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Rain...Finally

For those of you outside of Texas it has been a tough summer here. Lakes are down 20 feet. We finally got enough rain this weekend to make the grass turn green but still a long way from filling the…

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Dog Days of Summer

I've been back home in Texas for the last week with a short jaunt to Little Rock Ar and Tulsa Ok to play some music. There is a new video on the music/video page...check it out Things are coming togther…

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New Guitar!!!!!

It has been a good week. I recieved my brand new 12 string Papoose from Tacoma. I feel like I was influential in convincing them to go into production on it. After I high strung my 6 string Papoose I…

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Back home in Texas

It was a tearful departure with friends we had made driving to the airport to catch us as we changed planes for the flight back to the US. We are back, we are tired, but still on an incredable high…

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Installmet 14 Paraparaumu Wellington Suburb

The last two nights have been fantastic. We actually played an afternoon gig today after a wonderful tour of the Southward Museum nearby. In addition to some of the most rare automobiles in the world they have a Whurlitzer (sp)…

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Installment 13 Marton

Wow..what a surprise. 140 seat theater sold out. What an awesome night. Marton is a small town about 3 hours North up the west coast from Wellington. Someone did above and beyond to promote this show. It was a great…

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Installment 12 Napier

It has been a couple of days since we have had computer access and much has happened. We played to the largest number of people Wednesday night at Taurunui (not sure about the spelling or pronounciation of this one)..about 90…

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Installment 11 Putaruru

We are heading south now. Our show last night went very well. It seems like the smaller towns go best for us because they don't have as much exposure to live music. It is getting cooler, but still comfortable when…

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Installment 10 Auckland

This is our last day in the Auckland area. We played to a pretty full house last night at the East coast RSA. The show is getting smoother and tighter. The weather is still surprisingly warm, even the locals are…

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Installment 9 Puhoi Pub North of Auckland

Well last night some friends put together a music jam and party with lots of other musicians. We got to hear some great local musicians. Today we did an outdoor show at Puhoi about an hour north of Auckland. It…

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Installment 8

We have been staying with some lovely folks here in Auckland. Last night we went to dinner with friends and listened to a very talented musician by the name of Kip Tipuna. He graciously let all of us get up…

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photos photos photos

Ok, finally I've uploaded a couple of photos here, but there are lots more on the web at this link https://www.flickr.com/photos/pshaw/