We have survived the snow filled Montana winter and are ready to ride.
My apologies for not keeping new BLOG posts coming.
It has been a busy winter as I worked on the new music CD called Celebrate Montana.
It's been a fun project for the last several Months.
For the past week I have been setting up schedules for programs and rides.
I'll be taking my banjo and guitar to many venues in the coming months and should have some exciting rides across Montana and America.
Free programs at Nursing homes and Assisted Living Centers make up the bulk of the programs and I'll be having some interesting rides to them.
In addition to the rides to nursing homes I'll be performing at the famous Lewis and Clark Caverns in July. This is Montana's first State Park and the caverns going deep into the earth with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites makes an interesting walk. I'll be headlining the 2PM hour at their annual Fun Days event.
My sidecar traveling partner, my daughter Linda will be joining me for a ride to Anchorage, Alaska to visit her daughter Meagan and the family. What an adventure that ride will be.
In July the rig will carry me through the Northwest and south to San Jose, California for the wedding of Grandson Vaughn and the lovely Pooja.
|COMING EVENTS & PROGRAMS||PLACES I'LL RIDE TO NEXT|
|Chester, MT Retirement Center 2PM||Chester, MT 420 mile Round Trip||5/23/17|
|Chester, MT Senior Center - 12 Noon||Chester, MT||5/23/17|
|Grandview Senior Community 2PM||Great Falls, MT 200 mile Round Trip||6/7/17|
|Anchorage, Alaska||5,000 mile Round Trip||6/12/17 to 6/26/17|
|Sweetwater Retirement - 3PM||Billings, MT 500 mile Round Trip||6/28/17|
|Grandson Wedding||San Jose, CA 3,000 Miles Round Trip||7/15/17|
|Lewis & Clark Caverns - 2PM||Montana's First State Park 150 mile Round Trip||7/23/17|
The new CD is being well received and has been getting good comments from visitors to the Helena Farmers Market where it is being offered locally.
Proceeds from the sale of my three books and now the Celebrate Montana CD go toward travel expenses to the Nursing Homes and Retirement Centers so I can continue to offer the programs free as I travel through Montana and America.
Hard to believe it's been three years since Lois passed away, but last year I received a great surprise when I found a folder on her computer labeled "Songs Unfinished."
There were several songs she had been working on, including the one I get the most requests for, "Pictures."
In the first verse she wrote:
I have pictures on my wall of my precious family
Pictures in an album that mean so much to me
But the pictures that I treasure, no one else can see
They are pictures I have saved, in my memory
The pictures that I cherish, are the memories I see
They have voices filled with laughter and they're singing just for me
Those faces and those voices will always sing for me
In pictures that I treasure, in my memory
What great lyrics.
As one listener said, "Lois was a great song writer.
Three more songs from her folder are also included on the CD.
For anyone interested in hearing her songs and the other original songs on the CD I have included information from the Right Lane America web page.
Looking forward to seeing many of you as I ride the roads of America during the coming months.
Watch for me, I'll be in the Right Lane America.
Celebrate Montana CD
Featuring The Hit Song "Pictures"
Guitar - Banjo - Vocal
Do You Ever Miss Montana
Back Home On The Range For Me
Grandpa's Greatest Ride
Montana Rusty Rail Car Blues
You Played All My Memories Tonight
To orderSend Check for $10 + $4.20 S&H ($14.20)
(Be sure to include your shipping address)
To: Del Lonnquist CD offer
Box 6444 - Helena, MT 59604
I don't know how I got this table got in here, and I sure can't figure out how to remove it.
It's this high tech world we attempt to live in. Sorry.