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June 7, 2017

Well, it was my birthday yesterday and we got an early start to Cleveland, figuring we’d get the RV as close as we could to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, then get back on the road to park for the overnight in a small town in Ohio. Tuesdays in small town America is us...

June 5, 2017

Open mic events, or as our nomenclature has it, open mikes, have traditionally been a place for performers to road-test new material, which takes some guts, especially when you have an audience. At the Alchemy open stage in Denver, I gave maiden voyage to a song I just...

June 5, 2017

We left Lincoln, Nebraska after visiting the Saturday Farmer’s Market in the Haymarket area, where I sat in with a young street performer playing original material on well-worn Yamaha FG-300 with dead strings. He had a brown to red Amish-style beard with no mustache, b...

June 3, 2017

Our second day in Lincoln, Nebraska began with a later sleep than usual, followed by laundry, housekeeping and then a walk into the Haymarket area of downtown, which was about three and a half miles. When the day was done, Debra’s fitness counter clocked us at a total...

June 2, 2017

Among the many things we’ve learned already is that we are doing it way too fast. If a town is worth stopping in, it’s worth stopping in for two days, which is partly why we’ve stayed a second day in Lincoln, Nebraska. Laundry and other chores require regular stretches...

June 2, 2017

There was a little unanticipated excitement in Wyoming. One of my and Debra’s many oversights in selecting our vehicle was not casting a suspicious eye on its Lilliputian gas tank, which has a range of about 280 miles. That’s not much on long trips at twelve miles per...

May 31, 2017

Another day down in the open mikes across America hare-brained scheme, this one involving two separate Uber rides to closed businesses in Salt Lake City. There is a coffee shop called “Alchemy” that has two locations in SLC, and we went to both, obviously in the wrong...

May 30, 2017

We were going to stop for an overnight  in Winnemucca instead of the original plan of going toElko, and not only because I was so tickled at the thought of changing the words of "Okie From Muskogee" to "Muthuhf***uh From Winnemucca," and busking it in whatever its down...

May 28, 2017

Open Mikes Across America doesn't officially begin until the 29th of May when we roll into Elko, Nevada, a small town with an apparently vibrant local music scene, but we figured we'd avoid radio silence and keep you posted. Camp is set up, and I have cool pictures, bu...

May 25, 2017

So how did day one go? Well, a picture is worth a thousand words, so here is the passenger side of the RV as we got on the road for mile one. While getting gas, I encountered a ram barrier on the egress side of the gas pump island and did what I’m sure is several thous...

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