Monday, May 30, 2022 - States

This time of year puts me in the mind of traveling, and I’ll probably do a theme show about traveling again, but this week has me thinking about the states we traveled through. I think I’ve been to all the states in the lower 48 except maybe a couple in the Northeast. Like many of you, we always played the state license plate game where you try to see as many plates as you can. I didn’t know the historical origins or differences in the states other than people having different accents and the land and foliage looking different. We did go to museums as we traveled though, and I gradually learned who established the states, the tribes who lived there before the settlers, and what made each state unique. I don’t travel now to other states as much as I used to, but I’m fascinated with the histories and the directions each state has taken - whether for sectarian or ethnic backgrounds. Of course that is all constantly changing as people migrate around the country. I’ve now lived in four states - Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado. How about you? Join me Thursday for songs about a bunch of these states! 


What have I been up to? 

My senior facilities went very well, and we didn’t have any cancellations although there were definitely cases at a couple facilities, and I had to take a rapid test at one facility. 

My Thursday online show was definitely a blast with a bunch of really fun summer songs to kick off the season. In fact I was up for more lively songs than the group was requesting - that almost never happens! 

My Sunday online show was also a great time although a little more somber with some Memorial Day songs and thoughts. Again we have such a wonderful and supportive group of folks who gather for these rewarding shows. 


What am I up to this week? 

I have just 7 senior facilities this week as I’ll be traveling to Nebraska for a show this weekend. I’m looking forward to seeing all the folks at my facilities. 

My Thursday online show 7-8:30 mountain time will be about states as I mentioned above. Martha Yarusso had this theme idea, and at first I didn’t think I would have enough songs to fill a night with music. Boy, was I wrong! There are a ton of songs about states I already know, and this promises to be a really enjoyable show. Come on out! 

Saturday I have two shows for the Good Sam’s RV rally in Hastings, Nebraska. These are technically private shows, but if you’re in the area I may be able to get you in. I’m really looking forward to seeing these folks, and I get to spend a weekend with my sister and niece which I haven’t gotten to do in quite some time! 

My Sunday online show 7-8:30 mountain time will be recorded from my sister’s house in Nebraska, and I’m looking forward to it. I did an online show from Nebraska several years ago, and it was really fun. Please tune in if you can. We have such and engaging and caring group that will really make your day. 


That’s it for this week. I hope you have a good Memorial Day, and I hope to see you soon. 

Best always,  



Who:  Tom Munch  
What:  playing and singing an online concert of songs about states 
Where: and   
When:  Thursday, June 2, 7-8:30 pm mountain time  

Who:  Tom Munch  
What:  playing and singing an online concert of favorites and requests 
Where: and   
When:  Sunday, June 6, 7-8:30 pm mountain time

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