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Greetings from Howard Colorado…We're back and you know what that you really? If so LEMME NO. Wurking on a new computer so peas excuse any hippos. And a great Spring it was...celebrated my b'day jamming with buds at Camp Out for the Cause in BV - great festival, well organized, beautiful spot, not unlike Meadowgrass, another great fest where I got to play solo and with Milo Hayes Meld (see pic) who have recorded four songs and released this ol' chestnut on Soundcloud:

...more coming soon. Also, Hayes Hatfield Hybrid reunited for Fibark, Kernel Tweener made his perenial appearance at Rapidgrass, and cool concerts at Coyote's Coffee and Creede. Fabulous...but that's not all, a jammin' packed Summer still awaits starting with a slew of Milo Hayes Meld gigs:

Thunderbird Inn Florrisant
14th Annual Bluegrass at the Bird
July 14 & 15  Milo Hayes Meld's set is Saturday 8:00pm
Also, Blue Canyon Boys w/BH, Out of Nowhere, Savage Hearts, Franklin & Friends, and more.

Salida Riverside Fine Arts Festival
Milo Hayes Meld Sunday July 16, 3:00pm

Wildwood Sounds Del Norte
Friday July 21 Milo Hayes Meld 7:00pm

Big River Music Creede
Saturday July 22 Milo Hayes Meld 9:00pm

Riff Raff Brewing Pagosa Springs
Sunday July 23 Bruce Hayes 5:00pm 

Chipeta Solar Springs Resort Sky Bar Ridgway
Wednesday July 26  6:00pm Bruce Hayes & Mel Kent

Telluride Mountian Club BBQ Telluride Town Park
Thursday July 27 Bruce Hayes & Mel Kent 5:30pm

Blackstock Bistro Gunnison
Friday July 28 Bruce Hayes 9:00pm 

Soulcraft Brewing Salida
Saturday July 29 Bruce Hayes 7:30pm

Westcliffe Feed Store Summer in the Park Concert Series
Sunday July 30 Bruce Hayes 2:00pm 

Crested Butte Arts Festival Ragged Mountain Stage 4th & Elk
August 4,5,6 Bruce Hayes Friday 6:00pm
Masontown, Halden Wofford & the HiBeams, Moors & McCumber, The Sweet Lillies, Taylor Scott Band, Mysto...

Further On:

Coaldale Schoolhouse Gabrielle Concert Thursday August 10

Vino Salida Pig Roast with Poncha Vino Saturday August 12

The Bounty Salida Sunday August 13 at noon

Bensons Tavern Thursday August 17, 7:00pm

Headwaters Music Festival Creede August 26 & 27

Crested Butte People's Fair September 2 and 3

Black Mountain Family Reunion Guffey September 9 and 10

Lake City Uncorked Saturday September 16


Vintage and modern investment grade instruments from my personal stash. 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
Republic Tricone 204 2000 HSC (Antique steel)
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
Epiphone Coronet 1965 (cherry/nickel)  
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
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 DC Standard 2001 (rare tobaccoburst)
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
St. Blues S & T Bluesmaster V '80s (black)
Supro 1968 Lexington S645 3 pickup Sunburst OHSC

Sierra SL-6 #4 2003 black w/flight case/stand
Gibson Recording King Roy Smeck Model AB104 1938
Gibson EH-100 v1a lap steel 1936 black OHSC
Gibson EH-150 v3 1938 
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 
Supro twin 6 lap steel 1950 (white MOT) OHSC "Lindley"
Supro Tonemaster lap steel c1958 (cream MOT)
Supro (Valco) Oahu Meteor lap steel 1957 (gray pearloid) 
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 2-6v6 1-10" snow flake tolex
Flot-A-Tone 1-12" combo c1950 (brown)
Marshall 1965A LEAD 4X10 Slant speaker cab '80s (tan grill)
Fender Deluxe 5E3 1958 (re-tweed)  "Neil"
Fender Vibro Champ 1967 original blackface 
Little Lanilei Songworks Amp & Rotary Wave speaker
Rivera M60 combo w/12" JBL
Supro (Valco)1958 Special 2033B
OAHU (Valco) 1951 Supreme (white)
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 the 1st Chair Chalet... just off the mountain highway where Furious 7 was filmed!   



 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 lemme know. -BH