Stranger Creek Band

Rock and Roll Show

by admin on November 17, 2011

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Tonight (11/17/11) the Stranger Creek Band will put on a rock and roll show at the old Grinter Place Barn behind the museum in KCK.They are serving Root Beer Floats and Hot Dogs I think, and there should be a lot of dancing and remembering going on and and I think we’ll have a good time. We have a show there every third Thursday of the month and this show was set up the last time we did rock and roll there last summer.We have about 80 to 100 people show up at these things so come early if you want a seat because it is not that big inside. We do the best we can to play everyone’s favorite but the idea is to have a good time and forget all the rest of the stuff that you want to forget. The show starts at 6:30 PM but everyone gets there early to sit and have a bite to eat first. Anyway if you want to get out and get away from that TV we’ll see you there…..

Are Times That Tuff

by admin on October 12, 2011

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The Stranger Creek Band (of which I’m a member) is well received, every where we play we have people telling us how good we are and how much they enjoy the music and still it is not easy getting payed for our talents. CD sales are down although we have a new CD that everybody wanted to buy, donations to our kitty keeps going down, and dances have low attendance. Are times really that bad? Has outgo exceeded income, is there too much month at the end of the money? Or are people just afraid to spend anything on entertainment? are they waiting for the times to get better? If you think times are bad now you should take another look at the 1930s. I didn’t live through the depression but I heard stories from people who did and brother that was tough to say the least. So until the politicians who have the reins decide on what direction to go, I guess people will hold on to what they have for now and people who are in the business that I’m in will have to tighten their belts a little more. But we are not the only ones who are struggling to keep making music, it is almost across the board, unless you are one of the Nashville brats that have a major label pushing them to the front of the line for the younger crowd that lives for the moment; I know that’s what I did when I was young. So good luck to them and enjoy, it don’t last very long………

The Brown Grand Theater Show

by admin on August 10, 2011

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The Brown GrandThe band just got back from performing a show in Concordia KS at the Brown Grand Theater, what a great show and what a great theater. It was well attended and well received. Margie LeBlanc was the headliner and the crowed loved her, the old theater hasn’t heard vocals like that in quite a while. The band was great and even when we played our closing theme song over half the crowd stayed till the last note. This was our third trip to the Brown and we hope to do it again soon. There’s just something about this old theater that has great acoustics; you don’t need much of a sound system to reach every inch of the floor space. Tex and Mary Schutz played a few numbers along with Roger Tibbs from New Zealand and Pat Boileson and Elton Flodman from NE they all did a fine job too. Elton Flodman was producer and director of the event and he’s already talking about another one since so many people said it was his best show to date.