Shakers Discovered in South Berkshire County

 

Once thought to be long extinct, Shakers have been recently found in the town of Sheffield, MA.   Probably best known for failing to procreate, thus explaining their diminishing demise, the Shakers were also known to have inspired innovative thinking that led to such marvelous inventions as the clothespin, packaged seeds and sugar cookies. They would also gather together to chant in mumbo-jumbo and shake 'n quake with ecstatic dancing to ward off the evil jumbies.

Last week while bumping around the town of Sheffield, Sir Harry Chestwig, grandfather of local land-pirate Seymour Chestwig, came across a shop the likes of which he'd never before seen

Sam & the Sand Hills

For Tamboura/TuTu Much drummer Sammy Miami, the day started out much like any other in his woodsy Berkshire cottage. He'd arisen from his lair around the crack of noon, made and consumed copious quantities of flapjacks and had settled his lanky, six foot four frame into his favorite over-worn, overstuffed comfy chair to review the growing "to do" lists which had spilled out from under the complimentary Cumberland Farms magnets which were trying their darndest to stick to the refrigerator door.

"I really must begin somewhere", thought the Samster as he began to prioritize his lists and plan the day. He could plainly see that there was much to be done before he had to join Dakta Easy that evening for a TuTu Much gig at The Lion's Den. He had just taken a freshly sharpened pencil to whittle away at his list when suddenly a disturbingly loud and alarming noise broke his reverie . . .

Bulgaria or Bust

I've been trying to call Bulgaria. I have it from reliable sources that Bulgaria wants me to play for their national jazz festival. This in itself is amazing as Dr. Easy does not play Bulgarian jazz, or any jazz for that matter. But. . .

It seems that during Tamboura's European stint at the reknown Blues to Bop Festival in Lugano, Switzerland, in 2004, a certain Mssr. Antonyankimolov, Bulgarian minister of cul-cha, heard Tamboura's folkrock'n reggae vibe and went uncharacteristically Bul-ga-ga-garian.

Picker's Pluck Pays Off

On a very damp Thursday night, Dr. Easy and his guitar and banjo buddies risked life and limb when they took a gig at the area's most notorious sports bar - The Lockeroom in Lee, MA.

And it couldn't have been better!

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