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May 23/2018

Greetings from Howard Colorado...Alert! Coaldale tomorrow! Wow, so many great gigs on the horizon, it's time to break out the old enews. Only the Russians see Facebook anyway:). Here's the next two months, and here are the featured bands:

Ragged Mountain  L to R: Dwayne Dodson Guitar, Lizzy Plotkin Fiddle, Bruce Hayes Mandolin, Chris Hudson Bass. Original and BBFL (best Bluegrass tunes for life). Lots of ragged harmony singing too. Thanks Jim Lofgrin for taking the pic:

Roundhouse Assembly Chris Nasca Guitar, George Mossman Drums, Bruce Hayes Guitar, and Aaron Robbins 
Bass. Grateful Dead tunes with Allmans and the Band mixed in.
Now here are the towns where it's all goin' down...

Coaldale Schoolhouse Concert
287 Hayden Creek Rd, Coaldale
Ragged Mountain Trio
Thursday May 24 potluck 6:00, concert 7:00pm  

Bluegrass on the Arkansas Festival
Riverside Park, Salida
Ragged Mountain Trio
Saturday May 26, 6:30pm

Wildwood Sounds Del Norte
Bruce Hayes Concert
Friday June 8, 7:00pm 

Big River Music Creede
Concert - Moors & McComber w/BH
Saturday June 9, 7:00pm

Benson's Tavern Salida
Fibark Kickoff events
Bruce Hayes Wednesday June 13, 8:00pm
Roundhouse Thursday June 14, 8:30pm

Intrinzik Montrose
Ragged Mountain Friday June 29 

Big B's Delicious Orchards Paonia
Ragged Mountain Saturday June 30, 5:00pm

Gunnison Arts Sundays at 6:00 Legion Park, Gunnison
Ragged Mountain Sunday July 1, 6:00pm

4th of July in Salida:
Woods Distillery 
Bruce Hayes 6:00 to 9:00pm
Victoria Tavern 
Roundhouse 10:00pm   

 Coyote Cantina Penrose
Bruce Hayes Concert Saturday July 7, 6:00pm

House Pock Kitchen Buena Vista
Sunday July 8 Bruce Hayes outside 5:00 to 8:00pm

Bluegrass at the 'Bird
Thunderbird Inn
July 20 & 21 Ragged Mountain Friday 6:00pm

Front Range BBQ Colorado Springs 2330 W Colorado Ave 
Sunday July 22  Blue Frog w/Bruce Hayes 7:30pm

more to come!


Vintage and modern investment grade instruments from my personal stash. Inquire for pics and info:

Collings MF5-V Mandolin HSC
Gibson A Mandolin 1925 snakehead (black) OHSC
Gibson F2 Mandolin 1920 OHSC
Gibson A3 Mandolin 1919 (white) OHSC
Ramsey #8 F5 Mandolin w/pickup (as heard on "Lunch")
Gibson LG-2 1948 HSC very good
Martin style 2-K Taropatch 8 string Ukulele 1929 koa HSC
National Reso-Phonic 1133 (pearl mot) 1957

 Paul Reed Smith 2004 singlecut 10 top trans-black
Airline Pocket Bass 1961 converted to 6 string w/Dual Tone HSC
Crucianelli PANaramic 1201R 1964 Italian triple cutaway
Danelectro 6 String Bass Guitar UB2 1999 (turquoise metalic) OHSC 
Duesenberg Peter Stroud Dragster white w/benders/OHSC 

Epiphone USA Spirit 1981 double cut Les Paul (sunburst)
Fender Bass VI 1974 (sunburst) OHSC "Let it Be"
Fender Jaguar Baritone Custom 2006 (Bass VI) OHSC
NEW Fender Stratocaster 2007 w/B&W B bender
Fender Stratocaster 2006 Deluxe Power Honey w/piezo
Fender Telecaster 1966 (blond) OHSC Gibson P-90 pickup
Fender Telecaster Thinline 1974 (natural) OHSC
Framus Strato Deluxe 60's (sunburst/chrome)
Gibson Firebird V 1994 (sunburst) OHSC:

Gibson Les Paul R9 2004 "brockburst" OHSC
Gibson Les Paul ES 2015 Tobacco ‘burst VOS OHSC/COA

Gibson Les Paul Elegant 2000 (tobaccoburst-dark back)
Gibson ES-125TDC 1967 (sparkling burgundy) "Bad to the Bone"
Gibson ES-140 3/4 1955
Gretsch Silver Jet '58 reissue 2006 OHSC "Billy Zoom"
Gretsch 1958 6117 Double Anniversary sunburst OHSC
Rickenbacker 4003 Bass 1998 Jetglo OHSC

St. Blues S & T Bluesmaster V '80s (black)
Supro 1968 Lexington S645 3 pickup Sunburst OHSC
Vox Panther Bass 1967 short scale OHSC

Alkire Eharp 10 string Valco 1955 grey-mot OHSC
Gretsch Jet Twin Console dual 6 1955 black OHSC/legs
Gibson EH-100 v1a lap steel 1936 black OHSC
Gibson EH-150 v3 1938
Gibson Console Grande twin 8 string c'52 OHSC "HANK"
Gibson Century BR-2 1948 black OHSC 

Magnatone Varsity Amerloh lap steel and Amp 1953 (Aqua-mot) 
Oahu Hawaiian square neck acoustic '20s HSC
Oahu Lolana dual 6 1952 (white MOT) OHSC
Oahu Lolana dual 6 Console 1956 (white MOT) OHSC/legs 
Nioma 2S1 acoustic OC
Sierra SL-6 #4 2003 black w/flight case/stand

Supro twin 6 lap steel 1950 (white MOT) OHSC "Lindley"
Supro Tonemaster lap steel c1958 (cream MOT)
Supro lap steel project '30s  
Vega Commander lap steel c1956 (black) OHSC
Von Shaper Strat style Lap Steel
Weissenborn style 2 Hawaiian Koa late 1920's HSC "Lindley"
Weissenborn Kona 4 1924 flamey koa, OHSC
Gretsch Electromatic 1958 Valco 1-10" snow flake tolex
Flot-A-Tone 1-12" combo c1950 (brown)
Marshall 1965A LEAD 4X10 Slant speaker cab '80s (tan grill)
NEW Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb reissue
Fender Deluxe 5E3 1958 (re-tweed)  "Neil"
Fender Vibro Champ 1967 original blackface 
Little Lanilei Songworks Amp & Rotary Wave speaker
Rane Mojo 31 band stereo EQs
t.c. electronic vintage delay (T Rex)
Roger Mayer Voodoo Vibe
Lexicon JamMan looper w/upgrades, pedals
RANE Active Crossover AC22
ALESIS Microgates (2)
LIfton Case for 1959 1960 Epiphone Sheraton, Casino (tan/blue)
Case for Kay Swingmaster, Jazz, Barney Kessel (2 tone/Red)
a baby's arm holding an apple. 

Stay at our 1st Chair Chalet...   



 Disclaimer: As I implode through life I try to avoid all the trappings of professionalism that one might encounter in another artist's newsletter. Gits & Gigs arrives in your inbox at random moments such as this affording a level of surprise and intrigue. Bereft of fancy formatting, this stark enews contains no added coloring or flavoring and no preservatives to protect it's impermanence save for your still viable memory. Suffice to say that a few good gigs have gone unmentioned in this international correspondence relying on regional emails and Facebook posts for promo. If you reside in the greater Salida, Gunnison, Front range, or Telluride areas and would like to get local gig updates lettuce know. -BH