Monday, August 19, 2019 - Woodstock

I’ve been thinking a lot about Woodstock. I’ve done several songs from the festival over the past couple weeks, and because this last weekend marked 50 years since that event I figured I should reflect on it. I grew up knowing it was a magical weekend - hearing snippets of the music and the vibe over the years. I’ve watched several shows and documentaries this past month that tried to capture the feeling of the event and the mood of the country during that time. We used to run into hippies all the time in Taos back in the late 60’s and early 70’s. My parents told us to steer clear of them, but I knew they were in touch with something worthwhile. Over the years I’ve grown to appreciate their message of peace and love. It seems we need that even more today than ever. My study of religion, philosophy, science, and spirituality has brought me full circle right back to where the hippies were on that magic weekend. Their awareness of purpose and intent for humanity cuts me to the core. Unity and caring are still the key to a happy and healthy world. Why live in a world of fear when you could live in a world of love? Woodstock was a successful experiment in that.  

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What have I been up to? 

Monday, Tuesday, and Friday I played at the Royal Gorge Bridge with Dennis Mills on bass. We had several friends come out, and the weather was mostly perfect.  

Thursday was the last Yellow Pine Barbecue of the season, and it was a good one. The evening was very special with some fine requests for some great songs, and there were friends and hugs all around.  

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What’s up this week? 

Monday 12:30-4:30 I’m at the Royal Gorge Bridge with Dennis Mills as the summer draws to a close. We’ve had fun learning new songs and meeting folks from all over the world. 

Tuesday and Sunday I have private parties for some wonderful folks in Cuchara and Pueblo. I really enjoy doing these. If you ever have a special event or other excuse for some live music then give me a yell. There’s nothing better than enjoying a space of time with good friends and music.  

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That’s it for this week. I heard back from just a few folks about the new online concert venue. I’d love to have more folks weigh in on whether I should do these on Facebook Live or StageIt.com. Let me know.  

Best always, 

Tom 

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Details this week: 

Who: Tom Munch and Dennis Mills 
What: playing and singing  
Where: South side of the Royal Gorge Bridge on the big stage 
When: Monday, August 19, 12:30-4:30 pm