FIELD TRIPS

Our next Nashville Field Trip is March 9 – 11, 2018.

WE FILL UP FAST.  ONLY 12 SPOTS! 

FILL OUT THE APPLICATION HERE!

Your weekend includes an off-the-beaten-path tour of Music City, live entertainment by some of Nashville’s most talented songwriters and musicians, home-cooked meals every night, jam sessions and feedback on your own music and a day in a Nashville studio singing on one of Antsy’s recordings for an upcoming album. 

Antsy serves as tour guide showing you around his hometown.

Antsy directs you as you sing on one of his songs in a Nashville studio.

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A wonderful gathering of Antsy’s talented friends play their music and take your questions as we delve into what it takes to be a songwriter or master musician.

 

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Our songbirds prepare for their recording session. 

 

Dinner and living room jams turn out to be the hilight of the weekend for most Field Trippers. Everyone participates. If you don’t sing or play, don’t worry. We accept recitations of favorite poems – and for the very reluctant, you can read from one of the many Shel Silverstein books on Antsy’s shelves.

 

Woodflock 9! 2018

Pen and ink and Photoshop. Antsy’s new t-shirt design for Woodflock 2018. Available to Woodflockers at the event.

JOIN US at WOODFLOCK 9 MEMORIAL DAY Wknd, 2018

Photos by Dick Schmidt, David Kravetz, Ed Townsend, Scott Catron and Terry and Trish Domingue

CLICK HERE NOW to get in on this great trip, Just $299/person (Early Bird Special rates for a limited time!)

Can’t stay the whole weekend? CLICK HERE for Saturday passes or CLICK HERE for Sunday passes! Just $99 (Early Bird Speical rates for a limited time.)

WHO: Flamingoheads of all ages welcome! Children under 12 are free with paid adult. (Trouble-making cousins are $50 extra.) Pets are welcome, as long as they get along well with others and are restrained on leashes while going about the campsite and are properly cleaned up after.

WHEN: Memorial Day Weekend. Friday, May 25 (Park opens at 8 AM) til Monday, May 28 @ Noon. Each day goes from 9 AM to 9 AM and costs $99. (Early Bird Speical rates for a limited time). See the schedule below. If you’re wanting to get there Thursday night, there is plenty of RV and car parking just outside the campsite. 

WHERE: Red Bluff Recreation Area on the Sacramento River. We have the entire place to ourselves! Just a 2-hour drive from Sacramento. (Scroll down for directions.)

Antsy and The Troubs (Bruce Wandmayer, Terry Domingue and Todd McMasters) perform around the campfire

 

Woodflock means never having to apologize for being weird. Or normal. Or being you, whatever that is.busted

 

Michael McNevin, Pat McClellan and Bruce Wandmayer perform as the sun sets over Camp Sycamore

 

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Woodflock attracts the finest people

  

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Writer/Poet/Teacher/Amazing Human, Jan Haag, during a writer’s workshop

Writing Workshop: Writing and poetry champion, Jan Haag, will be prompting us through a writing workshop on Sunday, and bringing her upbeat and positive spirit to Woodflock. There are always epiphanies when she teaches, and we learn more about the craft, and a little more about each other in the process. Read Jan’s writing here: https://janishaag.com

 

Edgar Cruz

Musical Guests: Edgar Cruz – back by popular demand. One of Antsy’s favorite people on the planet, Edgar Cruz brings his masterful guitar playing and compositions to Woodflock again this year. His acoustic renditions of Rock and Roll standards must be seen and heard to be believed. Check him out at www.edgarcruz.com.

 

Michael McNevin

Back to Woodflock this year is singer/songwriter Michael McNevin, who’s heartfelt, reminiscent songs about the people and places in his life will inspire you to hold dear those things we know are fleeting but so important. His wit and sense of humor won us over last year, not only at his performances, but after hours in the pavilion during our impromptu jams. Michael often performs with his compadre, Pat McClellan on uptight bass. www.michaelmcnevin.com 

Michael Kelsey

New to Woodflock this year is Michael Kelsey. Hailing from Indianapolis, Michael’s award-winning guitar playing and stream-of-consciousness live shows have gained him a strong following. Some Flamingoheads may remember him from our 2006 Cruise to Mexico. He’s been on tour with Edgar Cruz this past year, and they’ve been wowing audiences all over the country. www.michaelkelsey.com

We’ll have our infamous Chili Cook-off at dinner time on Saturday. Bring your best chili recipe. Winners receive prizes and a three-month supply of Beano™. Last year’s competition was intense, but wounds have healed, the various parties have made up, and restraining orders have been lifted. It’s all good. All the participants chili will be served as dinner that night, with a smorgasbord of condiments, cornbread and such to enhance the meal. 

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Woodflocker Steve Tansey shows Antsy how to properly play one of his songs.

Creativity and Songwriting Workshops by Antsy and guests (Bring your poetry and music for an in-the-round musical show and tell) The judging of the Campsite Decoration Contest (Winner receives something fun and angry scowls from other contestants.) Special guests and Antsy and the Troubs will finish out the night, playing your requests.

Jimmy Poplaski, owner of Dos Tacos Catering

Dinner meals will be provided Friday and Sunday night by Jimmy Poplaski and his wonderful team at Dos Tacos Catering. A luscious taco bar on Friday night and a delicious pasta bar on Sunday night. Chili cook off is Saturday night, with all the fixins. A pancake, egg, bacon and fruit breakfast will be prepared each morning. Have them cater your gathering. Contact them here: https://www.facebook.com/DosTacosParties/

IMPORTANT: There will be some gluten-free and vegetarian fare, but if you have special dietary needs, please provide for yourself. We are feeding a lot of people, and will not have the capability of providing specialized menus. 

James and Jacque Ferreira are our Party City Headquarters at Woodflock, putting together the Chili Cook-Off, the cabin decoration judging, and all the games and activities we enjoy so much. They can usually be depended upon for answers to questions Antsy doesn’t know, which is most everything. Learn more about James and Jacque here: Old Soul Studios

Spontaneous Picking & Singing Circles which Antsy and members of the band are known to join in on. Bring your instruments! Share your songs with us! 

Guided Meditation with Hilary Nicholls: A soulful gathering gets things started peacefully every morning around the fire pit. Hilary’s husband Bruce Wandmayer accompanies the hour with freestyle dobro. It’s a nice way to start the day. You’ll wish Hilary and Bruce could wake you up every morning. Visit Hilary’s website to learn more about her healing and counseling practice: www.hilarynicholls.com

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Hilary and Bruce around the fire pit for morning meditation

Yoga: Our friends Dave Emery and his wife PJ host morning yoga under the tall evergreens of the campsite, loosening us up and preparing us for the day’s events. 

WEATHER: The weather will likely be warm with cooler nights. There is plenty of shade for the daytime, but bring a jacket for night time. 

HOW MUCH? JUST $299 per person (Early Bird Speical rates for a limited time.). Children under 12 free with paid adult.

DAY PASSES! Can’t get away for the whole weekend? We don’t want to leave anyone out. We are offering Day Passes for Saturday and/or Sunday. A Day Pass lasts 24 hours – from 9AM to 9AM – and costs $99. (Early Bird Speical rates for a limited time.)

CLICK HERE to get in on it.

A 50% Cancellation fee will be applied if you cancel your reservation 30 days prior to the event. 

From left to right: An unidentified person, Dave, Rosey, Antsy and Pam at the Photo Booth, a popular part of Woodflock.

ARTS & CRAFTS: Our dear friends Katie and Bill will have their famous Craft Tent with a plethora of fun-filled activities for kids large and small. As always, they have some cool stuff in the works already. We’ll find out what they have up their collective sleeves when we get there. Activities each day, practically all day.

CABINS: Cabins are FREE, but they are first come, first serve. We have 9 cabins to choose from. They sleep 4 comfortably, but you can fit more if you get creative. 

Whether you’re in a tent, an RV, in one of the on-site cabins, or at a nearby hotel, you’ll feel like family and you’ll be making friends with Flamingoheads from all over the U.S.

There are plenty of tent spaces. There are 9 screened sleeping cabins available (FREE – First come, first serve), but you must bring your own air mattress and bedding. Showers and toilets available for ALL Woodflockers. AND repeat attendees will be happy to know we are providing THREE FLUSH TOILETS on site! 

TRAILS: Hiking and biking trails wind around the perimeter of the campsite. There are also plenty of open areas for games, frisbee, etc. 

CLICK HERE NOW to get in on it!

IMPORTANT! FOR INCOMING AIRSTREAM and OTHER RV CAMPERS: Just 100 yards away, there is the US Forest Service Camp Sycamore with water and electric hookups just outside our area with water and electric, but you’ll need to reserve a spot ahead of time online. This is a new policy the park requires. It will fill up on Holiday weekends, so don’t hesitate. Click HERE to reserve your RV spot with electric and water hook ups just a few minutes walk from your Woodflock cousins. If you have a (quiet) generator and can do without water hook-ups, there are plenty of spots inside our designated area. 

Plus there are other full RV hookups available at these nearby private RV parks just minutes away:

Red Bluff RV Park
80 Chestnut Avenue, Red Bluff, CA 96080
(530) 529-2929 or go to: www.redbluffrvpark.com

Durango RV Resort
100 Lake Avenue, Red Bluff, CA 96080
530.527.5300 or 866.770.7001
or: www.durangorvresorts.com/?gclid=CN-bkr3J9Z8CFQkcawodeDvcfQ

NEARBY MOTELS: Don’t want to camp, but still want in on all the activities? The 1st three places on this link (below) are on Sale Lane and are closest to the event — only a 5 minute drive. There is plenty of parking just outside the campsite. For hotel links, go to: www.google.com/search?q=red+bluff+motels

It’s another fun-filled Field Trip, folks!

SEPTEMBER 1 – 3, 2017! DON’T MISS IT!

WE FILL UP FAST.  ONLY 12 SPOTS! 

FILL OUT THE APPLICATION HERE!

Antsy serves as tour guide showing you around his hometown.

Antsy directs you as you sing on one of his songs in a Nashville studio.

A wonderful gathering of Antsy’s talented friends play their music and take your questions as we delve into what it takes to be a songwriter or master musician.

Our songbirds prepare for their recording session. 

Dinner and living room jams turn out to be the hilight of the weekend for most Field Trippers. Everyone participates. If you don’t sing or play, don’t worry. We accept recitations of favorite poems – and for the very reluctant, you can read from one of the many Shel Silverstein books on Antsy’s shelves.

 

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Woodflock 2016

Woodflock 2015 Gang

Woodflock 2015 Gang

COME JOIN US AT WOODFLOCK VII IN MAY 2016

Woodflock VII is now in the planning stages! Can you believe that we’re getting ready for our seventh year?  Our Summer Camp for Flamingoheads is turning out to be quite an annual event. It’s grown from around 40 people the first year, to as many as  300. The campsite is spacious and open, with plenty of room, so we didn’t even realize how much the party had grown. Join in the fun, but don’t hesitate. Spaces will fill up fast. See you there!

CLICK HERE NOW to get in on this great trip, our best event of the year! Just $299/person.
Can’t stay the whole weekend? CLICK HERE for Saturday day passes or CLICK HERE for Sunday passes! Just $115/person!

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WHO: Flamingoheads of all ages welcome! Children under 12 are free with paid adult. (Trouble-making cousins are $50 extra.) Pets are welcome, as long as they get along well with others and are restrained on leashes while going about the campsite and are properly cleaned up after.

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WHEN: Memorial Day Weekend. Friday, May 27 (Park opens at 8 AM) til Monday, May 30 @ Noon. For folks not able to make it all three days, we have DAY PASSES available. Each day goes from 9 AM to 9 AM and costs $115. See the schedule below under “EVENTS.” If you’re wanting to get there Thursday night, there is plenty of RV and car parking just outside the campsite.

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WHERE: Red Bluff Recreation Area on the Sacramento River. We have the entire place all to ourselves! Just a 2-hour drive from Sacramento. For Camp DETAILS, MAPS and DIRECTIONS click HERE.

Thanks to Google Maps, we are able to give you this Bird’s Eye View of camp, giving you a better idea of what to expect. Also, you’ll want to make note of the cabin numbers if you want to reserve one. Due to demand and to avoid confusion, we’re having to reserve them this year. More information about that below.

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EVENTS:
A concert each night with Antsy and the Troubs! Special guests! (TBA) Activities all day long, and one great meal each day!

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Friday Night will be pretty relaxed, we’ll get to know everybody, we’ll eat, we’ll gather, we’ll get our campers, tents and cabins set up, and as the sun goes down, we’ll head to the campfire and start to play music. Dinner meals and a hearty, delicious brunch each morning will be provided each night by our wonderful Sue Butler, our catering guru. (We’ll be on our own for all other meals, but there are always plenty of leftovers.) Meals will be basic camping fare, such as grilled beef, chicken, a little seafood, some vegetables, potatoes, etc.

GUEST PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE TBA

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A loose schedule of events:

Saturday: We’ll have our always wonderful and infamous Chili Cook-off at dinner time. Bring your best chili recipe. Winners receive Free Troub Stuff and a three-month supply of Beano™. Last year’s competition was intense, but wounds have healed, the various parties have made up, and restraining orders have been lifted. It’s all good now. But we’ll see how things go this year.

Sunday: Creativity and Songwriting Workshop after lunch by Antsy and guests (Bring your poetry and music for an in-the-round musical show and tell) The judging of the Campsite Decoration Contest (Winner receives something fun and angry scowls from other contestants.) Special guests (TBA) and Antsy and the Troubs will finish out the night, playing your requests.

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Every Day: Spontaneous Picking & Singing Circles which Antsy and members of the band are known to join in on (Bring your instruments!), Impromptu Frisbee throwing (If Antsy’s around, there will be Frisbees.)

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Every Day: Guided Meditation with Hilary Nichols A non-denominational gathering to get things started peacefully every morning around the campfire. Hilary’s husband Bruce Wandmayer accompanies the hour with freestyle dobro. We usually hang around long after comparing notes on recent growth spurts, overcoming of difficulties, and other life lessons. It’s a nice way to start the day. You’ll wish Hilary and Bruce could wake you up every morning.

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WEATHER: The weather will likely be warm with cool nights. There is plenty of shade for the daytime, but bring a jacket for night time. Also, bring a boat, canoe or kayak if you have one! The Sacramento River and Lake Red Bluff are adjacent to our Camp Area! A pleasant bike and hike trail head is located at the base of camp, and provides a nice opportunity to get off the beaten path.

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HOW MUCH? JUST $299 per person. Children under 12 free with paid adult. DAY PASSES! Can’t get away for the whole weekend? We don’t want to leave anyone out. We are offering Day Passes for Saturday and/or Sunday. (A Day Pass lasts 24 hours – from 9AM to 9AM – and costs $115)  CLICK HERE to find out more.

CLICK HERE NOW to get in on it!

Whether you’re in a tent, an RV, in one of the on-site cabins, or at a nearby hotel, you’ll feel like family and you’ll be making friends with Flamingoheads from all over the U.S.

Let Antsy know what type of stay you are planning: Tent, RV or Motel so we can get a head count. Email him at thetroubs@unhitched.com.

There are plenty of tent spaces. There are 9 screened sleeping cabins available, but you must bring your own air mattress and bedding. Showers and toilets available for ALL Woodflockers. AND repeat attendees will be happy to know we are providing alternative – NEW – FLUSH TOILETS! – NEW – On site! WoooHOOOO!

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ARTS & CRAFTS: Our friends Katie and Bill will have their now famous Craft Tent with a plethora of fun-filled activities for kids large and small. As always, they have some cool stuff in the works already. We’ll find out what they have up their collective sleeves when we get there. Activities each day, practically all day.

SPIRITUAL/REFLECTIVE/MEDITATIVE ACTIVITIES: Our friend Hilary Nichols starts each morning off with guided meditation, musically accompanied by her husband, our very own Bruce Wandmayer. Hilary worked for years as a holistic chiropractor, and now focuses on healing through meditation and energy work, and is a frequent guest at women’s retreats throughout the world.

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Antsy is on hand all three days for one-on-one guitar, poetry and storytelling sessions, sharing new songs, new artwork, and ideas from his sketchbooks and notebooks. As Flamingoheads can attest, Antsy’s workshops may start with music or poetry, but always end up working through life’s big questions, and sharing in the joy of belonging to the human family. Last year, he was joined by the band members as they shared rough mixes from the album “Somewhere Past These Gravel Roads‘  letting Woodflockers hear it before anyone else. Musical guests are known to drop by, creating spontaneous jams, creative insight to life and frequent laughter. Woodflockers have also provided some unforgettable moments as they’ve shared poetry and songs with the group. Simply put, nobody ever knows exactly what’s going to happen, and we like it that way.

CABINS: We have 9 cabins to choose from. They sleep 4 comfortably, but you can fit up to 8 if you choose. You can have one all to yourself or share with up to 7 people (But we’re tellin’ ya, that’s gonna be cramped. Stick to 4 each). Due to high demand and to avoid confusion, it’s become necessary to reserve each cabin. It’s first come, first serve, and you can reserve your cabin only by e-mailing Antsy at thetroubs@unhitched.com. No other arrangements can be accepted. (This helps us have our ducks, er flamingos in a row.) She will mark off the cabin you’ve reserved, according to the bird’s eye-view diagram of camp (ABOVE), and choose your cabin. Cabins are $100 each for the weekend, or $25/person at occupancy of 4. If two of you want to go in on one, it would be $50 each, and so on.

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TRAILS: Work off the chili on hiking and biking trails which wind around the perimeter of the campsite. There are also plenty of open areas for games, etc. Special guests (TBA) will get the night of music started, and Antsy and the Troubs will take it from there with a full blown rockin’ concert.

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FOOD: Two awesome meals each day (Breakfast and Dinner) will be prepared by a great caterer and food service worker who has a special knack for all things delicious. For lunch (if you’re still hungry), bring your own food and drinks or simply buy what you need at nearby markets just minutes away. Cook at any number of our BBQ grills and eat with us at one of the on-site shelters available for everyone’s use. For the more urban campers there are a variety of restaurants within a 10 minute drive from the campsite.

CLICK HERE NOW to get in on this great event!

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FOR INCOMING AIRSTREAM and OTHER RV CAMPERS: Just 100 yards away, there is the first-come-first-serve US Forest Service Camp Sycamore with water and electric hookups.

If Camp Sycamore fills up, there are full RV hookups available at these nearby private RV parks just minutes away:

Red Bluff RV Park
80 Chestnut Avenue, Red Bluff, CA 96080
(530) 529-2929 or go to: www.redbluffrvpark.com

Durango RV Resort
100 Lake Avenue, Red Bluff, CA 96080
530.527.5300 or 866.770.7001
or: www.durangorvresorts.com/?gclid=CN-bkr3J9Z8CFQkcawodeDvcfQ

NEARBY MOTELS: Don’t want to camp, but still want in on all the activities? The 1st three places on this link (below) are on Sale Lane and are closest to the event — only a 5 minute drive. There is plenty of parking just outside the campsite. For hotel links, go to: www.google.com/search?q=red+bluff+motels

Halloween Field Trip!

Announcing…

Our First Ever HALLOWEEN Field Trip: Chico, California

Be In The Studio with Antsy McClain and The Troubs as They Record Their New Album

-2 Driving to Monterey from San Francisco, with great excitement

Top left, Antsy and the guys cutting basic tracks for the song, “My Own Skin.” Above right, Antsy is waiting to be your tour guide for another memorable Field Trip.

HERE’S WHAT YOU GET:

1. VIP Access to Halloween Concert and Pre-Show Block Party Thursday, Oct. 30 at Sierra Nevada Brewery in Chico, CA.

2. Be IN THE STUDIO with us Friday, Oct., 31 as we cut songs for the new album.

3. Sing on Antsy and The Troubs’ New Album!

4. Special Give-Aways (to be announced)

5. Your name will be listed on the album credits

6. Sit around at dinner with Antsy and the band after our sessions as we tell ghost stories, and enjoy a good meal.

7. Follow Antsy and the gang down the road to Santa Cruz for another crazy Halloween show at Don Quixote’s in Felton, CA Saturday, November 1 and hang out afterwards for a Field Trip Wrap Party.

Space is VERY Limited! Only 12 spots available! CLICK HERE TO GET ON BOARD!

Itinerary:

THURSDAY: 6 PM: Pre-show Tailgate Party with Antsy and the band. 8 PM: Halloween Eve Concert at Sierra Nevada’s Big Room in Chico, CA. You’ll be our guests with VIP seating and all access passes.

FRIDAY, 10 AM: In The Studio, Chico, CA. Antsy McClain, Loose Bruce Wandmayer, Dacron Dan Becker, Hot Rod Todd McMasters, Gary “Garage Sale” Tackett and Terry “The Train” Domingue will be cutting songs Friday, October 31 from 10 AM to 7 PM. Antsy’s 17-year old son, Grant, will also be there, playing guitar on the session.

SATURDAY: Convoy with us to the Santa Cruz mountains for another fun concert at Don Quixote’s in Felton. You’ll be our guests with VIP seating and all access passes.

SUNDAY morning: hug each other goodbye, and bask in the memory of new friends, new experiences and lifelong memories.

All Field Trippers will be FIRST to receive the new album, along with a personal note from Antsy and the band for being a friend of our music.

You get all of this for just $329/person.* CLICK HERE TO GET ON BOARD!

* Travel and hotel not included. Food will be provided on Friday at the studio. Once you’ve signed up, we can help direct you to hotels we’ll be staying so we can all get a discounted group rate.

“We’ve cut several tracks for the new album already, and it’s shaping up to be the best work we’ve ever done. The guys are all excited about it, as am I. This next time in the studio in October, surrounded by friends of our music, will be the icing on the cake. There is so much good mojo surrounding this album, everything has just clicked in place from the first notes we played together. I can’t wait to share it with everyone.” – Antsy McClain

Here’s a rough mix of a new song we recorded in the studio last week that’s already becoming a fan favorite. It’s called “My Own Skin.”

Take a listen and see if we ain’t having a good time. We’d love for you to be a part of it!

Your FREE download: http://www.unhitched.com/My_Own_Skin.mp3

Here’s a video of me playing the song solo, so you can hear what masterful musicians these Troubadours are. (And now you know why I have a band!)

Video of Antsy performing My Own Skin:

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10204796589219994&set=vb.1396064262&type=2&theater

Proceeds from this trip will go to production costs of the album. We appreciate your support.

 

Arm Chair Field Trippers…

If you’d just like to help out, we have these links for financial support: $20   $50   $100. Just go HERE and put in your amount. Takes 30 seconds.

Anyone clicking through the above links will be first in line to receive the new album as a thank you from us.

 

If you have any questions, contact us at thetroubs@unhitched.com.

Thanks for being there!

– Antsy

lead singer guy

The Trailer Park Troubadours

10 thoughts on “Halloween Field Trip!

  1. Dear Antsy … Please hold a spot for me in the Field Trip. I have to go to the bank and don’t want you to sell out in the meantime!


  2. Hey Antsy! Man I wish but the wife left me my only tooth fell out, you get the idea. Seriously that would be really cool! I need to get you to play Crescent City, CA then that would be a way cool world!


  3. Alas! Our son is getting married on November 1st and has the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner on Oct 31 (Halloween of all days!), so the Halloween field trip is out of the question for us.

    My wife and I saw you recently in St. Louis at the Sheldon Concert Hall with Tommy Emmanuel. That was our first time seeing you, or Tommy for that matter. The evening was simply wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed you! Honestly, folks were most likely there for Tommy, including me. I want to tell you that you were fantastic and engaged the audience in an organic, witty, and warm way that had us all in your pocket. I hope you can recall the genuine appreciation and applause you received while here. It was much deserved!

    I listened to My Own Skin and enjoyed it! Best wishes on the new project and God bless you as you travel life’s path on this blue marble!

    David Libby


    • Thank you for the kind words, David. You make me want to try that much harder. And yes, I remember those nights in St. Louis very well, and the reception was very heart warming for me. I’ll never forget it. I’m trying to get back there. I’ll keep you posted. Ants


  4. Dearest Antsy. Patsy and I are just giddy about this trip. We are busy picking out special outfits, hats, and hair. I even got me a new pair of glasses so I can actually SEE the show! Patsy has cleared her calendar and has a fill-in dancer at the truck stop to take her place on those days..of course this fill-in gal ain’t as good as Patsy and those truckers will sure be happy when Patsy gets back (which I’m sure will increase her tips) Our spouses, Billybob and Skeeter and some other of our friends will also be attending the Chico show.. but we are making them sit in the cheap seats cuz..well… Patsy and Twyla are special VIPS and we can’t wait to rub that in their FACE! Can’t wait to see ya Antsy!!! Luv Twla and Patsy!


  5. I’ve been trying to find someone to attend this with and couldn’t, so I guess I’ll just have to get comfortable in ‘My Own Skin’ and come by myself! 🙂


  6. Dear Antsy,
    Where have you been these last 40 years of my life?! Please forgive me; but, I had never heard of you until last night when I surfed and ended up riding the “Rolled Coaster” on PBS 20-3 here in Indy!! You and “The Troubs” inspired me to sing and dance while watching.

    Where can I buy CDs that have those songs from the concert? Watching the performance of EVERYONE on stage plus hearing the music and lyrics was an ABSOLUTE THRILL! Thanks to ALL involved because your concert revived this sexagenarian broad whose spirit was in a comma!
    God bless ya’ll and keep you safe as you travel!!


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Antsy in London 2014

Wokingham, England

Wokingham, England

LONDON, UK! Antsy McClain goes to London to jam with Pauly Zarb, Chris “Spoons” Long, “Loose Bruce” Wandmayer, and an assortment of international players for some exclusive performances.

THUR., May 29 – Antsy McClain and The Trailer Park Troubadours – Jagz Club, Ascot, Berkshire. Go to: http://www.jagz.co.uk for details.

SAT., May 31 – Antsy McClain travels to London, England for a festival performance in Wokingham, and a reunion with longtime friend and musical compadre, Pauly Zarb. The street concert will take place to the left of that lovely building in the photo below. Concert is free to the public. Go to: http://www.wokingham-tc.gov.uk/information/events/year.listevents/2014/02/06/-

If you’re up to making the trip to the UK to see Antsy McClain with Pauly Zarb, Chris “Spoons” Long, “Loose Bruce” Wandmayer, along with an assortment of international players, here is the info for you to book your hotel reservations: The Cantley House, http://www.cantleyhotel.co.uk or The Cantley Lodge, at http://www.cantleylodge.co.uk. You’ll get a special group rate (while supplies last) when you mention Pauly Zarb and the Wokingham Street Concert. As you can see on the map below, Windsor Castle is 15 minutes from Ascot, and London is a short 45 minute train ride away, so you’ll be conveniently located for some optimum sight seeing.

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