Monday, September 24, 2018 - Heart Soaring

I spent the weekend in the mountains by Crested Butte, Colorado, for my niece’s wedding, and I have to say that the wild places still make my heart soar just like a kid. It was almost too much! So many beautiful peaks in every direction with such rugged embattlements. It’s hard to pin down exactly why they affect me so much. Without a doubt a childhood spent exploring those wild places had a lot to do with it. I used to explore every summer at our grandparents’ cabins in the mountains. But even though I don’t explore as much nowadays, I still get an ancient thrill when I’m washed over by the beauty and timeless power of such majesty. It’s the same thrill I get when I contemplate the stars and the limitless worlds in the universe. I am part of all of this, and it is my home. Amazing! 

What have I been up to? 

Senior Safari a couple weeks ago on Wednesday was so much fun. I saw folks from almost every nursing and senior place I sing for, and although it was a very warm day, it was a beautiful time of friendship, food, music, and zoo animals.  

The Good Sam’s fall event concert was a blast that Friday in Greeley, and I saw so many old friends and familiar faces.  

Then Saturday was great friends and music at the Philmont Philtoberfest in Colorado Springs. I got to pick with some current staffers and share some great food.  

Finally, last weekend in Crested Butte for my niece Laura and her beau Josh was beautiful. Big congrats to them! I played for their Saturday night rehearsal dinner and party to a fine group of friends and family. Then Sunday was a gorgeous chair lift to the top of the mountain and a golden hike among the aspens before a wonderful wedding with spectacular views and a few tears and lots of smiles.  

What’s up this week? 

Friday 6-9 I get to be part of the grand opening of a brand new brewery in Walsenburg called the Crafty Canary. This is a very cool event with some great folks, and I’d be honored to have you there if you like fine beer and my music.  

Then my first-Sunday online concert will be moving this month again to the first Monday of October which happens to be next week on the 1st. I’m giving you a heads-up a week ahead in case you miss my reminder next week. Just point your screen to concertwindow.com/tommunch at 7:00 MDT to listen, and you can log in there to comment if you like.  

What’s on the horizon? 

October 5th 6-9 I get to play for my friends Joette and Pellumb Dhamo at their new restaurant, Bistoro. You’ll recall that they used to have the Neon Alley Bistro in Pueblo, and now they’re ready to start having music at their new location in Central Plaza.  

October 6 and 7 I get to play at 2 concerts honoring the late great Chuck Pyle. The 6th is at Swallow Hill in Denver, and the 7th is at Avogadro’s in Fort Collins. These will be beyond fun.  

That’s it for this week. Bask in the fall, my friends, and enjoy the changing if the seasons.  

Best always, 

Tom 

Details this week: 

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing for a grand opening 
Where:  Crafty Canary Brewery, 105 E. 5th Street, Walsenburg, 719-890-1112 
When:  Friday, September 28, 6-9