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Congratulations go out to, Paul and Janie’s son, R.P. English, along with his team, for making it to the state basketball championships. Go Team Go! Also congratulations to Budrock’s two girls, Cayce and Zoe, who both made the honor roll last semester. Our stage sound man, Hamburger Dan Laveglia, will be leaving the tour and moving on to a slower moving train, one that’s not always out of the home depot. We’ll miss him but completely understand his decision to spend a little more time at the house. “I’m right behind you” Dad told him. That’s scary.

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Wichita Willie steps into his windup and the one-two pitch: fast song, speaker feedback, fouled back out of play. In the dugout Bob Dylan gets up and walks down near the runway. It begins to get tough to be a teammate and sit in the dugout and have to merely watch. Willie held the back of the hat, now tosses it.

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Spring Back Tour

admin —  June 14, 2010 — Leave a comment

I guess you already know that Dad’s voice is better and we’re back in the saddle again after a month recuperating from a stripped and strained vocal chord. FYI: Never go ahead and sing if you have laryngitis, as it will possibly damage your voice and make you miss an Australian tour and cost you a gazillion dollars. Week #1 of the Spring Back tour began with two back to back benefits in Houston and Dallas, Texas. We then turned the music south to Biloxi, Mississippi and the two sold out shows at the Grand Casino Theater before embarking on the 14 hour drive to Eureka Springs, Arkansas and a concert at the City Auditorium. Life is finally getting back to normal, and we couldn’t be happier.

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It was a lot like the last day of school. Billy Bob and the Boxmasters were heading home and everyone was taking pictures, swapping gifts and getting each other to sign their annuals. Right before Willie Nelson and Family went on stage, Billy Bob and the gang came on the bus and taught Dad how to play a dice game called “Greed”. Billy Bob said that Dennis Quaid had taught him. Dad won the game about the time L.G. announced, “Showtime!”

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Matt Hauck and the members of Phosphorescent made it to the State Theater to meet Willie Nelson and Family. Their most recent tribute CD entitled To Willie is a new favorite on the bus. Speaking of another favorite on the bus…

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