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Posted on July 28, 2012

A Prairie Home Companion, and lots of other fun shows

Hey everybody! Happy summer to you all! I hope you’re better caught up on your to-do list than I am. I love traveling and working with The Derailers all over this great land of ours, but my list of tasks doesn’t ever get any shorter. We had a blast on the “Go East” tour and the “Feed Jenny” tour. New Mexico is such a beautiful and diverse place. We love to get ... Read more >

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Posted on July 8, 2012

Night thirteen – Lincoln Nebraska, LAST SHOW!

We got up on Tuesday morning late. Ma and Pa McJagger made a delicious breakfast for us out at their cabin. It was really great. We grabbed our gear and headed into the city of Lincoln. Brian found a quiet corner in a cigar bar called Jakes. It’s across the street from the Zoo. He was comfortable, so that’s where he chilled for the afternoon. Vic, Basil, and Scott went shopping at ... Read more >

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Posted on July 7, 2012

Night twelve – drive day (Lincoln Nebraska)

Hi pals, I must send a shout-out to Jackie Clement, and “the Funk & Wagnalls” – Terry and Patty Schmitt in Lincoln. Thanks for letting me know you’re enjoying the blog. We woke up on July 2 in the middle of Iowa somewhere in I-80. We beat it out of there and headed the 45 miles into Des Moines. I must let you know that on this trip Vic has a new ... Read more >

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Posted on July 6, 2012

Night eleven – Chicago Illinois

Hey Everybody! First, a correction. The Hansen family of Stevens Point WI spell their name with an “e” at the end, not an “o”. Sorry Hansens! On July 1, we just flat-out did an S-ton of driving. We got up (feeling kind of bleary and cloudy of mind) and left beautiful Stevens Point. We drove all day and got to Chicago in the afternoon. It was hot. Very hot. We made it ... Read more >

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Posted on July 2, 2012

Night ten – Stevens Point Wisconsin

Oh my goodness. Oh my. My, my, my. What a party. Archie Hanson bought a bar in Stevens Point WI in 1977. He decided to retire. June 30 was his last night. So he threw a party. All drinks were free – to clear out the bar. It was an invitation only party and the place was totally packed. What fun. Archie’s is still operating in Stevens Point as “Archie’s ... Read more >

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Posted on June 30, 2012

Night nine – Armington IL

ON 06.29.12, we were in Armington Illinois. It’s a tiny little town just a few miles north of Lincoln IL. We were at a place called The Outpost. It’s an old American Legion post that has recently been remodeled and turned into a dancehall and honky tonk. It’s a really cool old place. The people are so nice and the Stag beer is so cold. They are getting some rockin’ ... Read more >

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Posted on June 30, 2012

Night eight – St. Louis MO

On June 28 we were at Off Broadway in St. Louis Missouri. We always love being in St. Louis because it’s the home of Chuck Berry. More importantly, it was the home of the late Johnnie Johnson. Johnnie has been my #1 piano idol since I was in elementary school. I got to meet him and spend some time with him and he was just the sweetest person ever. Off Broadway ... Read more >

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