Monday, June 25, 2018 - Beauty of Dance

I played for a dance with my good friend Don Richmond in the afternoon last Saturday in the mountains, and then I sat and watched the dancers continue as Don and the Rifters played into the evening. I was mesmerized, and it made me remember all over again one of the beauties of our experience here on earth. The energy we pass back and forth and the togetherness that syncing in rhythm with another and others is a marvelous part of our physicality. Cultures as far back as history reaches have had dance as a major fixture. It is a joyous expression of movement and breath and grace and gravity. As I played I drove the dance, and as they danced the dancers drove me. It builds a fire of spirit and oneness that is beyond amazing.  

What have I been up to? 

The Royal Gorge last Monday and Tuesday was a lot fun. I had perfect weather and very sweet folks to play to and interact with. It’s just about perfect up there some days.  

The Yellow Pine on Thursday was great too. I got to see so many good friends, and the folks of La Veta and Cuchara are so genuine and friendly. I love it! 

The river dance on Saturday topped it off with some real magic. It was great to pick with Don, and I even got to catch up with some Philmont friends there. Wonderful! 

What’s up this week? 

Monday and Tuesday  12:30-4:30 I’m at the Royal Gorge Bridge again.  Tuesday I’m on the north Visitor Deck which was really fun last time.  If you’re in the area come on in and say “Hi!” 

Thursday 6:30-8:30  I’m back at the Yellow Pine for the barbecue.  Is SO enjoy these evenings in the old barn.  As always if you’d like to come please make a reservation by Tuesday so they can plan enough food - 719-742-3528. 

Saturday I’m playing a party for my niece Laura and her fiancee Josh.  I’m looking forward to that as well! 

Sunday 1:00 and 2:30 I’m playing two 45-minute sets for a fundraiser for VFW Post 4051 in Colorado Springs. It is an honor to help raise money for the veterans in Colorado Springs, and a couple of my RV friends from Good Sam’s are helping to put this on.  Come on out and help support veterans! 

Sunday evening 7-8:15ish I’m playing my First-Sunday Online Living Room concert at concertwindow.com/tommunch.  This is my way to connect with all of you over the miles wherever you are in the world.  I love doing these concerts, and I love interacting with you.  If you join in by logging in you make comments on the broadcast.  If you don’t want to login you can still comment by messaging me on FaceBook Messenger or texting or emailing me.  I try to keep up with all the comments.  It’s fun! 

That’s it for this week.  You’d think I could cram in a couple more gigs somewhere, huh?  Well I am playing 8 nursing and retirement facilities as well.  Not to brag, but I love to play, and as long as my body holds up I’ll keep on keepin’ on! 

Best, 

Tom 

Details this week: 

Who: Tom Munch  
What: playing and singing  
Where: South side of the Royal Gorge at the Royal Gorge Bridge on the stage just off the bridge and at the north side Visitor Deck 
When: Monday and Tuesday, June 25 and 26, 12:30 pm-4:30 pm  

Who:  Tom Munch  
What:  playing & singing at the Barbeque  
Where:  Yellow Pine Guest Ranch, Cuchara.  719-742-3528  
When:  Thursday, June 28, 6:30-8:30 pm 

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing for the VFW fundraiser 
Where:  VFW Post 4051, 430 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs. 
When:  Sunday, July 1, 1:00-1:45 and 2:30-3:15 pm 

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing 
Where:  online at https://concertwindow.com/tommunch 
When:  Sunday, July 1, 7-8:15ish pm MDT