Tonight! The Samantha Fish Band finally gigs at the Outlook! Having spent the last year or so traveling the world and cruising with Girls With Guitars, Sam is back with her Kansas City band to tear it up in Boulder tonight. Young, blond, and beautiful, Samantha is also known as Guitar Barbie. Please! Barbie wishes she was this talented. Many of us have heard Sam here once before when she was sitting in with her boyfriend’s band, a little act called Trampled Under Foot. I’ve witnessed that on a few occasions, and twice at Blues From the Top with TUF, and this past June, Girls With Guitars thrilled the audience. I’m really excited to hear her with her own band. I hope you’ll join me in welcoming this Badass Barbie to the Outlook.
Tomorrow night we have the Steve Crenshaw Band, and Steve was here with Mark Diamond for a Blues jam recently, and I was again reminded of how damn good he is. I made a note to book him more often.
Friday night is Willie Night! Willie “More Cowbell” Panker and his band, Lil’ Red and Big Bad are making the long journey from New Orleans to hang with us. And, one of my all-time favorite sax players, Jimmy Carpenter, is flying in for this gig! Many of us know Jimmy’s playing from BFtT, sitting in with just about everyone, and everyone wants Jimmy in their set. I’ve known Jimmy for about three years now, and I’m feeling like a nervous hostess for his first visit to our home. What in the hell am I going to wear?!
Saturday night is the long-awaited return of Jake Loggins, and I can’t wait. He’s one of my favorites. Sunday is a Blues Jam, and this Tuesday’s jam is a special one: Willie and his New Orleans friends are going to be running this special jam, and it promises to be a fun one.
Now, I leave you with a “Community Bulletin Board:”
I was beginning to wonder if it would ever happen, but my e-book has finally been published by Sony eBookstore. It has been on Apple iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes & Noble Nook for a month.
The photo of the cover describes what's in the book: my best Blues Revue stories (updated with new introductions & comments, photographs and the stories behind them, + Blues fiction stories I've written).
Folks who like to read traditional paper books ask, but for the foreseeable future, I have no plans to publish that way. I never read an eBook before I published one, but I looked through Keith Richards' "Life" to see what they were like. Now that I've been reading it too, I not only enjoy the content but find I really love the convenience of reading it on my iPhone. In a world where having time to take in as well as put out has been a big problem for me and maybe you too, mobile reading devices actually allow me to read books for the first time in years, and I was always an avid reader til about 15 years ago, I'm just saying' that's the way it's been for me.
For those of you that use the Sony eBook Reader:
Bob’s stories are amazing!
Jason Ricci posted this in FaceBook on 11/4: Jason Ricci
“Moving to Tarzana Treatment Center today at 4:00 pm Mail can be sent to:
Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc.
18646 Oxnard Street
Tarzana, CA 91356
Thank you all for all your support! I'm just so happy I have a place to settle into for a minute finally.”
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Wed 11/09 - Samantha Fish Band ($5 Cover)
Thu 11/10 - Steve Crenshaw
Fri 11/11 - Li'l Red & Big Bad ($5 Cover)
w/ Jimmy Carpenter
Sat 11/12 - Jake Loggins Band
Sun 11/13 - Blues Jam w/ Heavy Cats
Tue 11/15 - Blues Jam Host: Willie Panker
Thu 11/17 - Harper
Fri 11/18 - Just Gypsies
Sat 11/19 - Gretchen Troop Band
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I received this from Harry Turner:
John-Alex Mason, Colorado Springs native, died on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. He was 35 years old. John-Alex was an artist at heart. Preschool days at Ruth Washburn, school years at the Colorado Springs School, Middlebury College, all stimulated his young mind and nurtured his innate curiosity and exuberance for life. He was an inspired musician and a natural educator, and he was cherished by so many. John-Alex loved life. He loved freshly baked bread, big ocean waves, fresh snow, corny jokes, early morning, the Bones Brigade, Neil Young, Thomas Merton, and scrambling through scrub oak. He was playful and kind, generous with his time and energy, so intelligent and thoughtful, dedicated to his disciplines and his friends, in love with his family. He was an extraordinary man, an adoring husband, an incredible father, a loving son and brother, the perfect playmate uncle, a faithful friend. He was a deeply spiritual person who sought and found God in People and Nature and Music. He believed in the power of individuals within community. He believed in the power of creativity. He was a treasure, authentic in his relationships and devoted to his unique sense of purpose. His thirty-five years were blessed! He lived them fully, one day at a time, with love and laughter. We will miss him every moment of every day. All is well, Johnny, all is well. Services are private. In the coming months, there will be a community musical celebration. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in John-Alex's memory to KRCC, 912 N. Weber Street, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903, or to the CSS John-Alex Mason Scholarship Fund, c/o the Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.
Thank you Harry. This Saturday, John-Alex’s family is holding a Memorial Service: Saturday November 12, 1-4 pm at the family home, 56 Polo Drive, Colorado Springs.
Feeling Lucky Today, Punk?
This last message is from our own Ambassador of Cool. This offer solidifies his right to that moniker:
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How do I win? Every week, for ten weeks, beginning on November 30th, we will draw one winner from the entries and post their name in our Blues Letter. The winner will have 48 hours to contact us to claim their prize. All prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be forfeited.
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The Boulder Outlook has contracted through Marketing Concepts for these packages and makes no representation or warranty of the package beyond those made by Marketing Concepts. All recipients must be at least 21 years of age. All packages are subject to the terms and conditions listed in the certificates. Employees of the Boulder Outlook and their families are not eligible.
Thanks, Dan. I was firmly on board until that last sentence...