Monday, August 7, 2023 - Pockets

I’m preparing for a fun show on Wednesday doing songs for my online show that I’ve never done for my online shows. Because of that I’m thinking about this interesting group that has been created around my shows. It is an eclectic group of friends I have crossed paths with from my entire life from childhood to the present. It is a pocket of people like many other pockets of people in so many like-minded or topic-oriented groups all over the world. I’m honored to have this group gather around me and my music, and I know that there are so many gatherings of people in person and online around their interests that most of us aren’t even aware of. Of course there are churches and community groups that we all recognize that have been around for years. But then there are sports fans and hobbyists and foodies and travelers and so many other pockets of people who passionately unite around just about anything you can think about. It’s amazing! And these people share a camaraderie and care for each other that often goes beyond friendship. It’s the human capacity for sharing and selflessness that I think is such a big part of our earthly experience. We are curious and inventive and driven to explore and bond with others. I know this is probably an obvious topic, but it’s important to recognize these strengths in each other that are so vital to our lives.


What have I been up to?

I had 7 senior facilities last week, and one was a scheduling mistake on my part that worked out better than either the facility or I could have imagined. I love it when things work out for the best of everyone involved. I love playing for these folks too.

My Wednesday online show was doing random spin-the-wheel songs from my songbook and was really fun. The variety of songs was from almost every genre. By the way you can always watch these shows after the show too at my website at or on Facebook at

Thursday the Yellow Pine barbecue was a good time too with so many kind folks who really got into it and danced and sang along. I so much enjoy nights like this.

My Saturday party was a 90th birthday that was such a sweet gathering of family and friends. I was lucky to be part of it with my music. Happy Birthday, Dora!

Sunday I played again at the Cuchara Chapel for morning services, and I played “Mist-Covered Mountains” for the folks. That’s the old Gaelic song I found when I was doing the Pike bicentennial project. The mountains were deep in the clouds as I drove into the valley, so it seemed appropriate to play a song that fit.

My Sunday online show was so well-attended once again with great friends and fans. These nights just get better and better.


What am I up to this week?

I have 8 senior facilities this week, and they take me up and down the Interstate. I’m looking forward to every one!

Tuesday night I have a private party in Cuchara that I play every year for a lot of community folks that I love to see.

My Wednesday online show 7-8:45 mountain time will be doing songs I’ve never done for the group before. There are a bunch of songs I haven’t done, but I’m working hard to find real gems. It should be a sweet show, and I hope you’ll tune in if you can. There will be be some surprises.

Thursday 6:30-8 is the last regular barbecue of the summer at the Yellow Pine Guest Ranch. It has been a wonderful summer once again - especially without so many of the worries of COVID. I’d love to have you there if you’re anywhere near southern Colorado. These evenings in the old barn are very special. Call for reservations ASAP at 719-742-3528.

Saturday night 7-9 I’m playing a dance in the Cuchara Community Center with Dennis Mills on bass again. The last one of these dances we did in July was beyond fun. I expect we’ll be in fine form and primed for a blast of a night again. It’s a free dance for everyone, so come on out!

Sunday my online show 7-8:45 mountain time will be favorites and requests as always. I’m sure this will be another stellar evening of friendship and music. It’s a blessing to be with this pocket of folks.


That’s it for this week. The summer is wrapping up quickly as the kids go back to school and the evenings get cooler. I’m savoring every day.

Best always,



Details this week:

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing an online concert of never done songs
Where: and  
When:  Wednesday, August 9, 7-8:45 pm mountain time

Who:  Tom Munch
What:  playing & singing at the barbeque
Where:  Yellow Pine Guest Ranch, Cuchara. 719-742-3528
When:  Thursday, August 10, 6:30-8:00 pm

Who:  Tom Munch and Dennis Mills
What:  playing for a free dance put on by the Cuchara Valley Recreation Program
Where:  Cuchara Community Center, Cuchara
When:  Saturday, August 12, 7-9 pm

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing an online concert of favorites and requests 
Where: and  
When:  Sunday, August 13, 7-8:45 pm mountain time 

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