Mighty Manatees Plus Ted Oct 16 2022 Sunday 

As I mentioned, The Mighty Manatees Plus Ted will try again Sunday Oct 16 2022 in the Grove concert area behind Fitzwater Station this weekend 3pm. Here's a video from Last year at almost this same exact time of year. There's a little square you can click to make it full screen. Halloween is just around the Corner. This video is a little loose, but hey? It was dark out and our second to last song of the night! 

Fitzwater Station 264 Canal St, Phoenixville, PA 19460 (610) 933-1420    3-7pm 

Dress warmly. Bring a Lawn Chair. Come Hungry and Thirsty.

There's no cover charge. 

Help us close out the 2022 Summer with a Music and Dancin Party!!!



Sunday September 25 3-7pm. Acoustic Mighty Manatees Crisp Fall Celebration. Fitzwater !!! 

Crisp Fall Celebration

Sunday September 25  3-7pm.

Acoustic Mighty Manatees

Will Hodgson, Ted The Fiddler, and Brian Herder 

Plus the Usual Oodles of Spontaneity and Special Guests!

Fitzwater Station 264 Canal St, Phoenixville, PA 19460 (610) 933-1420

Come One! Come All! Bring a lawn chair. There's no Cover Charge! Just Buy Something to Eat or Drink. Dogs on a leash are welcome or used to be. We supply the Geese.

Also with the surge of water recreation you might think about coming a little early to find a parking spot. They fill up fast on nice days. The outdoor BBQ is open too.

It's a Video Link of us from 5 22 2022  Click On It!

Another Great Afternoon in the Grove is coming up  

Another Great Afternoon in the Grove is coming up 
Sunday July 17 3pm. Fitzwater Station 264 Canal St, Phoenixville, PA 19460 (610) 933-1420 

The Mighty Manatees plus Ted. 

Now.... it seems to me every time I post a Gig like this someone asks me Where, What Time, What Day Etc. It's always right here in the description! Usually nobody clicks or scrolls down any farther, so I'll repeat it. 3pm Fitzwater Station ( In Mont Claire) (610) 933-1420 264 Canal St, Phoenixville, PA 19460 is the official address and will get you there if you put that in your GPS or Phone maps. Hope to see some of you.

I have no idea who else might be there. All I know is that William contacted me and asked if I was available and I said yes, but you can be sure.... it will be a little different each time. Different guests like Ray might show up. Mike, or Brian, or Lex, who knows. That's part of the fun! It's a Jam Session! Not every tune will be perfect, but some will be Unbelievably Unique, Outstanding and Exceptional It's Spontaneous! The way only unplanned jams can be. And it's not like you had to pay to get in? Just bring a lawn chair and buy something to eat or drink. That's how it works. This Pic was by Jack Rickenbach.

HSPA Strawberry Fest 

I will be strolling around at the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area this coming Saturday June 11th during their Strawberry Festival and Flea Market. I'll be playing the fiddle from about 11am until the Ice Cream and Strawberries, Hot Dogs and Hamburgers run out. Maybe earlier if I can manage. Always a fun time and to find a few Bargains too! Everyone is welcome. Onward! 

204 Church Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460 


Once again it's time for Will & Ted's Excellent Concert!  

Once Again It's Time For

Will & Ted's Excellent Concert! 

And Once Again weather permitting, it will be at Fitzwater Station this coming May 22nd. Sunday afternoon 3pm.

Mighty Manatees plus Ted. 

There's been some improvements to the Grove, or at least they were planned for this spring. I haven't been over there yet to check things out, but the New Management is all in on the Summer Concerts in the Grove.

So Come On Out And See Us !

Fitzwater Station         264 Canal St, Phoenixville, PA 19460     610-933-1420

Looks like maybe I'm not retired after all!  

Well,... Looks like maybe I'm not retired after all!

I've been invited to join the Mighty Manatees this April 9th for an all original, Acoustic First Set at the Historic Sellersville Theatre 1894... Although I think they've recently decided to drop the 1894. Check the Sellersville Website for more information or search for the Mighty Manatees website and check their schedule. We'll also be doing a show in the new refurbished Fitzwater Station Grove this coming May 22nd. I'll post more about that as we get closer to the date.

Tom T Hall 

     I was just talking about Tom T Hall last night at Gypsy Jazz rehearsal. I see today he passed yesterday at age 85. When I was working at Opryland in Nashville I could come and go as I pleased in the Grand Ole Opry building where they had TV studios in the basement. They taped the Tom T Hall show there on week days along with a few other early programs before the Nashville Network took off. Actually at that time all of Opryland was a studio. They had the whole park wired so they could do TV broadcasts from the various stages.

     Anyway I went down there one afternoon to watch them tape a Tom T Hall program and the guest was Minnie Pearl. They had Tom in a Tux by a Baby Grand Piano with a black background. They were trying to do a superimposition over the black curtains instead of a green screen and had some trouble with the curtains white lining showing though. There was a live audience and we all had to just wait while this guy on a stepladder went around with a can of black Spray Paint touching things up when all of a sudden we all heard Minnie's voice over her Wireless Mic, "What the hell's goin on? I can't wait around all day for this shit, I need to go home and cook dinner!" 

     "Minnie!" another voice said, "Your Mic is still on!" 

     I do a Tom T Hall song called Pamala Brown once in a while. It's about how an early girlfriend married somebody else and so therefore Tom could go on pursuing his career as a musician. I can certainly relate to THAT idea! There was a girl I was madly in love with in High School, but she dumped me. I wrote a song about her and sung it on the radio once and much to my surprise, she showed up at the Theatre where I was working the very next week! Was it a coincidence? Or did she hear the Broadcast? I'll never know, but I was glad to see her and her Husband. It did bother me a little that her Husband looked a lot like me at the time. 


Here's what Will and I do together