Monday, May 22, 2023 - Season Starts

I don’t know how it happened, but it’s already almost Memorial Day. That means the summer season is kicking off for most folks this weekend. It is for me too. I used to get so excited planning and engaging with so many summer gigs. I’m still excited, but COVID shut down a lot of the gigs and planning, and I haven’t pursued as much and have been happy with more online gigs. But the open road and the great outdoors still beckon, and I love seeing the summer folks and getting to play in the mountains and in the wide open more. I always write about the summer season because it holds a mythology for me. I have had so many wonderful opportunities to travel and play in great places with sweet people to meet and talk with. I have to pinch myself when I think of these times, and those memories and new possibilities enchant me when this time comes each year. I only have a few things set up this year as compared to years gone by, but I will savor every one. This week, for instance, I’ll be playing at La Veta Pines at their sweet little stage outdoors on Sunday evening instead of my usual online show. It’ll be great to see the La Veta folks again! So the summer is hitting the accelerator. Here we go!


What have I been up to?

I had 13 senior facilities last week, and they were all so enjoyable and fulfilling. I love these folks.

My Wednesday online show was doing songs from 50 years ago (1973), and it was so fun that we’re going to do some more this week. This was just a great year for the kind of music that I love and love to play.

My Sunday online favorites and requests show was very well-attended, and we had some great requests! This must be about the best audience anyone could hope for.


What am I up to this week?

I have 11 senior facilities this week, and they should all be stellar. It’s a privilege to play for them.

My Wednesday online show 7-8:45 mountain time will be part two of songs from 50 years ago in 1973 as I wrote above. I’m really looking forward to playing so many songs we didn’t get to last week! Come on out if you can.

Sunday 7-9 I will playing at the La Veta Pines RV Park in La Veta, Colorado. I haven’t played at the park since it’s been under new owners, and I know it will be a wonderful night! Please come if you’re in the area. It’s a free concert. You need to bring a chair, a jacket, your ears, and a beverage of your choice. It’ll be fun!


That’s it for the week. Next week is a biggie for me as I have been hired by the Boy Scouts of America to play for their big event in Atlanta, GA, on Wednesday. Wish me luck traveling and playing Philmont and mountain songs for them. Be good and I hope to see you soon.

Best always,



Details this week:

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing an online concert of 1973 songs (part two)
Where: and  
When:  Wednesday, May 22, 7-8:45 pm mountain time

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing an outdoor concert - BYO chair and jacket
Where:  La Veta Pines RV Park 226 W. Grand Avenue, La Veta. 719-742-3252
When:  Sunday, May 28, 7-9 pm

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