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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bob Dorr And The Blue Band Update

We're takin' off for Ogallala! If you find yourself in Denver CO Saturday morning, The Blue Band is alternating 45 minute sets with another band at entertainment stage #5 (17th St. and York) along the running route of The Denver Marathon, starting at 7:40 IN THE MORNING and going until 10:40. More info on this international event: That night, we are playing the wedding celebration of Kathleen Logan and Jesus Vazquez in a Denver hotel. Congrats to the cool couple! Next week, in addition to telling you the peculiarities of playing at 7:40am in mile high altitude, (something I have never done in my 40 year history of playing in a band!) I'm going to tell you the story of the incredible synergy that came together between Blue Band fans from Boulder to Virginia in order to make this weekend happen...
We do not have any gigs lined up for next week, but are really looking forward to the granddaddy of all vineyard gigs, The Tabor Winery Harvest/Anniversary party on Sat. Oct. 6. Not only am I looking forward to that multi generational gathering at the vineyard ( but Nathan Peoples is going to make the drive from Des Moines to play with the band again! Hope you can join us for this multifaceted reunion...
News also of organ man Sam Salomone. Sam had his 4th visit to the hospital this year in late August. He's been home for a little more than 3 weeks. When I talked with him this afternoon, his voice and attitude was better than I've heard from him in months. He's still got some struggles in the weeks to come, but he says he's determined to join us for New Years Eve. If you're a friend of Sam's, maybe give him a call and say hello...
I'm starting to get my after summer FREAK OUT going because of the lack of work over the Holidays, so please spread the True Blue word (BTW, we're really looking forward to the start of the Hub Geeezer Gigs on Oct. 12, please note that the December show has been moved up a week to Dec. 7)...
Have you ever been to Kanesville Records/Collectables in Council Bluffs? It is a very dangerous place for recovering vinyl LP junkies like me. Their website says they have nearly a MILLION records on three floors. It's on the way to Denver. Uh oh...
See yas on the long Blue Highway between Sparkle City and The Mile High City, rub yer washboard tie to the tune of Meet Me In The Morning (the very early morning) (the "other" Bob Dorr is promising to make the trip from Colorado Springs to catch the morning run-bye) Congrats again to Kathleen and Zeus (I'm assuming there will be wedding CAKE) (you knew that was coming, didn't you?) and always know that we love you. Bob Dorr & The Blue Band

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