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Mar 15

March 15, 2009

JUNE 26..Roy booked with PHOEBE SNOW at BB Kings in NYC.......we both used to play the "hootenannies" in the village back in the late 60's!! Hey Fans and Friends...

We now have a "digital download store" on the website thanks do to my talented webmaster Peter Fleming at BAND VILLAGE...a fine place to find indy cds.

Yet another month of Winter has slipped by and it is definitely Springtime in sunny St. Pete! Hard to believe two weeks 'till the Suwanee Spring fest and six weeks to Merflefest...and the road...

Just got the news, my dear friend Rich Schneider has passed away while on vacation down here in St. Pete. Rich and Sharon Schneider together created the very popular BLUESBEAT MAGAZINE up in Buffalo NY. Sharon did most of the interviews and Rich the photos. His photographs graced many a cd cover and have been seen in blues publications throughout the world. The Blues World has lost another great man...

He passed while pursuing his other passion, birding. It was just last Fall when Rich taught me to feed wild birds out of my hand while we walked along the Niagara River near his home in upstate NY. I just couldn't believe it was possible and Rich was moved by my excitement...I'm gonna miss him...as will so many...

Jorma has been playing my "Full Go Round", almost every night on his tour with Ruthie Foster and Robin Ford and his new cd is getting rave reviews with my song being referred to as a highlight! Go Jorma...may it sell a million!

Lazy days of Winter coming to an end. Actually I have been pretty busy doing house stuff, I don't know where the days go. Paul Geremia stopped in for a short visit and Bob Carlin is expected tomorrow. Also have my nephew Ben flying in for his Spring Break from College. I haven't had a Nephew down for a visit for quite a few years. Looking forward to taking him fishing, to the Dog Track and whatever....

Nice season booked up and I am looking forward to that. Still waiting for a NYC confirmation at BB King's. Enjoyed the movie Cadillac Records...The Chess Records story...they did a pretty good job on that one.

Not sure which guitar will make the big tour, but it will probably be the SS Stewart or my 1936 Washburn 000. John Arnold did a great job making that guitar outstanding. It's as good as a pre war Martin, and much easier on the pocketbook!

Hope to see you on the road this year, hope Winter wasn't to hard on you...

BFN,

Roy