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Greetings from Howard Colorado…Hi friends, Happy Hollerdaze. Here's a handfull of shows and a few new old guitars to round out the year. I'll be cruising hwy 50 from stem to stern playing solo and with several bands: 
The Milo Hayes Meld
 features Charlie Milo on 6 string Bass and Michael Hawkins on keys. I add electric Guitar, Mando and Steel. A true meld of funk, rock, bluegrass, and Hippy Hoppy. 
Ragged Mountain Bluegrass has a stellar new lineup. Dwayne Dodson on Guitar, Chris Hudson on the dog house Bass, and sometimes Lizzy Plotkin on Fiddle. I'm the guy with Mandolin and Dobro. Lots of ragged harmony singing too. 
Roundhouse Assembly acoustic and electric. Guitarist Chris Nasca's project features George Mossman on Drums, and Aaron Robbins, norm
al Bass. It's good ol' Grateful Dead tunes with Allmans Bros and the Band mixed in. These guys, along with a giant cast,  were the heart of the Band that made it happen for Salida's First Last Waltz at the Steamplant, Thanksgiving eve. Here's a pic, "Caravan" by Michael Kunkel:

Now here are the towns where it's all goin' down...

Blackstock Bistro Gunnison
Friday December 1 Bruce Hayes 9:00pm

Intrinzik Montrose
Saturday December 2 Bruce Hayes 7:00pm

Bensons Tavern 128 F St Salida 
Friday December 8 Bruce Hayes 8:00pm

Ancient Mariner Manitou Springs
Friday December 15 Milo Hayes Meld 9:00pm

Thunderbird Inn Florrisant
Saturday December 16 Bruce Hayes 7:00pm

Front Range BBQ Colorado Springs 2330 W Colorado Ave 
Wednesday December 20  Bruce Hayes 7:30pm

Soulcraft Brewing Salida
Friday December 22 Roundhouse Acoustic 7:00pm

Soulcraft Brewing Salida
Thursday December 28 Ragged Mountain Bluegrass 7:00pm

Monarch Mountain Ski area
Sunday December 31 Roundhouse Assembly 3:00 to 5:00pm
Annual New Year's celebration - Fireworks.

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

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)
NEW Gibson Les Paul ES 2015 Tobacco ‘burst VOS OHSC/COA
NEW Rickenbacker 4003 Bass 1998 Jetglo OHSC

Vox Panther Bass 1967 short scale OHSC
NEW Duesenberg Peter Stroud Dragster white w/benders/OHSC
NEW Fender Stratocaster 2006 Deluxe Power Honey w/piezo/GB

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 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

Gibson Console Grande twin 8 string c'52 OHSC "HANK"
Gibson Century BR-2 1948 black OHSC
Nioma 2S1 acoustic OC
Alkire Eharp 10 string Valco 1955 grey-mot OHSC
NEW Gretsch Jet Twin Console dual 6 1955 black OHSC/legs
Sierra SL-6 #4 2003 black w/flight case/stand
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 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)
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
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