Tricks History 2001
Tricks 2001 was Rick, Steve, Rich, Krys (with Dave Lopez on sound)
Jan 3 thru Feb 26 - TRICKS in Steve & Tammy's Basement
Jan 13 - Rick & Krys & Rich Jamming with the Weideman Family Band at the Morning Star Breakfast Cafe in Grand Haven. Here's the songs we had to offer:
Mar 2 & 3 - Stan's in Dorr
April 7 - TRICKS Party - Surprise Birthday Party at Craig's Barn for Liz Weidner
May 12 - TRICKS-LITE Todd Langley Wedding Reception / Barn Party
June 3, Sunday - TRICKS-LITE plays Steve's backyard for Erica's Grad Party
June 9 - Rick & Krys sing for Lisa's outdoor Wedding ceremony / Fennville
June 16 - TRICKS-LITE plays for Stacy & Eric at St. Mary's / Visitation Hall in New Salem.
June 29 & 30 - Stan's in Dorr
July - Les Paul paint job #3. When Rick bought his Les Paul in 1978 it was brand new and it was metal-flake gold. In 1980 Dale stripped the gold paint off and clear-coated it for a natural wood look. After 20 years of love and abuse, the wood look was looking pretty chipped up, so Rick took his Les Paul to Dale with an idea for a paint job. - The idea was to have a unique look - a black to white sunburst, with white on the inside bursting to black on the edges. Dale said that grey would work better than white, so Dale ordered the paint. After the paint was dry and Dale was about to begin applying several layers of clearcoat over several days, Dale called Rick over to his house for a look. See photo below for what the freshly-painted Les Paul looked like. Rick was nothing but happy, and Dale was relieved because neither of us realized that the deep indigo pigment contained in the black paint would show up as the "burst" faded more and more lightly into the grey color. Actually, it was the other way around; Dale painted the entire thing grey, and then did the tricky black paint all around the edges. Whatever, it turned out beautifully. The border areas between the dark and light paint showed up radically different in different lighting. Anyway, here's the 2001 Les Paul paint job:
Aug 11 - Rick & Richie go to see Eric Burdon and the New Animals at the South Haven Blueberry Festival - the band features Dave Meros, bassist from Spock's Beard. They also had the INXS guitarist, keyboardist from Meatloaf, and drummer from Edgar Winter Group. Great time; Eric Burdon is a great singer / songwriter, blues man.
Aug 25 - Rick, Krys, & Rich play for Sue and Jim's deck party at their lake cottage on Pine Lake.
Sep 7 & 8 - Daisy Mae's, Gun Lake
Sep 22 - American Legion / Tammy Birthday Party
Sep 28 - Huge Dutkiewicz family party at St. Stan's Hall in honor of Dick & Rusty's 50th Wedding anniversary.
Oct 5 - Tricks plays at James & Joanne's wedding reception at St. Mary's/Visitation Hall in New Salem. Tricks manages to pull off the "Wedding Band" gig by bringing CD's to play the Hokey Pokey, The Macarena, and slow songs for the dollar dance. It was a huge, huge party!!
Oct 26 & 27 - Stan's in Dorr - Halloween Party on Saturday, the 27th. Halloween parties are never as good when Halloween falls in the middle of the week like this year.
Dec 31 - TRICKS New Year's Party at the Bowling Alley in Dorr
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