhorn gigs are brewing....It's sunny and nippy here on the Oregon coast, and "false spring" is hypnotizing lotsa folks... I heard that term from an old timer when I was driving cab... she said two weeks every February it does this... Still in a holding pattern while our upcoming tour is being arranged. By the way, all of you who enjoy our music: Ya might just think about buying some CDs! If you let me know, I will fix you up. Thanks! Namaste' BL
Hello everyone - Let's once again gather our positive energies, and in whatever manners possible, send all our good to the victims and survivors of the earthquake in Chile. I'm going to post mine, in case you don't have your own way of doing this: God, please send my love and healing energies to our brothers and sisters, men, women, children and animals affected by the earthquake in Chile. Thank you. Amen. Namaste' BL
Hey gang! Let's do it again. The sessions last friday were fantastic. Mr. Super-Fantastic himself (David Ford) appeared, along with the dynamic showman Michael Carrillo, the amazing young talents of Alexius Harris, Bailey Ottercreek, Jared Gordon & more....Great food, coffee and people. See you there. Namaste' BL
It's BLUESDAY! See you at Joe's Honky Tonk! Namaste' BL p.s. Happy Birthday Mr. Bill Heckard
Hello everyone - Ever have one of those days when you HAD to take your guitar and go somewhere alone? Some pix on photo page. I worked a little more on one of my new songs: "One Step Closer". Then tonight met Garse at Joe's H.T. again and did some jammin' with my acoustic. Did some country. HA! Does that surprise you? Namaste BL
Hey Y'all - Got a short video up of Garse and Jared Gordon jammin' at the end of last nights open mic. Also I shoulda figgered someone like Dooley would put a real live blog on the blog page, I bet he was thinking all your tongues were tied. Sounds pretty kinky huh? Don't go down that road again. Who said that? ....Don't forget to boogie.... Namaste' BL
Hello again! Tonight reminded me of something I never really experienced: Like the peace-love folk-singer thing in the sixites coffee houses...Yeah it was that cool. Didn't see any beatniks, but folks of all ages attended, and singers from 10 years old to...welll...old as me! Mr. Charlie Freak - Michael Carrillo, Jared Gordon, Jeff Torrence, Alexius Harris & her friend Siandra, Tom...last name escapes me.. then a kid maybe seemed like nobody knew......last name is Ottercreek.....good singer! The room was full of good vibes. I'll get some pics up maybe tomorrow, and also videos if they came out good. Namaste' BL

     Ah-Right! I got my rock n roll duds on...(A TIE even) and headed north and thought I'd call Tomo to let him know I was coming for sure - Got to Hauser and found out the show was completely sold out, and there were no guest passes at all! Did a 180 and came back to the crows nest. I'll save my buck-bucks and rock another day.

     So I called Garse @ the Veterans Blues gig, and T-Bone Stone is there, so will hope to hear from him soon. He's the harmonica player that got us into Street Vibrations in 2006. The plot thickens....yes, folks, it's still rock n roll! Guess I'll work on some new songs....Got a few in the sprouting process...

     Last night Joe's Honky Tonk was witness to some good jamming as usual, and there was talk of a "Legends Of Elkhorn" show in the works....are there any bells out there left ringing? Stay tuned.



Hello again everyone - Like Tomo says: lovers and haters - I think I just did 9 gigs in 10 days, and I am staying in the crows nest, playing house today. Got some walls washed and some pictures and posters hung, yabbered with some friends on facebook, wrote down a to-do list before I even had coffee, and seem to be in some kind of grooooove... hefferdust fills the air as new life sprouts up! The fingertips on my left hand resemble frog fingers, as they should. I've just had a ball jammin' lately. All the different musicians and friends and fans have made my life rich. By the way, I expressed myself a little on the BLOG page here...Lemme know what you think, k? I hear Mr. Penny Brown and Donna King have had some pecking order summits, and Mr. Brown is getting to be quite the explorer outside. He had never seen the sugar pines or ponderosas, along with the new animals I am sure he is meeting, let alone the snow. Probably going where no cat has gone before. Last night I went down to Joe's Honky Tonk and got right in the middle of the first set, which was at a high-rollin boil. Yesterday morning I played acoustic for three hours at Java Jones, and serenaded some lovers. Didn't see any haters, cool. Today I touched base with Sam Densmore after a long time and we seem to be in very good harmony. FUCK DAY JOBS! Oh, my, such language! I got a video up - of Elkhorn playing at Hwy 101 Harley-Davidson last summer on my facebook page. Just call me digital Bob. (huh?) You folks have a wonderful day and to Sharon: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Namaste' BL
Last evenings open mic jam was a lot of fun. Accompanied by Shawna Griswold.... Michael Carrillo (cajon), Tony Callendrino (bongos) and Dave Ford (acoustic guitar) came early and joined me, and it seems every time gets better. The low-volume harmonies sounded so good to me. Thanks, my friends! Also, Jared Gordon graced us again with his good energy, and Joel....can't remember his last name, but....thanks. bro.... Tomorrow morning I will be performing for Valentines Day from 10am - 1pm @ Java Jones...... I'm taking a little time today to see what all I have neglected in the past week. I played 7 gigs in 7 days, and will do 3 more gigs this week. Think I'm gonna need some help keeping up with the reporting, updating, promo, booking and six-string brain feels like Fred Flintstone driving the Enterprise......Wiiiiillllmmmaaaaa!!?? (chuckle) BTW, all is well in the crows nest..... Namaste' BL
Hello everyone, and a special hello to those of you who got here from Facebook. I'm attempting to do what few computer-illiterate musicians have done. John Dooley and I looked like Fred and Barney today, trying to get him on there. Wiiiiiilmaaaa!!! Open the DOOR!!! Bam-Bam-Bam!! Anyway, I am heading up the coast to sit in with Paul Biondi this evening, and it will be a special night for me. Not only haven't I played with Paul for quite a while, BUT also Mike Anderson is going to be there! Now it's been a REALLY long time since I had the pleasure of pickin' with him. I am sure he SMOKES the guitar by now! I'll give you all a report sometime after. Namaste' BL p.s. Charlie Freak @ Rogers Zoo pics (from last night) are up!
Hey everyone! Rodgers was hoppin' tonight and Da Freak was hot. I filled in during a break with my acoustic & some help from Spike Vaughn. Got some pics, but will wait til tomorrow to get them up. By the way, facebook is rockin'! You should go check out the new video on my page! Namaste' BL
I went to Java Jones last night to drop off some posters for the new CD, and for my Valentines Day gig there, and Alexis Harris was playing. She's an amazingly talented ten year old singer/sonrwriter/guitarist. When she took a break, the folks all agreed I should play for them and I happened to have my guitar in my van.... I sang a few songs, then Jered (don't know his last name), a young long haired guy sat in with me for a few more blues tunes, and before the night was through, I had agreed to come back this morning and perform the lunch hour. Then Alexis got back up and I sneaked over to the front table and accompanied her some from the sidelines. We all had a great time.... So, I should quit typing and get ready. 10am-1pm. Good coffee, food and folks. Namaste' BL p.s. I am now a member of facebook
Tuesday is no longer tuesday in Coos Bay. We took a vote, and the Sheriff of Joe's Honky Tonk has permanently stricken tuesday from the calendar. The third day of the week shall be deemed Bluesday from this day forward. Thank you all for your attention. As you were. Namaste' BL - Host
Hello again everyone! Hope your weekend left you alive and well. I've been to Burney, California & back since friday. I delivered my big spolied orange cat Mr. Penny Brown to snow country, just south of Mt. Shasta, and he is in the caring hands of Donna King & Rob. You know the shed picture (album cover) from last fall? He's probably claimed the shed by now. Maybe not, it was kinda nippy down in "sunny" California, and the wood stoves are cookin'. I'll get you some pics up a little later. My computers time and date somehow got set a day ahead of real time, and I couldn't figure out why I couldn't get on the site. That was it. Thanks, Host Baby! I pulled back into town yesterday afternoon and was onstage an hour later. I was expecting to show you a video of me doing "Hungry, Cold And Blue", but the camera was not getting it. I'll try again sometime soon I hope. Meantime, Toyz, Phoenix and Charlie Freak rocked the house and got some buck-bucks together to send to our brothers and sisters in Haiti. Good job you guys! I also want to thank all the people who got silent with me and sent our prayers and energy to the people of Haiti. Bless you all, and a big thanks to Anthony and John Ambrosini for opening the room and welcoming all of us. We might not have it all together, but together we have it ALL. Namaste' BL p.s. It shouldn't be long before the new CD gets its final approval and is avaiable here, CD Baby, and worldwide! I'm thinking a few more days. Stay tuned.

     Hello everyone! Last night not only did I get to enjoy my regular jammin' @ Joe's Honky Tonk, but also was a guest of "Seeking Shelter" at the Blue Moon Open Mic Night earlier in the evening. These young guys including Jeff, the lead singer from "Lullaby" are really sounding good. They have two acoustic guitars, bass and conga, and did some original songs that I thought were pretty darned good. Check 'em out sometime. I'll see if I can get a couple new pics up for ya.

     And.....Garse invited me to come to the Green Spot this sunday and bring my acoustic and sing "Hungry, Cold And Blue". Sounds appropriate for a Haiti benefit, yeah? Details as they come. Charlie Freak is gonna be there, along with Toyz, and Phoenix.



     Hey gang! First off, thanks for your prayers & energy for those in need, specifically for Mike Worthen (The Unknown Blondes' Husband), and keep 'em going UP for Brian Smith, Bob Laird and Shawna, k? Thanks!

     Now, in a few days, the new CD will be available on CD Baby. We will have a direct link you can click to get there. You'll be able to buy the whole CD, cover art and all, download the complete CD, or individual songs AND write reviews! We hope you participate as much as you can. It's YOU who make the music possible. The fans and friends are the fuel, the life.

     I also want to mention what a ball I had @ Joe's Honky Tonk Jam on Sunday night. I was priveleged to do a set with the great BIGFOOT BLUES BAND. Who else do you know that does songs by Little Feat AND the Bee Gees? Ha! (pre-disco, that is) Rick & Angry Eddy & Dave Andrist were hot, too, and there were alot of jammers. Hope to see you tonight @ Joe's Honky Tonk. 9pm downbeat.

       My internet connection has been spotty, so I'm glad to be on right now. There are many cool things happening behind the scenes. For one, Mz. Dee and I were talking about joining forces for some touring dates. Whatcha think about that? You want Blues/Rock? Yeah? Anyway, this year we're going to see more of this amazing country and of course will be sharing it with you! Don't turn your back for long. Peace. Music. Love.

Namaste' BL

     Hello! Sitting in Java Jones updating the site. Internet at the crows nest is evading me. Last night I shuffled into Java Jones & right into the middle of a jam. 4 drummers & one guitar, so I evened the odds a little. I'll be here Valentines Day 10am to 1pm, sangin' some hopefully purdy songs..... Thanks for letting me sit in, folks! *PIX ON PHOTO PAGE

     Also, I sent some CDs to CD Baby that should be there very soon, so the new CD will be available 'round the world, and you'll be able to buy it from the link on this site, along with my other CDs. By the Way, if any of you want the whole enchilada, jewel case and all, lemme know. We'll take care of ya.

     AND.....Crawdaddy & Luanne: Great chatting with y'all! Will get your CD sent as soon as I can.


Namaste'    BL

     Hey peeps! Last night was a good one at the Speaks Brothers club. One of those where the music seemed like it just kept getting better and better. "Charging Barview" did a hot set around midnight, thanks Eddy & Patrick & all. Tony Callendrino graced us with his usual solid backbeat, and along with Sam Smith, Dave Andrist, Angry Eddy Speaks, Rick Speaks and myself, our "thang" got done to a "T". The two Chuck Berry encore songs "Reelin' And Rockin'" and Oh, Carol" left footprints in the tile dance floor, I'm betting. Maybe see you next Bluesday night.



Hello everyone! Hope you are doing well, because I'm going to ask you for some more prayers & positive energy for The Unknown Blondes' husband, Mike Worthen. The Mike Worthen that is still on this planet = Healing. We love you Mike and Jami. (*The Mike Worthen who's wings are on my guitar should be doing fine, I'm thinkin'.) Thank you all, and while you've got your mojos working, ya might shoot some juju towards Brian Smith, and Shawna, too. I'll get you some pics from last saturday night soon..... Namaste' BL
Hey gang! Got some pix up from Shawna's Survival Jam, (finally)..... Due to circumstances, I'm not heading north as planned today, but Dem Old Elks will be kickin' up some sod this saturday! Rawk! Let's keep sending prayers to our brothers and sisters in Haiti. Thanks. Namaste' Schmonson
All right now. It's time to get our energy together again. Everyone of us who has anything positive to give, whether it be prayers, wishes, thoughts, dreams, or rubbin' your mojos: Brian Smith needs us. Send healing to him and his liver now. He's in Portland, and when he makes it 4 more months, he's in the clear. Thanks. Namaste' BL
Hey Yooo Alllll.... Just talked with Mz.Dee & she got the HC&B discs and maybe it'll get some airplay in Oakland & the S.F. Bay area! Won't that be somethin! Got some "way to rock!" texts from Randy O. (wherever he is) so, we'll hopefully get some official reviews soon.... This next friday, I'll be up in Seattle, maybe with Yorgy & Sven, to see Studebaker John's show at the Hwy99 club, then saturday the 16th back to Coos Bay for the big 50 year birthday gig for some friends of ours. Then the end of this month, back in Seattle to hook up with Mz.Dee, and check out Lee Oscars show friday, the 29th; and Robby Laws' show the 30th. *I met Robby at Portland Recording Studios, come to find out he's friends with Dee. Connect the dots. Can't wait to hear her sing again. It's been too long. AALLSSOO.....psssssst! can ya keep a secret? naw, I can't either: Mz.Dee is giggin' with Etta James' guitarist Bobby Murray this weekend down in the S.F. area somewhere...very cool...very cool...In the meantime, back in Ohio...... Mr. Dooley is keeping just above freezing, and working his ol' magic again. You folks are in for some treats this year. I'm just sure of it. Talk again soon, ok? Namaste' BL p.s. Hey Garse did ya get there from here?
Hey now! It's Bluesday, and the Tioga is still holding us up after all these years. Come on up and tell your own story. Ain't nobody else can. Namaste' BL
Hey people! I got some pix and videos up from the New Years Eve gig. The vids are dark, I know, but you can see enough to know we're alive and kickin' anyway. It was one of those nights where everything seemed to line up and flow like magic. My guitar even fed back perfectly when I layed it on the floor at midnight for the ceremonies. Click links on Homepage. Then, Shawna's survival party on saturday reaffirmed the spirit of the new decade. Sooo many local musicians, such good food and a lotta love. I think Garse played with about 4-5 bands, and sang his little pea-pickin' heart out. Bigfoot, Stone Soup, Black Halo, Charlie Freak, and Mr. Entertainment Rick Speaks all together rocked the house good. I even saw Rob Allison from Silverhawk. You could look in any corner of the Broadway Rock Hall, and for every 6 people, there was 5 musicians from 3-4 different bands. That is togetherness! I got a bunch of pix, but haven't had time to get them on the site yet. Soon I will. As the energy from the last couple of weeks morphs into a forward motion for the new decade, many things are sprouting up for me. Good things. Gigs. Travel. A new production company. New equipment, songs and paths to walk. Plans to see and meet more of America. This month I might be flying to the east for a look-see. Intertwined with a big birthday gig here in Coos Bay on the 16th, and a couple of nights in Seattle, the 15th & 28th, to hook up respectively with Studebaker John and Mz.Dee @ the Hwy 99 Club. Much more coming, folks. God bless us all. Oh, and some pix from the Crows Nest also on deck, and don't forget there is now a blog page here if you feel like sharing. Namaste' BL
Hey gang - The Broadway Rock Hall was full-o-spirit tonight, and full-o-peeps, and full-o-musicians! Got to get my picture-poster woikin' Ah-Knowsit.... But for now...ummm....z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z....x(-_-)x..... Namaste' BL
Hey gang! (Hey Crawdaddy, Luanne!) Last night was so magical for me, and it seemed most of the crowd at Rick & Barbs Homestead were feeling the same. Barry & Bonnie Joyce! Roy (Bronson) & Sue Young! Dear friends we hadn't seen in too long.....Dem Ol' Elks hoofin' heavily.... Will get some rest and put some pics & videos up soon. Thanks to all you folks keepin' the faith. Namaste' BL
And poof goes the year! God bless the ones who survived, and We Shall Rock! After midnight tonight, it's ALL HEFFERDUST! That's what this world needs. The Hefferdust, the whole hefferdust, and other than that, only a whole lotta Love! Dem ol' Elks will be a-ruttin' tonight @ The Homestead! See you tonight or next year. Namaste' BL
Hello peoples! We might be getting older, but..... WE AINT DONE YET! (I really wanna thank Mr. Lloyd Jones for that line!) Only two gigs I know of this week: Tonight at Joe's Jonky Tonk; New Years Eve @ Rick & Barbs' Homestead Bar & Grill; Hope you all are keepin' your chins up, and reelin' in the years. Now, I think I just started a blog page. Look for it, and maybe see you there...somewhere... Namaste' BL
If you believe in the Fates, then it was the Fates. If you believe in Jesus, then it was Him. At any rate, your favorite ol' swedes will be stirrin' up some rock n roll stew tonight at Joe's Honky Tonk. I'm thinkin' just natural forces are bringing us together. The most gracious Mr. Rick Speaks invited us to rut around most anyway we want, and that's a brother. Thanks again Rick, and maybe see you folks there. Namaste BL
Happy Birthday, Jesus!
Hey Y'all! (that means all of you) I worked out my bass guitar muscles last night, with Garse and Rick and Skeeter and Darren, (the residentially marginalized guy from Chicago); Also graced by an appearance from Ol What's Her Name, and got some good jammin' goin....Due to Angry Eddy's trip to Las Vegas with his kid, Rick hired me to play bass again tonight, this saturday night, next tuesday, and maybe wednesday, too. NOW...that brings up the distinct possibility that: psssssst! [Elkhorn] could be present and rockin' @ Joe's Honky Tonk this saturday night....ssshhhhh! Don't tell anyone! I also want to take this opportunity to thank Anita (I should have put you in the somewhere to rest my pointed little head entry) and the entire Sisneros clan for being part of my life, I haven't heard from you all for awhile, so I hope you're well and having a good holiday season. I'll come clean on this: Some folks remember everything, except to include their email address..haha!! Namaste' BL PEE. ESS. Don't forget ELKHORN EXPRESS WILL BE ROCKIN' AT THE HOMESTEAD BAR AND GRILL NEW YEARS EVE!!
Hello everyone! I happen to be one of God's very grateful children right now, and although my gratitude list isn't quite as long as Santa's gift list, it's only cuz I don't know as many folks as he does, (I'm guessing). So, I better get started: First off, some folks I haven't mentioned without whom I may have not had a place to lay my pointed little head: AJ Osborne, Shirley Aguirre, Penny Oss, Bill Jansen, Sharon Jensen, John Dooley, Merle Moody, Sam Clausen, Joe McCarthy, Mike & Chrissy Gross, Mike & Geri Dooley, Alvin Berryhill, Lisa Peck, Bret Hilsabeck, Nancy McIntosh & Rick, Rick Hensyel, and come to think of it, Bill Leslie. I also want to thank the folks who keep signing the guest book here. Hearing from all kinds of good people really makes me me. Jami, Shawna, Garse, Dave & Molly, Rick & angry Ed, Sam Smith, Skeeter, Android, more and more souls.....I just can't name them all here now.....thanks for the positive energy, Sally Brown, Rachell and the rest of the family: I love you all, you know it. The spirit lives, and sometimes my mustard seed seems so tiny, I want you to know you keep me connected to what's really important: Love. Friends. Family. Music. Sharing. Giving. Allowing your gramma to give you money if it makes her feels better! Buying the homeless guitar player food and cigs... Merry Christmas! For now.... Namaste' BL

     Hey everyone - OK, I have been working on photo page and got it headed the right direction....Fred Flintstone strikes again...

     The only gigs for me for this month and so far in January are: Bluesday Nights @ Joe's Honky Tonk; New Years Eve @ The Homestead; A big birthday party @ The Eagles Club in Coos Bay in January; Looks like we'rew going to add another year to our history.....Glad to see you could make it!



Hey gang - I'm not going to explain the headline. Those of you who know, already know, and those of you who don't will be just fine. The only thing I ever promise is what Jeanne Carpriola uses for her motto: "Everything's Gonna Be Alright", but I will tell you there are things going on that are looking up and hooking up and booking up and cooking up something like Emeril in the kitchen. Hey, that might be a good name for....for....NAW!!! Let's stick with "Hungry, Cold And Blue"....ok we will. I do want to thank a few more peeps while I'm here. Rex Johnston (Portland Recording Studio); Randy Oxford (Google him and see what I'm talking about); Studebaker John (same); Orange Jefferson; Steve Coates; Sharon Jensen; Errick Lewis; Dennis, Tony, Ginger and Allen, John & Trish, Penny & Penny & Donna King. Love you all. 



p.s. You know I would tell you more if I could, don't ya? 

     Man, I know now why my dad used to say "I can't keep up with all you kids!" First off, congratulations Amber and Alden Peterson on your new baby girl, and thanks for sending the pic! She's beautiful. Her birthday was the 13th and I missed it. And, while I was missing her birthday, I had also forgotten two more of my favorite girls: Allison Longero and her sister Rachell Winchell: Happy birthday to you both. 

     Happy holidays to everyone!



     OK...I was gonna "p.s." this, but lets put it in front: Details-schmetails, send Shawna, (Ol' What's Her Name) Prayers, Positive Energy, Good Thoughts, or however you do your thang. Garse, Shawna: we all love you and are with you.

     Hey gang! Hope you are doing well and staying out of the cold. If you're in Coos Bay, the Green Spot is open and has cots and hot soup and cookies for those in need. It's located at 2nd & Anderson. Thanks John, Anthony, Richard and all. You guys rock!

     Check this out: I called Mister Orange Jefferson today, and he told me there's an open mic night @ Antone's in Austin, and he lit 'em up good recently. I know he did. He does that. Thats what he does. Oh, I said that....and got word from Studebaker John's PR dept, and we're clear to send them a disc. They wanna know when we will be in Chicago. Hmmmm... Randy Oxford got the discs we sent him and I hope we can jam again sometime. To every one of you guys: Yo! Y'all Rock! Jami, Jered, Skylar, AJ, thanks for the checking-in.... OH, I talked with Charlie, and he's doing fine, and says heyo to you all! Dooley, guess what Charlie had, too....Yup. He's better now and says hello.

     Keep it warm, folks. Will check in a little more when I get hooked up proper. (This message being sent from The Green Spot)

Namaste' BL

p.s. Can you imagine all these guys jamming together?????

Hey gang! Tonight we're going to hit 'em in the solar plexus for our good friend, Jeff Bull. We love you man. Happy birthday! * I sneaked a little video from the studio in on Homepage.... Namaste' BL

     Good morning everyone, and good morning my chilly friends in the colder places. Be careful if you are outside, and keep your lil patooties warm! I can only imagine what it's like in Hanna, Wyoming. Are you reading this, Mike?

    You might wonder what my nephew and Tom Waites have in common: It's both their birthdays! Happy birthday to you both. Alden and Amber are expecting a baby very soon, and I wish the very best to you three. There will be a brand new Elkhorn Express CD waiting for you at the TNT market, and one for Bitt, too. Hope you enjoy it. Jami, Mike and Janet: Yours will be in the mail today.

     Another note: I see there is an option for a blog page on this site, so if I get time and the digital spirits are with me, I'll see if I can get it up and running. *another episode of Fred Flintstone, Starship Captain?  

p.s. The Bikes For Tykes benefit @ The Green Spot was a big success, thank you to all involved, and thanks to Rock N Roll Roy Gorman, Dave Ford, Anthony & John Chambers for sitting in with us, and John Chamberlin & Brian Bryan: Good job, guys. It was nothing but fun. Also, hello to Sami, Toni, Tiana & Mark! We love you all. 



P.S.S. Happy birthday to Pam Bate!! 

     I want to take this time and space to wish my mother and sister happy birthdays.

Janet Lovell: Happy birthday! I love you even though we haven't talked in a few years. Hope you have a good one, and hello to the whole Lovell clan! I love you all.

Marie Lindstrom: Granny, I hope you can read this: I love you so much. You are the best friend I ever had, and there will never be another you. I hope you are having a good time up there, or wherever it is, and I will see you again someday. We can chop wood and burn brush and drink coffee until it runs out our ears. Hello Dad. I love you, too. Just thought you might like to hear it again.

     Now folks, let's get ready to Rock N Roll tomorrow at the Green Spot! One for the know the rest! Namaste' BL

Hey folks! How ya been? Good to see you again. Yeah, I'm doing pretty good, thanks. Garse? Yeah, he's good too. Yorgy? Yah, boys, good. Well, we're playing this saturday at the Green Spot. G spot, yeah. It's for Bikes For Tykes. Walt & Sandy @ Coos Cycle do it every year. We start at seven. Yep, Elkhorn. Rock N Roll Roy's supposed to sing a couple, and another special guest. I'll let you guess. There's another band, too I think. John Chamberlin's band. It'll be a gas. Maybe see you there. Yeah, we'll be doing the new songs. You like it? Good, good. Ok, later. Take care. Namaste' Schmo
Really good jammin' at the Speaks Bro's bar last night. As of this moment, that's also the only outlet for our new CD. My brodder Yorgy says: Yah, boys! It kicks svedish ass, yah! Oh, I got the new "Along For The Ride" loaded on music page. Just click your little clicker. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving. Namaste' BL oohhh! Happy Birthday Joshua Longero! Hope you are doing well, my friend. I have a CD with your name on it. Maybe I'll catch Tiff and give it to her for ya?
It's a sunny day here in Oregon, and I'm heading out into the world with a few brand-new "Hungry, Cold And Blue" CDs, written and performed by..........the infamous ELKHORN EXPRESS. Yep, Yorgy, Sven and Oly are at it again. That on it's own is enough to cause gratitude for me! Tonight it's another fun night for me: Bluesday. @ Joe's Honky Tonk. Downtown Coos Bay, Tioga Hotel, 2nd floor. (So you people who insist on making my phone ring at 5:25am and don't talk can meet me in person if you prefer) Starts at 9pm. Come on down. Namaste' BL p.s. The song files on the music page have not been updated yet. Did you know one of my new alias' is Mr. Spare Time ?
BUMPA-DA-BUM-BUMP-BADA-BUMP-BUM-BUMP-BUM-BAAAA!!! It wasn't easy catching up on 4 years of technology in 50 days, after living under the bridge for so long, I heard some guy say, then screaming with what seemed like...(Joy?) "The CEE DEE IS DONE!!!!"" I figgered he was crazy! I'll have to watch out for those kind of people a little better, ya think? Namaste' BEE ELL
I gotta mention my good friend Joe McCarthy. He's stoked. Last sunday night, DK Stewart and company, the band Joe plays with regularly, who are no slouches themselves, were graced with some really cool guests at the Crystal Ballroom, in Portland. Lloyd Jones. Curtis Salgado. Joe Torres, (Joe Cockers' conga player @ Woodstock). Not sure who all else was there, but I'm thinking that was plenty. Here's a cheer for Joe McCarthy, and his continued success. You deserve this, my friend. Ready for the blues? I hope so, because they are always ready for you. I'm sitting back in my hideout in Coos Bay, ready for tonight's BLUESDAY NIGHT JAM at Joe's Honky Tonk. Hope to see you there! Now, as far as the new CD goes, I will be getting the artwork and etceteras prepared, and it won't be long, folks. Let's RAWK! p.s. Just added another gig on calendar: The Green Spot December 5! Namaste' BL
Hello everyone - And a very special birthday wish for my son, Jason Humphrey. I love you and I am very proud of you. Just put the ball in the hole, son. And another special birthday wish to Adrian Jensen, my friend Sharon's son. Keep up the good work guys. I want to wish Shawna (ol what's her name) a speedy healing recovery from her little side trip, and the same to John Dooley, who is recovering from the swine flu. Yesterday's "last' mixing session was taken over by digital gremlins. After thursday's great productions which resulted in 8 of the 11 tracks being finished, as well as two of the last three songs on friday, the system froze up a couple times on the very last song, and we decided to wait till monday morning to wrap up the mixing and mastering. Today, me and my brodder Yorgy drove up to Castle Rock, WA and picked up the remainder of my belongings left there from our 2006 - 2007 tour. Along with Sam Clausens 1964 Zildjian cymbal that I borrowed three years ago. Thanks to Ted Moline bigtime. Thanks to John Dooley and Trish and her dad, too. I read a sort of proverb that stated "A Rolling Stone gathers no moss, but leaves behind a trail of broken stuff". Ya think? Namaste' BL
Hello everyone - Me and my trusty old van are heading off into the night again. North to Portland. Will be at my brodder Yorgy's for a few days anyway, while I'm working at Rex's. This business of Rock N Roll often leads me into areas where I can't really say what day or how long, or even where I will be. BUT, I will get the CD done, and I will be @ Joe's Honky Tonk on Bluesday Night. See you on the road, or when I get back, or front, or somewhere. Thanks to everyone who has, is and/or will support this music, and the causes and reasons represented therein. I'll do my best. Namaste' BL
Hebebbees! I got some new song files (still rough), lyrics and a cool little flash player up. That makes it so you can listen to the music while you cruise around the site. I'm headed to ORCoast Music to return the P.A. Then except Bluesday Nights @ Joe's HT, I'm not booked until New Years Eve. (Homestead) Sooo....My main order of business is back in the studio. I'll head to Portland later this week. What you say? GITRDONE?? OKOK, I hear that. Copy. Got a text from Mike Carrillo yesterday, met up with him and Ol what's her name at Puerta Vallarta for some mexican grits. Turns out it was Tony Calandrino's birthday dinner! Family, bebbees and all. Happy Birthday Tony! Check you all soon - Namaste' BL p.s. Mcfarlins ROCKED saturday night too! -Got some pics for ya soon

Awright. It's like 2:30 am and I am beat and reasonably happy! Well, a little more than that, k? Melanie and the crew and people at Mcfarlins welcomed and received us with so much love, it was really great. We'll be there again for sure. Well tonight. See? I'm all dingy. haha! Anyway, Mister Carrillo lead me and my brodder Yorgy straight from Mcfarlins to Joe's Honky Tonk, and we did a HOT set...the Coos Bay crowd was right in the middle of us, and them Speaks boys just jacked everybody way up where they belong. I'm thinkin' they're shoe-ins for the next inductees as permanent and forever members of The Coos County Rolling Museum Of Natural History...what do ya say about that? Let's ROCKKK!

Man, I better hit the hay...Namaste'


Bandon, here we come! HoooooooooooOOOOOOOooooooo!

     Hey everyone - I guess I'm not really up to date on everything, but if you hadn't heard, Norton Buffalo passed away friday, Oct 30 from a short bout with cancer. Here's to one of the greats. If you all feel so inclined, let's send some positive energy and prayers to his wife Lisa and his kids and loved ones, k?  Thanks.

     I'm getting a later start today, mainly because Joe's Honky Tonk suddenly became quite popular this morning around 1:30am. The jam went on until Rick had to close up. And folks, bear with me awhile, I just haven't been able to take many pics!  

     I talked with Rex at Portland Recording awhile ago and we're devising a plan for finishing the new CD. I should be back there in about a week.




Just seeing the grin on Rick Speak's face inspires me. Being a sort of compulsive, and curious about the words to "Red House", I went online and bumped right into a Jimi Hendrix video. Now, needless to say, I am ready for the Blues Jam! Lets lay 'em down, people.



Hello all you curious Rock N Rollers! Whatcha been up to? Really? That's great to hear! Who me? Oh, just doin' some gigs and grouping up my ducks, stuff like that. Well, Elkhorn has been kickin' some butt up 'round Saragosee. Yeah, The Homestead. Joe's Honky Tonk. Walts' Pourhouse. I've been hosting the Bluesday Night Jam @ The Tioga for while, you oughta come check it out. Some really good players have been showing up. Guys from Seattle and all over. You should really hear the Speaks brothers. Them guys kick ass. When Rick gets on that pedal steel look out! Garse has been showin' up and you know he's at the top of his game. Sam Smith, too and he's really sounding great these days. A guy named Skeeter, too. He's a dam good picker. And Bob Alexander and his KID. His kids' smokin'. Dave Andrist? Yeah, and he's kickin' too. Nancy McIntosh has been there, Cecelia, that harmonica player I told you about, and the girls from the Hot Tamales, man it's been great. Huh? Oh yeah, thanks! Maybe I'll see you there. Walts? Oh yeah they're hoppin'! Lotsa younger folks, like 20's & 30's crowd. Yeah, my son showed up last week. I don't get to see him a lot. Yeah, when I announced I was Jason Humphrey's dad, THEN everyone knew who I was. Haha! Huh? Yeah, the Homestead, too. I love those old wooden dance floors. We're playing there again on New Years Eve. Yeah, Elkhorn. It'll be fun. Halloween was a gas. No, I forgot to have someone take pictures dammit. I got some more recent pics I'll put up on the website. Yeah, from Portland recording Studio and Joe's Honky Tonk, etc. Well I did get one of me and Yorgy and my kid at Walts, and one of the crew at the Homestead.  We're learning to operate our new recorder, and well ya know I always kinda lose my mind when I'm playing music anyway. Oh really? Ya think? Well, I may be getting older, but I aint done yet. Maybe see ya Bluesday night.



P.S.S.S.S.T! OK-got another song file up. "Along For The Ride" is on music page. Remember, it's still a rough mix. Got some more work to do on it. But ain't that bass player and drummer great?? Peace!

Hello peeps! Well, another 600+ miles and I'm back in Coos Bay. Got in yesterday and went over to The Autumn House & cavorted with the band: Garse, John Chamberlain, Byran Brian and Bob Alexander, along with Toni, Pam and Amy and some ghosts and goblins. Didn't see the Mummy Chicken yet, though. Do you think he will come out this year? Maybe at the Homestead?? Be wary! Anyway, hope to see you tonight @ Rick & Barbs Homestead Bar & Grill. Lets make that old wooden dance floor bounce!

Oh, I gotta let you know that "Charlie Freak" knocked 'em dead at the Casino in Florence the other night. Ya might wanna check out their Myspace page... Good job guys!

Now, as far as the new Bobby Lindstrom & Elkhorn CD: It will be a couple more weeks before release. Our promo stuff wound up in California, so I did a "180" and instead of heading north to Portland Recording Sudio, I had to go the other way and pick up parts of our manufacturing gear. Gotta get the promo ahead of the band, right? So, now I'll just hang here for a couple weeks and rock! Then with the help of my ever-loving brodder Yorgy, I'll get after finishing the CD. Thanks to A.J. for taking care of things, and Happy Birthday tomorrow to A.J.!

Like my good friend Joe McCarthy has been known to say: "It's a beautiful day for jacking up the super-structure of a small ship" and indeed it is.



p.s. I'll get some more new song clips up soon I HOPE!


.....for a quick revamp on our promo stuff. California here I come! 

I just heard from Randy Oxford and he's going to write a review for the new CD. If some of of you folks haven't heard him check it out soon! 

Hey Crawdaddy! Great to hear from you! Man, things are happening fast...Y'all take care and don't forget to BOOGIE!



p.s. last night was gooood...Thanks to all you guys!

And that should get us THERE from HERE. I'm sitting here in an anonymous motel room rebuilding our website and I think I see something shiny...looks like a can hear the sound! There's some BAD Honky-Tonkers really layin' it down! We've heard it all for years, so start spreadin' the news! We got room on the floor, so come on baby shake somethin' LOOSE! It's Bluesday! See you at Joe's Honky Tonk! And now for the rest of the story: My plans for going north thursday got trumped by my new plans for heading south. Good thing I got a lot of practice at this stuff. They don't call me Mr. Picnic for nothing! Some "big-time" promoters are crying for some promo and the path of least resistance will lead me back to California for some designing, manufacturing, assemblage and re-programming of my former main office equpiment. It's so beautiful up there. I'll keep you all posted along the way. Finally, be sure and check out the music page and hear some of our new tracks. More will be revealed soon. Gotta get to Joe's! Namaste' BL

Hey! Is it Saturday already? Like...the 24th of October? Wow, no kidding? It's not that I'm unaware of time going by, it's just I see I haven't made an entry here since the 15th, and I have no reason. Well, other than I have been obsessing on getting the new CD done, and that's obviously not going to happen in the 2-week period that started the 1st of the month or I would have CDs in my hot little hands. But, I really like hosting the Bluesday Night Blues Jam @ Joe's Honky Tonk, so I had been driving back and forth between Coos Bay and Portland every week. This week, I had the idea in my head that I could still meet my self-devised time frame, and took Tuesday night off from the jam and did a bunch of mixing and dubbing, etc. A strange thing happened. It was my first overdose of digital song files entering my brain. I lost my perspective and it took awhile to recognize I was exhausted. Two days later, the music sounded really good again. This has got to be the reason good musicians know when to apply REST between the notes, ya think?Maybe I'll put a sample song file up so you can hear it....Would you like that? I will wait for a response, just in case anyone is actually reading this.

So now I am back in Coos Bay for a while. After last nights' late session with Rex Johnston and Steve Coates in which we got new vocal tracks on Mad X and Mystery Girl, and some new guitar licks too, (and by the way the CD is coming along FINE at it's own pace, thank you), I drove here and couldn't help walking into Joe's Honky Tonk, guitar in hand, where the talented and gracious Speaks brothers welcomed me onstage for a couple sets. Tonight...Wild Elks Stomp Rump @ Walts Pourhouse! See you there?

Namaste' BL 

p.s. it's 3:40 I wont see anyone before noon...peace!


Hey everyone! Another couple of days and the new CD will be done. Then a few more days after that, and it will be ready for YOU! You know how obsessive us obsessive types can be don't ya? Guess thats what it takes to get stuff done, tho. I gotta keep thanking everyone that has helped...TY-TY-TY-TY-TY-TY-THANK-YOU!!!!! Bedtime. Namaste' Schmo Uh, the Headline says....check it page...more to come, too!
Yeah babe! This old rocker's hittin' the door again...then the highway..then the JAM! I'm really looking forward to it. Last week the players that showed up were all aces, and the clientele was a full house. Yeah, thats it. See you soon. Namaste' BL

After 4 days in Portland Recording Studio, I'm sittin' here at Bill's in Oregon City, catching up with my PR and figuring out this new equipment. "Fred Flintstone Drives The USS Enterprise" .......Garse and Ol' Whats 'er name came up last night and we finished tracking the drums, and they're headed back down the coast....Luke Carrillo graced our session; Yorgi's underground today; He nailed the bass tracks last night, and now after a trip to Coos Bay for the BLUESDAY night jam, we'll get the finals touches on for the "Hungry, Cold And Blue" CD. *It's "Waiting For The Bus" songs electrified, plus a couple new ones....If you want one or two or three, let me know and I can set it up. 



*There's a little video preview on the Homepage if you missed it on the way here.....

Lets keep this straight. Music cannot and never will be owned by anyone. Music is NOT a competetive sport. Music can exist and actually come through people that do not have perky little nipples and cute button noses. It can also come through people who do not arrogantly spew their own greatness. In your face. (heh-heh) Namaste' BL p.s. I've been runnin' like a head with my chicken cut off, recording our new CD. I'm thinking it's gonna be good....
Hey peeps! Got a few pics from Rex Johnstons Portland Recording Studio UP. I'm headed back tomorrow (Monday) for some more tracking. Bill might be there after he gets off work, too. Garse is back on the coast I'm thinkin' and will hopefully see him at the Tuesday Bluesday Jam @ Joe's Honky Tonk! Great job, Garse! You RAWK my brodder! It's sleepy Time Time in Oregon City. G'night Y'all! Namaste' BL http//
Yeah, babe! Dem old elks are a sittin' at Yorgis near midnight on saturday after a FULL days trackin' @ Rex Johnston's Portland Recording Studio. Yesterday at the last minute group conscience led us there. What a pleasure! Right now, I gotta admit I'm most every kind of tired, and I'm gonna act accordingly. Garse laid 8 great drum tracks today, which put our project dead on schedule. Check this out, though: A pair of Ringo Starr's drumsticks from the Beatles Seattle perfomance hangs preciously on Rex's wall inside a glass-covered picture of the fab four. Is that cool? HMMMM??? I just wanted to hold them for a minute....BUT I took a pic or two and will show you as soon as I get to it, AND Yorgi's camera has a video of us at the Harley gig that looks darned good. Coming soon. Folks, thanks for checkin' in with us. We love you. It's time for the sandman to do his stuff.....Talk soon. Tomorrow will be a day off recording, then more on monday. Namaste' Yorgi, Sven, Oly
Hey Garse! Hows things in Coquille? Still @ Bills. Went thru all the songs today. We've decided to apply elk rules to the sessions. Do you know of any? Namaste' Schmonson and Nonson
Hey! HEY! Heh heh heh....What the hecks been goin' ON? Round Hyar? The Good news is very good. That's what! More to come sooooon... Namaste' BL MC BJ SV JM JP JP SJ AO JA
Hey everyone - After sitting in with the Speaks Bros and Dave Andrist last night, they offered me the host job every tuesday (bluesday) and it sounded good to me! Whadaya think? Oh come all Ye la la la laaaa laaaa....LETS RRROOOCCCKKKKK! Namaste' BL p.s. Thanks guys! It was a true pleasure to play music with you all. Rick, Ed, Dave: keep up the good work, eh?
It was raining this morning pretty good, and I had very little intention for playing acoustic in this weather...but... I went downtown and the computers at the library were full....then I ran right into John Gretzinger and we broke out our guitars had a good session. Only got slightly damp a couple times. Renee, Rick Hoffine, Phil Clausen and as always, Tie Dye Jerry and Sharon (Threads That Bind) and the sweet lady who makes the fish tacos...and bacon-wrapped smoked tunaaaaaaa........made this a music-laden phat boy day. Looking forward to this weekend. Ready, willing and able. Talk soon eh? Namaste' BL Oh, yeah and the bread guy too. Thanks for the food!
...............that there's naturally going to be some CD release gigs....guess I should tell ya more: The songs of "Waiting For The Bus" and some new ones, too will be recorded by none other than the Schmedgendery ELKHORN EXPRESS sometime very soon. Like Oct 2-3-4 probably. In Steve Coates kitchen in Portland. Vids probable. Guests probable. Fun for dang sure! Therefore - By the time we play Walts Pourhouse, The Homestead and'll be for sale. Those of you who wanna get your orders in ahead of time, let me know. Tonight I'm meetin' Garse and Cecelia and Nancy @ Mingus Park. Heard theres a blues band playin'. Tomorrow I'm gonna hit the Coos Bay Farmers Market and hone up these callouses. Hope all is well with you all. "Y'all" too... Namaste BL
Aw-right! Last night's three long sets was what I've been waiting for. After all the farmers markets and coffee houses and playing my acoustic for a couple months, my Les Paul was like driving a Cadillac on fire. Sven and Yorgi were pushin' it good, too. Ferron Crutchfield, Jay Williams, Loren, Jean, Anne & Maggie Yoakam and the rest of our long time fans soaked up the music as they always have, but now, the younger generation of Coquille knows who Elkhorn is. Thanks to Sam Clausen and Ryan for puttin' me up, and the Oregon Giant green beans, homegrown tomatoes, etc. I'm heading over to John Kings now and congratulate him for beating his cancer! I'll check back when I can, gang. Gotta Rock. Namaste' BL
Hey everyone - Margarette & me went to a meeting and made some new friends last night in Burney. Cool. Royce, Frank & cant quite remember his wifes name...sorry..; Sue, Bo; Jeanette, Mike, Gwen, Matt...and two more... Also, special thanks to Jeremy for the listening and critique. Glad your kid likes the music. Those little ones are the best judges. I cleaned up a little early this morning around the shed. The roof is done. Gonna load up some CDs and guitars and hit the proverbial sometimes magical sometimes hard and unforgiving road. Hello to Rick in Caldwell. Tony: Healing be yours! We all love ya. Joe McCarthy: Did you talk to your friend about making an appearance at the "Coates In The Kitchen" sessions? Good! John & Trish & Jami: Will get something to you soon. Sven - Yorgi - See you soon. Allrightythen. Lets ROCK! Namaste' BL p.s. Frank & Matt - Gimme a call and I'll help you find some good places for ATV in Coos County.
.....Nancy McIntosh; Mz Harmonica; Lisa Peck; Bret Hilsabeck; Dexter; Perry & Tammy & all our friends from the Brushy Creek Inn; Alvin Berryhill; Terry, Pam & Nicholas MacMahon; Sean & Judy & everyone at Juniors Bar & Grill in Round Rock, Tx; Did I mention Cooper & Charlie?; Mike & Geri Dooley & Johns son Mike & family; Ernie & Herman & all the folks from Naches; The Country Rock folks; (The old cowboy: "You never know where its coming from.") Andrea; .....and what was the girls NAME that wrote "Bobby Banjuitar..?"; Mike & Chrissy Gross; Rick Hensyel & Michelle & Bob our boss; Joshua Longero & all his girls & critters: Sally Brown, Alison, Rachael & Orion, Tiffany, Gramma & Grampa Bate; Bugs, Bubbalou, Binks, Gramma cat, Kobe and all the others in the clan; Granny Lindstrom; Chris McKenzie; Stephen Diggle & family; Dave Ford; Fred Corbett; Phil Banry; Wanda Weathers; Steve & Judy Reik; Merle & Candace (Kansas); T-Bone Stone; Stu Blank; Frank Hayhurst & Zone Music; Bryan Hurt; Man, this is somethin' aint it? To be continued.... Namaste' BL
Hello folks. I think he said SUNDAY 12-12:30am @ Albertsons parking lot in Springfield, Oregon, someone broke into Paul Biondi's car and stole a flute and two saxophones. The curved suprano sax is a 1928 model of which there are only about 30 in the whole world. There is a $1000 reward per instrument. Contact the Springfield Police Department (541) 726-3714), or let me know here and I will contact Paul. Any clues will be greatly appreciated. Paul will not press charges, but instead we will get help for this person. They need it. Thanks. Namaste'
Greetings ladies, gentlemen, and the rest of you, too! There's good things a-goin' on 'round here. Just for the record, I'll give you a brief (or maybe not so brief) synopsis of the changes and forward motion we are experiencing. When I say "we" I'm referring to myself of course, and also the wonderful friends and fans that have been stepping up in response to our musics' recent calls for help and mutual honoration. Collectively these folks' contributions have some things in common either spiritually, emotionally, financially and/or through simple loving hospitality, and there are more than I can mention using this site as a medium. It's beyond my humble abilities to describe it, but I think they are kinda like angels. With that said, here are some obvious stand-outs: Shirley Aguirre; Penny Oss; Penny Brown; Bubba-Lou Brown; A.J. Osborne; Rob Johnston; Cindy Miller; Bill Jansen; Mike Carrillo; Luke Carrillo; Jason Humphrey; Steve Coates; Joe McCarthy; Tommy Kimm; Sam Clausen; Bill Harsh; Dave Smith; Sharon Laird-Jensen; Jami Arata; The late Stu Blank; John Pundt; D.K. Stewart; Peter Dammon; Paul Weddle; Brian Hurt; The late Max Jones; The late Patty Draper & family; Doug Patterson; Anne & Maggie & Gramma Yoakum & family; Keith Jones; Dori Lavell & family; Marty & Linda McDonald; C.W. Schwartz; David Cooper; John Dooley; This list will probably always be incomplete, but I think I'll just continue it as we go along, k? There's a new CD coming. It's going to be the songs from "Waiting For The Bus" (electric; plus some new tunes) And folks guess what...It sure looks like the musicians I've been searching for were right in front of my eyes the whole time...Bill Jansen and Mike Carrillo..ain't that poetic justice.....ELKHORN.....hmmm? There's very likely going to be a new tour also. Either and with a band, or me solo. Probably both. *refer to principle contained in "Paint The Moon". John Dooley has suggested the tour be "Hungry Cold & Blue". That's one of the new songs, and do ya think the subject of the homeless should be addressed by us all? Comments are very welcome. Other news: I got some new black Chuck Taylors! AND, my Les Paul is hitting on all cylinders again.
Bookin' it up, down, all around.....(Check Calendar) First, I want to thank the 69ers for inducting the members of Fairfax into their class. Our attendance was not good back then. Love you all. Todays Farmers Market me and Garse produced more new sounds from old farts....and you thought WHAT? P.S. I tried to get the picture show from Joe McCarthy up, but it wont load to the website.....thanks for the great pics anyway, Joe. Love ya man. It might behoove you all to be paying attention if you wanna share some of the music thats floating around. By the way, Charlie Freak is also on the loose! Watch it!'s somethin' like: myspace/charliefreak check 'em out. Namaste' BL
Awright! Gonna be some rockin' goin' on....Check Calendar, folks! Headin' to the Blackberry Festival right now. Namaste' BL p.s. Gotta say somethin' 'bout some of our friends: Mike Carrillo is a great frontman. With Darren, Tony, Bill and Earl pumpin' "Charlie Freak" , these guys are a kick to watch AND a joy to hear. Good job guys. I'm thinkin' we'll be hearing more from them. Dont forget to BOOGIE, "Y'all" .......ohhh Hey Bret! Did ya get home to Texas? Did ya enjoy the Oregon Coast? It was great seeing you, my friend.
Mister Carrillo and "El Cajon" were rockin! Not to mention John Salizar AND Bob the Dog, AND Bret Hilsabeck! Woah! *John and Bobs' face to face mutual howling earned us what very well could be the first complaint ever for being too loud armed only with acoustic instruments. But what a kick! ALMOST everyone loved it. Our elk feathers remain unruffled, and I want to thank all the vendors for being such sweethearts, and all our friends and fans who received their very own Elkhorn Express CDs. Gary Prow, Ramesh, the ladies from Unity By The Bay, Java Jones, Sharon (again) from "Threads That Bind"...Cindy Miller...lets do it again sometime, k? Namaste' BL p.s. Oh, check out the pic of me that Joe sent. Kool. Thanks Joe!
Hey everybody! I just "finnegaled" two pics to the website from the library computer. Pretty good for a guitar-player, huh Garse! Also, I just visited Dory. She's got some footage of some Elkhorn parties (after they moved to town). Should be quite good and probably moments of embarrassment, and many other moments ya think?? I remember one...(sorta) that had Henry Vestine playing with us...hmmm...I'll do what I can folks. Tomorrow: Wednesday Farmers Market Coos Bay! I'll have Elkhorn CD's available. Come and get 'em! Namaste' BL
Awright! I got into Coos Bay what, Tuesday night? Played Coos Bay Farmers Market Wed. :John Gretzinger, Terry Holiday & daughter, Kayla, Miriam Jansen, Marko & Julie, Jerry...lotsa folks! And..oyster sammiches... Thursday: Coquille Farmers Market: Fresh brown eggs, smoked tuna...mmmmmmm! Friday: Java Jones Coffee House Saturday: Java Jones, Charleston Seafood Fest. (BRET HILSABECK, who along with Lisa Peck put up with Cooper, me and Garse the whole time we were in Texas) Jeff Bull, Dave & Carolyn Hubbell, Marta & mom, Echo & family, Elaine or Eileen...dam, i sure have trouble with that gals NAME! (I love you!!), Dale Innskeep, Fred Corbett, Dave Ford, Tom Beckstrom, Shawna, Garse, Bob the dog, Daisy the dog...oh man..lotsa peeps! And...Sunday Laverne Park: Coquille High School 1969 Class reunion AND Fairfax Ascention reunion blew everything else away....Not to take anything from all the aforementioned gigs, BUT what a...a...ummm...MAN! what a trip! Thanks to George & crew from ORCoast Music, Jeff Merineau, Chuckie's Blue Moon Wobblers, Bill Heckard & crew, tooooooo many people to mention without forgetting...but: Whitewater Wally Walberg...Linda Markum... Sam Clausen won the Fairfax MVP award...oh gosh..Phil, Chris, Eve Clausens...more? Sonny our old mailman...more more more!!! I also stopped at Bobby Kennedy's campaign managers' place on the way back over the hill...George, Nelly Miguel I love you all...What a day. I'm still grinnin' OKOK...Next up is doin' some booking. Along with the Funfest weekend, it sounds like Gerald Marca (Marca Electric - Shenango fame) is going to get Elkhorn Express into Tadds in, the 11-12 of September...will let you know for sure. Also, got a call from AJ in CA...she sold out of Elkhorn CDs yesterday....what the heck is goin' on? Looks like its TIME TO RAAWWWWKKK! smile...I'll check in again soon. P.S. You folks with the cameras puh-leease send me some pics! *sign guest book & leave your email* I know there are a lot of smiles on a lot of good faces still.. Namaste' BL P.S.S. Those of you who want to buy a copy of the "Elkhorn Express LIVE w/Paul Biondi 2001 recorded at Lloyds" should get on it. They are going FAST. heh heh heh.... P.S.S.S. My Les Paul is getting it's 2,000,000,000,000,000,000 mile check-up...wait til you hear how good it sounds with BOTH pickups working! Thanks George Hoggett
Hey everyone! Today I'm heading north, back to Coos Bay. Got a bunch of CDs loaded up and will have them available during my serenade at the Wednesday Farmers Market. Including the new release of "Elkhorn LIVE with Paul Biondi". I've invited Garse and some other friends to sit in acoustically, so will see. This sunday I'm really excited about. Sunday @ Laverne Park around 2pm...Deja Vu? Vuja De? FAIRFAX ASCENTION? Yeah, buddy. Namaste' BL
Mother Nature hit Northern CA last night wetly. Firefighters progress.... Namaste'
Hey gang! It's another beautiful morning in Burney. Well, if you can look at forest fires as a natural thing, that is. It's been kind of difficult to get a good report on them from the workers, but one guy told me this morning they are gaining a little. Yesterday we could almost see the flames from one fire as a giant plume of smoke became visible to the north of us, and was headed to the south and east according to my compass, but it seems to have been beaten back today. We're all rootin' for the firefighters. Namaste' BL
Hey everyone! I made it back to Burney through a cloud of smoke from the fires here in northern California. One is 15 miles from us. There are firefighters from as far away as Bakersfield and all over, probably from Oregon, too. I'm not sure. They've set up a supply station at the Burney Elementary School which is right across the street from AJ & Robs where I'm staying, so there's a lot of activity here. I'm getting more CDs made, and will be heading back to Coos Bay soon. Cindy Miller is helping me and I'll be playing acoustic at the wednesday farmers Market in Coos Bay on the 12th and maybe again on the 19th...actually they run it through October, so just look around and you might find me. Mister Michael Carrillo has been gigging alot with several bands around there, and as always, I'm hoping to hook up with "The Garse" again. *Check "Charlie Freak" on Myspace*. It sounds like The Elkhorn Express will be doing the Funfest again this year, so I'll try and keep you informed. In the meantime, Fairfax Lives! For those of you old enough to remember, I know some of the memories could be faded, so on August 16th @ 2pm in Laverne Park, you will be refreshed. Big thanks to all involved, especially Bill Harsh who got us the rehearsal space at Star Of Hope in Empire. I cant say enough about these old friends of mine in Fairfax. It started the very first time I took LSD. Me and Dave Sheldon. Black Flats. (dave told me: "remember, if we get too high, just drink a lot of really strong black coffee") Well of course that didn't work....anyway, we went to see Fairfax rehearsing for the after game dance at North Bend High Multipurpose room. "Hooked On A Feeling" pretty much says it. The black and white tile floor was almost impossible to navigate, as the black ones stuck up several feet higher than the white ones, but I made it to the stage where Sam, Bill, Dave and Joe were working their magic, responding to Joes request for me to play In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida on the bass so he could go out and listen from the front. The neck of the bass melted in my hand. Just thought you might like to know. We dropped again the next night and nothing happened. hmmmm...
Awright! Tomorrow the old boyz will be drumming up the spirit of Fairfax.....and wait til you guys hear the new song...Jami, I will play it for ya on the phone if you call...(Hungry, Cold & Blue) heheh.... Namaste' BL
Awright, this road is a dern good one so far. Luke Carrillo decided Elkhorn was the band for this deal. Folks, this was a perfect day and night. I'm thinkin' the dance floor sunk into the ground a couple inches during the festivities. What a great group of people! The wedding and party found Cooper Spur Resort chuck full of Coos Bay peeps, Marshfield graduates mostly. Yorgis' camera batteries gave out, so these pics (Photo Page) are chumming more from all of you who were snapping and filming, k? Email yours to The Elkhorn Band wishes the very best to the newlyweds, and much thanks to everyone involved...killer gig. I'm sittin' at Bill Jansens computer, monday morning, Garse and me headed back to Coos Bay today. Last night (sunday) We did a set at The Trails End Saloon and it was HOT more ways than one. P.S. I'm also putting up some pics from few months ago at The Green Spot.
Hey everyone! (thats still here)..... I've been recharging my some CDs HOT..gonna cool off some and then do my Portland gigs...looking fwd to seeing Yorgi, ..Steve Coates...Joe...Garse...Shawna...not to mention my friends in Coos Bay...So long from Burney...Happy Trails...Schmo Namaste' p.s. It's TIME TO ROCK, JAMI!!!
Hey gang! Just a shot to you all to let you know I'll be back online soon. Peace. Namaste' BL
Alright folks - There's LOTS of things changing quite rapidly for me. *Details at eleven*.....Right now, I'm gonna do what Stu would do and go get me another Choco other words, I will be offline and probably away from this site for a spell. I know, I know. I'll be back as soon as I can. Maybe from the library, but for the next few days or a some movin' to do. Love ya! Namaste' BL p.s. Happy trails til then..da-da, da-dum, da-da....
Good morning sunshine! I'm headed over to Nancy's this morning, then to beautiful downtown Empire to sit in with Kayla at the Clamboree. Noon to 12:45. Main stage is somewhere near Sterling Bank.....Namaste' BL
Hello everybody! I'm in the process of changing towers, Mac 2 Mac, and I can't at this point post comments, but The Unknown Blonde texted me yesterday and told me there is a tribute page for the late great Stu Blank. Stu and me and Trey Longstreth, Mz Dee, Yarda, and Joel Berlinger played together in California in the 80's. (The Buix) That's a feather in my hat still. Stu is a big part of why I keep on rockin' to this day. He passed away a couple-3 years ago, I heard, I guess when I was out on the road. Stu was one of the best musicians I have ever come in contact with. Kicked your ass. Period. If any of you want to check it out, and those of you who knew him, go here: MySpace/Stublank There's some video of some gig he was playing at, I'm guessing maybe a benefit for him before he died. I'm not sure, but one of the guitarists is Steve Miller. At this point I am sending late condolences to his wife and family. I really really really really really loved, appreciated and DUG whatever Stu did. He's still the greatest, and very inspirational for me. We are all blessed to have had him in our lives. Thanks, Stu. Your brother always, Bobby Guitar Lindstrom P.S. Happy Birthdays to Gogi Lobato and Karol Wegner!
OK: Here's the official "As I See It" semi-local music news for the day: Um, let's see, I'll have to abbreviate to get it all in, besides, I haven't been paying attention alot, and it all just seems to whiz by, so here goes: Toyz @ The; Charlie Fre; Mr. Wiz @; H. Stew appearing; N.Fall; GregAldrichat; Sopie, too!; Trower@The Gspot; Ambus-Mil; Big F; Black Ha! And ALL of this right here in the Coos Bay area! How about that, folks! BL Namaste'
Congradulations and blessings. Sunday was a heapin' helpin' of good time & people & music. Wishing all the very best for Dave & Carolyn, and great meeting all you folks. Maybe see you in Santa Rosa or Michigan. [Nicco Tyson called the day before, (a fresh graduate from college in Cali - congrats!) and asked if I was playin' anywhere. Yep. Nicco's sporting hair nowadays, and as always, looked and played wonderfully. He says Thiago misses us. Hey Thiago & all you folks from Brazil!] Anyway, I gotta get my butt to work, so might write later. Namaste' BL
Just glancing back. June 7, 2006 was the day we left Coos Bay headed for....OZ? Hello to Mike & Chris Gross. Hey - You never can tell whats gonna be next, can ya? (wink) Love to all - BL Namaste' I'm thinkin' we woke up in a rest area just south of Portland the first morning. Remember guys?
Such a curious thing this life is, the people and places and animal friends all coming and going all the time. I'm beginning to understand why Granny was such a good rider. Just keep driving and she's completely happy simply watching the scenery go by. Drive as long as you want, as far as you want to go, doesn't matter. You can talk or not talk. Doesn't matter. Now is a time that I could be all worked up and worried about giving up Murray. I'm not. I have got a new place to live and am determining just what and when the "bank" is going to try and do. I simply can't afford it, and I will have more time and money, less stress, and make more music. That seems to be the best thing for me to do. I want to say hello, Namaste' and thanks to all my friends and fans throughout the years fears and tears for lending their ears, hearts and selves to help each other along this strange road. Last monday we had a service for Patty (Cole) Draper at the Eagles in Coos Bay, and it was sweet sadness and joy for everyone as far as I could see. The feelings poured out from everywhere and I believe Patty was right there with us. We all loved her very much. On another note, here's something Joe McCarthy sent me. Check it out if you feel so inclined: there is a strange recording you might listen to in this blog. Its from a gig I did two weeks ago with an interesting guy named David Vest. Scroll down to My Trip To Outer Space and then go down until you get to a link called, "here's what it sounded like". Improvising some nasty tonic..... *I'm playing at Dave Hubbells wedding on sunday the 14th. He's a buddy of Crawdaddys. Cool! OK gang - I'm off to see the wizard? Will be in touch. Namaste' BL Oh...I want to say thanks to Deano for checking in, and let you critics know that any of the guest book entries go through me, and whatever is said isn't always my opinion, but this is America and I try to honor our principles.
Spike says that should be another song...but he hears songs all the time...anyway, it's time to park the bus, and take a couple of doses of humbility. Could be the economy, could be God's will, could be that actually I am simply a steel orb in a giant pinball game...In the 80's when I was hangin' around Rich Kurch (John Lee Hooker's guitarist), they both lived in small trailers in Palo Alto, and I couldn't believe the great bluesman wasn't rich and livin' high on the hog, but thats the way the things go sometimes. I am learning. Or, as Michele Lundeen might say: That's the blues, baby! Anyway, I am going to be much happier not fighting the money game and most likely will be playing alot more music soon. Priorities. I got me and Penny Brown a nice inexpensive place and Bubba Loo got so crazy I had to let her out this morning, and she hasn't come back yet. She always did like the great outdoors. I hope you are all hangin' in there and will talk to you when I get this computer back online again, probably in a few days. Namaste' BL
I am sad to have to tell you that Patty Draper (Cole) passed away in the wee hours this morning. She's in no pain now. God Bless her family and loved ones. We will miss you. One of the really good ones. This woman was always above and beyond the call of beauty. Thanks for gracing our lives. Namaste' BL
I want to thank all those who have served our country in the military. My guitar wears to this day the wings of Mike Worthen, and that's where they will stay. I couldn't thank Mike on this level today, so I called another veteran and thanked him. I don't believe in war. However, I feel we should support our brothers and sisters. While I'm at it, thanks to our mothers and fathers too. If you feel moved, call someone you love and let them know you appreciate them. I'm back in the Taxi today. Hope your Memorial Day weekend was great. Thanks to the Bigfoot Blues Band for letting me sit in saturday night. Namaste' BL
Hey everyone - Me and Spike pushed it. The Elkhorn energy. Well, maybe it was dragging us along at times, but nevertheless! Thanks to all who were there and made my debut a success....Namaste' BL
Concentratin' on aimin' at drawin' a bead on headin' for pointin' right at the BLUE MOON tomorrow night! You fellas play 'em purdy! I sleep. Namaste' BL
OK! This Friday night, 9pm, I'm gonna be playin' The MOON...acoustic...lets ROCK! I'm suspecting guests..... p.s. John Fauver DJ will be sharing the 5 hour night with me...the crowd dictates... Namaste' p.s.s. Ambush will be at the Moon saturday, and both nights this weekend Bigfoot will be at Wanda's...probly more than all this goin' on, but ya gotta sniff around fer yersef.... BL BULLETIN:::::: Yorgi! My brodder...GIMME A CALL...YOUR NUMBERS BEEN TAKEN OVER BY SOME WOMAN!
Tell me wha'D I say? I can see it, feel it, taste it, smell it, hear It? OK- without going to far out on a limb, "things" in my life are about to make another door close, and as always, another door opens. After the 1st of next month, I may not be checking in with you all ("Y'all") for a spell, but I ain't sure, so this is all the further out on this limb I'm goin' for today: Me and Murray may be parting ways. "nuff said" Hope some of you got to see charley freak this weekend, as well as DK Stewart Band ...depending on where you're at... "Try and judge me only by my time and changes, not mistaken words before I've said any..." Thanks, Leon! We love you man. Namaste' Schmo
OK, yeah I shoulda mentioned it earlier but yeah - Tonight. 8pm. The Green Spot. Yeah! Namaste'
Happy birt day to yoo!! Hey everyone! Garse is gettin' older!! Love you man!
I just have to try and put it into words. To all of our mothers: You are the most humbling and inspirational creatures I can think of. I don't think us men could ever fully realize the love you have. I hope you are having a wonderful day, and if you don't get a pat on the back from someone, here it is: (pat,pat) Thank you for gracing our lives. Namaste' BL
OK, i heard thru the grapevine...sorta....that Garse is front-manning a new band. "Charley Freak" I was told (which is also a Steely Dan song) is their name. Yeah! Hide the children. Darren, Earl, Tony and there someone else, too? Anyway, while I was Fairfaxing, these guys were up to something....anybody got comments? (Charlie?) Let's HAVE 'ER.... Namaste' BL
"Well she's stoned" said the swede, and the moon calf agreed....
I just want to thank everyone involved for making the Fairfax Reunion Rehearsal as good as it was. There's some good pics coming when everyone gets back home. Too much to try and explain at this point. Simply a great feeling. Now, as usual I am changing roles from a rock n roller to a cab Namaste' BL
It's after 8am. My laundry is almost done. My temporary referee job between my two cats is over for now. Just turned my phone on and anticipating a wonderfully trippy weekend. Sam Clausen, Bill Harsh, Dave Smith, Tom Kimm, Joe McCarthy and myself - Together. In one place. Wow. Not to mention Wally Walberg is in town with his trombone. This is gonna be good! I can't reveal our location for obvious reasons, but for today, Fairfax lives. Will report again soon. Namaste' BL
Hey gang - I just saw Rick and Eddy Speaks loading music equipment into the Tioga. They leased the old Pirates Den for a year. Rick said they got tired of Las Vegas (can you do that?) and came home. They're planning on having music 8 days a week. I grabbed an old guitar out of a shopping cart and played "Cant Pee Like A Puppy" for them. There's gonna be some rockin' goin' on. More's my bedtime. 7:37pm. G'night Namaste' BL
Hello everyone! Hope you're well, and if you're not then remember what Granny used to say: "This, too shall pass". I feel like chatting a bit if you don't mind. It's sunday morning and I'm glad to be in ol' Coos Bay. Me and Penny Brown and Mz Bubbalou are gonna kick back a bit today. I got some pics from last sunday. It's a Fairfax reunion that's happening. Inspired and driven and true-to-form by the amazing Joe McCarthy. If the name Fairfax doesn't ring a bell for you, it's the band I was in before Elkhorn. As a matter of fact I was only about (15?) years old and living at my dads truck shop for the summer when Sam Clausen and Joe "kidnapped" me, well, heisted me outta there in the back of a pickup driven by Joe Elam. We were gonna have the best dam rock n roll band ever......and we had to get started... A lotta water has gone under the bridge since then, but last sunday when we re-ignited the music, it all came back and another rehearsal is scheduled for May 2-3. Bill Harsh and Tommy Kimm are on deck for that one, and I hear maybe Dave Smith, too. (He's the original bassist for Fairfax). So, check the photo page and don't worry cuz music has no age....and here it comes again. Thanks for lettin' me share. Love ya - Namaste' BL
Namaste' Still smiling from last weekend....go check out Thanks Joe. BL
From the world of Arbe's RV Park, if my cats could have joined me in the music - via my little plumbing job - to another freedom - the perfect escape vehicle for the night - music.... [Phil (dancing!) and Sam & the rest of the Clausens; Greg & Polly; Bob; Nancy (the bar manager) Ann; Anthony; Molly; Bonnie; Don; So many good old friends! Thanks to the band for letting me sit in: DK Stewart; Peter Damman; Don Campbell; Corey Burden (subbing for Carlton Jackson); Special thanks to Joe McCarthy.] - then they probably wouldnt be so impatient waiting for monday when I can get their flea medicine, and it's against the rules to let them out of the bus.... I wouldnt have to try to explain to them WHY I have to leave and they get no relief yet. Thank God for the music. Namaste' BL P.S. If you get the chance, GO SEE THESE GUYS
Hey gang! OK - In the presumption of a Fairfax Ascention reunion, me and Joe and Sam are meeting tomorrow in Coaledo for a rehearsal. Tommy Kimm and Bill Harsh are on standby..details as they come. Tonight I MIGHT head down to the infamous Bandon Barn. There's a new facility there, I guess Sams been working on it, and one of the bands Joe graces (DK Stewart??) is playing the grand opening @ 8pm. p.s. Did ya figure out whos all in the pics on photo page? One is LLoyd Jones. No more hints for now. Namaste' BL
I love you very much. So does Penny Brown and MIZZ Bubba-Lou Brown. I missed Tiffany's 21st on April 1st so: Happy birthday Tiff, and yesterday which I thought was the 9th for some reason, Happy birthday Dex. Namaste' BL
Yeah. I'll be acoustickin' today with Nancy McIntosh settin' in and who knows who else...12pm to 2pm...It's a benefit for "Coats For Kids". Probably BBQ and from the looks of the weather right now, outside giggin'. Not sure what else is going on around town, as usual. What's new? Namaste' BL
I made it to jam with some pretty good players friday, a couple of young horn players that I tried to remember their names. Stacy. And...Joe?? Anyway, thanks Kayla! Last night Big Brother And The Holding Company brought out a mass of peeps to The G Spot...I'll sleep more later. Of all the folks I knew that were there, Bill Heckard surprised me most. Big hug. Love you man. Gotta get to work. Namaste' BL *check out the websites
Hey everyone - Your guest book entries will go directly onto the site now; Also, everyone who has tried to email me knows I have not been keeping up. Solution: If you want to email me, use this address: Thanks! p.s. I'm headed to Wanda's after my meeting tonight, around 9 or 10 to jam with Bigfoot. Maybe see ya there? Namaste' BL
Rock! I had the pleasure of meeting this Great Band on saturday night @ The music started at Reggae, and went UP from there. I was inspired. Not many bands do that for me. Thank you all. Check them out. Namaste' BL p.s. Thanks for the pool lesson, Mauricio.
Hey gang! How's my hair look? Yep, me and Bubba are in our new home. Well, it looks just the same to her, and the trip freaked her out pretty good, but I know she's here somewhere, cuz I can hear her. That's it for today. Just thought I'd check in with you all. I know how you worry about me...? Namaste' BL
All right. Me and Bubba are crankin' Murray up today. Movin' cross town. Our reaction was caused by a quite official letter I received, telling me that it's illegal to live in a residential area inside the city limits in an RV. OK. Rock N Roll it is! My next words here will come from Arbe's RV Park, one of my old haunts. Thank God they had a space. Talk again soon k? Namaste' BL
Also, i heard there's some guy named Schmonson playing and .....oh, what the.....Anyway, SATURDAY night, Bigfoot downbeat at 9pm; Lindstrom downbeat a couple hours later.....and everybody's got somethin' to hide, 'cept for me and my monkey....comeoncomeoncomeoncomeoncomeoncomeoncomeoncomeoncomeon!! Namaste' BL Nancy McIntosh and John Ambrosini have started another good thing. I went downtown yesterday and did a set with Garse, Bill Berrian, Dave Ford, Ms Harmonica, George, Vince, and umm...well yeah, more good players... Downbeat is 3pm on sundays. Nancy got some video and I hope to have some up here soon. Thanks to all who showed up to support our mother, The Blues. Namaste' BL
Yeah! Went to The "G" Spot (HA!) , and noticed on the calendar that I'm giggin' there on March 7th with the very good and very honorable Bigfoot Blues Band featuring Danny Mack, sooo...I thought I'd better accept Garse's invite to jam with them tonight. And we did. Meanwhile, The Green Spot was RAWKIN Hard with Floater, Quandry and Glitch...I'll tell ya folks, this place is HOT. So get your buns there, and the rest of you will follow! Namaste' BL
Yorgi, Sven & Ole bullsnortin' and hoofclompin. Where were Y'all when that BIG rock hit the planet? Don't matter much, cuz we'll be back on the 27th. I did get a really good surprise, though. It just so happens that Trey Longstreth was the bass player for Two Leg Lucy! Those of you who have followed me for awhile know him. I dont know what to say but it was great seeing him and hearing those guys. McConnel-guitar; Smurf-drums; Check them out if you ever get the chance. cuz they ROCK. Also I wanna thank Big Sherl for his appearance. p.s. Keep your ears open for something new....hint: The Coos Bay Area Rock And Roll Society!
Lots of details left out and lots of fond memories are flooding back into me and Bubba's minds as we re-bond. Sally got her into a cage and I picked the lil rascal up and brought her to her new home. Murray. We're doing well. Thought you all might like to know. Looking forward to tomorrow night! Rock And Roll. Namaste' BL *If you wanna see a pic of Bubba, go to the very first group of photos on the photo page. I think it's called "Home/Misc.
Hey. Dave Ford won't be able to make it friday, but Darren Sherley will be doing a guest appearance. The Coos County Rolling Museum Of Natural History will be on display. As it is. Get it? Get it. Namaste' BL
Love my coffee. Love my tea. Love my woman but she dont love me. *Pine Top Perkins Hope all my friends and fans are hangin' in there in these tough times. Could get worse. Could always get worse...but I'm thinkin' it'll get mo bettah. I didn't get to the guestbook entries this week, so if you signed it, you gotta wait. Notes: Lullaby will be on the bill along with Two Leg Lucy and of course Elkhorn for Friday the 13th @ The Green Spot, where a bar has been added and all ages are still welcome. They've also been serving lunch, and I bet it's good. Me and Penny Brown are hangin' in there, and we send our love...meow..prrrrr..... and..just put in a call to Dave Ford to see if he's free to join us Elks this coming friday. Will let you know. Namaste' BL
Elkhorn Express @ The Green Spot, following "Two Leg Lucy". Doors open at 7pm. YEAH! There's a bar in the back of the place now..... Namaste' BL
Garse is up in Eugene playin' with Coop...Some stuff goin' on down at The Green Spot: Keenan's workin there...Sounds like maybe I'll be playin' next weekend...but tonight Ms Harmonica, Nancy, me and some other folks were jammin' with Kayla @ Java Jones...Woulda told ya ahead of time if I had known...but right now it's one step at a time for me, and alotta peeps really....keep on truckin! Namaste' BL
Evenin'. Just got back from the little coffee shop in the Empire district of Coos Bay, and the jammin' was good. Kayla was wonderful as always, and me & George Hoggett were pretty good, (I think), but the surprise for me was Trevor Berrian, an 18 year old singer/songwriter/guitarist, whom sounds like he's on a really good track. His dad was there and very proud, I'm sure. Kudos to the other two guys who performed, but can't seem to remember your names...hmmm...Oh, Rocky Raccoon was there for a bit also...all in all, good peeps, good grits. Thanks, Laurie. Maybe see you again soon... Namaste' BL
Hey everyone! OK, I know alot of us are having hard times, but it doesn't usually take long to find someone who is in worse shape than us. Help them if you can. God bless. Namaste' BL
Hey peeps! Howdya get this far? Yeah, I know. Same as me. Well, here's to a better year than we ever had. Hmmm...but, I'll take just an OK year, how about you? Congrats on getting to this point. Namaste' I was Joe-public last night until I saw a poster in Albertsons for Java Jones. Kayla Covine was hosting and she let me play for awhile, then George, Earl, Kayla, Antonio (bongos) and me did some fun jamming acoustically....maybe head back down there this next weekend...thanks...peace... BL p.s. Thanks for keeping the site alive, Jami, Lisa and everyone.
To everyone! Let there be peace. See you next year. Thanks for being part of my life. Namaste' BL
Love the blind and wounded like you would yourself, and the businessmen themselves collecting pennies. Judge their wealth by coins that they give away, not the ones that keep themselves from spending. Never grow impatient with someone who loves you. It might be yourself that you're burning. Listen closely to his song and watch his eyes. He might be The Prince of Peace returning.* *Leon Russell Namaste' BL
Hey gang! Thought I'd just say hello for those of you who are still with me here. I know I haven't been keep up much with my site updates, etc. But guess what? The site is still here, you're still here, I'm still here and there's no limit to what we can do together! So, here's a few positive words to give you the idea of what I'm trying to say... I was blessed today to be invited to play guitar and sing at Unity By The Bay. Not a church I am told, but a spiritual learning center. *short story: In the year 1932 my mother, Marie Christine Lindstrom (Frey) and her graduating class from North Bend High School all signed a document which was put in a safe box and placed INSIDE one of the cornerstones of what is now Unity By The Bay. I was vibin' around there this morning, trying to fugure out which corner it might be. I'm thinkin' her spirit, along with Sky St. John's spirit, and quite a few others could be hovering around during the services there....yeah, yeah, I'm a dreamer, blah blah. But I think that's pretty cool. I also got alot of hugs today, and one of them was quite special. I sang "Paint The Moon" & "Prince Of Peace" and got to "lead" the Millineum Prayer, which meant I got to improvise and sing anything I wanted like Sky gave me permission to do. I feel better now. Thanks for letting me share. Merry Christmas. This could be all you're gonna get from me this year. But the rent's paid, the bed's made, and the garbage is out....Those things I am grateful for...Peace. Please. Thank you. Namaste' BL
Yep, dernit. Not sure of the details at this time (as usual for me) I want to thank John Pundt for the good times we have had, and I'm sure the energy will resurface again before too long. Peace. BL p.s. I'm also not sure now about New Years Eve.....things sure change fast don't they....
Happy Birthday, Allison, Rachell. Can't remember which is the 12th and which is the 13th...also to Shirley, the 16th. Tonight and the next two fridays...I'm @ Stray Katz Lounge. Let it storm. Come on in out of the rain & cold! Namaste' BL
OK, I hope to see you sometime before the end of the year. Check the calendar page for details, k. Yeah, Garse and me got NOT up @ New Riders Gig....
Just couldn't let this day go by without saying happy birthday to Granny (my mom), and happy birthday to my sister Janet, (yesterday) Granny was my best friend ever. Namaste' BL
OK, I just hooked up this gig. Acoustic solo 9-12 THIS FRIDAY NIGHT. Rock N Roll!
Yep! Garse & me are doing an acoustic set on the front side! This next saturday night, December 6. Details in The World Newspaper, except we arent mentioned cuz I just found out a couple hours ago....but check out some of these "pioneers" of space and time and music that I would like to honor as our big brothers... Maybe see you there! ~peace~ BL
Well, folks, thats about what I have to say. To all those I love and all those who love me: Namaste'! Joshua, I love you buddy. Have a great birthday. I will be working, so will see ya when I see ya. BL
Spike called me today and said there was an ad in the paper for "friends of Nubs" jam and gathering today at Lakeshore Lodge. By the time you read this there will be about 20 minutes left of the scheduled gig. Hope you all have a great time. I finally got Penny Brown back. He's getting used to the place I hope. He only has to run about 5 blocks to return from where he came.... I think he will be fine.... Namaste' BL p.s. Sally: Did you read where the unknown blonde is wanting to get in touch with ya?
@ The Green Spot! Yorgi-Sven-Ole......will be opening...details as they come....hope you are all doing OK and better. It's my bedtime again...sweet dreams...G'night Love, Schmonson Namaste'
Happy birthday to my son Jason. Keep up the good work and don't forget to do what yer ol' dad told ya: Put the ball IN the hole! Today a bunch of us celebrated the life of one of my dearest friends and big brother, Nubs Courtwright. We will miss you. Thanks to everyone who attended. Namaste'. BL
OK - I'm back and got moved last weekend! One of my best friends passed last week. Nubs Courtwright. Shit. Keep On Rockin. This weekend at Stray Katz and Osprey Point...details on calendar...g'' BL
Hey gang! Hope you are all OK. One thing I learned one the road is how underestimated that term really is. If you are OK, that's SUPERFANTASTIC! I was sitting here sorta blue-ish (Josh) and got a message left last night from guess who. Tammy from Snuffy's in Hutto, Texas! Yep, she loves us. They love us, and we love them. Tammy, Perry, John, Arthur, on and on...ALL the people from Texas who soooo lovingly adopted us in 2007. Tammy's having a birthday (50!) in two years, and the ONLY band she wants is The Bobby Lindstrom Band (Los Crazios Hombres), so Coop, Garse - Plan on it. We sure can't refuse an offer like that can we? Thanks, Tammy. That message made me feel so OK. Namaste' BL
Tina Humphrey passed a few days ago, about a week I think. She is out of pain now. Please help me in sending our combined healing and comforting energy and prayers to our son Jason, and his sisters Leah and Echo, and also to the rest of her family, friends and loved ones. Once again those of us left will need to step up another level in trying to be better people, as Tina's energy will be missed. Thank you all. Namaste' BL
Greetings! How have you been? Good to see you again, my friends. Yeah, it's been awhile I know. I've not directed much attention to this website, hopefully for good reasons, i.e. I might be movin' cross town. Actually just out of town to a beautiful little house in the country, complete with Murray AND it sounds like Penny Brown and Ms. Bubba-Lou will be joining me. How can an RV freak like me do that? We'll see. It's not 100% confirmed yet, but very close. Could you hear the first guitar sound from the Woodstock soundtrack when you read the headline? Henry? A couple more weekends off gig-wise should be in order, and I will let you all know how its coming, k? Love. Namaste' BL
Yep, it was just FINE. Last saturday afternoon me and Shirley (my new buddy) found our way to the Old Charleston school and it was rockin'! Good food, folks, music and weather. Garse & Shawna, Dave Ford, Knute, Jim, (THE Tuna Guys) * Bitt was at home for the "Burning Mom" festivities I hear...Shannon Lucas was busy as heck cuz everyone appreciated her efforts in organizing the thing....Perry, from Shannons band accompanied me on Cajon..Cameron, Greg & Polly, Libby Harrison & Tom Beckstrom and on and on....very cool to rub elbows with all these folks again. Not sure what went on after I left but me and Garse and Pancho and Darren and Earl was jammin' at Stray Cats while some of the local girls entertained us from the dance floor...woooo! Anyway, thought I'd check in while I had the chance.... Namaste' BL
Hey now! Ya didn't think we had run out of tables, did ya? Nope, yer safe. Got plenty 'o tables so we don't have to make dinner on top of YOU. OK- you can tell my mood... I guess it might be cuz last week I saw the "Flying A" Texaco flag that was at Elkhorn Ranch, on Hash Hill- where the people who had already been searched were sent during the "BIG' bust arranged by Tony Zarbano. Yep, I know where it is, folks. Bring back some memories? OK- this saturday at 3:30 to 4:15 I am playing acoustic (solo?) at a benefit in Charleytown. Maybe see ya there. Namaste' Schmo
Hey gang! It's a beautiful day on the Oregon coast. Not much goin' on around here, they say, but plenty enough for me. Sittin' here, just me and Murray. I went downtown yesterday, put a chincy ten bucks worth of gas in the Merc, and went to the library and did my email stuff, so your guestbook entries from the last couple weeks are up now. Thanks for the input. I am actually honored to have people like the Crawdaddys, the Garses, Jamis, Lisas, Brets and the rest of you communicating here. I, like many of us, am still learning just who the heck I am and what we're all doin'. I know that I sometimes get chosen to be a transmitter for music, and so I try my best to be at least OK, alive and well for those times. Happy birthday Jami. I hear a crow outside. They have followed me from Grannys, I'm sure. Autumn is here, winter is coming, "in my life I love you more" See? Even now John Lennon is with us. I am in this mood because I was checking the stats from this site, and when I got to all the different countries that are viewing, I just had to share them with you all. (Y'all) Here's a partial list from this month: Germany; Russian Federation; Moldova, Republic of; Brazil; Japan; Mexico; Argentina; United Kingdom; Educational (edu); China; Non-Profit Organization (org); Australia; Lithuania; Saudi Arabia; Finland; Ukraine; France; India; Bulgaria; Latvia; US Government (gov); Jordan; Italy; Netherlands; Taiwan; Czech Republic; Business (biz); Estonia; Norway; Hungary; Canada; Korea (South); United States; Belgium; Colombia; Pakistan; Poland; Sweden; Romania; Seychelles; Slovenia; Denmark; Spain; Greece; Turkey; Hong Kong; Thailand; Tonga; Tuvalu; Philippines; South Africa; Old style Arpanet (arpa); Austria; Belarus; Switzerland; Europe Region; Honduras; Ireland; Israel; Slovak Republic; United Arab Emirates; Angola; Chile; Croatia (Hrvatska); Indonesia; Mozambique; Nicaragua; Portugal; Tajikistan; Sooooo- You can all say hello to your friends and families that might be in any of these places around the world. Have fun. Namaste' BL
I just gotta thank everyone involved with the Elkhorn jam @ The Spot on saturday night. John, Rudy, Steve, Danny & the rest of the crew were great and fun to hang out with. Special guests included B.B. Bardot, Rock 'N' Roll Roy Gorman (who always brings the house down), unannounced sit-ins Phil Banry and John Chambers, and Bill Jansen & Mike Carrillo all kicked butt. Thanks to you all. Also, some long time fans that we hadn't seen for years.....we love ya! Gotta run - Namaste' BL
OK, the permits are in order, and The Spot will be rockin' during the CRUZ THE COOS parade for the Coos Bay Fun Festival. The best rythym section on the coast, (I'm biased?) Elkhorn, featuring very special guests: B.B. Bardot & Rock N Roll Roy Gorman and who knows who else...Doors open at cover...BBQ, espresso & smoothies bar, % of proceeds benefitting The Oregon Food Bank. The Elkhorn set will begin at 6pm, but music will be goin' throughout the afternoon. See ya there, I hope. Namaste' BL
OK, here's John Ambrosini's upcoming website for The Spot......I couldn't get it yesterday, but I'm sure it will be up soon. Check it out. Namaste' BL
OK - Last weekend was a trip through the past sorta for me. Spike and me played the Coquille Elks friday night and had a great time. Happy Birthday, Brianna! The last time I played that room was with Fairfax Ascention. (Just the other day).... Saturday night I was graciously invited to have dinner up Daniels Creek with some of my favorite peeps. Whitewater Wally and me got to jam and yak and yak and jam. Next time, we're going to play more of your songs, Wally. Now: Elks @ The Spot this saturday night during the Cruz The Coos, Fun Festival in Coos Bay. It's the old JC Penny building, k? VVRROOOOMMM!! Namaste' BL P.S. Where's Crawdaddy? Where's Nicco? Where's Tomo? And finally, how are Shawna, Nubs, Tina, Paul and Bryce...? did Coop and Garse do this last weekend?
Awright! Completing my re-orientation from cabbie to rocker, a good nap seems in order. Then to the Eagles in Coquille with Spike and do a happy birthday show. Nancy and Cecilia - Come on down and sit in if you want. The sun is shining and it's a beautiful day...g'' BL
Wow. Wally Walberg is coming to visit this weekend. White Water Walrus! And we're gonna do some pickin'. Maybe a non-song. Anyone remember that humble invention? I ran into Steve Diggle today, and he's playing with Soul Pie. Cecilia called me cuz I ingored her driving by. Is there a connection somewhere here, or just my flashing back dreams of something really happening....Heard a story today of when Spikes son Bill got him the Dumbeck (sp?) A guy grabbed it up and ran off with it. Bill chased the kid down and slapped him around. HAHA! It's quarter to bedtime. Sweet dreams.... OH! Garse is playing with Cooper this weekend in Springfield! COOL! Namaste' BL love you
Hello Y'all - Ha! Thats for our loved ones in Texas. Hope you're staying out of the wind & rain. Segway to New Orleans. Cecilia's hubby's a helicopter pilot and still down there somewhere, which has put some things on hold here. Like Mr. Marley says: POSITIVE VIBRATION. Also keep that good stuff goin' out towards Shawna, B.B., Tina, Nubs, Maragrette, Paul, and whoever else I have fogotten at this early hour. I talked to Dave Ford yesterday and he's goin' to Texas to record with Dale Innskeep in November; I'm on standby for a solo gig at Zack's (formerly Tadds); Elkhorn will be playing somewhere on the 20th; Nancy's got a song list started for the new Next Exit Band; John Ambrosini and John Pundt's plans are not known to me at this time. There are a couple new venues in Coos Bay, one's Colette's, one's behind Coos Bay Toyota, can't remember the Brown and Mizz Bubbaloo are going to get a new home, as Sally's movin'. (Hope it's not too far away). Full Moon Taxi's running, and I'm gettin' ready to start to commence to begin to...yep. OH...Garse & Shawna are in Coquille. I guess you knew that. Time to get busy living. Namaste' BL Was it a year ago me and Juice and Murray left Taylor? wow...
Hey gang - Just hangin' around getting ready for the work week and thought I'd say hello. John Ambrosini shrugged off a last minute change concerning permits and with a little help from his friends, some good bands and their friends, ROCKED Mingus Park yesterday. Details can be heard near the rumor mill... I believe this was an important event in the quest to provide some alternative entertainment venues for all ages in the Coos Bay area. I appreciated all who attended, and look forward to seeing whats next. Oh, I called Paul Biondi and he's going to be playing at Mingus Park Tuesday...not sure who with...But I am thinking if you look up M.O.B. (music on the bay) in the local entertainment guides, you will know more than me. Sweet dreams. Namaste' BL
Just confirmed with Bill Jansen and Mike Carrillo for September 20th. Right in the middle of th Coos Bay Fun Fest. The old JCPenny building is gonna be rockin'! Details as they come....Yeah! Featuring Cecelia and Nancy...oh my! Namaste' BL
Did the clocks just speed up? OK, yeah I've been a little busy. Hope you are all doing as well as you can. Thanks for the positive energy and prayers. My head was still humming for a couple days after the weekend. I gotta say I'm proud of everyone who was involved. This weekend I'm workin' again at the Floater concert. This friday Nancy and me and Cecelia are getting together for our first band meeting. Gotta get my butt to work now. Namaste' BL
Now, you know I don't enter these things unless I am assured that I'm going to win. Nope. heard about the Boston....BOMP! ...Honey, it's not one of those....BOMP! I'm called the...stage manager....and one of the Sobers.....BOMP! ...and everybody got to go.... OK, for those of you less elkly or stonely... : This afternoon I went downtown to try and find Nancy at the aforementioned venue. I walked in and met a couple guys who seemed to be running the place and it felt like I had known them forever. They were a little older than the crowd that lined the streets, some rebelliously dressed, skateboarding rockers, pink hair and nose rings abounding. John Ambrosini, the head man, was the 2nd person in my life so far that told me: "any friend of Henry Vestine is a friend of mine". As a result of our conversation I was (promoted?) from judge to stage manager, and I was given the go ahead to start helping these kids get this metal show going. As the evening progressed, more and more peeps that I knew from somewhere or other kept popping up, and I felt quite at home and accepted. That was good. So, i dutifully did my best and helped in any way I could, plugging and unplugging cords, fetching water, changing mics. What a trip. It occurs to me that this scene has the potential to do what we didn't think hard enough on way back when the Elkhorn Ranch parties began. Because there was nothing like this for 18-21 year olds to do in Coos Bay. So, I am stoked about being asked to help, and maybe even be in the house band...we'll see. Yes, we will. The bands tonight were "Abandon Shore" from Eugene, and two local bands "Lullaby" and "One Dying Breath". Judging wasnt that easy, because they were all good at what they do, and on my sheet it was very close. Tomorrow night there will be more of the same and I'll be there and give you a report. Keep praying and sending positive energy for Tina & family, Shawna, Nubs.....Thanks! Namaste' BL
OK, folks. I THINK there's still a chance for Tina Humphrey, from what I've heard. She's in a very very tough spot and all the prayers and positive thoughts for her can do nothing but help. Please keep it up. Thanks Namaste' BL
For me, there's nothing like playing music with Bill Jansen and Mike Carrillo. It's my escape. My space shuttle. My magic carpet. They say you're only as good as your rythym section. I hope I'm close to that. Thanks to all who attended at such short notice. Back in the 80's, A.J. Osborne & me had a 20-minute routine down to get out the door and on the way to the gig. Same kinda thing happened alot throughout my career...Rock N Roll. In spite of all troubles, we'll do our best. Jeff and Colleen Reeves. Jim Peterson. Mark Slaymaker. People I love. Sunny. Annie & Maggie. Keith Topits. Just wanted to mention some names, I never remember them all. It's time to rest and hit the streets tomorrow at 6am. Keep your prayers and positive thoughts going for Tina and Shawna, and also for Tony Video, and don't forget Nubs. Namaste' BL
Hello my friends - I am here today to ask your help in sending prayers to Tina Humphrey and her family, Jason, Leah, Echo and their loved ones. Tina is in Portland and undergoing tests and hopefully healing treatment. Thanks. P.S. Keep Shawna in your prayers, too. Namaste' BL
OK, folks. My hopes for this weekend are coming true. We ain't done yet. Those of you who have been following this website may or may not know what the odds are - of getting this band together in 2008 for the 2nd time. Too many stories to tell. Too much fun. Calling all Elks! The Uh-Oh Squad. The Tuna Guys. The Sally Brown. Ringy, The Sound One. The Round One. The Balboa Dukes. Ronson, Bronson, Johnson. Whoever Is Left....Get Off Your Asses....Play Something Good This Time.... THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AT STRAY KATZ LOUNGE FORMERLY GUSSIES AT NINE O'CLOCK.... Yeah... Namaste' BL
It must have been meant to be. Last night when I arrived, Libby Harrison and Tom Beckstrom were vibin' and pickin' some kinda good stuff, and I learned where some of my licks came from. I never realized Jazz had influenced me at all. It was through the Blues, but definitely jazz..hmmm. Cool. I invited them to stick around and sit in, but there was a party at the beach or someplace, and they were head down, fingers back to it...Dale Innskeep & Co. I believe. Whom, through the grapevine I hear are playing Stray Katz this coming weekend, and a good friend of mine and excellent slide player, Mark Slaymaker is performing with them. Cool. But, back to last night. How often do you find the following lineup in the same place: Cecilia (MS. Harmonica); Sue Peavy; Brian Smith w/Paula; Spike Vaughn; Garse & Shawna; Bill Jansen & Lisa Peck; Richard McCarty; Doro & ummm...cant remember his name...other half; Jarad (Suzie Price's kid, God rest her soul) You see what I mean. The music was what the music is. Rockin'. I will try and get some pics somehow.Thanks J.P. & June, and thanks for the fish tacos..YUM.. I could go on now, but will choose to get smaller and simpler and take care of myself. I'm workin' on something for this coming weekend while Garse is still in Coos County. And don't forget to keep sending positive energy and prayers for Shawna. Miss ya Sally. Namaste' BL
AW-RIGHT! This saturday at Stray Katz Lounge * formerly Gussies * Bill Jansen and Spike Vaughn and me. Also: A very special Texagonian Flying Girl! Now...Sven and Yorgi are both in Portland...what kinda ideas does that give you? Gives me ALOT of ideas.... But more importantly, at this moment, please send your positive energies, prayers and whatever good you have to give, to Shawna Griswold...healing be yours, Ol' Whats-er-name! We love you. That's it for now, my friends, fans and even you people who cannot stand the sight of me. Wanna know something? I love each and every one of you, and there's nothing you can do about it! Namaste' BL
NEXT Saturday, August 9 - 8:30 to 11:30....grin... Namaste' BL
OK! Finally got some pix up from July 11th. Not many, but good enough for Rock N Roll. I just had the best fish I have had in some time. Nancy brought me a couple of Rockfish fillets. mmmm-boy! Yesterday I was honored to sing and play at Ken Schiefelbein's memorial. Thanks to you all, and God be with you, Ken's family and friends. I'm thinking we can be a little more energetic and friendly to make up for his absence, right? Namaste' BL
Oct. 16, 1957 - July 20, 2008 My heart sunk this morning when I heard about Ken's passing. My brother. One of the really good ones. Thank You God, for blessing us all with this bright young man, and thank You for taking him back home. You hug him for me, Granny. Thanks. Namaste' to all... BL
Friday night Spike & me were jammin' and Nancy McIntosh sneaked in and started playing the old upright piano across the dance floor. John & Cliff pulled that sucker over to the stage and we had a whole dam band! Later on, from the back room venue, a young couple, Leo & Kayla showed up. Kayla charmed her way on stage, and I hope you get a chance to her her sing someday. Really good stuff that she wrote herself. Keep your ears open. On another note, Nancy got some pix from the Todd Wolfe show and is bringing them to me tomorrow. Namaste' BL
Stray Katz Lounge. Formerly Gussies. Downtown EMPIRE. Solo acoustic. W/friends. Todd Wolfe: "You're a brave soul, Bobby." Wanna? Namaste' BL
John Pundt just called and I drove my cab home....stepped in for a brief minute to let ya know. Solo acoustic blues (w/friends?) Well, now ya know! p.s. formerly Gussies..8-12 midnight. Namaste' BL
Good morning sunshine! Last night @ Wanda's was a good time deal. Fund-raising for Fred and Margaret was quite successful. Thanks to all who participated. Spike Vaughn (on home-made Cajon) and me (acoustic guitar) kicked off the show, followed by the Bigfoot Blues Band: Dave Ford, Tom Beckstrom and Fred Corbett, with special guest Danny Mack, (Stepfather of the Blues); Headlining was Todd Wolf (3-pc electric kickass R&B). This guy's a really solid world-class blues guitarist and singer. I got a chance to talk with Todd a couple times. He told me he was in on a never-released album with Sheryl Crow before "Tuesday Night Music Club". Then as her carreer took it's fame (and fortune?) cue, Sheryl went back to her home in Missouri to get a band together, needed a lead guitarist, and called Todd, who toured with her for some time. Hopefully I got all this info accurate. Lots of good folks including many local musicians attended last nights benefit, and very good time was HAD! Glad to have been a part of it. Namaste' Fred and Margaret! BL p.s. Nancy McIntosh's camera got passed around some, so will get some pix for ya sometime.
Yep. Will try to get to my emails soon. Wanda's this friday. Namaste' BL
Hey gang! Happy Independence Day. Just wanted to let you know I haven't forgotten about you all. You know I love ya! The situation I am having is Windows just forced an upgrade, (I think). Anyway, I can't get into my hotmail unless I can download a new Safari browser, which I really didnt want, and can't get it because my MacIntosh is still registered to someone else....can't remember the password....and now I am in territory thats completely new to me! I haven't even been able to get HERE to tell you. So, I got my work cut out for me, and not sure what is even is. I think I'll go jam at Gussies Saturday night...See ya! Namaste' BL
OK, gang - Read the guestbook and let's get our energy headed towards Portland this time, OK? OK! Pray if you pray, think if you think, rub your Mojo and put Shawna in the PINK. Namaste BL p.s. I got another weekend off...yay! Will update you on some new stuff happening when it's good.
Hey gang! Burning the candle at both ends...But I'll be solo acoustic at The Mill Casino today @ The Hwy 101 Harley-Davidson Camp, courtesy of Nancy McIntosh...Maybe see ya there? Namaste BL
Yeah... LLoyd's was ROCKIN' Darren Sherley kicks ass. Bill Jansen kicks ass. Roy Eikamp and me, too. I got to see some old friends and met alot of new ones. Mostly a younger crowd, and guess what folks? They LOVE Rock N Roll. Thanks Isabel, (nice to meet you, Jim) Susan, Tracy, Maggie, Skylar, Britany, Doc and all the peeps who attended...Will be seein' you again for sure. Namaste' BL
All right. Roy Eikamp & me. Darren Sherley: Friday! Bill Jansen: Saturday! Let's ROCK! Looking forward to my first appearance at LLoyd's since....Was it The Beat Dragons? Namaste' BL
It was two years ago today.....Murray took the band away! They've been going in and out of style...ahem...
I'm resting between notes this weekend...Nancy McIntosh brought me some ya go! Namaste' -Schmo
or at least feel it...It doesn't matter if you're driving taxi or serving coffee at a drive-through. When you're done with your workday, even if you're between bands, you have one in your mind, and it never leaves. Yeah, I got a band. Can't you hear it? Do you wanna? We play Rock N Roll. We play The Blues, too. From my knowledge, that's where it came from. That's who's shoulders we are standing on. When I realized I could play the blues, I stopped listening to top-40 radio. Oh, did I date myself? Gee, whiz, Wally. That was an evening in Oxnard, California. Quite a few years back. Bill Heckard and me decided if would be fun to hitch-hike back to Coos Bay from Provo, Utah. We had been at a recording seminar, and were flat-ass tired of school stuff. A big old green duffle bag, way too heavy for carrying, full of books, etc. (Well, I didn't really get the things they were trying to teach, so maybe I would study on my own someday HAHA)...Anyway, not many cars would pick up two young longhaired punks with guitars, so we took a ride in a Volkswagen bus from Utah to L.A. Bill says: Hey, my cousion lives in Oxnard. We can stay there. Right. He wasn't home, so we sat on his porch, and all of a sudden, I started playing the blues. Bill! Listen to this! This is all there is to it! It's the Blues! Wow! Wow! It was coming right out of my guitar, slicker'n a greased-up snake in a hose! From that moment on, I didn't have to worry about music theory, time signatures, math, acoustics or all the other crap they tried to make us learn. It was John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Taj Mahal, Jimmy Reed, Robert Johnson.... Now, when I run into a young musician, who honors my presence as I do his, or hers, I feel grateful that somehow, somewhere along the line, the message got through, and will live on and on. Carmen: Don't you worry, little brother, I ain't gonna stop. None of us who understand will stop. We love it. Thanks for letting me story-tell a bit. Namaste' BL
And the first one said to the second one there: "I hope yer havin' fun"..... OK, Nancy, or anyone with some's time...I'll be home around 6:15 tonight... I got to thinkin' 'bout when Dem Elks was-a-pickin'. I coulda swore that once when I turned around and looked at the drummer, that it was Mick Fleetwood! Sounded quite a bit like him...Had the same look in his eyes.
Alright, gang - Read the guestbook entry, take ten deep breaths, or whatever you do, and send some healing for Shawna's dad.... Thank you. Tonight another ass-kickin' @ Wanda's. p.s. I am thinking Maggie Yokum & crew may be there tonight for her June 2nd Birthday...Love you Maggie! p.s. June 2nd is Yorgi's Birthday, too...
OK, just a sec to tell ya what you already know, so I'll skip it... p.s. Pix from Rogers coming soon... Namaste' BL
Caterpillar tries to kill the butterfly, says: "You don't belong here!" Then another one appears and he wonders why: "You wont be long here." But my sister's on her way and she wants a try. My little brother's comin' and I ain't afraid to die for him, and you don't understand.....
Voices all behind my back in the night: "You'll never make it" Tiny little lips with an evil bite: "You'll never make it" Well I think I've hung around this place long enough. If nothin' else I musta got tough enough. Anyway, I'm ready to bust out of this cocoon and fly. With echos in my head....
Yeah.... Well, the Eikamp-Corbett-Lindstrom Jam got some kickin' done, and we actually left the planet a few times for awhile last night. Did ya miss us? I really liked the end where Fred did "America The Beautiful" on his multi-multi string bass... See you soon. Namaste' BL Oh, sounds like I am going to be at the Harley booth @ The Mill Casino from 11am-5pm, saturday June 21st...will let you know for sure...
ZZTop we ain't. But that's the diff between Rio Grande Mud and Coos Bay Mud. That's it, and Roy and Fred are carrying the Rock N Roll torch the next two weekends at Wanda's. Lisa, Loretta, Deano, Steve (Blues Bro')...and all our fans everywhere: THANKS! p.s. Steve, It will be a miracle if I get to play Navasota this year again, but I'll tell you what: That was a killer gig, you guys are great, and I won't forget the people of Texas. Rock On...and like Orange told us "Don't you go up there. There's a REAL Company Store, and they will keep you". Remember? Namaste to all- BL
I was just thinkin' 'bout how the people in China & Myanmar, and all the other hungry ones around the world are starving, and here I sit with a cupboard dern-near full of canned food, and you sittin' there the same, and why the heck can't we figure out some way to get some food to these people. Is it beyond us? OK, so let's send some positive energy out that way, and in the meantime, help those closer to us. Sound like a good idea? Namaste' BL
Just had to check in with you all - I am enjoying the rest between the notes in gorgeous Oregon weather, right here in Murray, and glad to be. This is the first time I have been able to not worry for quite awhile, and I know it wont last long, cuz that derned clock just keeps goin' round. Gotta pay the rent, just like you. This last week or so was kinda weird around here, and it seems around the world, too. Wanda's caught fire; a Full Moon Taxi was totalled by a hit-n-run driver - one of three hit-n-runs in that hour, *they got him in jail and nobody was hurt*; The crane at the Mill Casino tipped over; Lots more stuff I heard, too....ok..lets keep it together now... I just wanna say thanks to everyone who showed up and was part of the music and great feelings at Roger's Zoo last saturday night. Bigfoot kicked ass. Elkhorn kicked ass. Garse's mom & brother, Larry, thanks, Doug, Danny, Fred, Dave, Yorgi, Cooper, Roy, Garse, Nancy, Tina, Marty, Marji & family, LUKE! JASON! wooo!! Virgil & crew, Dot from Maine, so many good souls....I will not be able to get them all remembered here....Tammy, umm..Deano, Loretta & Tom....Shawna...Linda...Sean & Andy, you Jerry! Anyway, it was just a really good time...oh Patty!! See you at McKays.... I will have to wait for pix a little longer, I think, cuz Nancy is at the Roadyfest in Florence.... Love to you all. Namaste' BL
Just a sec to tell you we all had a great time, thanks to everyone who attended, and I'm waiting for some pix to arrive in my email box. It was ROCKIN'. Namaste' BL p.s. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GARSE!! HOOF!
Rogers Zoo Tonight! HooOOOOOOOOOooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooo!
Let's see it gonna be "Cream of Kevin" maybe? or...Geez, I wonder...could be "Doc Biner's Mulligan" ....but that might be cold ......anyway, I sure hope it comes with a side of Rambled Eggs & Scrapey Toast...and I really hope Yorgi and Ole didn't get near it with that hot sauce, whatever it is, and Oh, my God, you better check it for dirt clods & rocks...when you leave it alone, people walking by all seem to want to add something that's not needed...
Hey, Robert - Sing something for Granny today, would ya? Thanks. Namaste' BL
I've been waiting for a confirmation and had just about given up....but...wait...from out of the west comes....Yeah! Just got off the telly with Fred Corbett, and yep. Bigfoot starts at 8pm. Rumors have it that Danny Mack will be performing...oh yeah babe! This is gonna be the SHIT. Oh, my did I say that? Let's ROCK! Oh, to all of you that haven't been subject to the local buzz...%&&$@#!(*^&^%$^%$#@yyyyYYYYYEEEAAAHHHH!!! Namaste' BL p.s. Oh, yeah - Dem Elks Gonna Be Dare knew that, right?
Hey gang! Got some new pix up for ya. Thanks Nancy. We're talkin' about doing a video of me singin' YCGTFH....Maybe puttin' a clip on MySpace....See if we can SEND for "There" and bring "There" - "Here" ! Whaddaya think? Namaste' BL
That was my grampa. It was also the site of some very popular jams in Santa Rosa in the 80's...remember, Jami? A.J.? Laura? Tonight before Wanda's I am playing me and Loretta's new song at the North Bend Community Building for a foster-kids benefit...@ 6pm...Keep up the good work, folks. Man, I am sleepy on fridays for some reason....I'm gonna take a nap. See you soon... Namaste' BL p.s. some new pics up...finally...
Hey Y'all....(wink) I said SON, look at me when I'm a-talkin' to ya boy! That was a joke! *Foghorn Leghorn Last weekend @ Wanda's was very interesting....Just ask Bill Jansen or Sam Clausen, they'll tell ya. The thing I liked about it was the music. If we had been at Snuffy's, Arthur would've tipped us at least a hundred or so. Hey, while I'm yakkin...How about some of you Texans from Snuffy's bless us with some utterances...we still love y'all! I've been watching the Eric Clapton "Sessions For Robert J." DVD...ohhhh yeaaahhh!! Guess who's playin' slide for him? Doyle. Yep that little 17-year old shit with the blue spiked hair. Sounds really good, too. And, even tho' he's never played with Elkhorn, don't take that away from him, he's still young. Well, somewhere around 37 or 38 now I guess....I wonder if Stu were still alive...would take Doyle's guitar away from him and give it to me....hmmmm...have to think about that one some... Anyway, Wanda's again this weekend for those local faithfuls...a little something different...come check it out... Namaste' BL
Yeah, Babe! This one's outta the park! HAA!!! Didn't mean anything in particular, just felt like saying that. Let's see now, some notes.. Thanks again to Darren Sherley & Nancy McIntosh & Jeff Eikamp...not to mention his dad... for their great performances last weekend; Welcome back Mistah Soopa Fantassic & Yorgi, my brodder, Bill Jansen to Wanda's this weekend; Banry's gettin' a pretty darn good setta whiskers; In fact, thanks to Wanda for tolerating us all! Thanks to Dorothy from Maine for demonstrating bravery by going to her very first bar last saturday night, at age....(XX) Thanks to so many people...HEY RONNIE! I LOVE YA! Oh, you wouldn't believe who I ran into at McKays in Coos Bay today.....ready....ANDREA from Naches! WOW! And folks. here's a place to send your good energy to now: Ernie @ Eagle Rock. The Woodshed. Near the birthplace of Michael Nashe' and Juice Brown. Anyway, i heard Ernie's not doing to well, so EVERYBODY send him your prayers and healing energy, k? Wow, I'm gettin tired...only been up for 20 hours or so....hmmm....Sweet dreams! Namaste BL
OK, thanks to Nancy McIntosh, I'm doing another acoustic solo gig next Saturday at the Harley Shop, downtown Coos Bay on 2nd Street. Sounds like fun to me! See you at Wanda's tonight.. Namaste' BL
OK gang - That's the news. This weekend at Wanda's....Ready to ROCK? Namaste' BL
Fred passed friday night around 9pm. Just about downbeat for me and the boys @ Wanda's. I made this entry special for you, Fred. Because you and your brother Dave ALWAYS supported me and my music, turned me on to Robert Johnson, Little Richard, and just about every single day, encouraged me to be the best I could possibly be. The world is reduced without your compassion for living. I promise I will keep playing music to the very best of my ability. Shit-fire! What am I saying...I'm gonna KICK ASS! There- that's what you wanted to hear isnt it. I love you. "Bop-A-Loo" P.S. hug Granny for me
OK, got at least part of the schedule of airtimes for Loretta & mines little ditty for the foster kids: Sunday April 13 7:41 am 10:21 am 2:22 pm 3:41 pm Monday April 14 7:42 am 3:40 pm 5:40 pm 11:43 pm The rest of the 60-some ads will be mixed in with the Public Service Announcements on ALL the other Bicoastal Media stations.... >Rock N Roll > BL SEE YOU AT WANDA'S TONIGHT!
Awright. Betcha thought I just been sittin' around in a nice warm taxi, feet by the heater, makin' money, yeah? My daily driving routine was put on hold for a bit - was it yesterday or monday...hmmm, anyway, Loretta Seigrist & me are working on a new song; a 25 second excerpt of which will be airing over 60 times on 94.9 KTEE and all the other Bicoastal Media stations starting the 13th of April, for the purpose of raising awareness and money for local foster children's well-being. We met at the offices of BiCoastal Media and laid it down in one take. Thanks for your support, Kathy, Joe, Travis, and all the good peeps up there. Looking forward to seeing more of you all. More details will be revealed as they come, but we are getting together a benefit in the coming weeks, and if I am thinkin' right, line it up with Oprah's BIG GIVE deal....stay tuned... Now, I dont really wanna stop the show, but I thought you might like to know that the singer's gonna sing a song, and he wants you all to sing along. So, may I introduce to you: the act you've known for all these years: ELKHORN IS GETTING TOGETHER....and most likely BIGFOOT, too...May 10th @ Rogers Zoo! Dead center between my birthday and Garse's...the same time of year the infamous Rock Creek Parties happened...other birthdays during this cusp: Jim Flanagan, Mike Witbeck, Mike Sevens....oh man, who else? help me people...lets hear from remember dont ya? OK, Wanda's this weekend again with Bill Jansen, Roy Eikamp...(maybe Jeff Eikamp too); Dave Ford..YEAH! Are you ready to ROCK??? Geez, I got so excited I lost my mind....COOL... Namaste' BL
OK, gang: Now it's time to gather our energies and send them to my son Jason's mother. Tina just started her CHEMO and thanks! I'm off this weekend. The rest is just as important as the note. Namaste' BL
YYYEEEEAAAHHH!!! Hey gang - Just talked to Brian and he broke all records for receiving a new liver and gettin' the heck OUTTA the hospital....he sounds great, and will soon be kickin'...I'll say it for you, Brian, ok? "Kitchy-Koo!" God Bless all of you who prayed and sent energy his way. Namaste' BL
......from my friends.... Just checkin' in to let you know we had a ball this weekend...Yorgi, Dave Ford, Roy and Jeff Eikamp, Loretta Seigrist..good combination... No word from Brian Smith yet... Nancy's workin' on gettin' some video to me.. Namaste' BL
OK gang...Brian's gettin' a new liver..he's in the hospital now...if you pray....send 'em up! if you don't just send your positive energy to him....this is a good thing. *Bill Jansen will be with us this friday and saturday @ Wanda's. This is the shit! Also, special guest Jeff Eikamp....Not to mention Jeff's dad...Roy (the drummer on "A Lick And A Promise")...Mistah Super Fantastic: David Randall Ford...and who knows who else? Namaste' BL
In no particular order: Just watched Silverhawks' first set at Wanda's...good to hear the Densmores, and Rob again...and good to meet Anthony...keep it up guys! I have the greatest boss in the world...Full Moon Taxi's Steve Reik. A zillion thanks, Steve! Loretta called today and is all excited about a letter written to Oprah that was answered in a way only Oprah could...and the foster kids from Coos Bay may be on her show soon...and we're talkin' about doing a benefit for them at the Coastal Gourmet Coffe Shop.... AND...Jeanne from Harbour Music in Pennsylvania thinks I can fill the lead singer spot recently left open in UNCLE SID's band...touring with former Killer Dwarfs...AUTOMAN.... AND...Brian Smith and Marko...(plays for Ozzie & Foreigner, etc..) are in some exotic place where Ozzie and RATT and some other Harder-Core-Rockers are doin' what they do..heh-heh.....Marko wants me to get a gig so he can come play with me...lil 'ol me! AND John Dooley has Sam Clausen's 1964 Zildian cymbal (played by Joe Morello) in Castle Rock, Washington...and Sam wants it back!! Has there been a disturbance in the forest? mmmmmm could be....need i say stay tuned? Namaste' BL p.s. tryin to get some video downloaded, but not sure there is a firewire cable in this whole town! Any help out there?
A note written on a lottery ticket found on the monitor speaker last night at Wanda's: *"Hey Dave - Did ya know the spotlight is on your crotch?" (*Yorgi's little sister) Namaste' BL Oh, yeah - Check out the website for Coos Bay Harley-Davidson. That gig was cool. Thanks, Al, Nancy & Co.
Sure good to hear from people. Thanks for keepin' in touch. (Hi Dee!) Will be rockin'. You know it! Love you all! BL
Here, kitty, kitty... come on...It's ok, I'm not gonna hurt ya..kitty, kitty, kitty... (1,000 lb. canary walking down the alley) Namaste' Schmo
It doesn't take much sometimes....heck I got this far on just about a mustard seed of faith, at times.... Finally rec'd a few pix from the last couple weeks. (Thanks, Jessica!) Hope to get more soon. Wanda's was packed saturday night, a lotta peeps I hadn't seen in awhile, and some I had never seen...!! Let's do it again this friday and saturday, K? Hey did you hear about the new band that's taking over Texas? I think it's called "Gardaddy" or was it Craw-see-ya"? Keep your eyes peeled. Namaste' Schmo
Yorgi, my brodder! Yep, that's right folks - Elkhorn Alumni bassist will be yammin' tonight @ Wanda's...that frees up Dave Ford to play guitar, dares veterans of the infamous Barn Dances, Elkhorn Ranch parties, Lindblads, The Balboa, Two Fingers (heh-heh), The Anchor Inn, The Sportsman, and every other bar, hall, park, garage, driveway, house and field within drinking distance..... to get off their old butts, creates curiosity in their children, and makes Garse miss us all a little bit more....LET'S ROCK! P.S. Last night was a ball for me, at The Broadway Rock Hall, I was greeted by Kevin outside and did a little busking in front of the Egyptian Theater waiting for the doors to open...Perry & Jeremy from "Ring" backed me up on percussion...Cajons! And poor Shannon Souza missed it all due to a bug that caught her. Get well, girl. OK...see you soon! Namaste' BL P.S.S. Where's the photos that are supposed to have been emailed to me?
Opening For Willie (Bill) MaGee, Former Jimi Hendrix Band-Mate.....Labor Day Weekend, 2008 @ Wanda's! "In 1963, Jimi Hendrix was playing as Jimmy James..when Willie (Bill) Magee met, befriended and eventually joined up with Hendrix to form the band "Jimmy James and the Flames." In 1967, Hendrix went to England, and Magee took his newly formed band, the "Kansas City Playboys" on a tour around Europe." OK, gang...wait til labor day weekend....and in the meantime check out AND.. Namaste' BL p.s. this gig wont show on Bill Magee's sites have very fresh info here!
Hey everyone! This weekend "the little voices": Roy Eikamp, Dave Ford and meself : Will be ON DUTY! See you at Wanda's or The Broadway Rock Hall. Get off your ass and come support some real MUSIC. LIVE. Do I have to remind you that you can PLAY CD'S AT HOME? All right then. heh-heh... KITCHY-KOO!! Namaste' BL p.s. how come i haven't heard yes, you.
Wow, what a good time at Rogers Zoo last night! Loretta Seigrist pulled this thing together with a little help from her friends. B.B. Bardot, Roy & Jeff Eikamp, Bryan Brian, Nancy McIntosh, Tony ___, Jack Costa, Bill Kendrick (sp?) lots of good peeps, and I am waiting for some pics to be emailed to me...will share when I get 'em.... Vinnie & the boyz were kickin' @ Wanda's, too.... Namaste' BL p.s. here's a link for a good friend of mine's site.....if you like jewelry..¤t=9847fb0d.pbw
OK, gang - Tomorrow night at Rogers Zoo...Crawdaddy & Luanne's send off...starts around 6 or 7 pm...LETS ROCK! Namaste' BL
Mornin' sunshine! Feb 29, an hour before Wanda's, I'm opening for a band at the theater across from the Egyptian in Coos Bay. 8pm to 8:45. Will get you details as soon as I can...peace... BL
Yeah, it's time today for doing as little as possible. Some days are like that. Sittin' here in the sunshine of the "two-week-false-springtime" of the Oregon coast with no shoes on, crackin' crab. I want to send a big hello out all my friends and fans! Reno, Boise, Austin, Spokane, Yakima, Portland, Myrtle Point, Hauser, Eagle Rock, Naches, Ketchum, Caldwell, Black Sand Springs, Thompson Falls, Rawlins, Taylor, Selah, Coos Bay....onward and outward....and if you wanna check out , you can see and hear a guy I'm going to open for this summer @ Wanda's. Peace. Namaste'. Tally Ho! p.s. where's Charlie?
Hey gang! Last night was COOKIN! We were graced by an appearance from John Chambers. We'll be away from Wanda's for a couple weeks after tonight. TOYZ: Vinnie, Dr. Bob and Alex will be ROCKIN' the joint for the next two weeks. Hey Garse - I gave yer ma a ride this week. She's proud of her boys. OK - Let's RRRAAWWKK!
Good morning, sunshine! Nice to see you here. All bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. That's the way I like to see you. Last weekend was another "Beautiful Day For Jacking Up The Super-Structure Of A Small Ship", as good friend of mine once said. Banry's kickin' ass. Ford's kickin' ass. And me, well you know I play every song like it was my last one. (In this lifetime). Gotta go serve the public now. I am honored. See you this weekend @ Wanda's. Or not. Up to you. Hey Garse: I hear Heckard's doin' good. Love ya man. Hoof. Schmonson
Hey everyone! Here's hoping you get to come to Wanda's tonight. Last night we were graced with an appearance of the infamous Duane Allman-style guitarist, Crawdaddy! And he threatened to return tonight. I know it's a shame to not have Dave Ford on guitar, but the chemistry is better with him on bass, even though Crawdaddy cried and perceived his own bass-playing as sub-dudical. Not true. Let's see now, what kind of excuses will you have for not showing up...hmmmm..."It was raining"; or.."I had a hangnail"; Here's good one: "I'm too OLD". p.s. I should mention Chris McKenzie made a special guest appearance on "Knockin' On Heaven's Door". Great job, Chris! OK! Yer all lined out now --------------------------See you tonight! BAH! Namaste' BL
See you @ Wanda's tonight. Rock N Roll is alive and well. Come ON, BAYY-BEH! Namaste' BL
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Hey gang - It's late but I wanted to say somethin' about Vinnie Cavarra and how darned OLD he is....but I only did math until my sophmore year...HA! Maybe Garse can sum it up for ya. Hey Garse? How old is Vinnie? Anyway, Toyz is @ Wanda's tonight, so if you ever wanted to see the guy who taught Eddie Van Halen to play, do check it out. I am still waiting for email the pix from Wanda's last weekend. Will get some up when they arrive... Namaste' BL
Hey gang! Just dropped by to let you know it looks like I'm finally getting a few days off. My transition from road-hog to stationary warrior has been interesting, safely put. Prayers to David Cooper and Brian Smith. Coops' dad passed away, and Brian is waiting for a liver transplant. Don't ever forget we love you guys. I'm also waiting for Mistah-Soopah-Fantassik to email some pix from Wanda's this last weekend. (my camera went away)... Namaste' BL
Today I was fortunate enough to have called some more angels to assist me: Steve Reik; Phil Banry; Dave Ford; Wanda Weathers. Now, having done my part in the sustainment of Murray, I'll just wait and see if the Muck-Mucks @ Well Fargo do theirs....tick, tock.... Hey Garse, Cooper - One year ago tonight we were at Headhunters in downtown Austin. Can you remember that far back? OK, gang - It's tonight at Wanda's. Period. Let's RRAAWWCCKKK! By the way, Mr. Roy Eikamp is gonna be with us tonight! BIG welcome back to Roy! Love ya...Namaste' BL
I just have a sec....Rock N Roll Roy was there last weekend....and could possibly be back...very possibly... Namaste' BL
Its the rain, they say. I'll tell ya it aint too much for me...After 10 below a year ago, and 100 degrees all summer w/98% humidity, I'll probably never bitch about the weather here again. It's the best weather in the world. And therefore: WE WILL ROCK! See you at Wanda's! p.s. my camera has disappeared...anybody know anything about that? Namaste' BL
Dave (Ford) on bass; Mike (Stewart) on drums; Gotta have a Dave and a Mike, right? Tonight Wanda's WILL ROCK. I still haven't gotten my camera back home, so stand by...or lie by.. Namaste' BL
Namaste'! I see you made it through the year. You could be charmed. You could be a tough son-of-a-bitch. At any rate, good job. My heart goes out to those suffering, as many of yours do, too. Lately I have seen quite a bit of people helping and understanding each other. Have you? I could go on, but that ol' rascal "father time=money" dictates differently. Clock time. I have been so blessed to be a part of so many of your lives. I hope some of you feel the same. Thanks to all of you who have invested spirit, energy and love to me. I hope to repay you someday. All I can do for now is keep on keepin' on. And that I will do. I promise: Everythang gonna be alright! Now, dinner and bed. 3am comes early. I hope to do a yearly review, but aint promising nothin' that I ain't already said. LOVE to you all! Sweet dreams. Happy New Year! (G'night Sally) p.s. you all know Wanda's will be rockin' again this friday and saturday, don't ya? p.s.s. I left my camera at Wanda's saturday night, so will have to wait to see if any pix got taken.....
Hey! Just got a sec to say hello. Last night we were graced by two members of The Bigfoot Blues Band. Fred Corbett made a rare (as of late) appearance, along with Dave Ford, Nicco Tyson and meself. Nicco is headed for Brazil this week, and I can't thank you enough. my brother - for your love and energy. Nicco's really gettin' good on the Harmonica. He's goin' down to school and stay with Thiago. KOOL. Hey, Thiago! Hows yer badass self, bro? OK, folks....this is the last saturday in this funky funky year! Come on and help us kick 2007 in the ass. Also, Crawdaddy and Bryan and I'm not sure who else will be at the Timber Inn tonight, if we get too hard on ya's...haha! Peace. Namaste' BL
Of course, I'm only talking about some bush-men ya know....not any one in particular. Besides, I was told by and old drunk to never to let the truth get in the way of a good story. Today, I picked up a group of youngsters from out by the beach and was showing them my CDs... just in case they wanted to buy a couple. Then I learned that Hoolio, the seeming head of the foursome had just returned from Bagdad, and is heading back to Germany. Yeah, he's in the service. I looked at the picture of my guitar on the front of the Lick And A Promise CD, and remembered the wings given to me by Mike Worthen that are epoxied on the front. Mike, (Lamar) was a tail gunner in Viet Nam with 57 confirmed kills when he stopped and couldn't do that any more. The wings were making his nightmares worse, so he gave them to me, and they will stay on my guitar in remembrance. Now, thiry-some years later the same DAMNED thing is happening. What could I do but give Hoolio my only contribution to support our troops in the Middle East, my music. I gave him one of each of my CD's. He had me sign them, and the message above is what I wrote on the front of one. (Not to mention any names). These kids are our blood. Ourselves. They are a part of the irresponsible men who send them to die, but for some reason, these men have not noticed that fact. In short, I hope we let our troops know as often and as passionately as possible that we love them. Thanks, Mike. Thanks Hoolio. Thanks to ALL the men and women who are sacrificing their lives every day. We love you. Do what you must do. Namaste' BL
Hey gang = It's dark-thirty, and I'm ready for the streets. I hope you're doing all right, and having a good Christmas. Love, Peace and Understanding.....God Bless you all. Namaste. BL
Last night we were blessed with Crawdaddys presence, and also a friend of Yaroslav Sedivy. (Yarda) I had heard Yarda talk about Latya from Hollywood in the late 80's, and lo and behold shazam! He's in the pic waiting to sit on Santa's lap. I gotta say, good job, Bryan, Phil, Nicco, & Crawdaddy. BIG fun! See you next weekend....Namaste' BL p.s. A Special Merry Christmas wish to all my friends & families! Love.
OK a few new pics up for you..... Namaste' BL
Hello and Christmas Greetings! Happy Birthday, Jesus! Remember folks - it's time to help the less fortunate. Let's do that, k? OK - Ready - Everybody - Everywhere - All together now! (All together now!) All together now! (All together now!) All together now! (All together now!) (All together now!) All together now! (All together now!) All together now! (All together now!) ALL TO - GETHER NOOOOWWWWWWW! *See you at Wanda's Namaste' BL
Mornin' Sunshine! I was sittin' in a dead spot today, in a Full Moon Taxi, and guess what? T-Bone Stone called me and says he's coming to Coos Bay next weekend. Just happens that me and Phil Banry and BrianBryanBreighin' will be jammin', yammin' and flammin' at Wanda's....Can't you just hear it now?: Break! Unit #15: This is'd he get this frequency? Larger forces are at work again, folks. Hey Jami - Hope to see you there! Namaste' BL
OK - The last two weekends of 2007: Wanda's! 21st & 22nd : Phil Banry, Brian Bryan & me. 28th & 29th : Phil Banry, Dave Ford & me. Gotta get some sleep...3am comes early....See ya soon. Namaste' BL "the little voices" made me do it.
The new buzz word in the news is "sustainable". That's what the little voices keep telling me...oohhh, my! Could that mean they won't cut me down unless they plant a new one? Happens every time. OKOK - Try and get centered here, BOB. Last night was a good one. The Sound One graced us with his shit, was Matt Anspach in the flesh. (I coulnd't help asking him to give me a little echo at the end of Wang Dang Doodle) Along with Linda Markum. Spike Vaughn. Ed O'Brien. Not to mention Nicco and his lovely mom, Ingred. Will do it again next friday. Then...I talked with Banry and Crawdaddy...... AND... It's looking like Wanda's for the last two weekends this year. Still waiting to hear back from Ford. Will let you and whoever else is reading this know for sure when I get my DUCKS in a row. Wish you were here. I went down to Charleston tonight around 7:30 with the understanding the Tim Lucas wake was goin' on til 9...but "everytime I seem to miss the train". Hope it went well. Peace. Namaste' BL
Hey! Good Morning all you sunshines! After a pretty good stretch in the world of the Full Moon Taxi, it looks like I will have some time to get some more music goin'....(weekends off); I'm going to talk with Wanda's again, and hope to playing there soon; Gussies tonight @ 8pm; Nancy McIntosh is back in Coos Bay, so there could be a new band in town soon...hmmm....what else...oh yeah: Namaste' BL p.s. It's December, Rick.....are you still alive? I love you bro' p.s.s. a few new pix up... OOHHH, almost forgot to tell you: There's a wake tomorrow for Tim Lucas! It's at the Power Squadron Building in Charleston from 1:00 til umm...5:00? Not sure when it ends. Hope to see you there.
Funny how the wind here in Coos County feels so good, even at high speeds...Hope all you locals had yer batches hattened. Another friday night at Gussies comin' up, and waitin' to hear from Nancy to see if she got here ok. Keep on keepin' on! Namaste' BL p.s. I love the shirt, Jami! THANKS!
Good - middle of the night, Sunshine! My schedule has been impossible to predict lately, but I'm playing Gussies tonight again, i just bought a Mercury la-BOMB-ba that'll be parked until I get insurance paid up..... I just drove cab on 3 of my days off - ( ) I'm getting back on my feet after some 15,000 miles of Rock N Roll, Blues Festivals, front-tire blowouts, Big Easys, frozen busses, hippo-Christians, migrations of Mexican workers, ex-aquaintances who are now much too famous, killer drummers, bassists and sax players, angelic cats with their own agendas, 19-inch rainy nights producing fire ant invasions, big toads in the cold-shower-bring-your-own & learn to fold one sheet of toilet paper RV park bathrooms, packed houses of real-rock-n-roll seekers, slight but adoring crowds over-tipping - and tipping over, songs of the Banjitar and Stevie Ray's Ghost, two-inch long red hornets flying ass-first, scorpions, tarantulas, fireflies, flash-blizzards with wind that picks out its favorite 18-wheelers and dashes them off the road, amazing rainbows, George W. Bush-shaped cloud formations looming over good people everywhere, 2nd hand store casserole dishes, "Road To Diddly-Squat" concerts....mmmphh...snort...oh, I must be dreaming....I'll go back to sleep.....
Hello all - Just dropped by to let you know that me and everyone who made it to Gussies last night had a good time! John Pundt fixed me up with a "foot board", and mic ala- John Lee Hooker, so my rythym section was intact. Thanks to all who attended, especially Bert Paul. Man, it's been a long time since I'd seen him. Love ya Bert. Next friday I'll be back, so you got another chance to heckle me. Gotta go for now, but you know I love ya! Namaste' BL
Counting my blessings....Thank You, God, and thanks to all who have helped me on this long strange trip. Hope to see you at Gussies! Namaste' p.s. if the folks attending are friends of the late Tim Lucas, we'll do a song especially for him.
Hey gang - Mr. John Pundt is puttin' me up acoustic in the back room at Gussies. Hope to see you there....Namaste' BL
Hi gang! Been awhile, I recent gigs have been at Gussies, Rogers Zoo, the 8th Street Grill, and the sidewalk in front of Quizno's....Time is short for me right now, so will cut to the chase. Juice took off and has not returned...I told him we were home when we got to the Mill Casino, he hadn't been able to do his gallivanting since before Montana.....and I had to move to another RV park while he was gone....I know the cat angels are with him. I love you, Juice Brown. OK, I will be back when time allows....sometimes its all for covering you're ass, ya know??? Namaste' BL
Hey there! I just talked with Roger and I'll be playing ROGERS ZOO next thursday @ 6pm. Acoustic, and probably with some friends. Hope you can make it! I'm gonna try and make Crawdaddy's annual Halloween Party this saturday, but might be driving for FULL MOON TAXI by then. Brian, my heart will be there no matter what. I've been home a week and my tailfeathers are starting to get their curl back.... I'll see if I have enough time to get some more pix up.... Namaste' BL Oh yeah..... Garse - Yeah! p.s. miss ya. thanks bret
Guess what? Me, Juice, Murray and God are in Coos Bay. After a couple days rest, and subject to change, I am thinkin': closure is what I needed. Charlie's in Missouri, Garse is in Texas, Cooper and Dooley are in Washington. I feel so relieved to be here, and will be back in the groove before long, musically that is. Joe Pepper has offered me the hosting gig of a new Blues Jam, at the Coos Country Club, starting mid-November. Steve at Full Moon Taxi is working to get me in rotation, and I will be spending this winter NOT freezing my ass off. That's good. I'm in the library in North Bend now, and will be getting some pix up for you soon. There's a time limit here. I'm staying at The Mill Casino RV Park. Juice is fine. Grandma Sally Brown is fine. Tiffany, "Mason" (baby), Rachell, Allison and Josh (Reverend Star) are fine. Jeff and Orion, too. Penny Brown, Binks, Bugs, Bubba-Lou, and I can't remember the newer cats names.... are fine. I am celebrating 12 years clean tonight. Folk's, and especially fans and friends, I thank you all for your support and faith through the last 16 months. I have met some wonderful people and seen some great places. Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Texas. And you know what? Well, let me try and explain it this way: When I was quite young, my dad, Ken Lindstrom and me were standing in Ferndale looking out over the bay to the east. I remember so clearly him pointing and saying: "Son, you see that hill over there?" Ummm..."Yeah?" "You can have everything on the other side of it." I so know what he meant now. Thanks, Bud. OK, gang - I'll get some pix up as time allows. Love. Namaste' BL
Hello peoples! I got the afternoon off, and came down here to the: Check it out, k? Very nice folks. P.S. Tiffany just made me a sorta GRAMPA! God Bless you, Tiff, and good job to all who helped!! I love you.
Hey gang! Namaste'. Long time no sea. I thought I'd better let you know I am O.K. (Actually. O.K. is a very good state to be in nowadays). Thanks to my Higher Power which I choose to call God, His love for Rock N Roll and my beleif in both - I have rambled my way north and west a couple of thousand miles to start a new chapter in my "Wizard Of Oz" style life. I got a few pix up, but will have to wait til next weekend to get more on the site. I want to say thanks and God Bless all of the wonderful people in Texas who helped me along, and all of you who have supported this whole enchilada. Also, to Rick Hensyel and Denise, who have welcomed me to Thompson Falls, Montana. Thanks to the Dooleys, too. I have limited access to the internet right now, so will close with a hearty "Namaste'", and will try and get back on next saturday with more stuff. Love ya. BL p.s. A special hello and I love you to the family of Brenda Bate. OK, Tiff - Let's have it!
After taking the "short" route to get here I spent the first night oblivious to the fact that bear was on the premises (I had headphones on). The wildlife on the way here and here as well is amazing! Deer in the yard, rabbits, bears (did I mention the bear) and all kinds of other critters! Staying with Rick Hensyel, a great guy, and a very talented musician himself. Member of Hot Rod Delux. We're talking about doin' some gigs together. Took 4 days to get here and worked a siding job the very next day. Worked all this week too! Thompson Falls is beautiful, very green, and I have gone to the extreme in temperature once again. Was 62 degrees today. Very not Texas! Well, soon as I get to the Internet Cafe they have here in town and I'll get some pics uploaded. Will miss the folks and the hospitality in Texas but looking forward to making new friends here! Namaste' Bobby, Juice and Murray all doin' fine!
Hey - Sittin' here at Bret's and things are changing fast. Me and Bret and Randy, (his Rock N Roll friend from Michigan) just picked up the last of my gear from Snuffy's, answering a call from Perry. I can't thank Perry and Tammy enough for all the help and good times there. We love you guys! And....Lisa's in Houston, Express-jet training. Sally Brown's fixing her flooded basement and soon to be a gramma!? Hugs, Tiff. Dooley is back in Wyoming after a trip to Ohio and headed to Washington, I think...and I have been offered a new deal in the beautiful state of Montana...could be too good to pass up....Garse is still in Austin, and who knows what he's up to. CW is in Missouri, Cooper's in Oregon....OK, when you all read this...just count one, two, three, four....and start the new song!!! Details as they come....
.....would my hair be all pointing to the northwest? Hmmmmmmmmm........(wink) Oh, by the way, The Alamo Dome in San Antonio is beautiful! Namaste' BL
Hey gang! It's not often I know when a day off at my day job is coming...but I did yesterday, so I found an old Austin Chronicle and started calling venues with open mic nights. Trophy's Bar & Grill, 2008 S. Congress gave me the warmest feeling, so off I went via Toll road 130 south. Zoom. Granny's Taurus is still suckin' wind, and even new wind after being in the shop monday. The trunk is stuffed with handy-man things, windshield broken, a new radiator, new battery, new front brakes, and a new can of Fix-A-Flat in the right front tire. Yeah, babe! Sally Brown called while I was driving there, which made my good mood whole. Upon arriving, I was welcomed by Bill and Matt, the host and sound man, signed the sheet and kicked off the night. I wont mention breaking a string on "Can't Pee Like A Puppy" and finishing the song rattling proudly. Bill, God Bless him, lent me his guitar, (in my haste I forgot to bring extra strings). The crowd seemed to like me, especially a young singer-songwriter new to acoustic gigs named Dan MacCready. I saw him laugh outloud when I sang "Some over-sized sweatshirt with a gangster hood on the back and on the front it said EASTSIDE". We hit it off good and when he got up and sang a couple of his songs, I could see why. He's a rocker at heart. 'nuff said there...The rest of the performers were all pretty good, including Christian & Tatia from "Lost Pines". Man, she's got a Gibson J-200 that glows. Keep your ears open for these people, and me, and thanks again to Trophy's Bar & Grill for supporting live music and especially original stuff. Maybe see you there next Tuesday? Check it out: 2008 South Congress Austin 512-447-0969
From Cedar Park to Austin to Taylor ( Central Auto & Truck Repair - ) Thanks, Ronny, Ben & Mark! ..... You can hear tunes from "A Lick And A Promise" and "Waiting For The Bus" oozing out of the woodwork....*No, not the Aerosmith & ZZTop songs, instead some unknown guy from the coast of Oregon...what's his name again? Hey, isn't that where that Prefontaine guy came from? Hmmm... ok, gang, I'm working on some new pics....yeah, in my spare time.... Namaste' BL
Hey gang! Once again, not much time to be here. Just wanted to thank everyone involved in the Navasota Blues Festival for showing me such a good time, and thanks to the guys in the band for kickin'! See ya soon...Namaste' BL
Got some pix for you today...will write a little more tomorrow... Love you all! Namaste' BL
*Check out the calendar for details....Blynde Orange & The Seeing Eye Band will be headlining tonight from 10:30 to midnight. I'm their guitarist, and will be singing a few songs in the middle of the set, too. Will try and get some pix for you. Thanks for your support. Namaste' BL
Just checkin' in with ya. Was watching a video of us at Snuffy's that Bret took. YEAH. Hey Coop - You got the CDs up there in Oregon?? Hmm? Sure would like to hear them. Love ya. BL Namaste' p.s. Hey Garse - is that dialing finger healed up yet?
Hey now. Just have a sec to check in with all you faithfuls, and specially all you nay-sayers. Wonder what Bret's up to...hmmm. Folks, for now the Bobby Lindstrom Band is on a temporary break, but you know dam good and well it ain't over...(We got work to do). I am Blynd Orange's guitarist for at least the up-coming Navasota Blues Festival on August 10. Let's open some sleepy Ol' Austin eyes. Namaste' BL
That's about it, really.....John @ Snuffy's sure makes some good chicken soup. Don't forget to BOOGIE. Namaste' BL
Hey now - I called Coop last night (friday) and he had just pulled into Yuma. Safe travels, you old fart. Still rainy here. Got some ideas brewing. Bret's letting me use his computer to enter this...thanks... Also, Blynde Orange & me are planning some rehearsals this week for the Navasota Blues Fest...(Gonna see if I can get Garse onstage...) Don't tell Orange, k? Love to you all. Namaste' BL
All together now: WE LOVE YOU COOP! Ladies, gentlemen, others: Our schedules worked out to where we can satisfy our Snuffy's fans' musical hunger for the Bobby Lindstrom Band, in it's current configuration, with David Allen Cooper just once more, at 6-ish pm wednesday, July 18. The long hard road we lit out on in June of 2006, all the souls growing together, from the bonfires of Montana to the Street Vibrations of Reno, from The Big Easy and the Blues Festivals in Idaho,the tightness of the remaining 3 members will manifest in the music one more time. Oregon, Nevada, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and now Texas will remember. We love you David. Namaste' BL & friends.
Last night was great (again) @ Snuffy's, but they just can't seem to get enough. Today will be Cooper's going-away BBQ jam. Food @ mid-afternoon-ish, music 5-6-ish...(precisely) LET'S ROCK! Namaste' BL
Got some pics up for YYY'''AALLLL!!!!! Namaste' BL p.s. Happy Friday the 13th, Sally Brown! I Love You!
Figure it out.... p.s. last saturday's turnout was great. Even the Fire Ants made a good showing. Namaste' BL
The constant is change. It looks like Mr. David Allen Cooper, beloved bassist of ours will be headed back to Oregon soon. Details as they come. And...surprise-not....We're gonna be ROCKIN' Snuffy's one more time tomorrow night...8:30pm til... And, I have been drafted by Blynd Orange Jefferson to pick a little at the Navasota Bluesfest in August..details on Calendar Page. Love to you all. Namaste' BL
Hey gang - If you think it would be fun to tell everyone what freedom means to you, let's hear it! Go to the guestbook and let it fly! Namaste' BL p.s. If your entry doesn't get put on right away, it is because spammers have forced me to sensor all the guesbook entries before publishing them...hang in there.
Hey gang - Just checking you all! Namaste' BL
Hey now! Gonne get to ROCK with my homies again this weekend. Seems like a long time. Friday and saturday nights SNUFFY'S....1/2 miles up CR129. Hutto to Norman's Crossing.... Also, saturday afternoon at the Cattle Company Steakhouse in Elgin, I'm doing a solo acoustic set at 4pm. It's a benefit for Kayla, a young girl who's mother is donating a kidney to her. The operation is the first week of if you can. Thanks. Namaste' BL
To all you dads: Namaste' *I had the honor of playing "Amazing Grace" before dinner yesterday at a wonderful BBQ for an 80 year old friend. Very cool. Thanks Terry & Pam & Nick...and the rest of y'all, too. Specially Kenneth. (That's my dads name too) Love BL p.s. will try and find out about our recording soon and let you know....
Hello again all you faithful. Last night was a day and a year since we left Coos Bay, Oregon. What a trip, eh? Anyway, last night at Snuffy's, Micah and Pat got what we think to be maybe a recording for the new CD. We were also graced with one of Austin's mainstay musicians, Patty David, who happens to be Micah's aunt?? Her and his brother from San Diego, Chris played together for the first time...yeah thats it...will keep you posted and try and get ya some more pix too. ROCK & ROLL! Namaste' BL
Hey gang! Judging by the number of daily visits, we must be nearly famous. Been workin' our happy asses off. Snuffy's last saturday and Junior's last thursday, and Rodge's the sunday before that : all ROCKED! We're going to crank up the recorders again this saturday. At the helm are Mika and Pat. Both seasoned veterans in the R&R world. References like Bill Ham. (ZZTops mgr). I had some pics for ya somewhere, but between the MAC, the disk, and the computer here at the Taylor library, I only got one on. But hey, aren't those good lookin' peeps? Will try again when time allows. Hook up to Don't forget to BOOGIE. Namaste' BL
Hey now - Good Rockin' east of Granger last night. God Bless all those we remember. pix on photo page.... p.s.s. Doyle Bramhall II has become one of the best blues players I know of.... This thursday I am at Juniors in Round Rock, and the band is at Snuffy's saturday...and oh, yeah don't forget to call and request some BL tunes at 512-390-5477 Thanks Namaste'
Hello again. I had a good chat with Barbara Joe from 107.1 FM KGSR in Austin this afternoon. I'm workin' on updating the promo, and taking it and a CD to the station tomorrow morning (if all goes the way I want). Send some positive energy my way and "Waiting For The Bus" just might get some airplay in the LIVE MUSIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. Will try and keep you informed...Oh, by the way, Barbara Joe says if they get requests for certain music, they'll play it...hmm...You know what to do, don't ya! (When it's time, I'll get the number for "Y'all". FUN!) Namaste' BL
Next Saturday, Charlie Sexton and Doyle Bramhall II are playin Antone's downtown. The last time I saw Doyle, he had spiked hair. Blue or green I can't remember which...but me and him stood in line at a pizza parlor in Cotati, California, for 45 minutes to pay 2 dollars to sign up for a jam session and the microphones didn't even work. Hopefully, when I request something by Stu Blank, he'll notice and remember me and I'll get to chat with him. Like the old cowboy in Naches says: "Ya never know where it's coming from". Anyway, that was in the late 80's. Doyle, who musta been 17 years old, was pickin' in Stu's band at The Refectory in Santa Rosa. I went in, Stu took Richie's guitar from him and gave it to me. Then Stu took Doyle's guitar and me and Stu jammed....I didn't even know he played guitar. Doyle left and straight to The Fabulous Thunderbirds, if my facts are right....God rest your soul, Stu. Back to Texas 2007: The 27th we're playin' east of Granger at R'E's annual Memorial Day party...think it'll rain? Namaste' ohhh...Say hello to Fred King...I think he's reading this.
To all the mothers present, past and future, who own the toughest jobs in the world. Happy mothers day. Granny - You're the best ever. Sally Brown - You're the best this side of the grass...Love to you all from those of us who admire you. Garse's birthday was a killer jam. Thanks Snuffy's and the whole gang there. Namaste' BL
Hey Y'all - A few new pix...Lot's goin' on...just not sure what....Namaste' !! BL Oh, hey, in case I don't get on here tomorrow....HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!! And saturday: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO GARSE!! Any of you remember the Rock Creek parties? Witbeck, Revis, Duncan, a bunch of birthdays for Tony Zarbano to ruin....just about this time of year...wonder who's still around....Regards to you all!
Greetings from H-E-B, where I get my lunch bags for free. I'm just doing what Stu Blank would do. Last Tuesday turned out to be the last La Palapa gig for awhile anyway, and Thursday at Junior's made me feel right at home. Gotta say the folks here really love music. The Blues. Yeah. I'll take Bob Dylan's advice and not speak to soon cuz the wheel's still in and Coop and Garse are fixin' to record some live stuff... Love to you all...Namaste' BL
Howdy, Y'All - (I love saying that) If'n yer gettin' a hankerin' for some acoustic geetar music, come to La Palapa this tuesday, and Junior's in Round Rock this thursday. I'll be doin' my thang! No, I ain't got no pics up yet...sometimes it takes both hands just to cover my ass, ya know? I will try and get some we took last week. Love from Texas. Namaste' BL
Howdy, Y'all - Got a few more pics up.....keep the faith....and don't forget to BOOGIE..... Namaste' BL
Hey gang! Here's a few pics from yesterday... Hope to get ya some more soon. All is well here....Namaste'
Yep, always have a good day on fri/13's! Just stopped by to let you know Snuffy's will be ROCKIN' tonight at 7:30...and...for some reason, the Junior's gig tomorrow night will not be graced by us, but another band....hmmm....anyway, you all take care of yourselves, unless you can find someone else to...HA! (....gators and wackers and rock...oh my!....) p.s. I saw Sally Brown's house in Cedar Park today...what a trip...Namaste. p.s.s. Rick, that guy is RUMPLESTILTSKIN...don't recognize him? the way..La Palapa was a gas! Thanks Felix, Sally, Regi, Joe, Terry, Pam, Nicholus, Bret, etc..etc...We'll be back next Tuesday!
New pix up...whew! Courtesy of Lisa Shelton...isn't this all her fault? Love BL
Hello Y'all....(wink)... When you don't hear from me for a few days, or you're not gettin' a bunch of pix like we all want, rest assured the real reasons we got our butts to Texas are still very much alive and well. I really appreciate all the entries in the guest book. As the closer of you to us know, that's what helps us keep faith. This next week should prove to be a lot of fun, as we have 3 gigs, Tuesday @ La Palapa; Friday at Snuffy's; Saturday @ Juniors. Following sorta in Stu Blanks' footsteps, I'll have an answer (including photos) for the Unknown Blonde soon - on the ever-present question "What would Stu do?" Not hard to figure, really...Love from Coop, Garse *with Ol' what's her name, and me, and Juice...Namaste' BL
Hmmm... I sure wonder what Bobby, Garse and Coop are up to...there's just no telling what they'll come up with next....hope they're alright....wish I could see them they're gettin' really good, all this time together about that cute little orange cat..wonder how he's handling all this...wonder if he's eaten any scorpions like he wanted...or tarantulas... sneak up and SURROUND the city!! Got yer bass, Coop??? (check calendar)
Hey Y'all - Well, "A Fan" : It shouldn't be too long before the internet comes to Murray, and "Crawdaddy" ...Derned if I know who took that pic! I'm so dog-gone tired right now, I'll just take an overnight nap. Thanks for keepin' faith. You all know who you are. Namaste' BL
Hello again! It's been a very busy week around here, takin' care of our own hiney's and rolling with the changes. Some of our original crew are still with us, some are not. My personal mission is, as some of you know, to get the "Waiting For The Bus" tunes through the ears and into the minds and hearts of as many souls as possible. Meantime, as Mr. John Lennon said: "Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans". This truth is precisely the picture in my life right now, and happy to Be As It. Details you can imagine. Tonight at the new Snuffy's, The Bobby Lindstrom Band, consisting of David Cooper, Mike Carrillo, and myself will be surfing the higher waves of the ocean of music. Feel ya there. Let's RAWK! Namaste' BL p.s. No new pics at this time....(yeah, I know)...but check the calendar for some new dates...
Hey gang! Just wanted to say hello and YEAAAHHHOOWWEEEE!!! heh heh.....You know we love ya! Snuffy's tomorrow night and maybe Saturday, too... Namaste' BL p.s. Thanks for believing in us, and thanks for all the encouragement. Not to mention Faith. p.s.s. can any of you guess who deserves the new handle "G2-D2" ?
Hey gang! Tammy and Perry, owners of The New Snuffy's keep acting like angels....and we love 'em! Also, Amanda at Junior's in Round Rock has added us on April 14, along with the solo work I'm doing there, wednesdays and a couple of thursdays soon. Will try and let you know the details soon. Namaste' BL
I guess Anderson Mill decided to wait til after spring break to have music, but Snuffy's can't get enough! We'll see you there, eh? That'll be this saturday @ Snuffy's! Check calendar page. Oh, and some new pics, too. Namaste' BL
We just added Friday night @ The NEW Snuffy's...same time, 7:30pm. Good job, Coop. I had a good time and made some new friends yesterday afternoon at Junior's. Thanks Amanda, Kate & Company! See you again. Namaste' BL
Brother John is gone. Mighty Kootee-Fiyo, and ALL that Y'all...Namaste' to New Orleans, Mardi Gras and all the celebration! Tomorrow afternoon: I'm solo at Junior's in Round Rock & 4pm-6:15pm. This saturday night, 7:30 to 11:30....The Whole Dam Band at SNUFFY'S! Let's ROCK! p.s. I got a few new pix up.....(disregard the dates...guess my camera's stuck in the past??) Namaste' BL
Hey Gang! Just dropped by the computer lab to let you know we're still suckin' wind, and I'm playing solo acoustic this next wednesday at Junior's Bar & Grill in Round Rock, from 4pm til 6:15. That's the same place I played Hosea Hargove's guitar when Coop and me sat in. We went out to Snuffy's jam session last night and had a great time with Ray, Steve and company. We love all you peeps. It's been a bit nippy here in the Austin area, in the 20's last night, so we're burnin' that propane. Juice says hello. Or meow. Thanks for keepin' the faith. Oh, guess I didn't tell you I'm working on a little story to post sometime. Our landlord, Alvin Berryhill has been telling me about when Elvis played around these parts, got booed off the stage and went outside and sat on the running board of an old Plymouth and cried. Another Country Music Hall of Famer, Jimmy Heap was opening for him I think. Hope I get more of the story soon. What a trip eh? Namaste' BL
Check the calendar for new dates. Will get some pix up sometime...we got time we ain't even used yet.. BL By the way, thursday, friday and saturday gigs went finely! Talk soon, k?
You should know where Snuffy's is by now. Randy's Icehouse:Take Highway 79 West to Taylor, Texas. When you see Murray, then look across the street and you'll see the bright yellow sign. Fair enough? Let's ROCK! Namaste' BL
.......And go right ahead on it! Last sunday (?) me and Coop went to deliver promo to Junior's Bar & Grill and Icehouse in Round Rock, and were drawn straight to the band. It turned out to be The Legendary Hosea Hargrove & The Roadrunners. Man, they sounded good. They took a break and we talked awhile and they invited me and Coop to play. Their drummer and guitarist accompanied us and it was a our promo job was complete: CD, Bio's AND live audition. Then Saturday night at Snuffy's flat ROCKED! We were received with at least 4 standing ovations! We'll be back there this friday. Keep in touch, "Y'all". p.s. working on some pix for you... Namaste' BL
The reason I forgot the camera last night was, contrary to what was posted on the web, there was no jam at B.D. Riley's, but we did walk around with our guitars and look really cool. We're gettin' ready for Snuffy's this weekend. Garse & Coop say HEY! Namaste' BL
Hello YAWL! We're startin' to get our footing. Another gig added today, and heading for B.D. Riley's downtown (Austin) in a while.....remind me to bring the camera, will ya? How's things in Oregon? Washington? Montana? Nevada? Wyoming? Let's hear from some of you people, yeah? And, while I'm at it, our site has been visited just this month from 74 countries all over the planet. Let's HEAR from you! Love. Namaste'. BL
Hello Gang! Checkin' in from Lisa's. Last night at the new Snuffy's was a gas! We're playing there again next saturday. We just got set up & did sound check at The Anderson Mill Tav and are already getting some good responses. Will let you know more as soon as I can...and yes, will try and get some pix for "Y'all", too...hehe! Now....LET'S ROCK!!
I'm sittin' here on Lisa's computer and wanted to say HHEEYYY! ("Y'all) Namaste' BL
Good morning sunshine! Just wanted to let you know we're moving our little caravan 2 days before scheduled. Not sure we will have internet for a while, so if not, we'll see you next time. Peace. Namaste' BL, MC & DC
*I got that line from the "Headline angels". That's the story. Next weekend: Friday @ Snuffy's; Saturday @ The Anderson Mill Tavern. Well, it finally warmed up. The last two days hit a sweltering 40 degrees! (Comparatively) Dooley should be somewhere in Florida? The rest of us will be moving this tuesday or wednesday. Hopefully somewhere with internet access. Time will tell. I got one pic of me and Coop at Snuffy's last thursday, will get it up.... Me and Juice are makin' promo packs and CD's; Lisa's been knockin' us out with chicken and dumplings; OK: Texas, start spreadin' the news! Get out on the floor. Come on baby shake somepin' LOOSE! Details on Snuffy's soon...wait, let's see, it's on CR129, about a mile up Brushy Creek. Yeah. Namaste' BL p.s. By the way, you people who signed the guest book and don't see your entry, we're working on that. We've had some technical difficulty...(Spook & Fred)
Got some new pix on photo page - Waiting for some warmth from the skies - Hope you and yours are safe and warm. See ya soon. Namaste' BL
Good Morning all you sunshines! It's been a cold day here in Taylor, but I'm pretty sure it was colder in Rawlins. I heard it was 20 below zero yesterday there. I hope our friends are safe and warm. Anyway, I'm here to try some News Page-to-Photo Page narration at your expense. Ok, ready? When we left for our Oregon Christmas, everything in the bus had been running fairly well for a week or so. (That is after the water purifier housing cracked and the wind blew Murray off his jacks, crushing the makeshift skirting I had put up.) So, I decided to leave well enough alone and didn't turn the water feed off. Therefore, when a bathroom valve split (from the cold?) and started spewing, some days before our return, the entire back half of the floor was soaked and had been running out the seams onto the ground and freezing solid. *photo #1,2 & 3. Days of drying the carpet followed. Then Coop came to town and helped me tent Murray's bottom half with visquine and duct tape and we rented the heater in photo 4 and began resurrection. Then the weather didn't give us a break for a couple days and one false start due to conflicting reports, and the weather can change SO FAST there, that the TV doesn't really keep up. A window finally came and we got moving. Me and Garse in Murray towing Coops truck full of gear, Coop in my car, and Dooley in his truck running pilot. Our first situation came only a few miles down the freeway, still in Rawlins, when the bus died at the offramp to TA Truck stop, and a new fuel filter was installed, I'll say the temperature was maybe 10 degrees and the wind was blowing about 50-60. You could stand on the ice, hold your coat out and the wind would blow you skidding across the parking lot. The next couple of pictures is us still in Rawlins! Finally fueled, Coop & Garse hooked up our tow hitch and Dooley ran me back to my car to fetch it for Coop. On the way back to Murray, a set of semi driver tires had got loose and somehow found its way to the frontage road, rolled towards me, then off the bank into a fence. Wish I had the camera for that one! Then we said our adieu's and headed east. John followed along until Walcott, and within another hour or two, we were in the middle of the damnest coldest windiest son-of-a-bitchin' black-ice and snow-blow I ever imagined! It got worse and worse until the traffic (mostly semi's) was stop and go for what seemed like an eternity. Maybe a couple hours. There was around 10-15 cars and trucks off the road, six trucks had blown over the day before, and the gate was closed behind us due to unreal conditions. We made it as far as Laramie the first day. A hundred miles, that was it. The road ahead was closed between there and Cheyenne. We found a KOA and hunkered down for the night. The next morning was sunny, not as cold, maybe 20 degrees, and your men on the road hit it again. We were warned about the same conditions, but it was not bad at all. Windy but not hellish, we pushed on to Cheyenne, happy to have dry road and our knuckle bones back under the skin. This day and one more was our window and we drove the remaining 1200 miles through Nebraska, into Kansas, camping in WalMart at Selena. Another early start and Kansas became Oklahoma and then Texas. Texas! Nice to meet Y'all! LET'S ROCK! Less than 48 hours in a town new to us, and God put us on stage right downtown Austin! Now I hear the weather is getting really bad where we came through. People gettin' killed on the icy roads! How the heck did we pick the perfect time to drive here? By the way, this stuff makes ya TIRED. Speaking of which: I am! Ah, well, full bellies and a warm bed is really OK. And did I tell you how wonderful it is to just be OK? Love to you all, G'night, see ya soon. p.s. Garse, Coop, Lisa & Bret took some pics down on 6th last night.....will take a look and see what it looked like soon... Namaste' BL
Hey Y'ALL! For the first time in quite a while we've got internet IN MURRAY! Let's hear it for Bret Hilsabeck! Man, do we get angels or what! OK, gang: Here's the plan....gonna get a chicken and make soup, cuz Lisa's cold keeps hanging on, and get ready for the ice storm that's supposed to hit here tonight. THEN, I'll show you the pictures we have from our trip here as this giant ice storm does it's thang, K? I think, seein's how I can't really tell enough of the stories with captions, I'll kinda narrate from here, and you can see what I'm talking about from the photo page. For now, keep warm as you can and get to know each other and for God's sake help your fellow brothers and sisters if you can. If it wasn't for people who care about people, I definitely wouldn't be here typing this. See ya this evening. Namaste' BL
Our first baby steps in Texas are being taken. We got two gigs booked at The Anderson Mill Tavern, and the light up ahead is brightening. As it should be. Bring it, Texas! Oh, yeah, thunder & lightning & 6 inches of rain this morning so far is making us feel quite homely. Quack, quack! Working on pix.... Namaste' BL
YEEAAAHH! Yesterday, just after an exhausting shameless self-promotional tour of about 6-7 bars in the area of Pfleugerville, Taylor, and north side of Austin, acoustics in the trunk which stayed there, passing out the promo that survived the trip through 5 states, came home kinda bewildered to regroup, remembering not to give up before the miracle, the phone rang and we accepted our debut audition on the main stage at Headhunters in downtown Austin. Kicked every butt available, packed up and came back to Lisa Shelton & Bret's in Taylor. *Lisa Peck to those of you from Coos County....her mom works in the Hall Building for KBDN 96.5 fm.....and just happened to mention to me when we were there that her daughter knew me...lives in Austin...and maybe we should send her a CD.....Murray, Juice, Cooper, Garse and me are camped up here and still rubbing our eyes. This is our next miracle. Garse, the drummer who was with me in Elkhorn, the infamous barn dances of Coos River, biker parties and all the rest riding shotgun barreling down I35 towards the music capital of the world like a snake in a hose, looks over at me and says...are we really here, Schmonson? Yep. I'm working on getting you all (Y'all) some pix up soon. The BIGGEST thanks to all who spiritually feed us through Our Soul. God Bless you and Namaste' BL
Bobby just called me and passes on this great news! - Nancy From Bobby: Greetings from your not too weary to rock road warriors. We've been in Austin less than 48 hours and we've managed to book ourselves at a venue called Headhunters on the main stage at 10:30. This place is on Red River and 8th, a block off I-35 which is where all the major music activity happens. A good place to start our Austin adventure. More pictures to come soon on our trip from the freezing cold of Rawlins, WY to Austin. Namaste' Bobby
Hey gang! From our own personal weather man Mike Dooley, tomorrow morning it's a GO! Once again, I don't have the words to thank the people of Rawlins who have helped us enough. John, Geri, Mike, Tami, Tammy, Jo, Dino, Tennessee, Kay, Tyler, Darren, Jamie, Kayla...I might forget some names, but will never forget the hospitality...Thanks! Now to Austin. Lisa Shelton's. Another angel. Oh, I was gonna tell you what a rush it was writing Willie Nelson's name on a big envelope, and actually writing him a "cover" letter, but I'll save some rushing for on the road again. Y'all keep with us. Me and Garse and Cooper ain't done yet. Anyway, we're meeting at Turtlehead Junction or some dern place, early. Murray's so ready.... p.s. no new pix yet. camera's too cold. p.s.s. LET'S ROCK! Namaste' BL
Good morning sunshine! With the help of a big ol' Ready-Heater, some tarps and you guessed it: (Duct Tape) ...... Murray's thawing out. All his hair is pointing south. That's a true sign. My best guess-ti-mate is less than a week. Austin, Houston: You got room for us? Toss the flare, boys! Namaste' BL
Hello everyone! After some mind-changing by the powers that be, we rocked the new year in last night. Murray's butt is frozen to the ground from a water leak during our Oregon trip, however the suspension proved tougher than the ice yesterday, and he'll be ready to roll soon. I'm thinkin' he can thaw out while heading south. Ya think? Dooley got some pics of a surprise guest last night and we'll try and get you pix soon. Namaste' BL
It's time to return to the road trip. I'm picking up Cooper at sunrise and Garse a little later. Should be in Caldwell tomorrow night, Rawlins by Saturday night. Gotta thaw out Murray, KICK this year in the butt once more at Legends in Rawlins, and then.....have ya heard? Thank you Brenda (I love you very much!), Josh, Allison, Rachell & Tiffany for puttin' me up. Happy New Year to All. Namaste' BL p.s. PIX on Photo Page *By the way, thanks felician. (I knew the 25th was Christmas, but also knew I wouldn't make an entry that day. It worked doubly good cuz now we know all that other stuff you shared with us!)
Sweet when this time of year comes around, in that no matter what religion or lack of religion, seems the homeys get their salutations in the guest book if they can. Makes me feel good to be remembered, how 'bout you, Garse? Coop? John? Oh, this morning Sally Brown, Josh, Allison and me went to Unity By The Bay and watched a "A Christmas Carol", saw a bunch of old friends and well-wishers, and Josh Longero as the boy who Scrooge sends to buy the big turkey. Will try and get some pix up soon. Or, check KCBY television. Merry Christmas to ALL! Namaste' BL
Merry Christmas! OK- Dooley made it to Rawlins. All looks pretty darned good from here. Got ya some more pix up. Eat, drink and be merry. Namaste' BL
Hey gang! I'm coming to you from Sally Brown's "penthouse suite", and haven't seen snow for days....looks like a storm is brewin', tho'. Dropped Garse in Portland, Coop in Springfield, and got to Coos Bay and just plain dropped. Will work at gettin' some pix up for y'all. Thanks Nancy & Rick. Happy Holidays to you all! Talk soon, eh? Namaste' BL
Hey gang! It's sometimes hard to see exactly what's going on when things change. Umm...isn't that all the time? I'll just say it looks like me and Garse and Cooper will be heading to Oregon soon for Christmas. Dooley should be about ready to get out of Naches and head to Rawlins, I'm thinkin. Murray's froze up again, it's 19 degrees here at 3 in the afternoon...Juice is very good. Geri & crew are readying for another banquet, busy like bees, and I got the OK to mail Willie a CD....hmm..what was that last thing...well, I got the OK to send Willie a CD...that's all for now. Namaste' BL
From the middle of a cane field in Texas, Dan Kashola is doing his thang, which includes helping hook us up down south; Thanks Dan, Lisa, Tennessee's dad and the rest of "Y'all"! And wouldn't you know it - As soon as I put my cat's pic on the world wide web, Juice comes back in out of the cold, and is now splayed out all over my bed...he's been outside for over a week! Welcome home, kid. By the way, Happy Birthday to the BEST dancer I've ever seen: Rachell Winchell. And just in case I dont get online tomorrow, Happy Birthday to Allison Longero. Love you both. Namaste' BL
I'll just tell you all that Austin is looking eminent. Will try and keep you updated. Meanwhile, there's some more pix up for ya! Happy holidays and Namaste' BL
OK, gang - First off, we want to thank all our die-hard fans for believing in us, you know I make only ONE promise: "Everything's gonna be alright"! Briefly, we are now a 3-piece, so let's CRANK UP that old Les Paul a notch, shall we? God Bless you, C.W. Schwartz. We wish only the best for you. By the way, how's Kansas? Missouri? Keep in touch, wherever you are - we love ya! (How's that for a short story?) Next, I've been working for days on Murray, outside, in the ever-present wind of Rawlins in God-Knows how cold. It's seems he doesn't get along with 5 below zero too well...but like Mike from Gold Coast Trucking in Coos Bay says: "You're bonding with your bus". No kidding. Oh, someone asked me how "Juice" the cat is doing...well..he's fine I guess. He's been under the floor and on top of the holding tank for a night and two days...He musta thought I was going to take him somewhere he didn't like and bolted...He'll be back. Dooley's in Naches picking up the rest of our belongings and finishing the house deal. (in the snow).... The show will go on this weekend, regardless. You know us. Right now, Lisa, your offer is sounding pretty darned good. Let's talk about Austin, K? Nice to see y'all giggling. It's always good to make people smile...(wink) Namaste' BL P.S. Happy Birthday, Alden! Happy Birthday, Pam!
OKAY - Now you Spokanians got some pics to check out. Needless to say, I had to do some finegaling gettin' these pics up. It was five below zero night before last here in Rawlins, and Murray's been on strike. So, first things first. We've been rockin' Legends Bar every thursday, friday and saturday night, this being the third week. The folks here are like family now. We love you. It's time for me and CW to get our showers, so will make this short. *Murray's frozen, but weather is warming* Oh, by the way...we're not sure how long we'll be here in know how everything is always changing...yeah? Anyway, I'll let you know what's up when I find out... Namaste' BL
Stay Tuned...
Hey all - Happy Thanksgiving! Just finished 3 plates of scrumptious nosh! (Out-ate Charlie!) Keep feeding each other! Here's the next batch of pix....God Bless You All...From David, Mike, John, Charlie and me, (and Juice) Namaste' BL
OK, Gang! I'm playin' catch-up here. First off, you Bluz At The Bend peeps will have to wait til I either get my MAC online, or in some other way get the pix from it to this "Legends" Dell PC. (That's cuz I got your pix on it, but deleted them from the camera) Sooo...Here's some pix of the 2nd week in October...Will continue as I may. Stay tuned and ENJOY! Namaste' BL
OK! I'm your basic computer-illiterate musician on the club's Dell, so bear with me and you'll see some more pix of our trip soon. All is well. Luv ya. Namaste' BL Oh, there is one new pic up. (hee-hee)
Namaste' - Comin' to ya from the office in The Legends Bar. Just about a week ago, after a stop in Idaho Falls for repair of Murray's headlight switch, tail lights on Coop's pick-up, flat tire and new lights for the U-Haul, continued to Evanston, Wyoming, where Charlie and me and "Juice" spent the night while John, David and Garse bravely mushed ahead to Rawlins, facing their night time blizzard about 15 hours ahead of our daylight version the next day. Initiation of the Oregon boys also included a slight side-slide downtown and a brief foot-surveillance before carefully continuing to our KOA spot, cell phone-less with frozen waterlines. Murray says: b-b-r-r-r ! Now, after three nights of RAWKIN'', a day off and Garse asks "Where we at now, Schmonson?" "Top of the world". Well, 7000 feet seems like it. Workin' on getting some eye candy for ya soon. Love from us all. BL
Boondoggler's was packed and ROCKIN' GOOD! It was great playin' with all our friends, old and new. We love Thompson Falls. Today (sunday) we took Murray for a drive thru the snow and got him new "cleats". Thanks, Skip. Today we mostly rested, and prepared for our drive to Rawlins tomorrow. Ya'll are gonna hafta wait for pix til we get there. Keep on keepin' on. Namaste' BL
Nope, fingers aren't crippled; Mac's fine; Sittin' up here on the hill above Murray's camp at Mike & Chrissy Gross' place - hoping I can get some pix up on here from the disk of BLUZ AT THE BEND gig last weekend in Spokane. By the way, thanks for hangin' in and all the encouragement. Tonight we'll be at Pair-A-Dice Bar; Tomorrow night at Boondoggler's, then heading for Rawlins, WY on sunday, hopefully ahead of any adverse weather..... The Bluz At The Bend was a packed house, no place to park for blocks, and flat ROCKED! Thanks Larry, Sid, Dave, Laura, Herman and all you wonderful peeps we met there. We'll be back. In the meantime, Dooley's been U-Haulin' to Naches & back again, gathering our stuff, and the troops are ready for most anything now. Like Garse says; BRING IT.
Hey gang! Just wanted to say Hello - Good - Bye until we get to our next internet hookup. Murray's ready, and so we are leaving Dooleyville early in the morning. This weekend (T-F-S) we are honored to be back at "BLUZ AT THE BEND" in Spokane. Next weekend, "PAIR-A-DICE" & "BOONDOGGLERS" in Montana, then the 16th, 17th, 18th at "THE LEGENDS" in Rawlins, Wyoming. Keep Rockin' til everybody gets it! Then Rock some more...Namaste' BL, DC, MC, CS, JD.
All right, peoples! We're gettin' ready to hit the (cold) road again. New dates: The Legends in Rawlins, Wyoming - Here we come! The 16th, 17th and 18th of November. Looking forward to it! Let's ROCK!
Hello everyone! Garse, Coop and CW returned and rose to the occasion for our "farewell" performances this weekend. Halloween always seems to be a really fun time of year, and no exceptions here. Namaste' BL Check out PHOTO PAGE
Greetings to you all - Our last gigs in the Yakima area for quite some time will be tonight at The Country Rock in Naches, and saturday night at The Woodshed in Eagle Rock. We have grown to love this area and especially the people. We have been accepted with open arms, made to feel at home, and we will miss you all. Let's ROCK this weekend, k? November 2-3-4 we'll be back at Bluz At The Bend in Spokane; The 10th will be our first gig at the Pair-A-Dice Bar in Paradise, Montana, (who claim to have the biggest stage in the world); The 11th at Boondoggler's Rock N Roll Bar & Casino in Thompson Falls, Montana; And hopefully the 16th we will be having the Grand Opening of our new digs in Rawlins, Wyoming! Will try and keep you updated for details. Anyway, it's time to get ready to start to commence to Rock! You know it. Namaste' BL
Hey everybody! It's Monday night and I made it back to the John Dooley Mansion in beautiful Naches, WA. I guess I just had to make sure I MISS people from Coos Bay enough. Anyway, Brenda Bate and Josh and Allison took good care of me, as I visited some of my old HAUNTS. Check PHOTO PAGE for pix! Love you all. Hope you enjoy the pix. Sweet Dreams and Namaste' BL
Greetings to you all. I have had a wonderful time here at Sally Brown's in the town of South Marshfield; Josh, Allison, I love you. Celebrated Sam Smith's birthday thursday at the Timber Inn Blues Jam...Julie, William, Tony, Chris, etc...Touched base with Full Moon Taxi owner Judy; Saw JR, and last night Crawdaddy's annual Halloween Party was good for my heart, too. Thanks to Crawdaddy, The Salmon River Band, Brian Bryan, Joe Pepper, Mike Loomis, Loretta Siegrist & Family, Jimmy Warren, Stephen Diggle & family, Roy & Jeff Eikamp, Garse, Shawna, Tony, Alex, man...alot of cool folks...Special thanks to Brenda Bate for being here for me. Love, Bobby. Namaste' p.s. I'm heading back early morning, pickin' up Cooper, then to "band camp" at Dooley's in Naches for a final "commencing to begin to get ready" ........will get some pix of this last few days on soon.
Hey gang! Just thought I'd let you know that me and CW and John are headed for Oregon tomorrow....Eugene, Florence, Coos Bay, Fairview; While Coop and Garse inhabit Springfield and a weekend off???? HUH? *smile* Will try to keep you know we're gettin' ready for our biggest move yet, don't ya? Namaste' BL
Here ya go - We had a great time this weekend! All is as it should be....Hope you enjoy the pix. (PHOTO PAGE) A lot of the locals wanted to see them on the World Wide Web. What's a matter with that? Namaste' BL
Had a great time last night in Naches, and will do it again tonight. Another new date for October 27, too. Stay tuned.....I think I saw Dooley takin' pix...will get them on here....(It's 3am...G'night) Namaste' BL OK! UPDATE: (Had camera problem last night, will shoot some more tonight...) AND: Two more dates added - November 10 @ "Pair-A-Dice Bar", Paradise, MT; November 11 @ "Boondogglers Rock N Roll Bar & Casino" in Thompson Falls, MT. See ya soon!
Alright! Got a few pics up for you from our Oregon episode: PHOTO page. Thanks again to Bruce & Vickie, Crawdaddy, Joe Pepper, Sally Brown, Full Moon Taxi, Franklin Turner, The Rusty Sprocket, The Hauser Bar & Grill, KBDN 96.5 FM, Arbe's RV Park, J.R. & Pamela, Young's Southbound Sound, Off The Record. We love you all....Namaste' BL
Hello! This weekend The Country Rock in little ol' Naches will be rockin'! Hope to see you locals there. October continues as we prepare for colder weather, and our trip south for the winter. Hope you all have clean jammies! Namaste BL
Good Afternoon. Sharing the Internet Hookup with John here in the (likely) last month of our residence in Naches...Coop & Garse headed this way and should arrive late tonight...Meanwhile Ernie stopped by and we booked a Halloween Party at The Woodshed on Oct 28! FUN! Also, of course this weekend at The Pastime in Selah (Friday & Saturday); Next Friday & Saturday at Naches' Country Rock. While I'm at it, I want to thank T-Bone Stone for getting us into Street Vibrations, and his killer hamronica licks, not to mention introducing us to one of the most delightful humans I have met: Samuel T. Hawks (The Hawk). He lives just outside of Reno, and has his own Radio Station. The first thing he said to me was "I know you", and his eyes showed the decades of compassion he has for music and spirit. I felt I knew him, too. Anyway, within 15 minutes of our arrival, "What Did I Do?" hit the airwaves over Reno! I had the honor of Blessing his artwork, as he Blessed us, my car, etc...he showed me pix of Hendrix, Hawk and Norton Buffalo, and many other very cool peeps, including many of his family who play music. The day we left, Hawk honored me again with a crystal for clarity, and 4 turquoise pieces from his own mine representing the 4 Spirits from North, East, South, and West. They now ride in the front of Murray on the dash, cradled by an old photo of my Dad when he was very young. Murrays path became even more clear. Thanks for letting me share, I hope you can relate. Namaste' BL
Hey! Me and Charlie got back to Naches tonight at 9:00 pm. Murray's running VERY well! (In case you don't know just how good that is, think of it as much better than "awesome", or "super-fantastic", Kay? Kay!) Will be back tomorrow...We don't just love you, we LLLOUUURRRIIEEVVVVE you. Namaste' BL
It's been a busy week again for me, and thanks to Crawdadday, we got some pics up from Reno, and a new recording from Hauser last night. Rusty Sprocket and The Hauser Bar & Grill were a GASS! Gotta run... Namaste' BL
Hey gang! Got some more pix up fo ya's. Street Vibes pix very soon...John's on his way to Naches to take care of his house sale....Looks like Cooper will be the sound man this weekend...Hope to see you in Myrtle Point or Hauser. Namaste' BL
OK, I've been workin' at gettin' pix up from Boondogglers and Street Vibrations. Fact is they probably won't be there til later tonight. CUZ - Little Feat's playing at Mingus Park!!?! I'm puttin' on my Sailin' Shoes, sneakin' thru the alley with my gal Sally, straight to Mingus Lake, and groovin' with the goldfish to the spirit of Lowell George. See ya soon.... pix coming.... Namaste' BL
Heya! MAN, we've been having FUN. What a Godsend to love your work. Murray's back at Arbe's, the same location of our June 8th "liftoff". The band's scattered around the state with few days off....well deserved. GOOD JOB guys. It's late and I'm hittin' the hay, but thanks to Crawdaddy, tomorrow's gonna show and tell the story. G'night and Namaste'. See ya then BL
Via the magic of the internet (and because we have no access to a computer here in Reno) this message goes out via Nancy in Caldwell to all our fans, supporters, and friends. We are having a fine time in the gambling mecca of Reno playing with T-Bone Stone - wish you were all here with us - more pics and news to come soon!
Good morning sunshine! Wake up, you sleepy-heads! We're off to Montana for a few days, ROCK Thompson Falls, then on Sunday, John & the band are driving Murray straight to Reno. I'm going the longer route through Oregon and pick up T-Bone and his daughter and meet them there. I want to thank all of our fans and friends for keepin' the faith. That's what this whole operation runs on. I'll try to get online somewhere along the way.....Don't forget us, and we won't forget you. Close to the heart. Namaste' BL
Let's offer this: God, thank you for surrounding in the white light of the Holy Spirit, the survivors, families and loved ones of the 9/11 tragedy. p.s. new dates on calendar, and more coming. OH-KAY! Now....T-Bone Stone just called and your very own Bobby Lindstrom Band has the first 2 of 4 dates confirmed. Street Vibrations is said to be the 6th largest motorcycle gathering in the USA. We will be playing at Dr. John's Beer Garden Wednesday, September 20, from 3pm to 8pm, and Thursday September 21, from 11am to 3pm. Will have times and locations for Friday and Saturday when my phone rings tomorrow.
Hey gang! Me and John and Charlie just pulled in from our was FINE. Instead of "sleep-writing", I'll take just a little cat-nap before I get to putting up pics and stuff....tonight...Namaste' BL OH-KAY...It's night, doesn't time fly by when you're on the internet??? Got a bunch of new pix up for ya. The band's fed and rested. I talked to T-Bone tonight and we get our schedule for Street Vibrations tomorrow...will let you know as soon as we know. What a weekend we had! The people: (Oh, yeah, babe!); service: (Thank you VERY much!); food: (M-M-M-M-M!!!); and entire atmosphere in general were simply great. Each night got better and better. We were graced by some very talented local players, too. Jamming was GOOD! This included a very special guest, my cousin Ron Hodge, who I don't get to see that often, and had never jammed with him. He flat-out knows his way around a keyboard! Larry's BLUZ AT THE BEND crew were ALL very good at their jobs, and it was a pleasure meeting them all. Dave, Bryanna, Lorie, I getting these names right? LOTS of new friends...and negotiations for a return will proceed tomorrow. I am just SO proud of our band. We have come a long ways in a short time, and have only begun. A brief description of the feeling this last weekend: The whole darned place was 3 feet off the ground! Thanks for sharing our musical HIGH, Spokane! Let's do it again, k? Love to you all! Bobby, Garse, Cooper, Charlie & John
OK, the troops are up and will be hitting the proverbial road in about an hour. It's 9:30 am in Naches. As Joe McCarthy once said: "It's a beautiful day for jacking up the superstructure of a small ship". We're not sure (ever) what awaits us, which is the EXACT nature of Rock 'N' Roll. I called my cousin Ron Hodge and let him know we'll be in his town. He's a heckuva keyboard player. Maybe..yeah.. At any rate, it looks like we'll be away from the internet for at least a couple days, so send us your positive energy. There's fun to be had and butts to boot. From Garse, Coop, CW John and me...LOVE YOU! Namaste' BL
Good morning sunshine! I'm thinkin' there's a big smile somewhere out there. You like Rock 'N' Roll? Good. You got it! First off, we did 4 gigs in 3 different towns in 52 hours. Randy Oxford & Band didn't make it to jam with us in Selah, but never fear, we kicked ASS anyway! I am guessing the wedding party kept them extra hours. So would you or I. Catch you next time, and we love you all. Charlie and me were received quite well Sunday afternoon at the acoustic guitar/sax gig on the patio overlooking the Naches River at Whistlin' Jacks. We made a bunch of VERY attractive new friends....(whew!) Meantime, John, Dave and Mike were setting up our Sunday night butt-kicking fest at The Woodshed, and your beloved BLB ROCKED Ernie & Marilyn's place from beat #1. One of our best performances. Now, our little tribe has a couple days to prepare for travel. Did I say Rock 'N' Roll? A bigger picture is: Promo has been sent to Texas and points south, we're planning on buying another motorcoach, a spot down south for a winter's home base, maybe in New Mexico, and when the time is right, move there. All things start with a dream, yes? Well, anyway, you can imagine the details yer own self. I'm sure they fit the new song bestowed upon us: "You Can Get There From Here"...wait til you hear it. Talk soon, and HUGE "thanks" to all our friends and faithfuls. WE LOVE YOU! Talk again soon, k? Namaste' BL p.s. PIX coming....stay tuned..OK, PIX UP, and Look Out Spokane...we're heading your way thursday....ready?
Hey gang! Just about to hit the rack here. I'll be back and get some pix on, and give you the latest developments after I get some rest. Yesterday I sang for 8-9 hours... guess I'm still in pretty good shape, all things considered....Namaste' BL
OK, here comes the stretch...something like 15 gigs the first 24 days of the month...Just added sinday night in Eagle Rock after CW and me play Whistlin' Jacks sunday afternoon. Let's ROCK!
Oh Yeah Babe! Dooley just got a call from Randy Oxford. His band is playing a wedding in the Yakima area friday and will be done around 9:30...and Randy (at least) will be heading to The Pastime in Selah, just north of Yakima to grace us with his Glowing presence, and his BONE....I first saw Randy at The Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland this summer. I was standing there watching this guy who looked as if he was plugged in to some kinda magical force-field that kept his feet from touching the stage more than every once in awhile....then, next thing I knew, I was on the stage at the Caldwell Blues Festival, looking down at the very same Randy Oxford, standing by himself, and he seemed to be watching me like a new movie! Then I looked over and saw Jerry Lee and Virginia over behind, I'm glad these folks are on our side...they came out of nowhere and surrounded us..You know the rest of the story....but now, here they come again...and what a pleasure and honor it will be to jam with Randy again. He just lights 'em up, wherever he goes....Selah: get ready! Once again...we are in the right place at the right time. We're doing something RIGHT. Will keep you updated to the best of my ability....Namaste' BL Now, go check this out:
Hey gang! We had a great trip, and are all (but me) in our lil nests for the night...Charlie had the best day of us all, I think. In Ontario, there's a good Dr., and the process, an hour-ish long session, almost magically gave our beloved CW back his dexterity. Not a good thing to lose for a keyboard/sax player huh...Reminded us of Who's actually in charge eh? G'night, peace and sweet dreams! Namaste' BL
...Nothin' but gratitude for the wonderful people we have met, and nothin' but Joy for the opportunities to share our music. Idaho has been good to us and for us. I still feel an attachment to Coos Bay, and always will. When I am able to share through this site, I hope that my friends and families from there feel the same. While I'm yakking about it, I wanna tell you I started a song that was inspired by Steve Prefontaine. It's done except for the last verse. CW thinks it's the best I have written. It's called "You Can Get There From Here". Stay tuned. p.s. (it was given to me) Sleep well, my friends, as I will. I can still only make one promise: Everything's Gonna Be Alright! Jami - I'll save a shirt for you! Rick just came out and handed me a DVD watch "A Hard Days Night" hmmm...that's tough to pass up. We will miss you guys. But WE WILL BE BACK! Just N Rollers Who Refuse To Die! Kitchy Koo! Tomorrow, Charlie's got a Dr. appt. in Ontario, just across the, him and Murray, Coop, Garse, and me will be on the road again. Here we come, John Dooley, Selah, Spokane, Sandpoint, Paradise, Thompson Falls, RENO!!! Namaste' BL p.s.s. I am hoping to be in Coos Bay for my 11-year NA birthday on the 26th & 27th...don't tell anybody, it's a surprise!!
Ok, folks, got some more new pix for ya....Let's enjoy Boise while we can. Next week, we're heading north again....BIG thanks to ALL our friends, old and new....Namaste' BL
Can't wait to see the waitresses at Dell's place with their tiny Bobby Lindstrom Band "We Got Work To Do" strap-T-shirts...and oh, yeah we get to PLAY MORE!!! Hope to see you there. Namaste' BL
Good Morning, all our "sunshines"! It took a bit of shuffling, but our calendar is full. What a road we are on! Talk about uplifting...My Dear friend Sky St. John, Unity Pastor at Diamond Head, Hawaii sends his energy and support via email, and congrats to our little Rock N Roll Band. That is plenty. He also added that he would love to see us play in Hawaii, but as of yet has not quite figured out how to ship the bus. Stay tuned. Hope to see some of you tonight at Ha' Penny Bridge. We were received and welcomed warmly. Oh, yeah - I made a mistake about the location. Ha' Penny is actually connected to The Big Easy. Same building. Not across the alley like I earlier reported. Beautiful place. pix soon. Namaste' BL & Band
Just like clockwork, yesterday: Nancy booked us for tonight, just across the alley and two doors down from The Big Easy. If they like us tonight, we will be there for the next 2 weekends. Very nice people at Ha' Penny Bridge. We're looking forward to it! 9pm to 1am. Let's ROCK!
I trust the pix show our feelings about last night. It was FINE. I'll just give you an example of how word of mouth is faster than a speeding hippie, ok? Today Charlie went to WalMart in Caldwell & the guys with the "Blackberry" devices for communicating directly with the warehouse were taking inventory. One of them approached Charlie and says: Don't you play sax?.....I feel nothing but HUGELY grateful to be on this journey. Charlie says he feels the same, and I'm sure Coop & Garse feel it, too. Thank you so much. Enjoy the pix. Talk soon, k? Namaste' BL
OK. We had such a BLAST on Saturday, between the Caldwell Blues In The Park Concert and the jam afterward at Victor's Hogs N Horns, I am still stoked. We're gettin' the band name and website put on the bus, front, back and both sides. The guys are buyin' clothes, promo supplies, gettin' ready for rehearsal tonight, and The Big Easy this wednesday. I just called Host Baby and the guy had just seen Jackie Greene last month, said he was really good, and I'm looking forward to meeting him and hearing him and his band. Dooley's on his way back to Yakima for business, I'm sitting in Murray shuffling thru hundreds of pictures and it's about 95 degrees. Just wanna say THANKS to Jerry Hardy, Nancy & Rick, The Boise Blues Society, The Randy Oxford Band, Studebaker John & Willy Hayes & Band....I met so many cool people, I can't remember all the names...stay tuned for a slew of new hour or so should do it. Namaste' BL p.s. John just called and he's headed for Lewiston with promo..and me and Charlie are booked 2-piece acoustic for Sept 3rd at Whistlin' Jacks, west of Yakima. OKOK! The sandman has beaten me down, but not before I got some new pix on PHOTO page...enjoy, and more coming tomorrow! (Victor's Hogs N Horns)
wwwuuooaaaHUUUaaahhhhh.....the calendar is swelling up...ya might wanna call the doctor...
I hope Curtis is O.K. Y'all can join us in this prayer: God, thank you for surrounding Curtis and his families and loved ones in the white light of the Holy Spirit. Send all of our love for him to help comfort him and bring peace to all who care. Amen. Now, what would Curtis do? The same as we will. Play every song like it is our last! Sometime it might be. O.K. folks - There's a few pix of our trip from Naches to here (Caldwell) on photo page. Hope you enjoy what we got. Tomorrow is the 9th annual Caldwell Blues In The Park. We're playing at 3:30 to 5:00. Then Studebaker John, and not sure who else...Kinda handy tho' cuz it's one block from where we are. After that, we're headed for Victor's Hogs N Horns to host an All Star Jam Session...some world champion harmonica-blowers among us, etc. AND: Drum Roll, please.x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x. The Big Easy this coming wednesday....The Bobby Lindstrom Band will be opening for Jackie Greene, a young talented guitarist-singer songwriter who has got some good things going for himself. I went on his website and watched some vids, and I like him. Check him out. Will have some more for you tomorrow or the next day, depending on how much fun we have at the Jam! *Thanks to Rick donating his phone line. I am glad to be back online. No promises, but it looks like I will be able to keep on top of it for 5 days or so anyway. What's that you say? You want a promise of some sort? Well...All ya go: I promise...that...EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE ALL RIGHT! Love to you all. Thanks to those of you who keep the guest book entries alive. We really do appreciate it. I have so many friends to thank, it's about a million I think.
Great day, yeah? Busy here in Naches. Joe McCarthy called and shared the news of our loss of our dear friend Steve Meyaert (sp). The Bushman was an incredible man. We will miss you, Steve. Peace. Once again, I don't have much day left to add stuff here, BUT, Dooley was hot on the phones and I'm thinkin' word of mouth is faster than a speeding hippie, so the booking angels have already given us a dozen or so gigs in September, and the first and last weekends are still open! Not for long. No, Sir. Last weekend the infamous Sally Brown spent hangin' with the band and rollin' around Murray. More than you needed to know? HA! We just flat-ass had a good time. Tomorrow to Idaho, weekend gigs at the Blues Fest in Caldwell, and Victor's Hogs & Horns as HOSTS for the JAM. BIG FUN! Also, Sept 7: Bluz At The Bend in Spokane, Quinns Hot Springs, Boondoggler's in Paradise, something in Thompson Falls, Street Vibrations in Reno w/T-Bone Stone (3 days!) either the Oregon Coast or Lewiston or Black Sands the other weekends...ROCK! Anyway, this Mission is well on it's way....Namaste' BL
Just now got back online after let's see....4 gigs and 2 weeks gone by and no access to all you fans. But like Jeanne says: KEEP THE FAITH! I can't hardly explain how good I feel about the direction we are headed. It's late and lots of news, but right now I'm just happy to say hello to you. Are you happy to hear it? Good. Hello! Let's see, real quick-like: This thursday we're headed to Nancy and Rick's in Caldwell to play for the Blues Fest Saturday night (and just between me and you, maybe some other really cool gigs...) Tonight we ordered thursday's dinner directly from Chef McIntosh. We're doing something RIGHT, ya know. Hey, I'll get some more updating here as soon as tomorrow. Spokane, Sandpoint, Paradise, etc etc.....gigs! OK- before I fall asleep, I will bid you all sweet dreams and sweet life from Garse, Coop, C.W., Dooley and meself. P.S. Shauna's dog Ronnie passed this morning, and is now resting in peace. We love you Ronnie. Thanks for being our friend. Namaste' BL
Good Morning All Our Sunshines! It's now almost 10pm in Naches, and another 100 degree day has been survived, and even celebrated! The news is we're playing The Woodshed this Saturday, in Eagle Rock. This changed Garses plans to go to Portland at the very last minute. He was gonna go be with Shawna and Ronnie, her dog who is a veteran road dog of the Bobby Lindstrom Band Tour '06, and was diagnosed with tumors recently. We're trying to get some K9 Noni to them. If you didn't know already, John and me are both distributors for this healing, magical stuff that (is mentioned in the Bible in Revelations) the whole band is drinking now, and you can check it out at or go directly to my Noni site at: or from John Dooley's site at Noni: So ANYWAY, Garse is staying with the troops and Rockin' Ernie's Woodshed.....Gonna be HOT, no doubt about it. Tomorrow Cooper is supposed to get my McIntosh in the bus hooked up, then we hope to be updating things on this site a lot faster, at least while we're here in Naches. No new pix today, cuz this computer has the ss-ss-ll-ll-o-o-o-www-sss. You folks know I will post our gigs as soon as they come. Funny thing, is they wait til the last second sometimes. Good thing I'm still crazy or this would drive me to where I already am??? Does that make sense? OK, OK, I'll stop that now. G'night and Namaste' Bobby Geetar Lindstrom
Hey Gang! Yeah, it was %%&^#$$@34@@ HOT here, too....107 on Sunday...Had a great time at The Country Rock this last weekend, and the PHAT boys are losin' some weight...HA! That's It For Now.... You Know We LOEOUURVVE YOU! PIX on Photo Page
OK, Got some more pics up...Gotta get ready to head to The Country Rock for some soon eh? Love, BL
AW-Right! Tomorrow (thursday) the notoriously acclaimed BLBand will be together again...Chally's leaving Coos Bay, pickin' up Coop in Springfield and meeting Garse and Shawna AND Yorgi (My Brodder) in Portland to return Mr. Jansen's illustrious Fender Showman cabinet, then her south, "Buzz" home, and the band to Naches. Don't worry guys, we'll bake a cake as usual. OH - By the way Mr. M.A. Jerque: FAHGITABOUTIT...You ain't got enough money to get them back...or do you?? Hmmmmm....Maybe you'd like to make an offer? Call me at 876-5309, k? p.s. Namaste' BL p.s.s. From the camera to the MacIntosh, to a disc, to John's computer, to the website is a lot of Rigmarole and that's why we haven't got the newest or best pix up here YET.
Oh Yeah! Some folks might call it luck. Others have whispered under their breath that what we're doing can't be done. I would think these same people might have told Steve Prefontaine his legs are too short. You, those with a mustard seed of faith, our true friends KNOW we are kickin' ASS! Wherever and whenever it rears it's happy self. I'm happy just to get a few pix onto this site now and then. Like I said, we're working on it. Believe. John and I got back to Naches (Homebase) at 3am Monday morning. CW took my car which we had left in Umatilla on thursday and dropped Cooper off in Springfield, then went back to Coos Bay to tie up some loose ends, as did Garse and Shauna from Ketchum sunday morning. Confused yet? Wait, it gets better - 30 private Lear Jets parked at the tiny airport in Sun Valley, Demi Moore and a bunch of other big names were said to be hangin' around...I'm not sure, cuz once Murray found the alley behind Whiskey Jacque's, the equipment was set up, we were directed to our Condo where we stood barefoot in an icy stream between our back porch and the tennis courts...(ahem) and cooled our 100 degree traveling shoes, showered and changed and ROCKED the joint....same as we did at Black Sands resort the night before, and Howard Johnson's two days before that. The same as we will do this coming weekend right here in Naches at The Country Rock. I tried to post this news earlier today, but the power company had different ideas, and hopefully have got the job done they started out in the driveway. Yeah, we are doing better than most folks thought, I'm guessing. (heh heh) Crawdaddy, Jami, know it! I will attempt to add more pix tomorrow. Depends on what The Universe decides. So, my advice to anyone who's reading this is the same as my advice to myself: Either get busy living or dying. Your choice. Always has been. Always will be. Man, It feels good. Sweet dreams. BL
Good Morning Sunshine! It's late Tuesday night and the last two days we set up in the yard here and rehearsed for tomorrows LIVE RADIO BROADCAST on Clear Channel's 6 stations from poolside at Howard Johnson's Plaza in downtown Yakima. All is well and we are excited and ready to ROCK! This last weekend was a fire drill of sorts, and instead of Capone's in Cour D' Alene, we played both nights at The Country Rock Cafe here in Naches. Wish you could see the pix, but this computer has different ideas. Lotsa peeps had lotsa good time! Take care of yourselves, and we'll do the same. Love from us all. Namaste' BL
As we await Cooper's arrival, John's on the phone to our beloved bassist as he passes through Biggs Junction, about an hour south of here, truck full of band gear and a hot leaky radiator. And, as Savoy Brown would say: When we get ourselves together, YOU have the Blues, not me! Yeah, I guess I'm in a slightly cocky mood. Garse says we're gonna hurt somebody. I'm not going to argue with him. We just landed another gig. This one for tomorrow night in Naches. Check Calendar. Let's ROCK! You know we love you. Namaste' BL p.s. Still workin' on a bunch of pix for you. Stay tuned. p.s.s. A VERY special THANK YOU to Paul J. Biondi and Russ Whitlatch for coming to Dave's rescue. THAT'S what kind of friends we have. The Best.
One more time, and one more time, and then again.... Hello to All - We're still residing directly in the middle of a Rock Mode. Had a Blast this last weekend in Lakeside. Thanks Joe Pepper. Thee celebrated Sally Brown, Love you! Bill Jansen (Yorgi my brodder) U2, and guest appearances by Rock & Roll Roy Gorwell (It's about time!) AND Terry Eustead filled any area even beginning to look like a hole in our partly sunny, partly foggy show. Now, excepting David, all the troops have arrived in Naches at John & Caroline Dooley's, and regrouping for this next week, which includes Capone's in Cour D' Alene the 8th; A live broadcast from poolside at Howard Johnson's in Yakima airing on 6 Clear Channel radio stations the 12th; Black Sands Resort S.E. of Boise on the 14th; Whiskey Jacques in Ketchum the 15th; Do you remember anyone saying you can't get there from here? That's what I thought. BIG Loves from us to you! p.s. We're working on pictures for photo page. Namaste' BL
HEY! It's cooling hour at John Dooley's. Well, sorta. 3 days of 100 degree weather, 4 gigs since thursday, each and every member of the band in good spirits and PHAT bellies add up to success on our new road. Fri-Sat nights at "Walkabout Creek Saloon" in Naches turned up a bunch of new friends, fans, and more gigs. Howard Johnsons Grand Opening July 12, right between Capones' and Whiskey Jacques to mention one. Heck, who do you think is in charge, anyway? Thursday and Sunday nights we jammed at The Woodshed at Ernie's Eagle Rock Resort, (Murray's present location). Herman, Michael, Ted, Mike, Jim-Bob, and that wild eyed harp player all contibuting to another Lit-Up session for all. Please cast your vote for either Bobby Banjitar Lindstrom or Stevie Ray Vaughn's Ghost, whoever you love the most. Send Ballots to Kia. Thank you very much. By the way, what the hell was that? Hot Damn?! A couple days off, some minor maintenance on rolling stock, load up with Walla Walla Sweets for bartering, and head for the "Waterfront Blues Fest" this thursday to meet festival booking agent, (courtesy of Brian Smith). Then on to Lakeside, Oregon to headline for the "First Annual Tenmile Lakes Poker Run", July 1 & 2. Thanks to Joe Pepper's "8th Street Grill". A note to our friends and fans everywhere: Thank you for believing in us, supporting us, and God Bless all of your happy little asses! Namaste' BL
AWRIGHT. Black Sands Resort and The Bobby Lindstrom Band got a thing goin' on now. As Murray sang "Happy Trails" departing, the locals stood on their porches waving, dancing by the lake and actually applauding as we drove away! We love you, Cindy and the entire Black sands entourage. We'll be back soon. Now, sitting here at Nancy & Rick's, ready to motate up to John Dooley's with a "quick" stop at T-Bone Stones BBQ! MMMMMM! Y'all: Nothin' but LOVE fo ya! Namaste' BL P.S. Will try to get some pix on asap.
Nancy's idea sounded good to T-Bone Stone, and VERY good to me and the band! End of September...Reno...Street Vibrations...check calendar..RRAAWWKKKK! Namaste' BL
Last evening Nancy drove me and Charlie out into the desert southeast of Boise where after an hour and a half ride suddenly appears Black Sands Resort. Cindy & Ken, Larua, Dick, Scott, Tom, Tracy, Adam and some other regulars opened their ears and arms to our acoustic audition and this weekend and some other dates TBA, we'll be rockin'! Things are picking up, folks...stay tuned.... Namaste' BL
Well, folks, we must be doing something right. Our tummys are full, roof over our heads, and the calendar is starting to fill up. Cory Ballentine's giving us a shot @ Whiskey Jacques July 15. Can you say "Condo included"? See you in Ketchum maybe... Namaste' BL
Hi Gang! It's me, Ukelele Bob! (incognito) Just getting pics from the BEC hard drive (on the bus) to Nancy's computer. And it's after midnight and it's too late to think. Our trip started out with some quite adverse conditions, including a right front tire blow-out thursday night about 10 PM just north of Salem at a speed of around 70 mph, middle lane, heavy traffic, and thank God less than ten seconds to the Keizer off ramp, with Coopers pickup in tow. Angels to-be mentioned Rob Boice, Superior Tire Co. Rescued us and our first 12 hours of driving landed us in a rest area by Wilsonville, John Dooley awaiting, having been monitoring our progress. Long story short for now, 2nd day smoothly took us to Farmer Browns Amphitheater, Idaho, and after a good nights sleep, we were warmly received by the crowd, and made some money back,,(Those tires are expensive!) drove to Boise for the night, got up and had a swim, and today (Sunday) Nancy McIntosh took us to The REEF for a Blues Jam, some vids soon, and met a couple who might hire us for a gig this sunday at Eagle Winery, which will dictate our stay here another week before heading to John Dooleys in Washington. Way, way too many "God shots" and flat-out trippy stuff going on to tell you everything. BUT, my loving friends, it sure looks to me like the Bobby Lindstrom Band is learning to fly. Will get some more on here soon, but for now...G'night and sweet dreams. From David Cooper, Mike Carrillo, CW Schwartz and yours truly, we love you and don't you worry 'bout us. We'll be just fine as soon as the swelling goes down. Namaste' BL
You got to move. You got to move. You got to move child. You got to move. When the Lord get ready, you got to move. Will write again from Boise. PIX of Gussies Blues Jam #1 on photo page. Nothin' but love for you. Namaste' BL
All right. The bus, lights, truck, towhitch, ready! Now to get the band some favorite foods, stop in Lakeside @ "Joe's Garage" & pick up equipment, and we're OFF like a herd of turtles! Thursday morning be sure to stand at the McCullough Bridge and wave bye-bye to us! Also just got Capone's in Coeur d'Alene booked for July 8th. Catch us if you can! .....six......five......four.....threeeee........... Namaste' BL
Sounds like some kinda Law Firm! Me and Coop traded vehicles; Finally got a tow hitch; Launch date approx. June 7; Bringin' it to Boise!
Good morning, sunshine! Our little "rain" episode was simply to "keep our tail-feathers curly" as Ken Lindstrom would say. I guess someone has an active connection to Mother Nature, because the rain stopped just soon enough for the pavement to dry before we set up the band equipment on it. Coop, Garse, CW and me, along with Joe Pepper & crew, and many fans and friends had a BLAST yesterday in the sunshine of beautiful downtown Lakeside, Oregon. I was having so much fun, I didn't even take one picture, so no visuals on this one, folks. Now, back to the business of launching...Thanks for checking in again! P.S. Where are you, Crawdaddy? P.S.S. Hey Pancho - I didn't even think about it, I heard later that you had your gear with you...
Greetings and Salutations Friends & Loved ones! It's almost spooky quiet on Ocean Boulevard this morning. There was a crow peeking at me through the sunroof of the bus. It's almost time to JUMP and FLY from this "nest". Paradigms, Miracles and what a lot of folks would call Fate run purely and swiftly towards the future, whatever that future may be. The Bobby Lindstrom Band is about to demonstrate Blind Faith, and deliver to the world outside a taste of what I like to think is some of the same MUD that Steve Prefontaine was made of. Some of you native Coos Banians know what I mean, don't you? One thing to remember, a wise man once said: "There is Power, Magic and Genius in BOLDNESS"!! At the risk and celebration of sounding lofty and "A bit TOO glowing", and not believing in coincidence or luck in the traditional sense, it's just a little Cosmic to me that the Prefontaine Classic is this very weekend. My job is to try and make sure everything is ready to GO with Mike Carrillo, C.W. Schwartz, David Cooper, Murray (The Bus), Penny Brown (my cat), and myself by the end of the month which is less than 5 days from now. That is the tentative time for departure as Tom Petty would say "Into the great wide open".....Those of you closest to me understand the implications which are none less than the coming-true of my life long dreams in music. Say what you will, THIS IS IT. Bring It. Thank you God and thank you all faithfuls! The Force is with us. This afternoon and evening promises to be quite an event for Vinnie's wedding reception. I aint gonna advertise too much here, cuz if you know, you'll be there! The Infamous BIGFOOT BLUES BAND, i.e. Fred Corbett, Dave Ford and Mike Carrillo will be the core of the music, and I will let you imagine the guest musician line-up. And...tomorrow when the sun comes out, The BLB will be rocking the socks off anyone near the street in beautiful downtown Lakeside. 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Rumor has it, Ukelele Bob and Noseharp Nicco are back in town. Hide the women and children. They're meetin' up with some of the boys down at The Unknown Bar thursday night. What're we gonna do now? Oh my!
Joe Pepper is at it again. Bring the family to downtown Lakeside this sunday for some good time rockin' blues music! Downbeat is 1:00 pm, music til 4:00. It's your first chance to hear the "Waiting For The Bus" songs in a PLUGGED format. Also, keep an ear out for the Poker Run (July 1-2) details, it's going to be big. How big? Glad you asked. To give you and idea, Joe's got 800 pounds of Tri-tips ordered. 'Nuff Said. See you this Sunday if you're around. *Ya might bring a lawn chair* Namaste' BL
Will have some news for you very soon....(Inside info) Namaste'
These guys I'm playin' with KICK ASS! While retaining the purest identity possible, the songs of "Waiting For The Bus" have been reborn in a PLUGGED-IN format, and are alive and well....Between all the machinery-tweaking, I forgot to take pictures, but did catch Garse this morning on Joe Peppers porch. (PHOTO PAGE) I'm STOKED! Good job guys! Namaste' BL
Mr. Mike Carrillo turned a hunnert-n-fitteen today, I'm a thinkin'...Whippersnapper. There's a bunch of us that love you, man. Keepon keepanon! Watched a really cool band thursday: "Hi Lonesome" Check them out if you get the chance...
Nancy McIntosh called tonight and had entered 5 of my songs in the Boise Blues Compellation CD. 5 made the final 17...2 will be on the album! Guess which ones? I'll give you a clue: one is acoustic and one is electric. Happy Birthday to meeee!!! Thanks Nancy! Sweet dreams...BL Thanks for the B-day visit & presents: Josh, Allison & Brenda! I love you all. Oh, yeah - Happy Birthday to Ricky Nelson, Tchakovsky, and....Robert Johnson, too.
Greetings! It's sunday morning and C.W. and me are heading for Joe Peppers' 8th Street Grill again today, a little earlier i.e. 1PM-ish. Friday night the locals were dancing on the tables! David Cooper KICKS ASS! Tomo, Timbone and Jack Costa all played beautifully! I will let you know more when I get a chance...p.s. my camera's batteries went dead just about the time things got really cooking Friday. If any of you folks that took pictures wanna email them to me, I will get some on this site...Good job, everyone. Namaste' BL [Sunday night] -------->OK! The 8th Street Grill was rockin' again today! This weekend we were graced also with appearances by George Cardis and the Mayor of Lakeside, along with new and old friends alike. Thanks to Crawdaddy, Cooper, Garse, C.W., The 8th Street Grill - Joe Pepper (& crew: Sherry & Cherie), Tomo, Jack, Timbone, and the people of Lakeside for all the good energy and love. Stay tuned! (a few pix on photo page)
Thanks Bob Alexander for accomodating all us crazies thursday night. From Portland: Brian Smith and the lovely and soulful Paula Fahy served up some really good Blues, along with a bunch of the "regulars". Good rockin! PIX on PHOTO PAGE
Check Calendar quick for updates! and...Brian Smith has got me hooked up with "our' new business, which is the business of healing & growth, with my distributor-ship for Tahitian Noni Juice. It's magic. Any of you with ailments, pains, or those of you who would just like to feel better, give Brian or me a call! Or visit Namaste' BL
At one point last night, all the men (except the band) had left the room, and there were about ten women dancing in the Old City Hall Grand often does that happen? Anyway, a good time was had by all and congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Jim Simpson! Namaste' BL
John Dooley called all stoked up, having received 10 promo packs, relayed 7 to Wyoming, but couldn't resist opening one up and playing the new CD for about 2 dozen people in the physical therapists office today. They must have listened, being a sort of captive audience. Crawdaddy brought me a VHS copy of the video from Springdale Pub last year, and I semi-promptly delivered it to David Cooper, who rated another rave reference from MOFESSOR(.com) @ Guitar Center in Eugene. Mo plays in Mr. Wizard with Elkhorn veteran Dave Bock, and I'm going to recommend them to John Dooley to follow our path if/when we go to Wyoming. Yippee-I-Oh-kye-yay! Also, John if you're reading this Paul Biondi's got a band that wants some, too. Remind me, k? I gotta order some more CDs now...Get 'em while they're HOT folks! Man, BRING IT! P.S. Say a prayer for Dougie, he likely won't make it through the week...Thanks. Namaste' BL
Hey gang! Mr. & Mrs. Michael Gardner throw a heck of a party! pix on photo page
T.I. was good jammin', as was Paula's Bistro. (pix on photo page) Looking forward to kickin' up some good times at the wedding reception for Sheila Knauss & Michael Gardner! Big congratulations, you two!! See ya'll soon. Namaste' BL
On my way to meet David Cooper last saturday, I no more than got to Lakeside when it hit me that it's not time to leave for Boise yet! In my mind, when I got moved into the bus, it was time to travel...BUT you know where thinking will get you! Check the calendar and watch it fill up! Depending on the response from Wyoming clubs, it's a 50/50 chance that we will be playing the July 1&2 motorcycle run in Lakeside, too...but as of today, I will be at the 8th Street Grill in Lakeside on May 6 & 7 at 2PM! Joe Pepper ROCKS! There's more in the works even as I type....and...pssssssst! Garse is getting a new BOX!
All right now. Today was the first day that I didn't have to MOVE STUFF. Got new tires on the car, fed Penny Brown and had myself a little home cooking in the bus. BBQ chicken, baked beans, macaroni salad, and cinnamon rolls..On the music side of things, Joe Pepper, owner of the 8th Street Grill in Lakeside invited me to breakfast on the way to Springfield in the morning. I must be doin' somethin' right. He's got 3 gigs in Lakeside and one in Hauser for me soon. How 'bout that? See ya - BL
Got a couple yaya's out last night, and one new pic for ya. (PHOTO PAGE) John Dooley has 7 club owners meeting with his sis-in-law this weekend to discuss darts and the Bobby Lindstrom Band gigs in Wyoming. Saturday I am planning on a trip to Springfield to meet our new bass player David Cooper. As it turns out he is best friends with my dear friend and Elkhorn Express alumni Dave Bock! As far as I'm concerned, there's not a better reference. I am so stoked with the way things are going! BRING IT! I mean: Mike Carrillo, C.W. Schwartz and David Cooper!? Just BRING IT! Namaste' BL
Now, I'm starting to feel more like my old self. Or, is it my new self? hmmm...The Blue Eyed Crow printer is IN the bus...on my couch, and I shot off my first promo pack today to Ritzville, WA for the Blues Festival this year...the Wyoming trip so many of you have been hearing about is not going to happen until WINTER is over in that state...have much more to do, the Topanga Canyon Blues Fest entertainment director requested info on the B.L. Band...and some others, and Nancy McIntosh is still after it! It's gonna be a BLAST rockin' in the USA! I got a couple of pix on the photo page from my new CAM! Yay! And...Penny Brown told me he is staying at Granny's house, and the rest of us have lost our minds..Thank God...see ya soon.. Namaste' BL
Mike Carrillo, Jonah Arts, Crawdaddy, Banry, Ford, Alex, Roy Eikamp, Tomo, Bob Alexander, Dave Andrist...etc etc...Good Jamming! BL
Wow, I'm online! LIVE...In "The Bus"....from temporary HQ @ Arbe's RV Park on Ocean Boulevard, it's the "Duck Tape and Haywire Show"! Well, folks, the most difficult part is done I hope. Granny's house will never be the same. The folks who bought it are very nice people. I still have J.R.'s pickup and a Uhaul behind it, but one more load on the morning and it looks like I will be getting my Taurus back. I have to thank many of my friends again: Brenda, Crawdaddy, J.R. & Pamela and Mike and Lori Gerhardt, (She bought 6 CDs from me, too!) Onward and Upward, Oh, Rock and Roll Warriors! Namaste' BL
Hello all...I just spent my last night here and will be pulling the plugs on my Ferndale office soon. Penny Brown and me had our last "stickin" at the woodstove with coffee, and away we go! Will catch you from the bus... Love BL
Yep, it's real. This morning I was meditating and thought to God: You know, I'm gonna need some BIG help really soon! (seemed like too much stuff to do in too short a time) When I was done, I removed my earplugs, stood and looked out the window and there was a BIG dumptser that had been delivered. I called the real estate office to find out what it was doing there, they called the buyer. He told them that I could put all the stuff I want to throw away in it! As if that wasn't enough help, he also told them that if I didn't get everything out of the house, just leave it, and he will take care of it. The guy that bought this place is a good man. Thanks is all I can say, God. Now, three days to depart. I'm making some CDs because there may be a gap between when I actually drive down Granny & Bud's driveway for the last time, and when I get my computer gear back up and running. A couple more trips to storage tomorrow, then rent an RV space for a month here in good ol' Dog Bay, make sure all systems are operating at LETS ROCK level, and off into the wild blue yonder I ( or "we") GO!
I received an email from Reverend Sky St. John reminding me that Spritual growth is a process of DE-cumulation, not AC-cumulation. In this case I am in quite an expansion! I borrowed JR's truck and hauled stuff to Unity Church, then PA gear to storage, and much more to go... In the meantime, cooked the best chicken & vegetables on the wood stove, Brenda came over for dinner, and I am one day closer to the next era: Life On The Road! Have you ever noticed how good food tastes when you don't have all the modern "conveniences"?
This morning was like yesterday in the way that I felt somewhat numbed. The memories of this home are an avalanche. The job at hand seemed like a mountain that must be moved. Friends, as Angels for me, helping me, got all the Lindstrom stuff down from the attic into the house in 3 hours. J.R. and Shannon: God Bless you. Now, to go through it and get the FLOCK out of Granny's for Good. Mom, Dad, I did my best. It's time to let it go. More soon, folks. I will keep this computer on and update this site as long as I can. Then I might disappear for a few days until I get wireless and on the bus, which, by the way is sporting a new alternator. There is so much to say, but as time allows. New calendar entries schedule is approaching a new era. Jammed tonight @ The Timber Inn with Garse, Jona, Crawdaddy, Timbone, Brian Bryan, and released some tension....G'night my friends...Thanks. Love. Bobby
Hey, I'm just along for the ride! Thought I'd write bit here today. Hope you are all reading this in good "Spirits" (so to speak) .....the BUS will have a new alternator by tomorrow afternoon (for those of you into ALT) HA! Thanks to Mike G. at Gold Coast Trucking and Ron and Bob Rook at Automotive Electric. I drove it up the highway yesterday and it's CHOMPING at the bit ........Rented a storage space today, J.R. will be helping me move tomorrow ........Brenda signed her half of the house papers today (deal expected to close Friday????) and she's taking Josh & Ally to their dad's in CA tomorrow ........will have 2-3 days after "close" to evacuate the home I have known forever...(in this life) ........Nancy McIntosh and I are waiting for word on Wyoming gigs ........MAN, there's a lot of memories here, not to mention STUFF. What am I going to do with it all? .......Ham and cheese sammich warmed on the wood stove for dinner tonight If there's more going on than the above I know nothing about it! Namaste' BL
When I get to help carry groceries in the rain for old men and women who can barely get by, when I hear the voice of Mike Carrillo on the Full Moon Radio that it's "Just like cigarettes on the lawn", when the boss says with tears in her eyes "What am I going to do without you?", when I see Brenda, Josh, Allison, Rachell and Tiffany moving towards the next wonderful episode in their lives, get emails of encouragement from BeBe Bardot to The Unknown Blonde, all and every one wishing me well, then I know it's really happening, it will be OK and I embrace the biggest change of my entire life with Love. Thanks to you all. God Bless! Bobby
Here's a short clip of me from the Cranberry my legs really move like Angus'?
If my life was a movie, I would not even leave my seat for intermission. Pass the popcorn, please. If my counting is correct, I have just finished my 6th week driving cab. By the 25th of next month a lot of things we hope will work out. Thats the day the house deal finalizes. I'm in touch with my agent - looking ahead to a great year musically, and Brenda and her kids and animals are seeking the right living arrangements for them. All I am sure of is "Everything's gonna be all right". I am pretty sure I will be doing some crying. That last trip down the driveway will be quite emotional, too. All is as it should be, regardless of what anyone thinks or what anyone might say or hear. (pick-a-rumor-and-go-with-it) It's getting close to starting to commence to begin to get RRAAAWWWCCKKK! Namaste' BL p.s. This Saturday night at the Red Lion in Coos Bay: CW Schwatrz, Mike Carrillo, David Randall Ford, and myself will be doin' it!
Thank God. The house has been sold, and NOT taken by those greedy, uncaring money-mongrels at the mortgage company! The deal closes March 25. The foreclosure was scheduled for the 1st week in April. Whew! My life-long dream of taking my music on the road seems to be coming true. Did you ever have any doubts? I will still be driving Full Moon Taxi for awhile, with a slightly less serious throttle. Thanks to all of you that have kept faith in me. Namaste' BL
Had a good time @ Rogers Wednesday, maybe this coming Wed, too. The new music director from SWOCC bought 2 of my new CDs. Ego boost. New pic of Nicco, Tomo and me from Christmas on PHOTO page. Namaste'
Alright! Jammin' on acoustic - guests....
Dear Mr. Lindstrom Please excuse my bad English! My name is Bengt and I live in Enköping a small town in Sweden. I'm a lousy guitar player and an even lousier singer!! (I practise the guitar every day!) I am a great fan of your sensitive guitar playing !! To be honest I've never really heard much of you ! (have only bin a fan since 2005!) Until I recently came into the possession of a copy of "A Lick and a promise" from a friend in Denmark! I was totally blown away when I for the first time heard your guitar work ! I can listen to that scratched record (nephew) ten times a day, and it moves me in a different way every time. What are your plans for the future? I hope you planning to play sometime in Sweden this year? My question is how I can get your autograph? If you ever read this, keep up the good work!!! If you don’t have time to answer I understand ! (I still be your fan) Your music helped me through a hard time in my life!! I wish you prosperity and health! With best regards Bengt Karlsson
Good morning sunshine? Just a couple of notes to those of you who care - I worked one of my days off again and got enough in the bank to make the bus payment this Saturday! Yeah, buddy! And confirmed with Dave Ford, Garse and CW for the AA Convention at the Red Lion, Coos Bay for Feb 25th. And got a cool pic from Memphis that Smokin' Todd sent to Nancy McIntosh. Todd's band is competing in the International Blues Challenge. Will get pic up maybe tonight if I can. Namaste' BL
Well. there's sunshine up there, I'm sure. It's 3AM and raining like God's own cow....on a flat rock! Starting my second week driving. My first day was last Friday. (13th) Full moon. Full Moon Taxi. Would you expect anything less? To tell the truth folks, I'm still not sure of the fate of my house, and I sure don't wanna lose my bus if the house gets taken, right? It was simply time to Rock and Roll my lazy ol' butt and make some "Donkey-dipped buck-bucks"! Some of you will understand. (grin) Thanks to all who have helped me, and are helping me now. God sent you all, I know! Namaste' BL
Good Morning Sunshine! It's a little after 4 AM, and I'm gettin' ready to go out into the world of Taxi Driving...Just my style. You never know what yer gonna get from this box of chocolates! Full Moon Taxi #15.... Namaste' BL
Hi everyone! Just a few things to say here. I put pix of Tomo and Nicco up, cuz they were my horn section at Rogers Zoo last saturday night. One of the best nights I've had there. Nicco and I played for 5 hours or so, and Tomo joined us later on. Nicco will be heading back to California this thursday. Thanks, Nicco, I owe you some guitar lessons! Rain check, OK? Thank you, too Tomo! Another item of interest was that last thursday at THE UNKNOWN BAR, I got to jam with Bill Heckard. Hadn't seen him in a few years and it was a pleasure. Take care of yourself, Mr. Riff Snerd! Oh, yeah if any of you locals want a cab ride between Friday & Tuesday 5AM - 5PM, call Full Moon Taxi and ask for #15..... (wink) Namaste' BL
All right - There is gonna be some acoustic BUTT-KICKIN' goin' on! I know Nicco Tyson will be with me jamming....Ya'll come down! Namaste' BL
Greetings! Welcome to 2006, ready or not! New Years @ Paula's Bistro in Port Ordford was a good time! I had a little wonderment in my mind because of the road closures nearby, but I drove there and back just like a snake in a hose! This Saturday Nicco Tyson will be joining me at Rogers' Zoo for some jamming, and quite likely some more of my friends will be there too. Hope to see you there! Namaste' BL
Greetings, Salutations, and Hearty Wishes for Goodwill through the Holidays to ALL of you! I thought it would be "right" to post a pictorial review of this past 12 months, especially considering all that has happened around this place. I don't ever remember going through so many changes in such a short period of time. From the roof fire of Christmas Eve 2004, to finally putting our house up for sale last month, about all I can say is "Wow"! It may take me a day or so to arrange the pictures, there are quite a few I feel I MUST include. So here goes...Slide show begins on PHOTO PAGE. While I have you here, a HUGE "Thank you" to everyone who has graced my life during this "growing" experience! Namaste' and God Bless! BL
Just got home from The Red Lion. The Bi-Coastal Media employee's party was a gas! Good people, good food, good music...Travis sat in on banjo, Nicco played all night and C.W. Schwartz graced us with his always-cosmic sax playing on the first set....Thanks guys, and a BIG thank you to Dan Kashola and John Pundt from ORCoast Traders! Hello to Courtney from Barbatos! Friday was great at Paula's Bistro in Port Orford, too! I have been asked back on Christmas Eve, and New Years Eve! Namaste' BL
Glad to be heading for Port Orford again tonight. Ready? Let's warm it up! Namaste' BL
Diego and me had a good jam for his last night in the area. The goop I put on my fingertip gave just enough protection to fake it through the night. Maybe see you in Santa Fe, my friend! Today after dropping the selling price of the house 20K, Century 21 showed it again...cross your fingers. Nicco called today and wants me to meet him at the UNKNOWN BAR for the jam session. Stranger things have happened, but my finger's gotta heal tonight. I hope you are all having a wonderful Holiday Season. Namaste' BL P.S. I uploaded all the whole songclips from "Waiting For The Bus" (Music Page)
Hello peeps! Tonight Diego's farewell jam at The Zoo! Last night Bill Bartels was mistake...and.... Today: Kobe, the GIANT puppy dog pulled me out the door, and as I reached back to close it to keep the cats out...the very tip of my left index finger didn't quite get all the way out the door....grrr! Waaa! HO-HO-HO! Will test this skin-substitute product in about an hour....if you hear screaming, its probably me. Namaste' BL
Wow, I must be doing some things right! 4 gigs again this week: Roger's Zoo Tuesday and Wednesday; Paula's Bistro Friday; Red Lion Saturday; Check Calendar Page for details. Have you ever seen the bumper sticker that says "Jesus is Coming..Look Busy"? Namaste' BL
Hello folks! Last night Paula and the crew and clientele @ Paula's Bistro made me feel right at home and I want to thank them all for that! Joanie showed up with her flute and clarinet and was a nice addition to me and my acosutic guitar. Thanks girl! (She's good!) And - I just checked CD Baby digital distribution progress for "Waiting For The Bus", and it has been sent to 6 sites already! Thanks, you guys! It will take a couple of weeks for it to get "up", but the sites are: Emusic; Iriver; Puretracks; Inertia; MusicNet; MP3 Extension; Keep coming back! Namaste' BL
Southbound this afternoon, heading for Port Orford again, and looking forward to my solo acoustic gig - from what I hear, the food is scrumptious, and the clientele matches. Call 541-332-7482. The address is 236 Hwy 101, Port Orford, OR 97465.
Another good jam at Roger's Last night but no pix for y'all. Posted pix from last saturday night. Hope nobody minds. Namaste' BL
Greetings to all! I must be doing somethin' right. Got 2 gigs this week. December 9th, from 7pm to 9pm I will be playing at Paula's Bistro in Port Orford. Tonight Rogers Zoo is closed, contrary to what I advertised earlier, BUT - Tomorrow night Diego and me @ The ZOO! (i hear there's crawdaddies sniffin' around, too) Check calendar page. Don't forget to boogie! Namaste' BL p.s. Evidently, you gotta let some certain CD-Roms sit in the tower overnight before they show on the desktop??? Pix from last Saturday soon.
Saturday night Crawdaddy and me and Ford and Garse did some good jammin' at Fugiaga's retirement roast. Saw some old friends and had good grits, too. Sunday the Laurel Carter - Champneys benefit was a great success. Garse, C.W and David were HOT! Port Orford ROCKS! Thanks to Brenda Fanning - Foster. Thanks to all involved. Healing Be with Laurel. God Bless. Granny would have been 91. Her spirit was dancing all day! And... This Tuesday and Wednesday Diego and me are jamming at Rogers Zoo. Info on Calendar page. See you there. Namaste' BL
Tonight, upstairs in the Eagle's Club, Coos Bay, OR: Crawdaddy, Garse, Mistah Soopa Fantassic and I will be kickin' ALL butts! Tomorrow just down the coast, at the Port Orford Community Center, The Bobby Lindstrom Band will be shakin' down the crowd for bucks for Laurel Champneys - Carter. David Ford, C.W. Schwartz, Mike Carrillo and me. 3pm to 6pm, 10$ cover. Come ON!
Tuesday just Diego and me, and Wednesday night sounded like a radio broadcast from Mars to those who attended, not to mention MY ears. From "Real Pink Thing" to "Blood On The Floor" to "My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama", A Strat, a Box (Cajon), a sax and an acoustic guitar, the music was kickin' ass! I really like this instrumentation because I can play whatever comes to mind and the band is THERE. Maybe a repeat next week if Diego decides to stay that long before heading to Santa Fe. Thanks guys and thanks Roger. PIX on Photo page. Namaste' BL
Just got a call from m' man Diego. The Zoo will ROCK midweek! Starting around 5:30 and going and going and going.....*check calendar page*
OK folks - Now you can buy my new songs online! One or all. Just add water, they make their own sauce! Go to BUY or LINKS pages. Also: Diego Maestas, aka Sam Diego is doing a good job convincing me that Santa Fe, New Mexico is a very good destination to take this show!
Just for giggles, for those of you who haven't seen "One To Tango", the very first imix to ever be rejected by Apple, Yours Truly got put in some quite prestigous company for "Real Pink Thing" being too dirty. What's really funny is that whoever rates this stuff didn't even listen to the 2nd half of the song! They have no idea what it is about! (snicker) check it out here:
Things worked out so far today, so that I have this time to write. That in itself is a blessing. I am thankful for many things, and being my own worst critic, probably not as much as I should be. When I feel angry or negative in any way, gratitude flies out the window, when really all I have to do is look at a large part of the world's population and how much suffering there is, and then I realize how fortunate I am. Sometimes things are tough. Feed each other. Love each other. Help the person next to you. There is an answer. There are answers for everything. Our job is to keep asking the questions, and listen. Don't give up. Keep a little Faith. And for those of us with feet, keep putting one in front of the other. Thanks for letting me share. Namaste' BL
Had a great time at The Zoo last night. Sam Diego sat in, played "The Box". I think I heard one of these on NPR the other day, and didn't know what it was. It sounded really cool. Learn something new every day. PIX on photo page. Namaste' BL
Hello all - It's been a tough year, but I know that growth starts when you leave your comfort zone. That would mean I am surely getting bigger. We are getting the house ready to put on the market, the bus is getting a check-up, and the new CD will be available soon online! Tonight JR, Pamela and Chris graced me with their presence on Broadway, so I did some serenading of sorts. PIX (you know where) God Bless BL
Got a BUNCH of pix from Vinnie Cavarra, party at Dave Christians' Middle Creek Studio in august. PIX (a few) ON PHOTO PAGE Happy Birthday Jason. I love you. Dad *Note: 25 years ago tonight, I gave Frankie Avalon a cigar.
Go, Nancy! I didn't know my legs looked like Angus Young's until I saw the clip of the Bandon Cranberry Festival. Nancy McIntosh is rockin'! Go to and follow the "Bobby" links. Also, did you know I am a resident of Caldwell, Idaho now? Check Nancy's work out here, too More cool stuff comin' folks! In house-related news: Thanks to Suzy Chamberlin for bringing the #1 Real Estate agent in the county to help us. Now...We got work to do! Let's ROCK! Namaste' BL P.S. I mailed 5 copies of "Waiting For The Bus" to CD Baby today. 2-3 day delivery, so I would guess by this weekend you can hear it / buy it on CD Baby, and soon at all the other same sites as "A Lick And A Promise" (Napster, etc.) [ BUY page ]
I tried to come up with words that express how I feel about what's going on now, but there are too many feelings arising, so I will just say it. We are selling the house. It's not what we planned, not what we hoped for, prayed for and not what we wanted. It is, however the best course of action to follow at this point as far as we can see. All I can say is it must be part of God's plan. Brenda Bate is an angel. Her kids are angels. We, together have faced a lot of trials and troubles this last couple of years and we are facing this too. Armed with the truth and enough faith to make it, the clear and present changes directly in the path ahead we embrace, and we embrace with Love. We use our best resources, our best judgements and proceed to the best of our abilities from right here and right now. I will more than likely be writing a bit about this as the days unfold. Like Paul McCartney said: "I can handle it if you can". I just needed to share this with all of you today, so if I start mumbling and not making a lot of perfect sense, you might have a clue to one excuse why. Some of you don't wonder at all and have heard me babbling for years, and totally understand. HA! Any comments will be either appreciated greatly, or dealt with in the best way I know how. This is a good time to thank everyone for just being themselves and enriching my life even if I didn't like it. Love to you all. Namaste' BL The Bobby Lindstrom Band, incarnation being: C.W. Schwartz, Mike Carrillo, David Randall Ford and me, will be playing the benefit for Laurel on Dec. 4 in Port Orford. Can you help?
A beautiful sunny day in Coos County for another trip or two to Bandon. John Chamberlin has been so much help it's amazing. He's putting a K & K setup in my acoustic guitar today! And another innocent surf-job on the web via talking to Roger on the phone i.e. Chris Cain to Stu Blank to Mz Dee...led me to this former band-mate. I lost contact with her in the late 80's. It sounds like she is coming into her own. Look her up. She's releasing her first CD and it sounds GOOOD! Check ya later, ok? I'm playing another acoustic night at Rogers a week from saturday. Hope to see you there.
Hello friends - It's been a long road, hasn't it? Before my dad passed away, he told me "Son, nowadays if you get one thing done every day, you are doing good." Today I helped a few people, didn't get upset with a mortgage company, hooked up power to the bus, (which is in the driveway now), blew a circuit breaker in the garage, had some pizza, took some chocolate to Brenda, and did some other stuff, too. I wonder if my dad thinks I over-worked my self...Anyway, possibly got some gigs in southern Nevada coming soon. Will keep you updated. Seems like I do alot of "starting to commence to begin to get ready" doesn't it? Love to you all. BL p.s. Oh, yeah - a few new pix on photo page.
Dernit, Crawdaddy, not only didn't I get to jam with you again, but didn't even get a pic. But thanks for letting me hear how good that ol' Les Paul sounds from out in front. PIX on photo page Namaste' BL
Even in the midst of terrible and seemingly hopeless times there is a Light. It is inside you. Find It and share It.
A story I wrote about my 1968 Les Paul is on page 4 of the BBS Oct issue. This is my first time seeing something I wrote in a newspaper! Pretty cool huh? Check out BeBe Bardots' contribution on page 3 also. (Thanks to Nancy McIntosh, a Coos Bay native and PR and Marketing for the BBS...AND my agent...stroke, stroke..) Enjoy! Namaste' BL
I walked into another good spot to play tonight. Sozo Coffee House on Union in North Bend had good vibes afoot. The last open mic night till next year. Thanks for the good time, Sozo! Go check this place out, folks. PIX on PHOTO page Namaste' BL
I gotta tell ya, I really like driving my bus. Feels kinda like driving a ship. Oh, SURE, Bobby - You've driven LOTS of ships huh? Well, yeah. Anyway I stopped along the way to take in some natural beauty, then when I got to Bandon, I came right up on the beginning of a "pumpkin race". A whole herd of kids migrated in front of me. One girl got just to the middle of the street and put her pumpkin down. Too big. What looked like a teacher relieved her of it and gave her a smaller one and she continued... Entering the parking lot of the music store, Johns Gretzinger & Chamberlin were leaving on a lumber run. Two young men (Tiger & Andy) let me "sit in" with them jamming. Thanks guys. PIX on PHOTO page. P.S. There's some really nice guitars coming to Johns' store soon. P.S.S. My pleasure, Crawdaddy. By the way, "Banjo" Dan Dowell sent me his link. He is a great harmonica player. We jammed at Crawdaddy's party saturday night. Thanks Dan. Here it is: Namaste' BL
The Old Charlseston School is gonna be rockin' tonight! The bus is bringin' me and my Les Paul, and we're meeting up with Crawdaddy and his friends. Brian Smith happens to be back in town and and brought his bass, some of the Southern Phat Boys and who the heck knows who else? Will report after... Let's ROCK! Namaste' BL OK now.... It's after.... PIX ON PHOTO PAGE! +(-_-)+ z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z
It's just the way things are. I had 4 "Waiting For The Bus" CDs left this morning, and awaiting new printheads from Nashville so I can do the covers. I put 2 in a padded mailer headed for Hawaii, (Fred Revis & Kat & Troy), 1 more in a mailer headed for Sam Densmore in PDX, and the FED-X guy who delivered the printheads asked if I had any more new CDs. Yes. One. As I walked in the Blue Eyed Crow Office with the new printheads, the delivery guy drove off with the very last copy. Upgraded and fresh off the press, here comes the next batch! You don't think I could have planned this, do you? Really?
....for jacking up the super-structure of a small ship....*JM 1969? Crawdaddys annual party this saturday...Crawdaddy Festival?
I took the camera with me yesterday when I drove down the coast to Bandon. Guess I was having so much fun, I forgot all about taking pictures for Y'all. John Chamberlin was hospitable as always, and we sat and had some Hawaiian coffee and talked music. The bus purred like a BIG kitten, and I'm really enjoying driving it. Now - some really cool "almost" news: Waiting For The Bus podcast from Jeremy Wilson's studio in Portland tentative...Sittin' in with Reggie Houston and Charmaine Neville tentative...4 gig mini-tour including The Steinhouse and Beale Street NW in Portland, Hwy 99 and Wayne's World in Seattle...tentative... Chayo Guzman and Sam Densmore could be my rythym section...and Joe McCarthy could be involved too...If you believe like I believe, start envisioning this. THATS how I got the BUS! Thanks to you faithfuls. Thanks to Nancy McIntosh. Namaste' BL
Two days to prepare and minimum advertising, and my 2nd solo gig of the week turned out pretty darned good. I was joined by saxman C.W. Schwartz first set. He is, as Mr. Joe McCarthy put it, a "Jewel". *You can also find him teaching at "The Oregon Coast School of Music" Trippy crowd at Rogers, the way I like it. The more I go there, the better it gets. It was good to see my former high school class president Mike Lehman and Mike Brown, who I hadn't run into for quite awhile. Oh, yeah - I had possibly the best halibut sandwich I ever bit into! If I'm around long enough, I will be playing Rogers again soon. p.s. I forgot the camera... Thanks to all - Namaste' BL
So much has been going on around here that I didn't even realize I had left my amp and effects at Rogers Zoo, until he drove by today and reminded me! This resulted in a gig for me this Saturday just for fun. Warmed up the bus, took the Taurus to the highway & parked it there to sell, drove by the sweetest lil old lady Mary Blachel's place and she posed for a pic, (PHOTO PAGE) then to the street and jammed with the Universe this evening. Dan Sisneros saw me on the street and pulled over to see if I was OK! Hungry? Nope. Hmmmm... Good to see you, my brother. Pass the word and see you Saturday if you can make it. Namaste' p.s. Aloha to Fred and Kathy!
I found a good book in the attic yesterday: "Practicing The Power Of Now" Perfect timing. In my current situation, which ordinarily would spell financial disaster, and from which I have been emotionally spared from the pain of, this book seems to be a sort of enlightened encouragement for me personally. I don't see any future in worrying anyway, and my perspective is backed up at every turn. The pre-foreclosure action has been bumped a week...time to sell some more CDs and my 1994 Taurus, keep the hounds at bay, and enjoy meeting up with some old friends like Lex Johnson. The bus is running like a 17-jewel Elgin and there's food in the family's tummies. Man, is Life Great or what? God Bless you all, and Namaste' BL p.s. God, please surround in the White Light of the Holy Spirit the victims and especially the surviors & families of the earthquake in Pakistan, and all the people of the world who suffer.
The rain keeps your tail feathers curly, EUROS Int'l Grill keeps your tummy happy, and Trees' Trio and Sol keeps your Soul satisfied! Check out the trippy pix on PHOTO PAGE.
My brother Rich Hudson drove me out to pick up my BUSS! It runs, and it runs GOOD! Thanks again to Gold Coast Trucking and Gibs RV! Then, this evening I decided to drive to the ATM machine, just to see if the mortgage company cashed my check...and who do I see but Tomo, Trillion, and Saul doing their thing VERY close to the front of the mayors restaurant...oh my that looks like FUN! Drove back home, got the camera and guitar and went back just like a salmon returning to the stream....PIX on Photo Page...Thanks, guys. See you tomorrow...and all you music fans come check it out! Right on the main street of Coos Bay!
Here's a photo for ya! (PHOTO PAGE) And, Trees, Inc. visited Josh and Allisons clubhouse this morning. Thanks for the good work, guys. Also, a new record for the most purchases of "Waiting For The Bus" CDs is being set in about an hour or so. Renee from Coquille is driving up to Coos Bay and buying 6 more....hmmmm... seems to be contagious. That will make 11 for her. WOW! Thanks girl. noon....DA-DA-DUT-DA-DA-DA..DA-DA-DA-DAAAAAA!!! MAYBE THE BUS WILL BE READY TO ROLL TODAY. Will call Mike @ Gold Coast Trucking at noon...see ya soon. Namaste' BL
Well, it took us most of the day, but yesterday Mike from GCT and me got the derned thing to the shop. Gib's guarantee is paying. As opposed to (the loan company and appraiser we just wasted two months on), these two companies are treating me quite well. I would take my bus to them and feel good about it. What am I saying?? I already did! I feel goofy and proud of it. It's time to say g'night to all. Namaste' BL p.s. Thanks Brian.
It's noon-thirty, and I'm just waking up. The turnout and vibes at last nights show was wonderful! Any time people like Brian Smith, Rick - our mailman, Christine Jones, Dory, Biff, Dawn Smith, all from different walks of life and locations converge into the same space, something's afoot! I will wake up some more, get some pix from Rogers loaded up and finish this entry. I just had a BALL! Thanks to my friends. Namaste' BL OK, I got the pix up on PHOTO PAGE.... Photography by Brian "Crawdaddy" Crawford. I'm glad he got several of Brian Smith, cuz it dam sure ain't every day I get to jam with him. We played together 33 years ago in Portland. I just have to say thank you thank you thank you thank you ALL that attended. It feels really good having friends like you. Thanks to Roger and crew, too. And special guests Chris, Biff, Dawn from not-so-far to way far! The Katrina benefit up the street at the "Little Theater On The Bay" did well, and Jona graced us with his talents late, as did Tomo, Crawdaddy and the rest. LOVED it! Enjoy. Gotta go start the bus and warm it up. It likes that every day! Namaste' once more. BL p.s.s. Brenda and Rachell found these kittens starving in the ivy a couple weeks ago, and Tiffany's turtle seems to enjoy having Rachells lizard on his back!
If I hadn't found the flashlight and crescent wrench on my desk this morning at 9, I might have thought it was a bad dream. Brenda shook me, I pulled an earplug out and heard "There's cops pounding on the door! Shining lights into the house, and I think there's an alarm going off on your bus!" Sure enough, as I fumbled into my clothes and went outside in the rain, there WAS cops! And the sickest-sounding alarm coming from under the bus. Folks, I tell ya, I can't see much under these conditions. Something had set the howling off, and these 3-4 policemen watched as I crawled around flipping switches and the howling continued, until they wished me good luck, took their flashlight and left. I stood there for a minute and the howling continued...back to the house, got another flashlight, went back to the bus, closer to the awful wail, underneath, rain, steel, then a little horn! I ripped the wire out, back to the house, stripped my wet clothes off, crawled back in bed, and THAT was the latest episode in my "try-to-surprise-me-now" life. Will write more after the CD Release gig tonight. -------> Rock-n-Roll. smile..... Namaste' BL
Another interesting day for sure. Got a postcard from Brian Smith from Monaco or some exotic locale! Brian, You Rock my friend! Will save you a CD! Hey, eat some French..ummm...(food?) for me! Jammed last night at the Timber Inn. Got to show my buddies the BUS!! Good music too. Will post some pics maybe when I get a chance. Took off tonight in the bus, and drove out to the ocean in the rain. Gotta get them wipers worked on tomorrow. It makes me feel kinda like a big bully on the road! People seem to give ya plenty of space. Called "Johnson" (Dave Bock) tonight. (Etouffe, Mr. Wizard, Elkhorn) If you never heard Kelly Tibideaux play fiddle, you owe it to yourself to hunt Etouffe down. (Not to mention Bock's ever-impressive guitar work) and the rest of them too. Mo! yep! I been makin' CDs for the first WAITING FOR THE BUS CD release and JAM tomorrow night. Rogers Zoo. 8-12 (or 1) 5$ Also WIN thirty bucks if you buy the "Rainbow" CD.... Players will include Tomo Tsurumi, David Randall Ford, Mike Carrillo, Brian "Crawdaddy" Crawford, Dan Kashola, Jona Arts, Stephan Diggle, John Chamberlin, OHHH YEAH! Almost forgot to mention Christine Jones all the way from England. Friend of the late great Michael Barney Smith. Michaels widow Dawn threw a party tonight in Bandon and we hollered back and forth on the "telly"... Christine was manager of the Yacht Club in San Francisco when Clarence Clemmens jammed with our band! (The Buix).... Dont even think about it, folks. THESE are the good old days! Love to all and Namaste' BL
Joann from Gibs message yesterday and call this morning: "The bus is running and ready to go. Come pick it up." BL: "Is this God?" Joann: I'm not kidding, you are financed. Come pick up the bus." BL: "I don't have any money, I'm a musician, remember?" Joann: "It's O.K., come get the bus, it's yours." BL: WWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! A few pix on photo page. P.S. Rogers Zoo this Saturday Night. Crawdaddy. Garse. Ford. Tomo. Diggle. Chamberlin. (so far)
Got the BUS!!!!! Will share details in awhile! BL
Kim Wilson, Nick Curran & company ROCKED tonight. Thanks guys. I went early this afternoon, cuz I have played with Doyle Bramhall Jr. but he wasn't with the band tonight. Ran into Jim Cornelius. a friend who was working with the sound crew and he played a couple of my new tunes during the break. That was very cool, Jim, thanks. And thanks to the Music On the Bay crew for bringing this music here to us this fall. And, you know it's "funny", remember me trying to decide whether or not to call my CD "Waiting For The Bus" because of ZZ Tops song? Well....Another friend of mine who was at the concert tonight said he played golf with Frank Beard recently at Bandon Dunes, and he's gonna try and get a copy to Frank on his way back through in a couple of days. You know what I'm hoping, don't you...Will see. Keep your fingers crossed. And for the main string hanging, we have to SUE the appraiser to get our money back. This will have been the NINTH week this loan company (who's name I will not advertise here) has been FARTING around...we are looking elsewhere..meantime 2 mortgage payments overdue, and the waiting for the bus continues...BUT...Joanne from Gibs' RV left me a message today...and....she said she has some VERY good news for me...hmmm....tick-tock-tick-tock....will call her in the morning and let you know....PRAY! Thanks. Namaste' BL
Made it this far. Can't imagine where I would be otherwise....Thanks God. Thanks to all who have supported me. Thanks to even those who have given me their best tests.
And once again, back in Coos Bay. My trip to Reno was short and sweet. Johnny Lipka, San Francisco Bay Area singer-keyboardist sat in all night with us. He has played with some fairly big boys, Night Ranger, etc. Our main competition was ZZ Top and Ted Nudent, but no big deal there, eh? SHEESH! (I am thinking they drew a few more people than us, but I really wasn't paying much attention. (wink) PIX on Photo page. Oh, I gotta mention Robin Stull, a very nice girl who owns Lava Java on Moana street off of S. Virginia in Reno. She's sorta in cahoots with Michele Lundeen, too. I was led to her scrumptious coffee by innocent bystanders. Turns out she is hooked up with the Reno Blues Society, and she gave me a "Blues Festival Guide" 2005, which I am about to open as soon as I get some of my gear unloaded from this last weekend. I knew before I asked if Michele's career was picking up some major momentum, because she hasn't answered my emails for a couple of months. Robbin said yes, that Micheles' "Song Inside Me" was getting more and more airplay. The same thing happened with Emory Joseph. He's just too busy hanging on to his ass to keep in touch. Playing to packed houses, with Huey Lewis, Bonnie Raitt, folks like that. I think it's wonderful that people like Emory and Michele are getting their due. Michele's website is on my links page, and in a minute or two, I am going to be so bold as to add Emory's too. God Bless the all the Blues people. This coming Saturday night at 8PM at Rogers Zoo we will be doing the first CD release party for "Waiting For The Bus". See you there, I hope. Namaste' BL One more thing - I feel it's time to thank those of you who have sent me encouragement via the guestbook here. Some days it seems like that's all that keeps me focused, and just in case the rest of you hadn't noticed: IT'S TIME TO ROCK!
Chase after the wind! See you when I get back. Love to you all! Namaste' Bobby Geetar Lindstrom p.s. I love you Brenda, and all the kids, and even the cats and dog and bird and turtle and lizard.
Pack the van! Camels, coffee and gas. Guitars, amps, CDs and bed. Me and Willie. Willie and me, yeah, that's it. Me and Willie out on the road. In other words, I caught Geoff Wenzel early today before he had hired another band. Paul Weddle, Jack White, Tim Nay and lil' Bobby Lindstrom will ROCK again! This duper and printer are HOT and Paul Weddle assured me if I didn't sell 20 of them, he will buy them from me. I don't doubt him much, folks. Another old saying I heard: There is Power, Magic and Genius in BOLDNESS! See you soon. Oh, yeah, it's "Street Vibrations" weekend in Reno. 40,000 motorcycles is the reason! Namaste' BL
Well, I don't know what happened to monday, but today I called Mike Cross, the guy who had us booked for this saturday night and he flaked out completely. In my humble opinion another millionaire with oral dysentary. However, my decision to cancel the whole trip may have been hasty, due to Paul Weddles energy and persuasive powers. I did call Geoff Wenzels place "Sidelines" and left a message that we weren't going to be able to make it, but now I'm not sure. Just wanted to set the record straight for those of you concerned. Will call Geoff in the morning and see if he has another band yet, and if not...well.....What would Stu do? RRAAWWWKK! Let the angels clue me in during sleep tonight. I will let you all know as soon as I know. Namaste' BL
Arising early today, and a short nights rest, Joshua and I went to our "church" and he joined the kids and I joined the choir. Reverend John Lloyd 'splained to me how 5 loaves and two fish fed a lot of people once. I sold a handful of CDs to my friends I don't see much nowadays, and it felt good there. Then back home, I manufactured some more CDs and headed for the Fun Fest again, this time barely into the parking lot when I heard George Harrisons young voice and complimented the DJs from KWRO radio, and within ten minutes I was on stage. P.A. system all set up, just like it was planned. (You think it wasn't?) Soon a crowd of young men and a young lady migrated my way. It was the crew from Belloni's again. They had been dancing at the Katrina Benefit, but I hadn't placed them at that time. I just wanna say how much I appreciate their interest in music that doesn't dwell in "popping a cap in someone's head" or violent crap like that. I sold some more CDs and saw some more friends and made some new ones. Thank you KWRO guys: Dale and John and the rest. Speaking of rest . . . . +(-_-)+ z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z p.s. I ran into Tomo and Trillion Trees after that... good to see local musicians hangin' together. I think the Katrina Benefit Concert raised a lot of us above our prior differences, didn't it?
Got up this morning...lookin' 'round fo ma shoooes..well, I tell ya I got up this mornin' people...I went downtown Coos Bay, ....I met so many of my friends there, it just had to be good news...I got out my acoustic, and I sang a couple of tunes...Bigfoot was on break, and I sold CDs like, i'm goin' down to the hardware store....gonna buy some greens and reds and blues, climb up in the sky tonight, and by God, I'm gonna paint the moon....just like a rainbow! hmmm...thought i had a song there for a minute...
Well, my being stubborn is good for certain things. I finished duplicating 74 of Bill Bartels CDs today! Wow, just like a regular computer person. Dave Ford dropped by looking for some of his equipment from last Saturday, and invited me to jam with Bigfoot at the Coos Bay Fun Festival tomorrow morning. They are on in front of City Hall from 10am to 1pm. Check it out! Danny Mack & John Morris are supposed to be sitting in, too. Should be a good time. Brenda's daughter Rachell is in the parade too. Maybe see you there! Keep The Faith, Jeanne Caprioli... Namaste' BL
Last weekend and Monday were LARGE for me. Excellent gigs and people! Cranberry Festival, Cycling Festival, and best of all Hurricane Katrina Victim Relief Concert...YEAH! I'm still amazed. Now, I want to do something I have been thinking about. A "Thank You" list: Reverend John Lloyd, Danny Kashola, Wendy Diggle, Vinnie Cavarra, Jack Richards, Robin Richards, Majors Cliff and Susan Jones, Paul Biondi, Mike and Teresa Reaves, Brian "Crawdaddy" Crawford, Mayor Rick Wetherell, Greg Young and The Oregon Coast Lab Band, Mike of MJs Video, Dan Smith, John Gretzinger, Harry and Holly Stamper, Jona Arts, Bill Bartels, Brian Bryan, Randy Jaworsky, Roy Eikamp, John Chamberlin, Scott Cook, Richard Bacon, Stephan Diggle, Dave Andrist, Darren Sherley, Andy Piburn, Richard Pennington, Les Engle, Fred Corbett and The Young Bucs, Carol Anne Kelley, Janet Bates and The Instruments of Change, Paul Weddle, Mike Carrillo, David Randall Ford, John Salzado, Tomo Tsurumi, Charlie Schwartz, Tim "Bone" Watson-Williams, Danny Mack, John Morris, Bob Parks, Amber and (Melissa?) from KCBY TV, and the man who made the first call: Rick Cortland from The World newspaper. (I know there are more, but if the 60's and 70's didn't get ya, the 80's and 90's did.) Nicco and Thiago - We miss you. Now - I'm bashing heads with my printer to finish duping Bill Bartels CDs, and looking forward to Reno again. Love to you all - Namaste' BL P.S. If it wasn't so frustrating "Waiting For The Bus", I would go into detail about how screwy and full of "vinegar and something else" (quote:Bud Lindstrom) these loan companies can be. MAN, this one's taking a long time! There's a LOT of "Heifer-dust" (Vic Lindstrom) in this old world.
Hello! Greetings and Salutations to ALL! To quote Paul Biondi, "when the dust settles" a good way to descibe how I am feeling after the last eleven days from the inception of our own contribution to the Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort, to the load-out today, it's a quite surreal feeling knowing that we really helped. Over $3,500.00 was gathered for the Salvation Army to deliver to victims. The music was wonderful. The people were happy for the most part, and although some were carrying still-born grief for the loss of friends and families, even those people felt some hope. I am just a man, like all the men and women and children who either could have been victims, people who try and help victims, or people who do not feel called to help, or unable to help. Being one who has helped, even a little, makes me a more grateful person for what I have. Words and language fall short of expression, but to the many involved: Thank You. God Bless. I will process some more, and post more thanks and credits here soon. Namaste' Bobby
Greetings! All is quiet here in Ferndale and I'm anxious for tomorrows festivities. Yesterday's two-festival tour was a great success. Thanks to John Chamberlin for the Cranberry Festival and Chip Weinert for the Oregon Coast Cycling Festival gigs! We got soaked good in Bandon, but not before we ROCKED Goodly! The chemistry between us all: Paul Weddle, Dave Ford, C.W. Schwartz, Mike Carrillo and myself created energy that seemed to reach Upward! Dog-tired today, and after helping Danny Kashola load P.A. gear today, I pooped out and came home and napped. Now, it's sweet dreams and g'night. Thanks to all that are helping with the Hurricane Katrina Victim Relief Concert! P.S. Mayors Rick Wetherell of North Bend and Tom Benetti of Coos Bay will be making appearances.
Quack! Quack-Quack! P.S. Paul Weddle is in the house!
I will sleep good tonight. Tomorrow will be a big day. Two Festivals! Paul Weddle, Mike Carrillo, C.W.Schwatrz, David Ford and me are gonna KICK SOME ASS! Look for me Sunday, moving slowly. God Bless you all! G'night. BL P.S. Here's the schedule for Monday's Concert: 5:00 Harry Stamper, John Gretzinger, Bill Bartels, Jona Arts....acoustically 6:00 Easy Money 6:30 Bandon Crossroads Blues Band 7:00 Southern Phat Project 7:30 The Young Bucs 8:00 Reverend John Lloyd and Carol Anne Kelley (Prayer-Harp) 8:20 Oregon Coast Lab Band 9:00 Janet Bates & The Instruments of Change 9:30 Toyz or Bobby Lindstrom Band 10:00 Bigfoot Blues Band 10:30 Danny Mack & John Morris 11:00 Bobby & friends jam P.S.S. (Thanks, Crawdaddy)
Well, I can't remember ever having my phone number on the 2nd page of The World newspaper...And Reverend John Lloyd and I were filmed by KCBY this morning, along with Robin Richards, and Sozo's, the latter of which is donating 25% of ALL their sales to Katrina relief on Monday, Sept 12th. AND they challenge all other businesses to do the same. Are you up to it, Coos County? Let's ROCK! Anyway, you might look for us on TV between now and Monday, and let me know if you see us, cuz I don't watch much TV.
Most of you know I'm sitting in a coordinator position for this concert, and just before you ask, yes, it feels crazy and yes, it feels good! I am so grateful to be able to do something good for the people suffering, the same as you. We have been blessed. Thank you, God. And Thank Danny Kashola and Wendy Diggle, too. They are ON IT. Today "Janet Bates and The Instruments Of Change" confirmed, also Vinnie Cavarra and Toyz, Harry Stamper, and Bill Bartels. I called my long-time friend Neal Griffin from Timberwolf, also John Gerrard & Ambush, what about Bob Alexander, Diane Whitsett, Spike Vaughn, Nubs and that crew... Will do my best to get everyone in. Although downbeat is 6PM, I'm thinkin' if you come around 5pm, you might get to hear some good acoustic music. JUST IN: GREG YOUNG FROM SOUTHBOUND SOUND IS BRINGING THE OREGON COAST LAB BAND ALL STARS, A 20 PIECE SWING BAND....APPROX. 8:15 DOWNBEAT...YEEEHHHAAA!!! MORE? OH! Yeah, I almost forgot: Bobby Lindstrom's new "Waiting For The Bus" CD release party will be held at Roger's Zoo Saturday, October 1st. You gonna show up, Crawdaddy? Clips on MUSIC PAGE. I'm tired and gonna wait till tomorrow to add links. Watch The World newspaper for details, too. They called me today. Let's KICK IT UP ANOTHER NOTCH! Namaste' BL
Hello again my courageous, talented, beautiful and yet weird friends! See? I AM comfortable when out of my mind! I have media brain and telephone ear, but just enough contact with others like me to be OK! Wendy Diggle, Dan Kashola, keep it up! Brenda, hold my hand. Southern Phat, rock my socks off! The benefit is ON! Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Grill will be bringing the "Gris Gris" I think thats what Emory Joeseph would call it. Hey, where are you, man? Along with S.Phat Project, Bigfoot Blues Band, Danny Mack, Bandon Crossroads Blues Band, Paul Biondi, Easy Money, Carol Anne Kelley, Tomo, Pancho, Jona? Harry Stamper? Bill Jansen? ELKHORN EXPRESS? COULD BEEE! Also maybe Janet Bates...and who the heck is Stampede? Shouldn't they call me? Thanks to Major Cliff Jones of the Salvation Army, Jack Richards of Port Events Center, Greg Young of Southbound Sound for supplying the Oregon Coast Lab Band P.A. System! Last nights jam was great! Thanks, and see you at the Concert For Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort, if not before. Like Crawdaddy says, let's KICK IT UP A NOTCH! (or wasn't that Emeril?) G'night folks. Love ya...BL
OK, this thing is expanding FAST! Check the calendar page for details. And don't forget to go to CD Baby and buy your favorite music from musicians (like me) who are donating their profits to the hurricane victims!
Unity By The Bay Pastor John Lloyd called me this afternoon and asked if I wanted to help organize a benefit concert for the victims of Katrina. OH, YES I DO! Please go to the calendar page. (Sept 12) Thanks. BL
O.K. Folks - Let's get our **it together and do something besides stand in it. Go to links page and buy it. Thanks. God be with the victims. BL
John Chamberlin's Bandon Crossraods Music now has both my CDs available. While you're there, check out the wacky looking electric guitar he just built! It's part Fender, part Gibson and all-overtones-present (and accounted for) jewel. Chatted with Nancy from the Boise Blues Society and "Next Exit" Band tonight about her possibly working with me. Check out her new site (under construction) aaannnd...get your copy while the ink is still fresh! (Waiting For The Bus) ROCK ME AGAIN! Love, BL
Namaste', peeps! Add T-Shirt Village to outlets for the new CD. (In the Pony Village Mall) Since Wednesday I've sold 42 copies, enough to pay for ink, paper and disks. That's a good start. I ran into Roger of Roger's Zoo downtown North Bend and he told me Bill Bartels is ready for another batch of CDs. Now, all I gotta do is dig up the files on my good friend the MAC G5...(wink) I also suggested to Roger a "Waiting For The Bus" record release party at The Zoo. Whaddaya think? In other music related news: My very good friend Joe McCarthy, has been playing with the Tony Coleman Band (drummer for B.B. KIng for a long time). I had the pleasure of meeting Joe's daughter Tegan early this year and sharing some of my new songs with her before most of them were done. I talked with her tonight and her band, Handsome Rob & The Half Racks kicked some butt up in Vancouver, WA at the Hillbilly Hellhole gig. Keep up the good work, girl! Onward and upward, all together now. Thanks for being exactly who you are! Love, BL G'night.
OK - Nice to see you folks never give up on me! After another wrestling match with this machine, I WIN!! HA-HA-HA! I'll spare you the gory details, but there are new song clips on Music Page that I'm thinking sound better than the ones before. Try them and let me know, K? And...over night air delivered ink cartridges today. The wrong ones, and the black one was leaking.....So, for a couple of bucks and another day, I WILL overcome the curse of the duplicator and WE WILL ROCK! Sold a bunch of CD's today, and getting quite favorable reviews... see ya soon Love, BL
NOW, things are getting back to the way I like them. Sold CDs today, in fact, ran the duper out of ink. Overnight Air should bring me new cartridges by tomorrow, and back in the burning business. Pix of Brenda's lil' ones in their new abode on PHOTO PAGE! Still waiting for the BUS.....(How's my hair look?) Love from Ferndale! Namaste' BL
I am proud and very grateful to announce that my prayers to the Computer Angels have been answered! Day before yesterday I stopped at Mike Carrillos and shared my dilemma, all the file names pouring from me. He suggested I buy a laser lens cleaning disk, so I made a rare appearance in WalMart late that evening, paid $8 and came home and sneaked it through the duplicator. (It was made for CD players) Bingo! I heard what I have been wanting to hear. It DID sound like angels to me. And although I baby-sitted all day yesterday, a machine that is supposed to burn and print 50 copies at a time and only seemed to like to do ONE, I managed to get about 30-40 all ready for the public. ( It's now burning 5 at a time ) So, if you wanna buy one locally, either run me down or go see Bob at "Off The Record" in the Albertsons strip mall in North Bend, or Karen at "London Cuts" salon in the Tioga Hotel in Coos Bay. I will get the new mastered files on the music page as soon as I can. Thank you God and Angels! Also, I am being prodded to finish the kids' tree fort. You should have seen their eyes when they saw walls up and a real roof on their new "clubhouse". A musicians work is never done. SCROLL DOWN
Well, I'm gonna need a little more help with burning this CD, so here's my prayer: God, computer angels, please? There, that should do it. Thank You. ( Got the wav files from Stephan Diggle, but for some un(MAC?)known reason, the CD I burned sounds different than the data CD.... ) Today I went up to Dave Christians place waaayyy up in the woods, and tried out "Our" new songs live on the people there at the BBQ/Concert/party. I was received quite well, and reminded of what kind of muscles it takes to beat all those tunes out on an acoustic guitar, one after the other, and I noticed a video being taken. Will get my hands on it sometime. Thanks for the invite, Vinnie. It's always good to see friends I don't get to see all the time. And the beach bonfire gig was cancelled a couple hours before it was to have begun, so maybe next time.
OK, you got me! It's been over 45 hours, how much do I owe ya? I finally got time for posting these pix from my trip to reno. Enjoy! (Photo Page)
This morning I called technical support for the CD duplicator, and the guy who answered was in Brazil! I asked him if he knew Thiago.......(NO! That's a lie)...I told him what kind of machine it was and the first words out of his mouth were: "God Bless you"! Didn't matter, though, 'cuz he told me what to do to make a laser-printed CD, contrary to the instructions, and unlike the first tech guy i talked to, who told me it was such a dumb set-up and soooo easy to run. Then his phone cut out.....anyway, it was great seeing this thing work after over a week of bashing my head against it. The bus, the song titles and everythang, right there as plain as... a... as a (disk)...hmmm well you had to be there. In other Ferndale news: Oh, I better not say that here, it's a surprise for Josh and Allison. I know some of you are getting impatient to hear the new CD and believe me, I know how you feel. It won't be long now, cuz the one song that was giving us trouble was sent to me by my producer last night and it is VERY OK! I gotta admire Stephan Diggle's savvy, willingness to go where he ain't never been, level headedness, and a little stubborn-ness and even maybe a bit of obsessive-ness, but hey, it takes what it takes and WE GOT EVERYTHING WE NEED. I'm betting the Master CD for "Waiting For The Bus" will be in my hot little hands inside of 45 hours. Thanks for keeping me company while we anticipate. Love to you all! BL
Hello my friends - Chip Weinert emailed me two days ago, and The Bobby Lindstrom Band is doing the Oregon Coast Cycling Fest again this year! The lineup will be Mike Carrillo - drums; C.W. Schwatrz - keys, sax; David Randall Ford - bass, guitar; Paul Weddle - bass. So, after the Cranberry Festival in Bandon from 12:30 to 4pm, we pack up and head a little further down the coast to Gold Beach Fairgrounds, and KEEP ROCKIN'! I'm thinking it starts at 6pm... And, I wanna say here and now that young Nicco Tyson is gonna be a mighty harmonica man! From me and all who love you, Nicco - Thanks for just being you! G'night all. See ya soon. Love BL
Last night I went out and visited with Thiago at Nicco's place, met a really nice group of young people, played some ping pong and wished my brother Thiago a safe trip back home, and all the best, always. I hope to someday visit him in Brazil. Then we will jam once more. Or maybe twice. I love you, my friend! Don't forget to write! (Photo Page) And.....drum roll..............................................thebus...thebus...thebus.....thebus! (Photo Page) A quick musical note: Stephan Diggle has been sending Mastered MP3s today, but I haven't had time to put clips on the Music page yet...but will soon....Thanks for your patience. Namaste' BL
Good Morning, Sunshine! Sunday Brenda and I took a drive to Gibbs' RV lot and from the middle of all the more-modern RV's, an older maroon and chrome-covered "Bluebird Wanderer" seemed to be smiling at us. Before long, I had climbed on top and stood as Tom Waits did in "The Polar Express", and loudly declared to the world: "I'm the King of the North Pole!" Will see today if it's meant to be "The Bus" for the next episode of my journey. Fingers crossed? Thanks. Today could also be the day I receive the master CD for duping...will definitely let you know. Last evening I caught Garse watching Monday night football, and hit him up with the idea of joining forces with me and Paul Weddle for a lil' cruise.... P.S. The title stays "Waiting For The Bus"!
I want to thank Phil Banry for being one of the quickest-witted and funny people i know. (Not to mention he's a great drummer) I stole a line from him. I gotta tell you the story. Me and Bill Heckard and Phil (The Beat Dragons, version 2) were in a rush setting up in Reedsport for the Grand opening of the Discovery Center, because the van died in the middle of the street and we had to pack all the equipment across the lawn and up two flights of stairs to set up as fast as we could. KCBY was there and the girl with the camera waiting for an interview kept asking when would we have enough time to talk for the news video. Phil, with barely a glance in her direction, and without breaking pace at all, finally gave her an answer that was different from "pretty soon" etc..."Lady - we got time we haven't even USED yet!". That's where I got that line, and I will never forget it. She just stood with a blank stare and waited some more. In other Ferndale news: We finally got our settlement from the fire on Christmas Eve! I can explain....I think...When 6 people, 4 cats, a dog, and a bird live in a 3 bedroom house when there is no living room for months, and the washing machine dies, then the oil furnace dies, then the kitchen stove dies, then the refrigerator dies, then the delivery guys back their truck into the power line and fry it in half and bend the mast on the new side of the roof in less than a half-year...and you KNOW my birthday (spent in the hospital with a caffiene overdose that cost almost 8,000 bucks) was get the gist. It's simply taken awhile to get stabilized. Before too long, the last 3 sides of Grannys' house will get a new roof! And, as I said before, tomorrow Dave Bailey is hosting me and Stephan Diggle and mastering my new CD. It won't be long now, folks! By the way, what do you think of the cover? It's posted on PHOTO page....Larson's grocery store busses don't even come by here anymore... And just for the record, I looked up ZZ Tops website last night and sure enough, "Waiting For The Bus" is one of their songs. But, why should I feel weird about that as a title, cuz "Lick And A Promise" was an Aerosmith song and I unknowingly named my last CD that! Anyway, I emailed ZZ Top and asked them what they think....I wonder if the bus will show up first, or ZZ Top will email me back first? Any bets? Comments?
The recording part of the new CD is DONE; BIG thanks to Mr. Stephan Diggle at Cave Effects Sudio, and his wife and son for puttin' up with me. I'm too burnt out to add updated tracks tonight, but soon I will. Mastering scheduled for Saturday afternoon at Dave Bailey's. As of now, I'm thinkin' the title will be "Waiting For The Bus", but didn't ZZTop have a song or album by that name? Gotta check that out first. Doesn't really matter I guess. It fits. I am waiting for a bus of sorts. A traveling home full of music, on the road to ROCK America's ASS! (Isn't the US already rocking?) Details as they come... Paul Weddle called tonight (evidently had his surgery on Monday) and he left a messge to the effect of feeling like testicles after a swift foot...then he says he's waitin' on ME! He's ready...OK, now - to have the best band in the USA, umm let's see now...GARSE?? Hey whatcha think? Can you cut it? I promise you a security burrito each and every day, and maybe not clean jammies, but certainly a pat on the head, ok? Hey, that reminds me to let you know that Mistah Soopa-Fantassic (David Randall Ford) and Garse (Mike Carrillo) of Bigfoot Blues Band fame, will be with me for the Bandon Cranberry Festival...YEAH! Downbeat is 11AM Saturday Sept 10.. see alot of you there! One more thing, me and the Mac have been making amends and I got the cover designed. Wow, am I smart-C***-S*****! (I could use some help on this, Garse!) So, sweet dreams to you all. G'night and Namaste'! BL
OK, Folks - It's after 11pm and I just got time to put these on. Ths day went so well, I can't hardly tell ya - But it's VERY good news for me - (hint-could involve funding for a ROCKNROLLACROSSTHEUSATYPETOURBUS) Big hugs and kisses to my best friend Sally Brown! See ya soon, Love - BL Namaste' * One year ago today my mom passed away. I like to think she had something to do with my beautiful day.. I love you Granny! We all still love you VERY much! Isn't that true, kids?
Hello to all my friends and loved ones, former and future! I was in the studio again yesterday and Mr. Stephan Diggle will deliver the newest mixes of my new songs Monday morning, and I will have more clips on the Music page for you to hear! In a week or so this "new-west" CD will be available and I will hook you up! Email me for purchasing arrangements at I want to say hello to Tiffany, Rachell, Allison and Joshua - Brenda's wonderful children who are visiting their dads in California. I love you all. The cats, dog and bird are fine. G'night and Namaste' to All.
Greetings! Last night Stephan Diggle and I got some more tracks laid. Including re-takes of "Paint The Moon" and "Can't Pee Like A Puppy"; Also "Rain" and "Mandatory Mad X Husband Blues". Clips on Music page!
It's a beautiful day here on the west coast of Oregon, U.S.A.! I got up this morning and checked the activity on this website and was amazed to see viewings yesterday from so many different places all over the world! I feel Greatly honored and to tell you the truth, excited! I don't know why or what caused this, but thank you all, and thank you to our Higher Power, whatever you may name that Force. Individually I will say: "Greetings, salutations, and a big hello with Love" to the following places, and the people who found me here from: Brazil, South Africa, Netherlands, India, Samoa, Seychelles, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand (Aotearoa), Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Greece, Norway, Romania, Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia. Miredita! Ahalan! Parev! Zdravei / Zdrasti! Nei Ho! Dobr'y den / Ahoj! Goddag! Goede dag, Hallo! Saluton! Hei! Bonjour! Guten Tag! Gia'sou! Aloha! Shalom! Namaste' Jo' napot! Hallo / Go'o`an daginn! Halo! Aksunai / Quanuipit? Dia dhuit! Salve / Ciao! Kon-nichiwa! An-nyong Ha-se-yo! Salve / Salvete! Ni hao! Hallo! Dzien dobry! Ola'! Buna ziua! Zdravstvuyte! Hola! Jambo / Hujambo! Hej! Sa-wat-dee! Merhaba / Selam! Vitayu! Xin chao! Hylo; Sut Mae? Sholem Aleychem! Sawubona!* I also added a few for the ones yet to come....(I hope I didn't accidentally call anybody a dirty name!) Also, somebody from the US Government was peeking in on this site, so I would like to ask them to deliver a message to Pesident Bush: Highly evolved societies have learned that when you hit another being on the head with a hammer, you are actually hitting yourself! Or, to differently phrase this principle: No problem can be solved in the same mindset with which it was created! Peace Is The Way. Not war. Thank you.....And to the real good (North) American people of the United States: Let's ROCK! And now, I think I'm gonna make a peach pie and take it to some campers, and maybe see if Tomo is playing at the Farmers Market....BL
Here's a little intentional chumming for Y'all... I haven't got these signed up for digital distribution online yet, so you only get short clips. For those of you who are new to this site, these are previews of 3 of the 9 songs I am recording for my new acoustic CD. I've been bokking about them for long enough, eh gang? They are listed on the Music page. When all systems are up and running, I will probably start a brand new site for the new CD. Until then, here ya go!
Thanks to Phil, the property owner and his family for letting us ROCK his place yesterday! Lotsa good food, some new friends made, and old friends re-visited. Some Elkhorn survivors always seem to show up, too! John Gretzinger made a couple of onstage appearances, the second of which I couldn't resist singing harmonies on. Thanks again to John Chamberlin http// and Stephan Diggle, Scott Cook and Richard Bacon for letting me sit in, and general hospitality all-round! Now, for all you waiting for news on the new CD: Me and Steve's schedules have been bumped a little, until this thursday. We did get 4 of the new songs done, and its sounding GREAT! 5 to go this week, Dave Bailey has offered to do any mastering needed, and then UNLEASH THE HOUNDS! Those of you that want to buy it early...while supplies are fresh...can email me here for arrangements, or at: Now, get out and soak up some of that sunshine, Sunshine! Namaste' BL
Tonight Stephan Diggles equipment was hot! We got 4 tracks recorded: "Mandatory Mad X Husband Blues; Paint The Moon"; "Everything We Need"; and "Can't Pee Like A Puppy". It felt very good. We finally decided to take the click track away, except on "Mad X", and everything we needed to happen, happened! Thanks, Steve, and once again, John Gretzinger! [ ] Don't you just LOVE the thunder and lightning? Namaste'
I remember, during the Elkhorn Ranch parties, the late Jack Robertson walking around saying "Good morning, sunshine" with a seemingly All-Knowing smile, in the midst of a field of drowsy, many times grumpy hangover victims. Check your demeanors, folks, and don't forget sunshine is on the inside, too. On the other hand, let sleeping dogs awake! It's a brand-new day. Expect Miracles. You are One. Other news; In Reno, Paul Weddle, Jack White and Tim Nay were heading to Virginia City yesterday to book us some more gigs (in 102 degree temps); I got a great letter of thanks from Geoff Wenzel at Sidelines Sports Bar in Sparks [ ] Paul Weddle's surgery postponed again..this time to the 26th..... I also want to express my appreciation to John Longero for having such wonderful children, and say thanks to his family, too. Brenda and the two lil ones assembled the new tent in our yard yesterday, and the wind only blew it down one time. I stayed home and bumped heads with this *&!!%+&#! computer, and they went swimming. All present and accounted for today, here at Granny's house. Now, on to this business of Life! Namaste' BL
What a gorgeous place where Stephan Diggle resides! Tonight we achieved a good bit of the equation we will use for the rest of the songs. "Along For The Ride" was our guinea pig, and our work caused me to remember how critical recording actually is. Nothing but improvements result, and next thursday we will continue...Thanks again to John and Suzi Chamberlin, John Gretzinger and Steve and Wendy Diggle for their help and hospitality.
Of all the wrong turns and roundabouts I took trying to find my way around Reno, it turns out as always: Home is wherever you are at the time of the first downbeat. New pix on photo page, Y'all! BIG thanks to Jami Worthen, THE UNKNOWN BLONDE for these pix.
Very nice day overlooking the gorgeous Oregon coast in Bandon yesterday for Lisen and Jeffs' wedding - You two take care of yourselves, and each other, and the best to you and all your loved ones! I had a blast beatin' the skins with John Chamberlains' Crossroads Blues Band: Scott Cook on harmonica; Rich Bacon on guitar, and Steve Diggles' rock-solid Fender P-bass work. Thanks to all you guys. Check out Johns site: http:/ In other news: Paul Weddle's doctor had some emergency, so his surgery has been re-scheduled for wednesday. Prayers in his direction.
It's 8AM and overcast as all the campers wait for the sun. I enjoy my coffee and wipe my sleepy eyes. Beautiful Brenda sleeps. (It's not very often I wake up before her) I'm looking at the Blue Eyed Crow desk where I actually manufactured a couple dozen "A Lick And A Promise" CDs yesterday, with the help of Sam Densmores phone call. Jewel cases, brochure paper, etc. This denotes I/we have sold somewhere around a thousand copies. More prayers to London and the hurricane victims. This evening I am playing drums for John Chamberlain (Bandon Crossroads Music) and his band. Steve Diggle on bass.... a wedding in Bandon. Should be a blast. I haven't beat the drums since I played with Silverhawk last year. THAT was a blast! Now to meditate and greet the day.....Love to you all. Namaste' BL
God, please surround in The White Light Of The Holy Spirit: the victims, their families and loved ones, and everyone affected by the bombings in London, and help more people understand, and especially those in high places of power, that any problem cannot be solved in the same mindset from which it was created. Amen.
Doctor Stephen Schnugg told me a few things yesterday. #1) I am a crazy person, #2 There is no risk of a heart attack and no sign of any heart disease inside me. #3 If he were me, he would stop smoking. These combine to give me a good relief, and less baggage for the journey ahead. YES! (I will have to think about the last one) I talked to Paul Weddle last night and he is in a great space, and ready for his hernia surgery today. He is doing Gods' work in his own way. Greetings to Mike (Pauls' protege) and I salute you, Paul. I can't resist saying a thing or two about what's up my sleeve. Well, at least in the planning stages. Tour busses. Reno. Austin. New York. Chicago. Boise. Santa Rosa. hmmm.... Talk to you soon, my loving friends. Namaste' BL also: Big thanks to all the people in the Reno/Sac area who fuel our forwardness: Floyd Sweeden at the City Center Motel in Reno, Jami and Mike Worthen (not the Coos Bay one), Kathy Valoria at the Silver Club Hotel in Sparks, Ted Nelson, Tim Nay, Jack White, Lori, Mike and Nazira from Lovelock, Rich, Reverend Al, (hello to his sister in Africa) and the homeless people in Reno who inspired a new video idea for "Everything We Need". Also AJ, my brodder Yorgi, Monica Solano and Crawdaddy. P.S. No "Unplugged" CD yet. Schedules did not allow, but we did get 5 guitar tracks down on Saturday night. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN NOW
Greetings to all - I am back in Coos Bay after a quite successful trip to The Biggest Little City, and tired, and going to bed. Will drive to Medford for a Dr. appointment tomorrow, and back tomorrow night. Lots of news for you soon. Namaste' BL
I am in Kinko's in Reno just catching my emails before the derned thing fills up. The Band is starting to sound good after 4 rehearsals, and we are going to KICK ASS Friday night. My girl Brenda is flying in on Friday and will be rockin' with us at the Sidelines. Then heading homeward around the 4th for awhile. Looks like I will have a new "Unplugged" CD to sell....Y'all get your ten spots ready, k? I bought a new acoustic guitar today, and traded my Takamine in on it. This was because it didn't cut the mustard last night for recording. The guy who is recording me is kind of a major guy of sorts. He had a number one hit in the 80's. Computers all over the place....More details as they come. I love you all and thanks again for your support. And, Thiago - you are most welcome for anything you learned when we played together. That's what it's about my friend. Namaste' BL
Good morning sunshine! It's Sunday, July 26, and I am at The Unknown Blondes house using her computer. My trip has been good so far. Me and Paul Weddle got a room downtown for a week, and I am going to make this short so I can get to our first rehearsal at 3pm. Thanks for all your support. Especially my girl Brenda. I love you baby. Yesterday I listened to "Uncle Elvin Bishop" and got to chat with him afterward. I told him I tried to grow up listening to some of his music, and it didn't work! Then last night was Pauls birthday and we drove to Takoe and watched Eric Johnson and band. They are monsters. Will keep you as updates as I can. Namaste' BL
My friends, I am nearly ready for my mission. Objective: To have the best band in America. John Chamberlain called today and seems to be on our wavelength. I could use a good point man. I typed out about 60 song charts this morning, for our gig July 1st, so our rehearsals will move quickly. I'm not sure I will be able to update this site, so keep a positive attitude and Great things will happen. All my best to you all.... p.s. Brenda, Thank you for your support. Namaste' BL
It's 7:20 AM Pacific time. A beautifully overcast Oregon Coast stillness. The sunshine is in our hearts. Reno awaits. The Blue Eyed Crow duplicator awaits. Brenda has gone to work, kisses on her way out the door. Dog at my feet, resting. Cats hungry and impatiently on hold outside. Josh and Allison are in Modesto, probably getting ready for the pool. Tiffany and Rachell still asleep, maybe dreaming of their full-moon beach jaunt late last night. My time with you is precious. Love one another. That's the answer. All that has graced my life has made me a rich man, babe. I feel like an eagle on the edge of it's nest, with the nerves of my first flight. I will fly. The options do not serve me.
The cat with a thousand faces was born one year ago in the midst of moving Brenda's family here to Granny's house! What a perfect time to be born! Happy Birthday, Bubba, and happy birthday to your sister, Ling. *note: The reason we called her Bubba was her size. She came out twice as big as the other cats, pushing her way without a wrapper! PIC OF BUBBA ON PHOTO PAGE! p.s. this cat fetches! On a musical note: Tonight, on the phone, I read off eighty or so songs to Paul (wherever he was?) and he wrote them down and the repertoire is begun! Is this high-tech, or what? Jack White, our other guitarist for the sessions and gigs in Reno, had locked the door and went to sleep and Paul was still unable to get in the house at midnight. Rock and Roll, guys! Tomorrow I start to commence to begin to get ready for Reno! (I'm bringing my OWN bed!) Thanks to my girls for the card, flowers and ESPECIALLY the new washcloths! And thanks to my son, Jason for remembering me. I love you all. Good night and happy Father's Day! BL Oh, yeah - Happy Fathers Day, Dad! Thanks for being with me.
My brothers, Bryan Hurt, Nick Mota, and Marty McDonald (I don't know the other guys in the band yet), are competing for a record deal with Greg Allman at The Crown Theater in Las Vegas on June 24th, around 8pm! You guys: KICK THEIR SIN-CITY ASSES!
Just for fun, the inside of "The Crow" office....
It isn't very often I have needed to concoct a "plan D, E or F", and it was looking like that until I called Paul Weddle today. Ready for this? Paul Weddle is a Warrior! He is doing the gig WITH OR WITHOUT CANCER! So, it's ON! Sidelines Sports Bar And Nightclub, 1237 Baring Blvd, Sparks, Nevada, July 1st, 2005, nine to one cover..with Paul, and most likely his ex bandmates, Tim and Jack. YYEESS! Now, this also means that the recording session is also.....ON! I know at this point its hilarious to give you the date of re-entry into the atmosphere, (middle of next week?) but we are musicians, not astronauts anyway. Did I say I had landed amongst angels? I'm telling you folks right now, there aren't alot of us, but together we have it all! Paul Weddle, my man, you are God-Powered and I love you! Brenda & family, Rome, Granny, Michele, Jami, Jeanne, Monica, Nancy, Glorya, AJ, Blynde Curve, Tinker, Joe, CW & Celia, Crawdaddy, Dan, Tomo, Nicco, Pancho, Chris, Rich, Chuck, Dustin, Doug, Sharon, David, many more...(well, maybe there ARE quite a few) LET'S ROCK! Always more news: Pics of me and Rome at KRVM Broadcast now on photo page. Just look at what a pint of Grannys' apple jelly can get you!
My life is one of the best movies I have ever seen, and I'm gonna hold on to this seat. Ok, you guys and gals: Check out I was simply taking care of business, called the Reno Blues Society, and had a wonderful chat with a delightful girl (living in San Diego!?) who happens to be the editor for the RBS newspaper. We yakked and yakked and she was giving me numbers to call in the Reno area, and I was generously sharing the amazing sequence of events from my life lately, and she says wants me to write about my guitar, and all of my misfortunes here at Grannies house, and she will put them in the RBS paper! I had no idea what an electrifying blues singer she is! We got along grandly! You all go check her site out, because she is not only a genuine helping heart, but also a very magnetic purveyor of the spirit that lives in us all. Now, something I have not mentioned is that Monday, Paul Weddle called and told me his routine CT scan turned up some possibly very undesirable things. Paul is the bass player who is setting up my recording session, complete with kick-ass studio, engineer, AND drummer. Once again, my plans have needed altered, and altered again. Since Paul will be discombooberated the same date I had planned on arriving in Reno, and maybe still for the gig at Sidelines July 1st, I will bump my trip a week. Hearing my plight, Michele gave me her old bass player's number and, as of yesterday, it sounded like Bob McNamara and his drummer from The Woodies would be my rythm section, however today told a different story and Bob can't make it. Upon bouncing all this info off my friend Jami, we decided to do what Stu Blank would do! GO RIGHT AHEAD ON 'ER! You know something? With the people I have in my life right now, I have already landed amongst angels! Details as they Jeanne says : KEEP THE FAITH! In other news, Danny Vidrine received the 1953 Les Paul I sent to him in Baton Rouge, took it to his luthier who said "Yep, it's real!" So, I wont be bumming gas money after all, you can put your wallets back in their normal locations. Thanks for the peanut butter and jelly donations, folks! It's been another scrumptious day in the life.....Tomorrow I should be posting the pix from KRVM...stay tuned and play every song like it's your last - one of these times it will be. Namaste' and g'night, loves! BL
Rock'n'Rome has a way of making you feel at home on his radio show. After the initial nerves of performing a worldwide broadcast ~solo~, I had a BALL being on the air today! Hope some of you listened and enjoyed "Our" new songs. I arrived in Eugene with just enough time to buy film for my 35mm camera and a blank cassette tape, pile into the studio, take some quick pictures and start playing. Will have some pix to post in a few days, as fast as Rite Aid can get them on disk. Did ya hear me holla, Crawdaddy? G'night my friends. BL
New pix - PHOTO PAGE - from Fords' Studio on South Slough. The check's in the mail, right, Danny?? My guitar is back and READY! Thanks a million to Vinny Caverra for the fret job. You have a BLAST at the Redwood Run, My friend. (Foghat, Cheap Trick) That should do it! Peace to All That Is tonight. Namaste' BL
This sunday, June 11, 2005, at 6PM for twenty minutes, I will be broadcast worldwide on Rock N Rome's FM radioshow out of Eugene, Oregon. KRVM 91.9 is also transmitted on a few other call numbers, depending on where in Oregon you are. I think 92.1 or 92.7. To hear some of my new songs online, go to Crawdaddy will be at the copyright recording session today with his video cam, so sometime in the future we may get to see me on the inside of David Fords studio. Will be back later to let you know how it went. Namaste' BL
Real quick entry here: Looks better all the time, and different than I expected...*Did you ever hear the phrase - If you want to make God laugh, make plans"? Juggling ideas between acoustic and electric performances, waiting to hear now from radio guys in Eugene and Reno...hopes high...expectations: hopefully NONE? (ha-ha - try that one folks!) Reno Blues Society connection, Boise Blues Society, too. I'm thinking maybe we could start betting on which road will open... but not with me! Jami, the Unknown Blonde better watch it or she will be famous before me! She's stirring up a Rock n Roll stew for us. Can't wait to eat some. Practiced new songs today and ready for Dave Ford's studio tomorrow...Crawdaddy: thanks for letting us use your video, where the heck are ya so I can pick it up?? ...sold the '53 Les Paul (no, not MY baby) and shipped the sucker to Baton Rouge yesterday to be in good hands this time. I would have looked funny bumming gas money to get to Nevada anyway. Hardship financial forms for hospital bills... OHP.. umm really? My smokeless ashtray working overtime, things are ROCKIN'....a couple new pix from that old camera I found on photo page...more coffee! (Don't worry, it's half decaf. You weren't worried about me, were ya?? Love and Namaste' BL
Finally got an appointment to take my test results and my happy little ass to Rouge Valley Medical and get to the bottom of this heart-rigmarole on July 6th. I will have been in Reno by then, so I will plan on driving back home around that date... And - The long-awaited pix from Garses' birthday: just a few shots from a camera i found in the back of my van that night...check out photo page! And....Mistah Soopah Fantassic (David Ford) is going to record me and my new tunes this thursday afternoon. Not a really critical session, just for copyright purposes, but, for nuttin' honey! freeee! Thank you David Randall Ford! [ guitar/synth/bass/vox/live sound] *For booking The Bigfoot Blues Band or the Joneses contact David: Oh, by the way, I cleaned my desk and presto! I have 8 songs done - not 7. Then, when I get the paperwork and disk done and mailed off, I will set up a radio interview with my good friend, Rockin' Rome, KRVM 91.9 FM in Eugene, on a sunday night very soon, and play some of them on a live worldwide broadcast. Show starts at 6PM if I remember correctly, I might even remember to bring the tape Rome made of my mom (Granny) singing in Danish about two crows sitting on a wire and a farmer shooting them dead. DOUYT! How do them Danes move their tongue that way??? So, it's been a very productive couple of days and I feel FINE! Like a friend of mine once said: "Subvert the negative paradigm" But I like to just say: ROCK ME AGAIN!" g'night friends, lovers. Namaste' BL
My beautifully significant other and I went to Unity By The Bay this morning. Hadn't been there for quite awhile. Saw a bunch of my good friends, and it felt like home there. Namaste' to you all. I was a little surprised near the end of the hour when Donna Pouliot, a dear friend and veteran of the "A Lick And A Promise" recording sessions called me up on stage to sing "our" song: "What A Wonderful World". It still hits that emotional spot just like it always has, and I am blessed by that feeling. I was welcomed by hugs from many open loving arms, and will always hold dear the entire "congregation". I couldn't resist doing my little Satchmo imitation on the last bridge....Thanks to Mr. Louis Armstrong. This afternoon, me and Brenda are planning on driving up the south fork of Coos River just beyond the log dump to the general area of my mom and dad's first house, (the landscape looks much different now) and scatter their ashes into the river there. Granny, Dad...we all love you VERY much! Isn't that right, folks? I will try to get a picture of them and post it later. Love, BL p.s. Sounds like a plan, Glorya- See you there!
Hi!Hello!Howaya?Goodtaseeyaagain! Dammit, Jim! The Brick Pigs' Best Kept Secret Ambushed the Silverhawk as Bigfoot Faded into Timberwolf territory, knowing Southern Phat had Manifested it's List for the Easy Money Toys. Was this the return of Elkhorn the Downtrodden? Tune in next week for the exciting conclusion of: As The World Turns, My Foot Drags. In other not-so-dramatic news, I was invited to Boise to play with some of the blues cats over there, but it's the same date I could be going to Santa Rosa to lay down a track or two for my friend Sonny's new CD featuring Mr. Charlie Musselwhite. Two weeks and counting folks, I will be in Reno by the 20th of June. Every time I flip a coin to see which road to take, the darned thing lands on it's SIDE! Good thing I'm not in charge, huh? You know I love you, and don't you forget it!
Hello and Namaste' to you all - Have been upgrading and updating the site, and hope you like the changes. Took some time for myself today. The best musicians know that the rest is as important as the note, and I believe that goes for Life in general, too. It was quite peaceful in town, as good chunk of the active population was out at some campground drying their tents and sleeping bags from yesterdays thunderstorms I'm sure. Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention that the Big Party that was supposed to happen in Lodi last night, actually happened thursday night, at the Roundhouse, sources said, only 20 bikes showed up, and evidently no special guest?! At least the guest of honor is out of the pokey! Will give you a report in some fashion about Blynde Curve at Tower Park tonight when I hear ok? Also - I took my guitar over to Vinny's today and he's gonna file and re-crown the frets and check the intonation etc so it will be like "ringin a bell" for the recordings...Keep faith...great things happen! Love to you all. BL
Hey - I went to the WAVES show tonight at SWOCCollege, and Nicco Rocks! I didn't get to see the whole show, But I saw the first two routines he was in. The heavy metal one was especially good. My new cell phone then took me outside, and I was informed that Yorgi - my brodder - is on his way to my place, and I hadn't seen him since the Sprindale Pub gig, so I'm home now waiting. The 2 lil'est kids are leaving in the morning to spend 6 weeks in CA, and house is buzzing...So, Nicco - I want to thank you for inviting me, it was food for my creative self, and my hat's off to the North Bend High School Modern Dance Team. Thanks for the eye candy! G'night folks! BL
Yesterday the Unknown Blonde called and has been doing her Rock n Roll duties. As a result, this morning, I confirmed the first gig of my Reno/Sparks area "tour". It's at The Sidelines Sports Bar and Nightclub in Sparks (see calendar/links pages). CD release party, July 1, 2005 from 9PM til 1AM. How bout them apples? Thanks to all my fans and friends for your faith and support..More to Dave Carrillo and Mike Woods would say: RAAWWWKKK!
Hello my friends - My feelings are still a bit raw from talking to William at the Timber Inn a couple days ago. I do not corner well. But I DO play with others well, contrary to the lies, behind-the-back manipulations, and basically insane reasonings given as excuses in order to get me out of my job as host for the blues jam at the Timber Inn. Like I said before, something smells like fish. Bad fish. I do not prefer to dwell in negative areas, and that is why I am not dealing with the aforemention establishment. Miracles do happen, though, and I have seen them. God, please help William experience a cranial-rectal inversion. It's just not part of my program. Thank you. I am saddened and exasperated by this.The blues lives on, whenever and wherever people experience injustice and feel the need to express themselves, the blues will be there. I have said before that I have very fond feelings for the men and women who participated and made it the "coolest gig in town". I will also say that if any one of you had been singled out as a "bad seed", and forced to make the same decision that I did, I would stand with you, and walk right out the door. I hope you hear me. Those of you who have known me through the years know too, that there is no doubt it is true. I will not allow myself to be treated that way, and I will not abandon my friends or loved ones if they are subjected to that kind of crap. So, it's up to you bluesmen and women. What's it gonna be? Maybe we can find another place to do it......Time will tell... p.s. Man, do we rock or WHAT? Healing be with us....BL
Hey All - Couldn't just let you sit there and wonder what I'm up to any longer. I'm not going to mention the XXXXX XXX at the XXXXXX XXX, ok? But, I did take the pix from Garse's B-day and Rite Aid sent them off to get put on a disk, so will be posting them when they get back next week. Also, the pix emailed to me of the night I jammed with Southern Phat dont seem to be loading..hmmm shall I blame MacIntosh again? Naaa- that's not much fun. But, as a VERY special entree, I will show you hopefully tonight where the perfect wood they burn in the fireplaces on television comes from. Josh and me competed today for the title of the Ferndale Logging Acrobatics Games. His stunt, which was hard to top was diving headlong down the bank in the Superman position all the way to the sidewalk, finishing with an amazing handstand and fully-extended ass-over teakettle backflop! Wow, Josh! Fantastic! Not to be outdone, 20 feet above the concrete, my chainsaw was seized by a Douglas Fir limb, rendering it and me helpless for a brief time. My wonderous fiancee heard me yelling for a rope and threw it up to me, I dabbed a loop on that mean old limb, threw the other end of the rope over the limb above it, took the slack and made a noose and promptly got my foot stuck in it, tied the saw to the slack and wiggled and shook until my testicles disappeared, then a little more...and 5 maybe 10 minutes later broke the evil limbs' grip on my saw and proved that man is smarter than tree? Anyway, that's my story and I'm stickin to it. Official results should be in very soon. Don't even think about touching that dial! Southern Phat by the way, happens to be rockin in Myrtle Point tonight at the Rusty Sprocket. If you are in the area, GET YOUR BUTT THERE! Love, BL
Just got off the phone with one of my (in-life) mentors, Chuck Holbert, and he gave me names of two cardiologists at Rogue Valley Medical, and my ol' buddy Jodi at Bay Clinic (calls me "Doctor Bob"). She will be settin' me up to take my heart test results to Medford. Hopefully before my trip to Reno. * I gotta tell ya right here and now, folks, I have had NO PAIN or discomfort physically except the O.D. on caffeine, and I am back to 1/2 decaf like I have been for 9 years...funny how we forget stuff, huh? Anyway, I talked with Paul Weddle and he's supposed to be gettin the NV place ready for us to stay for awhile while we put some new stuff on record. It sounds like within a month precise predictions from me! Last night a miracle happened, as right before my very eyes, I was creating a new "2nd Sheet" (that's an extra b/w promo page) on Adobe Illustrator on a MacIntsoh! Whooa! The computer idiot running a professional graphics program!! Still don't know how that happened really...Amazed myself. But, got it done and will ship a bundle off to The Unknown Blonde, and she's gonna shake them in some venue-bookers faces around Reno. Go, Jami! I know I haven't mentioned it, but the fate of the blues jams at the Timber Inn is as of yet unknown. (to me, anyway) There has been a fishy smell in the air. Wonder if there's any correlation. Will try and find out as soon as I can. It seems that the Fri/Sat band has claimed Thursday night this week. Can they just do that? Those of you who know me well can imagine what my response will be and humor yourselves...(wink) If it's over, I will say to the players that contributed, that in some way or another, I love you all, and you can believe this: WE AINT DONE YET! Namaste' BL
Friday night I had the honor of jammin' with these phat guys....I love 'em. As I walked up the stairs I could hear them kickin' and...keyboards...who is that? None other than our very own CW...Shoot, we had 7 guys on the stage - What a blast! Southern Phat has a great sound, in the groove and rockin' and you should check them out. Fun trading solos w/Danny & Crawdaddy...Thanks, guys! Will write more soon. I FEEL something stirring... Namaste' BL
From the look on his face, he was feeling no pain, (at least last night) but it must be hard turning 28 over and over again, isn't it Garse? hehee...I love you my brother. The jam was great and so was the birthday cake. Thanks Shawna, It was great to be back with what have come to be the regulars...Tomo, Pancho, Thiago, Nicco feel like my brothers, along with Crawdaddy and Dan from Southern Phat, Roy Eikamp, The Bigfoot Blues Band, (Fred Corbett, Dave Ford and Garse), Ryan on drums and his brother...can't remember his name, but hot licks on guitar for sure....Bryan Brian, Dave Andrist, good ol' boys of local rock....Got some pix coming if they turn out. One of a bunch of us arm in arm singing Louie, Louie....Oh, yeah Jonah did some really good basswork, too. Thanks to you all.. Tonight I am finally going to sit in with Southern Phat and we will kick your butt! See you soon. love BL
Hello my fellow peeples - Just a brief word, then to get to the Timber Inn for the Blues Jam. For those of you following my news page, the Doctor called yesterday with my official results. It wasn't nearly as bad as he had thought....but the "inferior" part of my heart MIGHT put me at risk for a heart attack. Isn't that kinda like saying you might have a tree fall on your head? Anyway, I have consulted my best resources....Tony V., mainly, and have decided to take the test results to Umpqua Valley Hospital and get a second opinion. That means a trip tp Medford...Guess I will take my acoustic and see if I can augment some of the charge$ ? One thing I am grateful for is that I have had absolutely no pain, execpt what the testing at the hospital put me through, and the normal everyday beaurocratic BS of dealing with the system... In other news, our long distance has been blocked due to heiferdustial reasons and wont be back on for a day or so. Therefore I don't know what's up with Paul Weddle and my recording session ( which will be in Reno if and when); Also, the Tower Park gig is, to my knowledge, all but out of the happenings for me, cuz it dont pay nuttin' honey! As usual, I remain open and ready to ROCK! Another note is that I have finished 7 songs to be on the new CD. See you soon. love BL P.S. A million thank you's to all the people who called me and prayed for me when I was a specimen!
Hello Hello to all of my fans, friends, and families! I may have left some of you up in the air, so to speak, so I will now attempt to put things in from my perspective. To start with, the aforementioned "next door opening" happened immediately after my first good nights' sleep, upon returning from Lodi. That being a call from Paul Weddle, bass player in the best sense of the words, inviting me back down to the Sacramento area to record my new CD. Ever since I met Paul, which was at the 20th Annual River Run in Laughlin, Nevada in 2002, I have wanted to make music with that guy. Now, it seems very likely to be a reality. Have you been reading my mind, Paul? My friends, this is gonna be good! It is not just a coincidence that Paul just quit the band he was in and moved north, as if to meet me halfway. What we both have in common is the desire to have the BEST band in the US. Simple as that. I will keep you all updated as time goes by, that which has really been flying for me. At this point, my body was in Coos Bay and my mind was in Sacramento, with my heart somewhere in between. Running back through the inspirations of my life, recalling Rooster, Doug Randall, Doug Richards, the Revis brothers, and finally a place to mention the guy who originally taught me the meaning of the "Good morning, sunshine" greeting: Jack Robertson, along with others who alot of you have never heard of, but were in some way nearly Divine direction to me, and as the little boy in me cried "I just got home", I am surely deciding to go south again before too long. It's what I was meant to do. I love my new family here and I love my fiancee VERY much, and Brenda is behind me 100%. That's a woman. She understands what music means to me and what Powers (greater than the sum of my parts) have gifted me with. Then.....A fastball...Recently forgetting about my true addiction to really good coffee, I had stopped using 1/2 decaf and replaced it with espresso. All the tree fort, dog pen and house building was a zoom! Then I noticed my heart didn't slow down as usual when I meditated or napped....Brenda got me an appointment to see a doctor, and that next day (Thursday May 5) I went to Bay Clinic to get checked. I didn't feel bad and had absolutely no pain, but they found something they didn't like and sent me to Bay Area Hospital. (Hello to all the people who helped me along my way) Man, what a detour. Scared a few of my friends to hear that I was going to miss the Thursday Night Jam at the Timber Inn, due to heart trouble? Is that the blues or what? I don't ever remember missing a gig my entire life! (mumbling cuss words!@X&^$%%) But after being rolled, poked, prodded, stuck, squeezed, injected with radioactive stuff and something that makes you feel like you are HAVING a heart attack just to test??? For 24 hours, keeping me awake with monitoring and bloodlettings etc., in order to give me a stress test at 6:30AM the next morning....the nurse at the "echo-cardiogram" gave me a blow-by-blow report and saw that there was no blockage anywhere at all...heart looks just FINE, I imagine what the guest of honor at a redneck pig-roast feels like. OK - so the "official" diagnosis will not be in until after one more test which will be Monday at 7:30AM. Hopefully not days after, but you know about the "system" as well as I do. So, seein's how I feel no pain and have not felt any pain besides what was administered running all these tests, (I realize it's their job-thank God for the medical professionals), again, the real authority, the authentic Power always has the final word, and I will be rock-n-rollin and carrying the message to the very best of my ability. period. Thanks to all of you without who's support and love I would be less happy, and Namaste'! BL
Regathering myself, after a thousand miles in 48 hours, and back where I started. My trip to Lodi revealed information leading to my cancellation of all three gigs memorial day weekend. George Thorogood may never know what he missed out on, but it ain't over til it's over. So, I will say thanks to AJ for never giving up, to Louie and Debra, and Tee and Pat, and all the good people I met at the Roundhouse, The Studebaker Blues Band for the hot tunes, and Nick, Bryan, Johnny and Marty from Blynd Curve, Allen, Mary, and the whole neighborhood by the Lodi Ironworks shop for puttin' me up. Now, for me to continue the business of sewing up loose ends that I have created in the last couple years here around home, record a new CD, and stay alert for the next door that opens..... Good to be home. Maybe see you at the blues jam this week? Love, BL
I have seen musicians fix so many things that I am wondering if we had a really long ladder and a BUNCH of duct tape....We could give it a shot! Anyway, it's Friday. Good morning sunshine. Last night's blues jam was possibly the BEST so far. Crawdaddy worked the soundboard from the back and I did miss his pickin', but Southern Phat will be there tonight and tomorrow night and they will be ROCKIN'. Check them out. Guests included a rare jam-night appearance by one of the best drummers and greatest guys around, Roy Eikamp. Also gracing the stage were John Morris, Danny Mack, David Ford, Garse, Timbone (Happy Anniversary!), Tomo * Tomo did some Japanese Rap and wow! we loved being awakened*, Pancho, Luke, Chiago, Nicco, Jerry, Ryan, Jonah, Dave Andrist, and Juan, a young bass player with some good chops. Hope I didn't forget anyone... Mike Stewart showed up later but didn't get to thump. Thanks to everyone. See you again soon. Now it is time for me to do my morning thing, (prayer, meditation) and pack my van and head to Lodi. You might not hear from me for a few days, but keep your faith and Namaste'! Til then...Love...BL
Well, since my last entry, I have built a pen and house for Kobe, our new Newfie. The back yard is now his, when he arrives on Saturday, and I have just enough time to get my butt to the Timber Inn for the Blues Jam. I have seen my girl Brenda what seems like coming and going for brief periods this week, and will be heading south tomorrow. She will be gone when I arise, as she is taking Allison on a field trip up the coast, so I won't see her much for almost a week. Brenda, if you are reading this, I love you VERY much and will miss you. I hope my shoulder doesnt freeze sleeping without the warmth of your sweet face comforting it. Folks, it's time for me to go and ROCK the Blues! Love to all. BL p.s. thanks to Nicco and Larry Eustead for signing the guestbook...
Check out the new pix of the Christening of the Floor of the Brand-new Ferndale Tree Fort! (Please don't tell the city building inspector!) I wish I was a kid again. What am I talking about?? I'm building a by-golly tree fort! News from A.J. Osborne today: Mark Lindquist, long time employee of Bill Graham Presents, gave A.J. Joe Cockers actual setlist from January 24 this year and you'da thought she had a million bucks! (that IS pretty cool, huh?) And, she thinks she's related to OZZY! wwwooooohhhhh! *Gettin' ready to start to commence to begin* (Billy C. Farlow) to head south this Friday...G'night. Sweeet Dreams to all you dreamers! BL
Salutations to April and Manifest List- Seems like every time I rotate a pic out of my photo page, a reason to put it back up comes along. So, that's what I did for April and also Fred Cox. Good to be friends with you both. And - We started building our tree-fort today! It's gonna be a GREAT one! Tiff and Rachel are going to maybe wear bikinis when the inspector comes to check the woodstove, so he doesn't look up on the hill at all. I found an old can of green spray paint and now - it's hardly noticeable anyway...This week I will finish the floor at least, then to back yard and build gated fences for our new newfie! Coming soon to join the family......more details as the list manifests'''' hmmmmm....G'night Mr Sandman oh Yeah - I almost forgot - The Tower records gig will NOT be on Friday May 27 cuz the employee who we got our info from didn't know that THURSDAYS is record release party day. Sooooo....either me, or me and Charley or nobody will do that gig....Possible Friday night gig somewhere else to begin that trip....again, details as they hatch. BL
It's a Friday night off and my old orange cat Penny Brown and me are catching up on a little computer work. He's finishing my Honey Bunches of Oats, and I've been learning the ropes of file transfer on this Mac, and got some more photos on the site. Last night's jam was another good one, featuring Brick Pig and two very special guests, Chiago, a harmonica player from Brazil, who played soccer with Nico and, 3 days ago lost his return trip tickets back home, decided to get a job so he can buy some food; And Luke the trumpet-blowing Minnesotan, seemed right at home with us on blues night. Both good musicians, yep! Big thanks to Crawdaddy and Dan from Southern Phat for getting the PA set up. A beautiful sunny day here in "Dog Bay" and I am certain every clam is a happy one tonight. One week from tonight I will be in California on a Rock-n-Roll reconnaissance mission. Good things are happening. See ya soon, my wonderful friends..BL
Well, here's a note - I hope it's a politically correct one...ha! Really, now that's a lie. Anyway, Sean David is what I think everyone calls him. That's the guy who's name I wasn't sure of that sang last thursday night at the blues jam. Once again, I want to thank him and another thing. too - He sent me some of his artwork, and now I don't know if he's a better singer or artist! VERY cool stuff, Sean. Maybe he will let me post some here. I will email him and ask. That is, IF I can get the pix transferred from email to here...hmm...another MacIntosh moment? And - Bryan Hurt finally signs my guestbook. He's an old (ha-ha) drummer of mine, so to speak, and we are good friends, but he called me loverboy right out in front of God and everyone! Bryan, try to control yourself, will ya? I love you anyway. Bryans band now is out of Lodi..or is it IN Lodi? hmmm. Blynd Curve. Look them up here: Rock n Roll. BL
Hello again - Has it been three days since I wrote in here? Yep, and never left the farm. Did you know that I am from the same town as Steve Prefontaine? You heard of him? I think I'm gettin' a song...(He was the comparatively-short-legged world record runner in the mile, and wasn't it 1500 meters, too?) If you are curious, look up his records...Coos Bay guy. Anyway, when I hear doubters say things like "You'll never make it" or "You can't get there from here", remembering the fire in his eyes blows away any limiting doubts. Not to mention the musicians from the Blues Jams and how big their hearts are. All the Blues Jams. All over the world. My hat's off! Today I started with the idea of getting my recorder set up, but that didn't happen. I'll just tell the story like this: Me and the band decided that Gary's Uptown Restaurant and Bar wasn't close enough to the Delta, and we like our mud with a little more salt. That should explain well enough for now why that gig has been relocated to Tower Park Resort, just up the road from there. (wink) As an equal and opposite reaction, I spent the first part of my day coaxing this &%###!! Macintosh computer to print out 200 invitations to Garys, of which only about 25 were printed before AJ Osborne (my California agent) called and stopped the press!.......AND the last part of my night changing the info. Another note of interest...Returning home from town yesterday, I noticed some derned politician had put a sign in my yard. It said something like "Ford To The Board"....Don't worry, Dave. I will still vote for you. The day was long and I am blessed....Thanks All - BL z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-zzzzzzzzzzzz
Oh, yeah - Another good-feelin' night! More new visitors, including Spike Vaughn, Jerry and Beverly of Brick Pig fame, and Jeff Bull too! Pancho and..derned if I can remember that guys name...John? Anyway, a great blues singer and a girl named Serene Spiker...all three's birthdays! Blew some gear up tonight, I think...rumblings from bass amp and some other places too..hmmm...But some really fun blues and good times were had again. I think I'm gonna adopt Tomo, Nico and Pancho...Happy birthday to all and I will get that guys name right soon...Frank, Pete...hmmmm...Oh, yeah, and Garse's brother from Glutton...Dave Carrillo just missed the he shows up again before too always I will keep you posted...g'night my friends! BL p.s. I shaved my blue soul-patch off two days ago and almost nobody noticed...I wonder if it was really kinda ugly?
I just had to make an entry here - Our brand-new woodstove is IN PLACE AND READY TO LIGHT! When Brenda and the kids get home tonight, the Official First Inagural fire will be lit! Building permit, pad, new pipes...WOOHOO! Man, it seems like a long four months without the Spiritual Center of this old house cookin'. I remember when Granny was here that fire burned almost continually for seven years, those who have known me during that time will tell ya it's true. Also, today we were able to help my only offspring Jason get a car and that feels really good, too. As Stimpson J. Cat would say: Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy! More later... Love from the woodheated heart of Ferndale! BL
1:45 AM PST, Sunday April 10. Something about last weekend, and who set the bar so high, anyway? Man, we must be doing something right. Tonight was similar to what I would imagine surfing a big wave is like. We simply had to ride it. The Power is not of us. Know what I mean? Roy, Sam, Charlie: GREAT job, guys! Now, for the rest, which all good musicians know is as important as the note. G'night my friends. BL
Hey now - Once again, the lingering echoes of last nights music have left a sweet taste in my mind. This life is a great movie. More popcorn, please. Thank you. Roy Eikamp, my good friend and powerhouse drummer (from "A Lick And A Promise" fame), met me at the Timber Inn early last evening to set up, and Garse's drums were still there. So - we did what came naturally and simply moved them over and had both sets on stage when Garse came to remove his set. That never happened, to my joy. The band consisted of Sam Densmore on bass, CW on keys and sax, me, Garse, Roy and Tim Watson-Williams on trombone (he's really good) too. Whenever I have the luxury of two good drummers behind me, I feel like the guy living on top the Polar Express! (that was Tom Waits, wasn't it?) Very easy to play guitar with all those good musicians kickin' with ya! King of the Mudflats!! The room was sparsely inhabited, which doesn't bother me, and leaves more room for the notes to dance around, anyway. I guess most people put taxes before live music on their priority lists, eh? Those people MISSED IT! Ha! Back to domestics...Red couches: IN PLACE; woodstove: ON DECK in lvingroom, still in the box! The insides of our house should be back to functioning status by Wednesday. (Haven't I learned not to try and predict the future???) The guy from "Dirty Work" (Rich) will be here Tuesday AM to punch a new hole in the chimney, install the new woodstove, and I will take the honors of finishing the wall, baseboards, and....can it be?? the livingroom done!! Whew...that's gonna feel good! Thanks for your patience, folks. Now, for one more night of rockin', then on to my next project of hooking up my new recorder and doing copyrights for the new songs, before the KRVM radio interview with Rockin' Rome. Love, BL
And away we go - My old guitar and me are feeling fine and lookin' good for tonight! Sandpapered my picks, (an old Dave Bock trick) WD-40'd my strings, dust my broom, Bless my Soul! It just occurred to me that maybe I should write a blues song for the last few months of adversities I have survived. hmmmm..."My roof caught fire on Christmas Eve, I flew up there with a water hose...yeah, that's good! Oh, by the way, my fiancee finally had to get mad before the appliance repairman called...I knew we would get some results. A mad woman is nothing to fool with. They delivered a part they robbed off another fridgelater, that the factory evidently forgot to put on, and guess who fixed the dern thing? YEP! So, a day has gone by and I have added some extra hours of sleep to my good health and will be singing the houseburn blues tonight. Thanks to Jenny, Bill and Kathy Walker, Polly, and everyone else who signed my guestbook. Now, anytime I feel like homemade crap, I can go there and see that, like Al Franken says: By golly. people like me" shheeeshh. I am not going to type anymore now...Love to all - BL
I gotta start this now, because if I waited til this episode is over, will get the idea - OK : Our new fridgelater was delivered yesterday. It's one of those with the water and ice dispensers in the front door, ya know? Anyway after the men hit a soft spot in the yard and the dern thing almost went over the hill into the ivy, they got it inside and plugged in and we were all happy for a time. Then, when the two reefer guys started to leave, the tip-top square corner of the back of the box on the truck, which had cleared our power line on the way in because the front of it is rounded...(ready?) Caught on the power line when they backed up, pulled the line tight and bent the galvanized power pole on the roof [this side of the roof which we have replaced due to the Christmas Eve fire, and is a good thing because the guy wires holding up the new pole are quite well-fastened to it, but the guy who was doing the roofing doesn't seem to be in this town anymore] and of course, shorted the electricity, burning the wires in half and by the way, making some reeeally trippy welding-type sounds as it rendered us powerless, as far as elecritcity goes, and drove our cats away. So, consequent calls for help brought PP&L and Kyle Electric to our rescue. Doug and Lloyd tore out all the old stuff and installed all new stuff power-wise, including a higher pole, so that trucks are able to drive under it, the way it (should) have been in the first place. Brenda, my wife-to-be took the kids to some fast-food place and picked me up some Dutch Bros, and amongst the darkening sky and the working men at our house, all did just fine, and I'm sure were quite relieved to get the lights and heat back on, and that job was very well done. Thanks guys! THAT was yesterday....with me still? NOW - my friend Brian Bryan (yes, that's his real name), bass-player and plumber showed up this morning at 9:20AM and began the process of getting actual water to the new fridgelater, did a wonderful job and was on his way shortly thereafter. Of course, the helping hand and clean up jobs are standard for me, and BEING a real musician at heart, I have done plenty of that. You know, plugging the holes left in the walls, digging out the decades old water supply shutoff valve (while ignoring the hole left by the "handtruck-in-soft dirt" incident yesterday where the gutter drain pipe obviuosly lets water out before it gets to the outlet}, stuff like that, and now to get that ever-so-handy instant ice water thingy to pour a clean drink and never have to open the fridgelater at all?? (drum roll).....and.....noticing a damp spot along the edge of the laminate flooring I laid a couple weeks ago to cover the 50 year old linoleum *that just MIGHT be the the most permanent object in the entire universe, and began checking the plumbers was all ok...then opened the fridge...uh-oh! water! Quite a bit of water. I see - When I push the glass under the aforementioned water spigot there is a shower effect happening inside and running down to the floor....yes, folks, that is where I am as I type this sentence. Waiting for the fridgelater repairman on call to return from Bandon to rescue me again. Now I know why God gave that new song to me about not being in control, and I am honored to pass it along to you on my upcoming new CD which I will start on as soon as I....well....I will let you know, ok? Please don't leave me now, this just gets better and better..(tapping fingers on table)......really it does! Namaste' BL
Just know...we started right where we left off on friday! Poured out all we had again. And then some. Charlie was grinning like a monkey. It's 1am and I feel GOOD! The chemistry of the band is like controlled explosives. Hard to put into words. Some Elkhorn alumni in the house tonight. Phil Carroway. Russell, these guys gotta be tough, and still look really good. The road of Rock n Roll is long, but somehow it seems to get better. I Don't Wanna Discuss It! (wink) More love to you all - Namaste' BL
Man, the band was good last night! Crawdaddy ran video most of the time and we should have enough "footage" to put together something pretty nice for promo now - Thanks, Brian! Vinnie Caverra and Bob Richards stopped in and when you get compliments from guys like that, you are doing something right. Some of the girls got quite carried away and my effects got unplugged a few times from the dirty dancers, but all in good fun. Dave is turning out to be a darn good bass player, and Garse and CW were right there, too. Good job, guys. I love you all. Tonight, me and my girl Brenda are headed for dinner out then to the scene of the music, as our friend George Harrison would say: one more time. Let's ROCK! BL
Another big YES today! I am in the process of going thru my mailing list and personally asking my friends to check out this website and sign the guestbook, and a long-time friend of mine Nancy (Foster) McIntosh called as a result. Unbeknownst to me, it turns out she is doing PR for the Boise Blues Society and (a member of the board of directors?) wanted some promo on me and my band. Well, like my dad would say "what the hells' a-matter with that?" I am obviously going to send it tomorrow and see if I just might end up playing some cool gigs over her way. The idea of heading east entered my melon, so I told her if they can pay me enough money for gas to get over the Rocky Mountains, we may have a deal, all the while wondering if I can coast down the other side to Pittsburg. That's Jeanne Caprioli and Monica Solano territory, sooooo...I held a ruler on the map and drew a perfectly straight line through Boise from Coos Bay to Pittsburg. Good thing I'm not in charge of all this huh? Now, I'm about to meet the sandman and go 'round and 'round until the sun rises and the Timber Inn Blues Jam #9 consumes my being Thursday night, and Friday and Saturday nights, one of my favorite bands, the Bobby Lindstrom Band, (me and CW, Garse, and David Ford) will be ROCKIN' the very same Timber Inn Sports Bar like it was our last song, EVERY song! Hope to see you there - Namaste' BL
Hello, everyone! It's a beautiful, rainy/sunny day here on the Oregon coast and I am feeling very happy about life in general. My ever-increasingly dear family returned from California last night and that's very good. I am continuing my work on our house, and in the next month should wrap it up just in time to go full steam on my music, and that means a new CD on it's way! I had another good long chat with Jeanne Caprioli-George and also Monica Solano from Harbour Music - on the other side of this great country. Jeanne has added a page on her website just for me and my music, right in the middle of some very good company. That being: Tesla, Uncle Sid, Laidlaw and others. Go there and check it out: How 'bout them apples, Garse? *It's still under construction, so keep checking back. Jeanne - a thousand thank you's! You are an angel whether you know it or not. There are great things in the works, folks! I know that when you get people who truly love good music together and pulling the same direction, mountains will move. Right, Jimi? Thanks again to all my fans and friends for being just who you are. Bye for now. BL
Tonight was another great blues jam at the Timber Inn. Got some group pix of most of the musicians who played and will post hopefully tomorrow..I am a very good kinda tired right now...fingers still throbbing, eyes blurry and ears full. Saw the late Sam Bockwinkels' son Brandon there...*Sam was in my first band: The Mojo Boys. That was when I was 12 years old. We didn't have a bass, so Sam tuned his guitar way down. Greg Nelson on drums. We played to the empty street and houses from his parents driveway and pretended there was a huge crowd adoring us. See? I am gettin' dingy now..time to hit the hay. See you in my dreams. G'night all. BL
Hello again. Got back from another trip north, not musical per say, but me and Brenda had some fuunnn....Thanks to those who signed my guestbook and emailed me. For those of you who enjoy good longhaired metal music, check out My friend Monica from back east turned me on to Jeanne's site and stuff and I appreciate that. Thanks, Monica. Now to the task at hand of manifesting my fame and fortune. I have been inspired to write some new songs in the last couple of months, and regardless of what the plan or thoughts might say to wait to start making a new CD, I am feeling compelled to get going on it, so stay tuned my hungry friends...hehehe... love, BL
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The continuing celebration of the Blues resumes tonight at the Timber Inn Sports Bar in Coos Bay, OR. Downbeat is 8pm. Crawdaddy, Garse, and probably the somewhat irregular (snicker) "regulars"... umm Tim, David, Nico, Pancho, Fred, Diego, Darren?, Ryan, Brian, maybe Jofn Chamberlain (Crossroads Music - Bandon) Last week there were members from Manifest List, Best Kept Secret, and Faded...It was like evolution in progress..way cool. Lots of others that slip my mind right now, but we expect another good time for the Jam # 6 !!. Tomorrow me and my fiancee will trip tp Eugene and then to Vancouver WA and will be back Saturday, so will talk to you then. Sunday I am playing a funeral service at Unity Church, Have a great weekend,, bye for now...BL
On our way back home from Springdale on sunday, CW, Celia and me, first got "lost in Portland" a couple of times, then finally found my good friend Joe McCarthy's house, We were tired and it was like a dream. (Good tired, not bad tired, and good dream too.) Joe had asked me to stop by, as he had lived there for 20 years and I had not been to his house! Also for me to play some songs for his daughter Tegan, which I was honored to do. You know there are times when you can't think too well and your heart has to carry you? It was a time like that. Anyway, Tegan, who is only 16 listened intently to some of my new songs and we made a very good first connection, it seemed. Tegan plays guitar and has her own band now. Meanwhile Joe and CW hit it off very well too. Turns out they both know the same guy from New Orleans, Reggie Houston. CW used to hang around with him in New Orleans at the Gazebo and I'm not sure how Joe knew Reggie, but there's a story, too. Joe made us some BUSINESS coffee, and after some pics taken and my new songs played then Joe, CW and me jammed "On Broadway" and "Love In Vain" It felt real good. Didn't want to leave when we did, but at least I know (sorta) where it is now, I will visit again. Joe is such a great man to me. I could go on and on, but not now, ok? For now I will just tell you that Joe and Sam Clausen once "kidnapped" me from my dad's logging camp to go with them and play music. Fairfax Assention. Remember? Anyone out there? OK, so what a trip we had! And we aint EVEN done yet! Now I will say hello to Joe and his wonderful family: Patty, Sadie (artwork on Beat Dragons poster-thanks) Patrick, and Tegan. This world is a better place that you are here. I love you. Now - Maybe I can get a pic of us 3 playin sunday in Joes post....hmm,,, nope, doesn't look like it. Gotta figure out how to change files I think...will post it soon...BL
Wow, the Springdale pub ROCKS! "Crawdaddy" (Brian Crawford) and owner Jim Warren had everyone so pumped up for me, I had absolutely no choice but to KICK EVER-LOVIN' ASS from the first beat! Girls and guys all over the place shakin' and rattlin' and literally rollin'! Remember, Dougie? CW's sax was on fire, Roy Eikamp and David Ford stomped dents in the floor, and my old bassist Bill Jansen from Elkhorn Express made a guest appearance. Will post our next dates up there when I get 'em.
News right now is: I am having a blast actually entering my own info into my own website. Thats right, my friends, just like a real computer whiz! Yeeehaaa! Tomorrow I will continue painting on the inside of my house. (Fire on Christmas Eve of all things) Then drive down the beautiful Oregon Coast to Bandon and attend services for the late great Michael Barney Smith, one of my dearest friends who passed on Sunday, Feb. 27 God Bless his gigantic British heart and soul. We, his friends will miss him. And thanks Michael for gracing our lives. Michael intrduced me to Mickey Shine (Huey Lewis and Elvis Costello drummer) whom I had the pleasure of working with for about 3 months way back in the 80's and Michael also brought Mr. Clarence Clemmens to sit in with my band in San Francisco one night. *note: high point was elbowing the Big Man in the ribs on the first song and saying "Take it, Clarence" p.s. Rumor has it that Michael had the first orange afro on the west coast! Now I am hittin' the hay..g'night friends and lovers - BL

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