Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Buy Fresh Buy Local QC Chapter Dinner

About 2 weeks after the Figge gig, Lost In The Weeds was fortunate to be asked to play for the Buy Fresh Buy Local Quad Cities Chapter dinner. It took place in the Butterworth Center in Moline, IL.

The Butterworth Center is a grand dame of a home and site for a variety of special events, functions, meetings, etc. It's a real treat to play in such a beautiful home.

The photos were taken by Mike Mullinnix, friend, co-worker, photographer, graphic designer, and one of the board members of the Buy Fresh Buy Local Quad Cities Chapter. He certainly knows how to get a good, rich photo. He's probably one of the most enthusiastic and passionate individuals I know. I'm tempted to say he could sell a freezer to an eskimo but I don't think he's tried that yet, though he's been to Alaska for the salmon and the beer more than once.

That's Steve Flatt sittin' in, Flatt pickin' guitar!

After that gig we played at a coffeeshop and bookstore in downtown Rock Island. It was the 50th anniversary of the writing of "On The Road" by Jack Kerouac. Several friends of the bookstore's owner, Greg Mohr, were in attendance all day long and late into the night for a read through of Kerouac's classic. Peculiar thing, the place closed down a day or two later...I'm startin' to wonder...we seem to be starting a trend (I hope not) of closing places down!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Go West! Art Exhibit at Figge Museum, Davenport, Iowa

Lost In The Weeds is a duo playing primarily traditional American fiddle tunes and songs on banjo, fiddle, guitar, harmonica, mandolin, and vocals with other fun thrown in as needed. We play for dances and any and every special event you can think of. The duo consists of Pat Walke from Preston, Iowa and Joe Nobiling from Moline, Illinois. Pat and Joe have played music together off and on over the past 20 years. Sometimes joined by Mike Mumm, her husband, it's always a fun time makin' music together.

Near the end of October Lost In The Weeds performed at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa for the opening of their Go West! exhibit. We had a great time practicing, and even better time performing, some of the great music germain to cowboys of the past and present in a room full of western art making it a great kick to be part of this exhibit. We're honored to be playing for the closing of the exhibit on January 12, 2008 from 1 to 3 p.m.

The photos included in this post are from that gig. The photos in this post and on the sidebar were taken by Mrs. Aaronson's (Heather Aaronson's mother...my apologies for not knowing her name) for the Figge Museum.