Catching my breath

Well, the Tucson Folk Festival is behind us and I feel like I finally have time to catch my breath.  March was a BUSY month with every weekend filled with rehearsals and week-days jammed with work and all the other stuff I typically handle on weekends.

Each rehearsal means 550-plus miles of driving with three hours of performance in the middle of it.  And this year, with our new bassist Larry Johnson on duty, we decided to eat up every Saturday we could.  I think it paid off. We had a BLAST!

This year’s festival was a dramatic change from past years: a month earlier, new venues, a different layout, six stages.  But man, was it GOOD.  My only disappointment was not getting there early enough on Friday to perform at the Kick-off party.

Here are some pictures we (my Bride and I) took during the weekend.  First, I’ll show US, with myself, Michael Parker on drums, and Larry Johnson on bass.  Then you’ll see some of my dear friends performing.  Then, I’ll sign off and take a nap.

Darrell Elmer Rodgers Trio on the Presidio Stage

Darrell Elmer Rodgers Trio on the Presidio Stage

Larry Johnson on bass

Michael Parker on drums (this was Michael’s TENTH folk festival)

Darrell Elmer Rodgers Trio on the Presidio Stage

Eb Eberlein at the Kick-off party

Greg Morton introducing the Determined Luddites

Jim Pipkin with Cliff Cordes on harmonica

Eric Douglass at the “Dusty Monk Pub”

Robby Roberson and Eric Ramsey – TOGETHER!!

Sabra Faulk-Sylvester and a couple of her “Supernaturals” (Alvin Blaine and Matt Rolland)

Dear friends JC & Laney – simply Maaavelous!

Matt Bruner hammering out sing-alongs at the Dusty Monk

“Nick and Luke” singing harmonies like the Everly Brothers with our pal Slim Rost on bass.

“Dharmapoke” – new band of old friends Kevin Schramm, Tom Poley, Emily Creigh, Phil Anderson, and Michael Joyal. That was a fun debut!

Robby Robberson band (with Jim, Arlienne, and Ed)

Don Armstrong and the “Whiskeypalians”

///Darrell
Darrell Elmer Rodgers
Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Humorist
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Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Humorist
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