Guy Tomme of Delescluse Custom Guitar and Violin presenting Ted with the first Prototype of the official Ted The Fiddler Firecracker model custom Acoustic/Electric 5 String Fiddle... Violin if you prefer, although there's more beer spilled on a Fiddle.
Ted is finally working on some new recordings. Stay tuned...
Bob Dylan is 75 today... Is that right? 75? Wow... Anyway, we'll all be at the Rising Sun Inn. The Buffalo place on Allentown Rd. in Telford tonight! Singing nothing but Bob. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets $10. Check my Calendar for more details
With all the management shuffles we thought our several year run as the opening act for Fitzwater Station's Summer Music in the Grove series was at an end, but we got a call... looks like the original owner has taken the rains once again and we're back! Thanks John and Amy! We'll be there at 3pm this coming Mother's Day. Bring Mom! Have dinner, sit in the grove and hear the music. Mom's like us!
As people often say, big things come from small beginnings and our little show on Dec 23rd brought in about $900 for charity this year. Most of that money went to Orion Communities of Phoenixville and another small chunk went to help with a musician friend's medical bills. Both fairly local though and no middle man involved. The money went directly to help people and for that I can send out a terrific thank you to every one involved. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
Once again it's time for the Bash! We give all profit to a local charity. This year it's Orion Communities in Phoenixville, PA. They help out local families in need, lost your job, need a ride to a job interview, no food this week? They can help.
Check out the poster here and the newsletter for more information on the show. You can buy tickets online at Chaplin's Live. Just google it.
We've also got The Manatees 30th Anniversary Show at the Sellersville Theatre! We've been playing music together off and on since 1985!!! Amazing! Maybe Three rehearsals and Two arguments in all that time... or is it Two rehearsals and Three arguments? What ever, it's sure to be a great show with appearances by everybody we can find who still lives close enough to show up and perform with us!!!
And New Years Day we'll be doing the now Annual Hank Williams Tribute at Godfry Daniel's in Bethlehem, PA. Ted will be part of Jack Murray's Blue Tarp Ramblers!!!
I used to post these blog things and they'd have an expiration date and be removed or move down where they'd disappear, but now I see a whole bunch of the older posts rising back up to the surface.... I don't get it. Where were they before?
I tried to set up the store again and two people still could not download any music after the purchased it. One was my Aunt in Florida! So if any one has tried to buy the music and had the download fail, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll see what we can do about it. Mean while the people behind the scenes are working to see what's wrong.
I posted a Video of myself with the Birthday Bash guys playing an Ernest Tubb tune on YouTube. You can go to the Town Square section to watch it. I'm an old man now so it takes me a while to learn how to use all this new technology, but I'm getting there... We've got a wedding this week, then a couple gigs with the Kris Yeaworth Trio and the Manatees. They'll get posted in the Calendar area as soon as things get locked down.
I've posted a Video of my own finally on YouTube. Just go to the Town Square on my web site here and go to Video. I've got some new things on the calendar. I'll be sitting in with the Manatees in Sept and Ted and the Trio are back at Fitzwater Station in August... This Sunday!!!