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Here is a list in reverse chronological order of past performances and what we experienced.

Google Private Event at Fate Brewing in Boulder
Wednesday September 13th - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Busy venue, but the patio was privatly setup on the lower patio. Google employees from around the country (one guy was from Brazil). Enthusiastic bunch. Requested tunes and artists that we were only too happy to play. They were having so much fun they asked us to play an extra hour. Also only too happy to oblige.

Lancaster Wedding
Friday September 8th - 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Unusual wedding, but very cool because of the setting. The wedding was held at a horse riding stable. Ceremony in a grassy pasture area. Picnic tables in the central corral for dinner. We set up on a side alcove area under trees and stringed lights. Everyone had a blast.

Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel (Lone Tree Grill Patio)
Sunday September 3rd - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Last "on the patio" event for the summer. Great as always.

EKAR Farm
Sunday August 20th - 10:00pm to 12:00pm
Super nice folks performing a valuable service to those families in need of food. We would love to do this event again next year. Ekar Farm and Community Gardens is a communal urban farm, inspired by Jewish values. They work to build community, provide experiential and environmental education, and grow sustainably produced fruits and vegetables, expanding access to those in need. Check them out at http://ekarfarm.org/

Two Penguins
Saturday August 19th - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Outside on the patio. Unfortunately the summer is coming to an end, so we may not be back here until next spring. They feel a trio takes up too much room inside. Sad!

Blue Spruce Brewing
Friday August 18th - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Another great time.

Blue Spruce Brewing
Saturday July 15th - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Thank you. It means so much to us to have so many fans, friends and family consistently show up for our gigs. I'm sure Blue Spruce appreciates it as much as we do. Full house - full of love. Life doesn't get much better.

Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel (Lone Tree Grill Patio)
Sunday July 9th - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
It was fabulous to see so many fans come out for a perfect Sunday afternoon. LTGC is (as I've already said many times before) one of Colorado's great treasures to listen to live music. We'll be back on September 3rd so mark your calendar now.

Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course
Saturday June 24th - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
When all of the staff stop what they're doing and join the guests on the dance floor to sing along to Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond you know this is what being a cover band is all about. Great times. We can't say enough good things about Red Hawks manager Pam Morphis.

Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel (Lone Tree Grill Patio)
Sunday June 11th - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Lone Tree Golf moves it's musical entertainment to Sunday afternoons this year and it certainly didn't slow down the number of guests who enjoyed our show. Playing outside on the patio during the summer is the stage God intended for every musician (at least in Colorado). July 9th at 4:00 pm will mark our return. Don'w miss it.

Two Penguins Tap & Grill
Friday June 9th - 6:00pm to 9:00p
What a great Friday. The sun was shining as it set the patio shade made the temperature perfect. Every table was full of appropriately rowdy guests and we all had a blast. We're going to be back here again on Satruday August 19th so stop on by.

Southmoor Park HOA
Sunday June 4th - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
There is nothing quite as fun and relaxing than playing in the park with burgers cooking on the grill, kids running around playing and wonderfully appreciative people listening and reacting to our music. This is one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city.

North Side Tavern
Saturday May 6th - 8:00pm to 11:00pm
What a nice play to play. The owner, Steve, was friendly, the staff efficient, the food fabulous (at least the fish & chips I had were) and the venue perfect for a band like ours with an ample stage. The crowd knew what we were about and made several song requests that we were able cover. We'll be back here again as soon as Steve & I can coordinate book dates.

Java Jam Cafe Restaurant and Guitar Bar
Saturday April 29th
We were honored to be a part of an all day celebration of Java Jam's second anniversay held at their new location. Packed house. Lot's of love and great music from regulars, that have been playing at Java Jam since they opened at their first location.

Private Wedding
Saturday April 15th
Weddings are full of joy and always a bit stressful. We understand the tension and love doing everything we can to dial down the stress and up the enjoyment factor for the bride and groom. We played some soft tunes for the cocktail hour. Then used the iPod full of tunes the bride selected for the dinner. The party started with the Father & Bride dance which we elevated in meaning for every one by having the daughter of the couple sit-in with us playing violin and her aunt singing lead vocal on a tune by Lady Antebellum. It took a few practices before the ceremony to get it down tight, but it was worth it. Dancing and laughter filled the rest of the afternoon. And with any luck we'll get copies of "the Cab" all dressed up to put on our website soon.

Nonna's Italian Bistro
Friday April 14th
The staff at Nonna's are exceptional and perhaps as a result the patrons are really pleasant, which means that we always have a great time there. When a waitress puts money in our tip jar, it's only because everything is working for everyone.

Nonna's Italian Bistro
Friday March 17th
St. Patrick's Day in an Italian Bistro, was not as strange as you might think. Good times can be had anywhere, anytime, if you want it. We did assist one beautiful, elderly lady show her Irish roots, by breaking out "Danny Boy. We had never played it before and didn't even know all the words, but that's why the Irish invented IPads and the Internet. The on-the-spot performance came out surprisingly well

Silver Vines Winery
Saturday February 18th
A wonderful evening was had by all at Silver Vines Winery last night. Every seat was taken. We even had some fans hanging around waiting for a table to open up. The staff was so friendly, it was like you were surrounded by family. We hope to get invited back on a regular basis.

Java Jam Cafe Restaurant and Guitar Bar
Friday January 20th
We had another spectacular evening at Java Jam. Even on a very chilly evening the place was full not long after we started.

Nonna's Italian Bistro
Friday December 30th
A pre-new-years-eve-party was being had by all. I swear Nonna, knows almost everybody who walks through her door. Talk about being a gracious hostess. I asked her about it and she said, "I really want to connect with my guests, because I know without them my business would fail." Well from the looks of it, she won't be failing anytime soon. We are looking forward to coming back in March.

Ameritas Christmas Party
Friday December 16th
Fun Christmas Party. Lots of laughter. A door prize raffle every couple of songs. The below freezing weather didn't slow this group down any.

Nonna's Italian Bistro
Friday December 9th
A lot of people come to Nonna's for the holidays (and a few came back because they had seen us here last time), so there was a bit of a wait for customer's to get seated tonight. Not really an issue because that just meant that they got to hang out by the band while their table was being cleared and request the songs they wanted us to play. Win, win.

Nonna's Italian Bistro
Friday November 11th
Back at Nonna's tonight and it looks like we will be back on a consistent basis. Both the management and the patrons are very appreciative of our sound and song selection. We learned "The Last Kiss" for Elizabeth on the staff after her requesting it during the previous gig. Boy did her eyes light up when we launched into it. We always take requests seriously.

Java Jam Cafe
Saturday October 22nd
Pat & Gwen have created a wonderful venue for musicians to share their craft. What a pleasure it is to play here.

Nonna's Italian Bistro
Saturday October 1st
This was our first time playing for the folks at Nonna's. Wonderful restaurant wwith exceptional entree's. It's the perfect place to enjoy your evening sharing a bottle of wine, eating some traditional and non-traditional Italian fare and listening to us play a soft, tunes where our harmonies can really shine. We hope you can make our next gig here coming this November 11th.

Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel
Friday September 16th
We closed out the summer concert series tonight. And just in time, the weather outside on the patio was turning a bit chilly. None the less about 20 brave souls stuck it out with us. See everyone at Lone Tree again next spring.

Two Penguins
Saturday August 27th
We played outside on the patio and what a beautiful night it was. Lots of old friends showed up and we made some new ones as well. Special fun dedicating a song to Lily, a sweet little girl with red hair and green eyes. Everyone found our wide variety of styles to be unexpected and cool at the same time as we went from "In The Hall Of the Mountain King", into "Smooth". Classical to Latin and a healthy dose of our well known three-part harmony hits kept the night interesting for all. I even found a new beer that I really liked.

Java Jam Cafe
Saturday August 20th
Well the whole "Bell" family minus Cathy showed up and early enough to get front row seats this time. Banter between them and the stage kept everyone laughing. Including some new folks who were initiated into the family atmosphere during this, their first visit, to Java Jam. I don't think it will be their last.

Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course
Friday August 19th
Our first trip to Red Hawk. Beautiful course and view from the patio we played on. Unfortunately just before we started the wind came up and blew in some rain. Not much of an issue, because the patio is completely covered and the roll-down canvas walls keep the elements at bay. Had a great time, especially when a bunch of folks jumped to to line dance while we played "Follow Me" by Uncle Kracker.

Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel
Friday August 12th
Playing outside on a patio in Colorado is about as good as it gets. Once again it's hard to choose whether the staff or the crowd are nicer to us at Lone Tree. Love this place. Quite a few kids here tonight. It's just a great family atmosphere.

Blue Spruce Brewing
Saturday August 6th
Another nice evening at the Blue Spruce. Made some new friends.

Two Penguins Tap & Grill
Saturday July 16th
Wonderful evening on the patio. Weather was perfect. Patrons were laughing, dancing, listening but mostly just relaxing. The staff was very responsive. The food was satisfying. The local brews and spirits were abundant and varied. Games of Giant Jenga and Cornhole were played while we played. We were honored to hear requests for songs we cover that have become favorites.

Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel
Friday July 8th
Always a thrill playing here. Love playing outdoors, when the weather cooperates - and it did. The staff are some the best, keeping the guests happy and well hydrated and fed. We love the youngsters that accompany their parents or grandparents. The older ones sing along and the younger ones dance. Just plain fun.

Java Jam Cafe
Saturday July 2nd
4th of July weekend. Any holiday weekend can been boom or bust for a club, because there are so many options availabe for patrons. On Independence Day weekend, backyard BBQs and trips to the mountains along with big events like fireworks shows often take the attention. We heartfully thank those fans who made it to the show and look forward to seeing more of you again at our upcoming shows.

Ridgeview Hills North & Villa Del Sol Summer Picnic
Saturday June 25th
Few things are more enjoyable than playing music in a park, with hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, neighbors talking and kidding running around. The weather was great and the vibe full of love and friendship. We hope to do this one again next year.

Two Penguins Bar & Grill
Saturday June 18th
This was our first visit to Two Penguins and what a great time we had. Packed house inside (where we setup) and outside on the patio. Plus there was a private party in an adjoining room. Once again we had (at least) four drummer in the house and you all know we don't have a drummer in Call Us A Cab. Three of them were friends/bandmates of Dave and one an drummer friend/bandmate of mine and Ron's. The beer here was mighty fine. My hamburger excellent and the crowd responsive to our wide range of material. Zach the owner said we were perfect (not as overbearingly loud for the audience and many of his previous acts have been.) And he loved our variety. We'll be adding another date or two there soon, so check out the calendar.

Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel
Friday June 10th
Playing on the golf course patio just keeps getting better and better. Friday nights were going so well last summer that they enlarged the patio to seat @50 more people (my guess). And just like last year, every table was full by the time we started playing. And what an appreciative group is was too. We'll be back three more evenings this season, but you can't go wrong any night you visit Lone Tree Golf.

Blue Spruce Brewing Company
Saturday March 21st
Great time last night. A bit of dancing. A bit of hula hooping. A wonderful meal, and some fine brew. The staff is dedicated to customer satisfaction and it shows. We hope to be back again soon.

Java Jam Cafe
Saturday May 14th
First gig after Mike's knee surgery. It felt great. Java Jam has completed the enlargement and renovation with spectacular results. More room on stage and a better house system, so we didn't need to bring our own PA. We can't thank everyone who came out to see us enough. There was standing room only for a good poption of the evening.

Beer By Design Brewery
Saturday February 20th
BBD just started having music on Saturdays, (we usually play on Fridays.) It worked out great for us, not having to battle the Friday afternoon traffic jam to get there in time and great for them (a full house). About half of it was their regulars and half our fans.

Java Jam Cafe
Saturday February 6th
This place just keeps getting better. They've started construction on the new expansion (not that you can see it yet.) They will build it out before knocking down the final wall. It's going to be great. More seating. Larger stage. And a dance floor. Last night saw many new fans, some old friends and quite a few friends who haven't seen us before. Odd thing happened one the last song of the first set. When I opened my mouth to sing "Pride And Joy" by Stevie Ray Vaughn my voice decided to sound like an old blues man whose drank way too much wiskey and smoked three packs a day. Sound cool on this song, but most definately had to improve dramatically before we started the next set. Erlin Leonard, a good friend, from the audience gave me one of those big cinnamon read hot jaw breakers. She swore it would do the trick. and she was right, except I forgot to spit it out and during the first song of the next set I almost swallowed what was left and choked. I'm always looking for some way to improve our stage theatrics. :-) P.S. We'l be back here on March 19th, so check us out on the new stage.

Blue Spruce Brewing Company
Saturday January 9th
Amazing new venue. The place was packed all night. We had a blast and so did everyone else. When we arrived several families were enjoying their evening meal. By the end of the night it was mostly adults. Several things make this place a great spot for Call Us A Cab. First, and most selfishly, Blue Spruce is only about a mile from my house, so it's pretty darn convenient for me and my neighbors (several of whom came to see what new tunes we've learned since they last saw us). Secondly this is a family place. So those 30 to 40 somethings with kids (like my kids) can bring the underage ones with them, get a brew, give the kids a coke and still listen to some good music or watch one of many TVs (showing the Cincinnati/Pittsburg playoff game while we were there.) Third (and this is a big deal to us old farts), the band quits at 9:30. You can go out, have a good time and be home in bed sooner than your neighbor who went to see the latest movie at the theater. Plus did I mention this is a brewing company - and a fine one at that. If you didn't make it last night, we hope you'll come to see us next time we're here. You'll love it.

Java Jam Cafe
Saturday December 5th
Several folks from the Meetup.org group showed up. It's so nice to meet new friends and chat with them about acoustic music and what it means to them. As always we had dinner here before we played. We always show up plenty early so wedon't have to rush through it because every bite is always worth savoring.

Private Birthday Party
Saturday November 21st
Dave turned 60 and his son turned 21. Julie, wife and mother, decided they needed to celebrate. A room full of friends and relatives assembled and everyone ate, drank and were merry. We love playing these kind of events where the atmosphere is festive and laughter and conversation fills the room with love.

Maggie Smith's Irish Pub
Saturday October 31st
Halloween Party. Dave decided to call Ron "Tex" and me "Cooter" for the night, because Ron dressed up as a cowboy (something he isn't comfortable with) and I put on my Davy Crockett coonskin cap complete with tail. Dave went to a dress up party the prevous night and didnt' feel like reprising his role as "Cher." A few friend were there and we met some new ones. A couple from Australia and Croatia kept me facinated during a break and another gentleman "liked" our facebook page; something we encourage everyone to do. The acoustics at Maggie Smith's are great so it's always fun to play there.

Beer By Design Brewery
Friday October 23rd
For a change BBD was packed when we got there and it stayed that way all night long. A bunch of teachers were having an FAC and when they started to leave in walked a ton of people from Ron's work. What a great group. No wonder Ron doesn't want to quit work and go full time rock & roll. LOL.

Java Jam Cafe
Saturday October 10th
Another wonderful night.

Maggie Smith's Irish Pub
Saturday September 16th
Great fun. Mike's daughter, Leslie, and Dave's wife, Julie, inspired a lot of dancing. We changed the lyrics on "Amie" to honor a fan "Angel" and "Jenny Jenny 867-5309" to "Julie Julie 867-5309" to honor another fan having fun with us. Lots of laughter. Several new folks took cards and asked if we play private parties. "You bet. We love private parties." Casey, the manager, asked us to come back on Halloween. We hope to see you all then if not sooner.

Beer By Design Brewery
Friday September 18th
Always a fun time at BBD.

Private Birthday Party Aurora
Saturday September 12th
This is the second party we've played for Gene and Libby. Two of the nicest people (and all their friends) we've ever played for.

Maddie's Biergarten
Friday September 11th
Wonderful outdoor venue (at least when the weather permits) which it did today. Big crowd. Great people.

Private HOA Party Bowmar South
Monday September 7th
BBQ, fun, games, music, all on the beach, by the lake! What's not to love? Great annual event. Here's hoping we get invited back next year too. If all the compliments were any indication, I think that will be a safe bet.

Private Birthday Party
Saturday August 29th
This had to be one of the most enjoyable backyard parties I've ever played at and I'm sure Ron & Dave will agree. But then what can you expect when you're playing for nice, fun-loving people who appreciate music? The ladies felt like dancing to everything. The guys loved the free flowing beer. And the kids seemed to even know the older tunes we played. Castle Rock is a bit of a drive for Ron, right at 100 miles round trip, but as usual he just heads to the gig a bit early and never complains.

Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel
Friday August 28th
Our last gig here for the season, but we were told emphatically by staff and audience that we will be back for next summer's season. Major improvements are being made on the patio expansion to make next year ever bigger and more fun for everyone. (Read MORE tables and better lighting as as start). We've been told that some of the groups this year were too loud, so we will be given even more dates next year. WE hope so, because this is a great venue.

Java Jam Cafe
Saturday August 22nd
What a wonderful night. Several surprise visits from friends we haven't seen in awhile, like John & Cindy Bell, Nancy Bell Dalton & Ian, Bruce Sanders, Peggy & Bruce Worthington, Daves mother and her longtime friend of 80 years, and Meetup.org members of "For The Love Of Acoustic Music". You know things are going well, when some young adults come in just to grab a salad-to-go and they wind up staying for a couple of hours for the music. Love, love, love the atmosphere at Java Jam.

Beer By Design Brewery
Friday August 21st
Sad news when we arrived at BBD tonight. One of the owners, Rich Aggen, caught a staph infection in his knee replacement. Had to remove the knee and he's waiting for the bugs to leave so he can get it put back in. Not until October we hear. Ouch! Our prayers are with you buddy. On a positive note, the rest of the staff have pulled together and the evening was good, if a little sad. Having two knee replacements and a shoulder I can really empathize.

Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel
Friday July 31st
Another great night at LTGC. Tables were full by 5:00 and we don't start until 6:00.

Kemmetmueller Wedding
Saturday July 25th
We don't usually travel down to Colorado Springs to play, but afternoon weddings in the park for some truly wonderful people made this day a delightful exception to the rule. The weather was perfect. The BBQ was outstanding. And we even found "The Chicken Dance" on our break music iPod to keep those die-hard chicken dancers happy.

Java Jam Cafe
Saturday June 27th
Pat & Gwen are still waiting for their liquor license to be finalized. Until that happens attendance will remain smaller than it will become. But on a positive note, it was the first "Meetup" of "For the Love of Acoustic Music", an online group of individuals interested in what else but acoustic music. Several new folks showed up, loved Java Jam (and us).

Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel
Friday June 26th
What a wonderful night. Lots of laughter. Every table inside and out (on the patio where we set up) was full and then some. The weather was beautiful and you can't beat the view over the gold course.

Private Wedding
Saturday June 20th
Outdoor weddings in the foothills are always a delight and this couple, Dawn and Scott had a festive, intimate and glorious event. They found our website through a Google search and had their wedding planner contact us. Thank you Veronica Davis at Mile High Celebrations, 720-252-8958, www.milehighcelebrations.com for your amazing coordination and making our job so easy.

Beer By Design Brewery & Tap Room
Friday June 19th
Rick Aggen, the owner of BBD is a class act. Always makes a point of telling us how much he, his staff and his crowd appreciate us. this evening we broke our "no sitting in with the band" policy and let "Teach" sing "Crazy love" by Van Morrison. He didn't actually ask to, but we were talking and he said how he loved singing karoke so we invited him up.

Maggie Smith’s Irish Pub
Saturday May 23rd
This is always a fun place to play. Adding to Maggie Smith's regular crowd on this Memorial Weekend, a bunch of our friends showed up to help us all celebrate, including Jane Lemmers, a wonderful guitarist/vocalist you should check out.

Java Jam Cafe
Saturday May 22nd
We opted to use our own PA last night rather than the house system. Doing so reinforced our belief that this is the best sounding room we play in. When the quality of what we hear coming back is great, it is so much easier to blend voices and control volume levels during a song. Nuance becomes a integral part of every song. Plus I can't stress how much Pat and Gwen's being entertainers themselves makes the whole experience positive. Well that and their customers, who come to listen and applaud more than we deserve.

Beer By Design Brewery & Tap Room
Friday May 15th
What's more fun on a damp spring evening than enjoying a brew with a few dozen close friends? why listening to the Cab while you do it. Nice to see you all again.

Java Jam Cafe
Saturday May 2nd
Amazing Grand Opening at Java Jam's new location. Music from 10 am to 10 pm. We played to a pack house from 5 to 7. To be perfectly honest, I don't think Pat & Gwen expected such a huge crowd. They were kept very busy serving our fans trying our their new menu.

Beer By Design Brewery & Tap Room
Friday April 17th
Fun as always. What else is there to say except if you haven't been here on a Friday evening, you're missing out on all that fun. See you next time (next month) we hope.

Beer By Design Brewery & Tap Room
Friday March 13th
Great to be playing again after Mike's knee surgery took us out of action. AND BBD is a great place to come home to. Shaking things up, they had us set up on the opposite side of the room and it made a huge difference in our sound. The regulars said we sounded better than ever (of course it could just be that they hadn't heard us for 2 months.)

CAUTION: Brewing Company
Saturday January 17th
We can't say enough nice things about Danny & Betty Wang and CAUTION Brewing Company. When you walk in the door, you instantly realize this place is special. The warm, inviting and friendly atmosphere is just a preview of the love (and secret asian spices) you'll taste in their crafted beers. This night was the celebration of their ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY. Our prediction is that it is only the first of many more to come.

Wonderland Brewing Company
Friday January 16th
Great vibe going on here at Wonderland. Big crowd loved the ping pong and the brewery. Ron works pretty close to Wonderland, so a bunch of his work friends stopped by. Cool people, warm response. Dave had an old band mate to reminisce with about all things metal.

Beer By Design Brewery & Tap Room
Friday January 9th
Lots of new friends showed up tonight. The laughter was flowing as freely as the special holiday brews. My favorite, "Cherry Bell." Any Friday you want to have a good time, this is a great place to start.

Maggie Smith’s Irish Pub
Friday December 19th
Full house. Everyone was in the holiday spirit. Perhaps due to the Christmas sweater contest or perhaps because of the free shots introducing Guinness Blonde American Lager to the crowd. But most likely it was because a whole bunch of friends we didn't know were coming all showed up to each others welcoming surprise. PS. Every time we play here I show up early and eat dinner. I've tried something different on the menu each time and I'm happy to report that everything has been excellent. Fish and chips last night. A light batter and moist, flaky Cod, sets Maggie Smith's ahead of their competition. I also tried Magners Original Irish Cider. What a delight.

Beer By Design Brewery & Tap Room
Friday December 5th
As always, BBD is a hoot. Great people. Tons of folks came out just to see us and management recognizes that so it's a rewarding experience for all. The owner, Rich, and I always discuss our knee surgeries and now he's going in for a new shoulder, so we'll have that in common too.

Java Jam Cafe
Saturday November 1st
Our last gig at this noble establishment, as their lease was not renewed so the building owner could scrape it for what we understand will be more medical offices around Swedish Hospital. Too bad. So sad. We wish Patrick & Gwen the very best and hope that one day they will be able to reopen anew.

Maggie Smith’s
Friday October 31st
Halloween was a spirited event. We were dressed as another famous trio, Peter, Paul & Mary. How did that work? Well I got T-ships printed with their famous faces and which one we were. Dave sings the really high parts in Call Us A Cab, so he got to play Mary. I dyed my white goatee a dark brown to emulate Paul. And Ron practiced being very quality oriented which was a famous trait of Peter's if you ever saw them live.

Subaru VeloSwap
Saturday October 18th
I feel a bit foolish for not having known about this annual bicycle event at the National Western Complex. But then I play music, I don't ride the Rockies. Anyway we got to perform in front of a few thousand folks who admittedly where more interesting in picking up a new light-weight wheel or storage rack than hanging around in front of the stage. And that's plenty cool with us. The vendors who had to stay in their booth's all came up and complimented us and we saw several "thumbs-up" indications from the crowd as they rounded the corner and started down the next endless row.

Beer By Design Brewery & Tap Room
Friday October 17th
So what do you do when the crowd has been incredible all night - applauding every song, putting money in the tip jar, etc and they request a song you don't know and have never played before? Well if you're Mike, the right half of your brain tries to talk your way out of it as the left side of your brain orders your fingers to start experimenting with a few chords. Before 15 seconds has elapsed you launch into Cecilia by Simon and Garfunkel. Who cares if the song is mostly percussion and you don't have any. All that matters is that Ron & Dave have your back and Dave even steps in with lyrics when Mike's alzheimers kicks in. We do love those standing ovations!

Private Birthday Party
Sunday October 12th
Rich Pollastro was an amazing bass player that played with Mike in a band called Murphy's waL several years ago. Rich turned 65 and about 80 of his closest friends and family turned out to hoot and holler. We even convinced Rich to get up on stage, play and sing the lead on "Let the Good Times Roll." Everyone had a blast.

Maggie Smith’s
Saturday October 4th
This was our first appearance at Maggie Smiths. Playing in an upscale venue is always a pleasure. Although this is an Irish Restaurant/Pub, they welcomed our less than Irish (except in full-on spirit) music. the food here which I enjoyed twice so far has been excellent (Shepherd's Pie and Reuben Sandwich - two of my have to try dishes.) The room is a bit divided by a large wrap around bar in the middle, but that works out well for late diners who don't what to be too close to the band, but can always join the raucousness later. We've been invited back for Halloween and hope it will be the start of a long relationship. We know our family, friends, and fans will all love this place.

Java Jam Cafe
Saturday September 27th
Once again a magical evening. If you haven't come to Java Jam to see us, you have no idea what fun you can have in the right venue with a three guys who genuinely want to engage with the audience. We play here about once a month, so stop by soon.

American Legion Post 17
Friday September 12th
My first gig since my knee surgery. It was great to play again, even if sitting that long was a bit challenging. Luckily Ron & Dave are the best friends a guy could wish for and the set up up and did most of the setup and take down. The folks that were there complimented us. Unfortunately as with most fraternal organizations these days the number of members are on a steady decline, so I think we played to less than a dozen folks. We still gave them all we had and all they wanted.

Beer By Design Brewery & Tap Room
Friday August 8th
Okay I'm going out on a limb here because I'm writing this post before we play the gig for two reasons. First, I'm going in for knee surgery two days after this gig and I'm not going to have time to write it before that and second I already know this is going to be a fun gig. It always is. this is one of our favorite places to play because the people are just great.

Wedding
Saturday July 19th
Nothing quite as enjoyable as playing an outdoor wedding in Evergreen in August.

Park House Tavern
Friday July 18th
Yet another venue where if our fans didn't show up, we would have been playing to a virtually empty house. Thank you to all our friends.

Old Mill Brewery and Grill
Saturday July 12th
Unfortunately for us and our fans we didn't get to play tonight because management double-booked the evening. We're sorry things worked out this way - we won't be playing here again. So, on to the next fare!

Java Jam Cafe
Friday July 11th
The best place in town for anyone who wants to enjoy an evening listening to great music and I don't mean just when we play there. Great acoustics. Great owners.

Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel
Friday July 4th
We love playing outdoors and this was a great place to do it. The patio where we set up overlooks the golf course. Just prior to us finishing the night, you could see fireworks, not too close, but wonderful non-the-less. Excellent staff and audience. They have entertainment every Friday during the summer, so drop by. You'll be glad you did.

Cafe Del Sol
Saturday June 28th
Sadly this restaurant doesn't appear to have any patrons (at least on a Saturday evening in June.) The room was nearly full, but only two couples were not people we had invited. I understand the expectation for a band to bring in some of their fan base, but if our fans are the entire audience, we're just helping the restaurant, they aren't helping build our following.

Beer By Design Brewery & Tap Room
Friday June 13th
As always this is a fun place for us to play at. Some fans came in just because they heard we were coming back and that's always nice, but we meet some new fans as well. "Teacher" couldn't stop talking about how much he enjoyed our harmony on Bus Stop by the Hollies and Sally said she had been having an awful day until she came in and after a couple of tunes felt like she was on vacation. Thanks to the whole crowd for doing the mandatory clap of "I'll Be There For You" (the theme from Friends TV show.)

American Legion Post 17
Sunday June 1st
This was the annual installation of officers event. We met a lot of very nice folks and had a wonderful time. They've invited us to return on September 12th to play for their dinner during their big auto show.

Java Jam Cafe
Friday May 30th
The really cool thing about playing at Java Jam is that by the end of the evening everyone in the place knows everyone else's names and have formed new friendships even though they began the evening as strangers. This is beyond a doubt the best place for small acoustic acts like ours to play in town.

Old Mill Brewery and Grill
Saturday May 11th
Thank you John and Cynthia Bell and a couple of Dave's friends from work (whose names I regretfully fail to remember this morning) for showing up to the gig. I think the threat of an early spring snow storm along with Mother's Day tomorrow kept many people away.

The Magic Garden - business launch party
Sunday May 4th
This new venture is a wonderful community outreach providing gently used clothing for young children. Tons of non-profit support. We expect they will succeed and were proud to be part of their first step into the Internet launch.

Cafe Del Sol
Saturday May 3rd
Full House. Good food. Great wait staff. Everyone stuck around for the full three hours. We got to meet some new folks and talk to some old friends. We were paid more than we were expecting and were invited back.

Old Mill Brewery and Grill
Saturday April 5th
It's always fun to play here. Great vibe for an acoustic act. We met some new fans that really liked our wide mix of tunes and our volume. One couple said they just came from Platte Canyon on the other side of Santa Fe. the volume of the band over their drove them out. Happy to have them join us. They loved the fact that we played Sunny Afternoon by The Kinks. Celebrated Peggy's birthday (one of our dear friends). Got invited to play for another birthday party by someone who heard us for the first time. Finished the night playing a request for a regular sitting at the bar - Pride & Joy by Stevie Ray Vaughn.

Java Jam Cafe
Saturday March 29th
First time ever: Java Jam offered a special "Call Us A Cabernet" wine special last night. The night was truly magical. We would like to give a special thank you to Rich Pollastro & John Bell for each bringing their friends and family to hear us. Add in a few of our own family and a crowd full of Java Jam regulars, it was standing room only. Evening highlights for me: 1. Patrick, one of the owners, graciously offered his Taylor guitar when my Martin decided to get temperamental in the third set. 2. Most of the crowd clapping right on cue to aid "Ill Be There For You" in true "Friends" fashion. 3. Everyone snapping and singing along to "King OF The Road" 4. "Fins" to the left "Fins to the right" (you have to be a Parrothead to get that one) 5. The cheer going up all over the room when I announced that Monday was going to be my last day at work. I am retiring. 6. The love in the room was sweeter than the Caramel with Sea Salt ice cream Julie fell in love with. THANK YOU ALL!

Beer By Design Brewery & Tap Room
Friday March 21st
Another great evening. Changed the words to the Beach Boys classic "Help Me Rhonda" to "Help Me Cindy" in honor of a new fan. She and her husband reciprocated by booking us for a summer party being held out at their acreage outside of Brighton this July. Sang Happy Birthday to Rod, another new fan. We also had the great pleasure of connecting with a few friends who showed up that we hadn't seen in quite a while. We were graced with Ron's daughter Amber and as typical Kim and Roberta were in the cheering section. And as always the beer here is top-notch and the owners seems like brothers to everyone there. Last time we played here I fell in love with the Platinum Blonde Ale but this time I tried Lucille's Red Ale and now I'm torn. Dave just back from his vacation trip to Nashville, Memphis, Kansas City and a great Nascar race however loved their chili infused specialty brew.

The Shack Restaurant & Sports Pub
Saturday March 8th
Last night at The Shack was a blast. I want to give a shout out to two people in particular, Laura and Jason. Laura was sitting there all alone quietly eating her dinner just to the right of the stage when we started. At our first break I went over and introduced myself and asked how she was doing. She said, "Not very well, my Mom is in hospice." We talked a bit more and I told her I hoped our music would help lift her spirits. I'm pretty sure it did, because it wasn't long after, she called her daughter, Nicole, who came down to join her and later on they saw another friend in the Club that joined them.

Jason came in during the third set as we were playing The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars and shortly after that Man of Constant Sorrow from the Brother Where Art Thou movie. Two radically different tunes, but Jason enthusiastically applauded after both. Ya gotta love a guy with tastes as divergent as ours.

Cafe Del Sol
Thursday March 6th
Small but appreciative audience. The owners were enthusiastic and committed to doing a better job of marketing to their existing clientele for our next visit, which was booked right after the gig. Rilee, our waitress, loved Wagon Wheel and was singing along to much of our material. A couple of folks who where in the bar area (we were playing in a separate banquet room), came in to complement us and say we were the best group they've heard since our dear friend Bob Girres passed away last year and he and Gary Reinders quit playing there.

Ironworks Brewery & Pub
Saturday March 1st
Ron & Mike used to play here periodically when we were "Rare Heat". It sure was nice to see a positive response to our new less-intense sound. It was really cold outside, so not too many folks showed up, but we had a few folks dancing. Everyone always seems to get into "King Of The Road."

Grand Opening of First Light Home Care
Thursday February 27th
Wonderful group of people, expanding their branding of love up and down the front range. We learn a couple of Beach Boys tunes for the event and it was only appropriate since the owners name is Brian Wilson. We wish you the best and P.S. THANK YOU FOR THE BONUS.

Private Retirement Party
Saturday February 22nd
Approximately 120 in attendance with ages ranging from young children to senior citizens. We were complimented by everyone on our equally wide range of music and that our music, although loud enough, did not prevent anyone from having a conversation with the person next to them without shouting.

Old Mill Brewery and Grill
Friday February 7th
We could make this place our home. Really nice people. Great food. Spectacular brew. The back room gives the band an intimate rapport with the crowd, so we felt like we were truly playing amongst friends. Everyone said our volume was perfect. They could hear our harmonies and all the little nuances we try to put into every song, but still carry on a conversation across the table without having to yell at each other. The end of the night came too soon, but we were asked back so make sure you see us here next time AND come early enough to get the Prime Rib Friday Night Special. It's to die for.

The Bob (The Brew On Broadway)
Saturday January 25th
Very nice brewery with a sweet vibe. Every table was full and everybody had a great time, including us. There was a priceless moment during our rendition of the theme music from Friends that you had to witness. I'll post about it on our Facebook page. Anyway, the management claimed we far exceeded their expectations and sounded better than any of our demos on this website. They want us to book another date. Look for it soon on our calendar.

Beer By Design Brewery & Tap Room
Friday January 10th
We played at Beer By Design last night. What a great time! Vince Sabbe and Rich Aggen, the proprietors, and true gentlemen. Thanks guys. We really appreciate the offer to come back. We'll book another date soon. Okay call me a wimp but I fell in love with the Platinum Blonde Ale from their Women & Beer Series. And Carlos truly offers up the best Polish Dog I've ever tasted. His food is only exceeded by his warm instant friendship. Oh we'll return. You can count on it. P.S. Jillian You made the night for me. You have to set in the front row and give me someone to banter with from now on.

Hurricane Grill & Wings
Friday December 13th
Last minute cancellation. ASCAP is giving the restaurant's management grief about having live music, so the Hurricane felt compelled to cancel all future live entertainment beginning tonight when we showed up to set up. With that said, I have to say Mike Garcia was the most gracious club owner I've dealt with in a mighty long time. I still remember once driving from Colorado down to Arkansas for a two week gig and that club owner literally said, "Boys my tomato crop didn't come in at the farm so you can play two weeks for the same price I promised you for one week, or you can turn around right now and go home. Sue me if you don't like it." Mike Garcia on the other hand apologized until it was almost embarrassing, paid us in full for not playing and even bought us dinner and drinks. Mike, you and the Hurricane have my respect and I'll continue to recommend our fans visit you for some of the best wings in the world.

Strange Grounds Coffee
Saturday November 23rd - 7pm to 9pm
This was a very fun gig for us. Intimate place that serves amazing chai. We passed out copies of our complete set list and then just played any tune on the list as the requests came in. The crowd got to hear exactly what they wanted and we got to find out which of our tunes were most popular. Talk about useful data collection! One of the best memories of last night though was hearing Dave's (2-year-old?) grandson Wyatt cheering and clapping at the end of every song. Dave's Mom ( a truly beautiful lady) was there too and paid us some very nice compliments. Nice to know that our music touches all age groups.

Hurricane Grill & Wings
Friday November 22nd 9pm - 12am
Thought I'd share a little bit about last night's gig at the Hurricane: Bitter cold night, but warm inside. Hurricane's staff is one of the friendliest we've witnessed. Had several people come back specifically because they were here for a late supper and stuck around to hear us play two weeks ago. One quote: "I can't tell you how long it's been since we heard a band where we know EVERY song they play. Even my son has been singing a song around the house he heard you play since then. We had to come back!" And we're mighty glad they did. Plus I promised a new fan from two weeks ago a "Call Us A Cab" t-shirt if she came back with some friends this week. She got her shirt. Thank you all so much.

Hurricane Grill & Wings
Friday November 8th 9pm - 12am
What a great place. The food is phenomenal. The wait staff friendly AND efficient. The was a huge crowd with a line waiting for a table when we got there to set up, but the wait wasn't even close to being as long as everyone expected. We had about twenty friend mixed in with the crowd, and the staff were really stoked to have us there. A quick note, over the years most musicians have found themselves groups that have broken up for one reason or another. The guys in Call Us A Cab aren't any different, except that we haven't burnt too many bridges in the process. I want to thank Rick Pickett (currently playing bass with Willie & the Po'Boys) for turning us onto the Hurricane. His group is a great dance band, but that isn't the type of place the Hurricane is, so Rick called me with the lead. Thank you Rick. Also it was great to see Rich Polastro another bass player from the past. I had the chance to introduce them to each other right as we we're going on stage for our second set. The talked for quite awhile (probably about my bald head - your day is coming guys - mine just started early. Anyway we'll be back at the Hurricane in two weeks. We can't wait.

Birthday Party at the Englenook Bar
Saturday October 19th 7pm - 9pm
Friends and family - there isn't a better gig for any band. Loads of love, food, and good times shared. Joanne turned 40, blew out the candle on her cake and then informed us the bar owner would like us to come back. Nice.

First American Title Insurance Open House
Wednesday October 2nd
Our first experience playing in a business office. WE don't take up much room, so that worked out well. And we can keep our volume down low enough so all the business schmoozing could be carried on without anyone trying to yell over the top of us. We got a ton of compliments and a couple of upcoming gigs promised, so all in all we would love to do it again. Wonderful people at First American.

Tribute Party for Bob Girres at the Lakewood Elks
Sunday September 22nd
1455 Newland St, Lakewood, CO 80214
More than 250 people showed up to honor our dear friend who past away from cancer recently. Each of 3 groups comprised of friends and musicians who had been in bands with bob over the past 30 years played for 30 minutes. then we watched a great video of select video clips of Bob performing. Then 8 members from the groups all joined together on stage for an hour long set. Everyone danced and wanted more. We shall miss Bob.

D'Note for the Arvada Harvest Festival
Saturday September 7th
7519 Grandview Ave, Arvada, CO
Amazing gig. Ton's of new folks from the festival as well as family and friends. Gave away some T-Shirts. The kids had a blast and so did we. We got a lot of compliments on our song selection and volume. We think it makes a difference when you play songs people know and at a volume that doesn't destroy their hearing. We'll definitely be coming back.

Brad Paisley Pre-Concert Tailgate Party
Thursday August 1st
Fiddler's Green Amphitheater & Manjia Bevi Cafe, 6363 South Fiddlers Green Circle, Englewood CO 80111
Once again we were on the Groove Auto stage. A special thank you goes out to Cody Nelson from Groove and Mario Reid from Manjia Bevi Cafe for giving us this opportunity to play for @18,000 Paisley fans as they entered the venue. The day was a bit windy at 4:30 when we started but calmed down before the headliners came on.

Highlands Ranch Community Assn Towne Center North
Thursday July 4th
1100 Sergeant John Stiles Dr., Highlands Ranch CO 80126
Fabulous Day, lots of fun for both the kids and the adults. We played on the GrooveAuto stage and gave away Call Us A Cab T-Shirts to anyone who answered our "You can call us a cab" shout out with "Okay you're a cab!"

Centennial/DTC Relay For Life Event
Friday June 21st
Isaac Newton Middle School - Athletic Field Track - 4001 E Arapahoe Rd, Centennial, CO 80121
We we proud to do our part in this Relay For Life walk-a-thon that benefited The American Cancer Society and raised over $25,000.

Graduation Party
Sunday May 25th 2013
After enjoying a wonderful meal and some great conversation, we set up on Dave & Julie's newly remodeled back patio and performed for Matt's family and friends in celebration of his high school graduation. Matt is looking forward to pursuing a career with his own music as a hip hop artist. We wish him the best.

Blueberry's Cafe
Sunday May 5th 2013
1500 W Littleton Blvd # 110-A  Littleton, CO 80120 - 303-798-7117
Our first fare as Call Us A Cab - Great gig today - a ton of complements - thank you all for coming - we've been asked to return for Blueberry's new expanded Saturday lineup in June.