WOODFLOCK 2016 FINAL CALL

Woodflock’s 6th Year Will be Better Than Ever
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Above is this year’s t-shirt design only available to Woodflockers, drawn up by Antsy hizself.

Well, it’s almost here! Just a few more days and Woodflock will be upon us. Antsy has often said it’s the most fun we have all year. The gathering of people make this event the most rewarding thing we do as a community. We have a lot of friends helping us along the way, and Antsy, the band and all of the Flamingoheads are truly grateful for them and their tireless efforts to make Woodflock memorable and meaningful to all those in attendance.
If you haven’t signed up for a cabin, but want to, don’t delay. We only have a few left. We’ve had such an outpouring of good mojo concerning our Red Bluff, California Woodflock, that we are looking to Franchise it. Ha. Well, that may be too big a word for it. We’re looking at a location near Nashville, Tennessee to host Woodflock East in the Fall of every year. We’ll keep you posted, and as usual, your feedback is appreciated. Any ideas you might have for locations, or how to make the event be the best we can offer, will be appreciated.
Antsy and the Troubs are looking forward to seeing you all again, hanging out, catching up, and sharing our journeys along this winding highway we call life.
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SPACES ARE FILLING UP FAST. This is shaping up to be our best Woodflock ever. Apparently if you do something 6 times, you’re bound to get it right, huh? Woodflock is our favorite event all year. The best part comes in meeting and hanging out with folks who all have the same things in common: a love of music, a sense of humor, a desire to live authentically and “enjoy the ride.” If you’re one of those people, you should join us!
Just click HERE to get on board!
Woodflock is filling up! Space is limited. Join us!
Of course, Antsy and the guys will be bringing their usual music and humor with them. They’ll be playing songs off their latest album, as well as the old favorites. And Sunday night’s show is an ALL REQUEST NIGHT, as we do every year. You make the set list.
They’ll be performing every night around the fire, as usual. Also throwing it in will be Antsy’s dear friend, guitar master, Edgar Cruz on Friday night, the uniquely talented Sourdough Slim with multi-instrumentalist Bob Armstrong on Saturday night, and Sunday will be a few creativity sessions with Antsy and his friends.
Edgar Cruz

Edgar Cruz

Sourdough Slim

Sourdough Slim

Bob Armstrong and Hilary

Bob Armstrong and Hilary

Hands-on arts and crafts for kids of all ages will be provided by our friends Bill and Katie. They do a great job, and they donate all their time and supplies to the cause.
Crafts for all ages!

Crafts for all ages!

Every morning gets started with the wonderful Hilary Nicholls and her dobro-playing husband, Bruce Wandmayer. We are also offering Yoga hosted by Dave Emery this year directly following the daily meditation. Meal time will be fabulous, as always. Also, our friend John Chips will be bringing his Monster Grill with him for us to enjoy special meat and veggies smoked to succulent perfection.
Antsy and the Troubs up close and personal

Antsy and the Troubs up close and personal

This is a lot of stuff! We’re thinking it’s going to be our best Woodflock EVER! Join us! Click HERE for passes. We have day passes or you can join us for the whole weekend. You can bring a tent, stay in a cabin, bring an RV or stay at a nearby hotel. Details on the Official Woodflock 2016 Page.
Antsy McClain

Antsy McClain


State of the Trailer Park 2016

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dallasHappy New Year to you all.

Life is challenging right now for many of you. I think of you often and wonder how you are doing. I look forward to when our paths cross again, and we can visit face to face.

As 2016 is upon us, many of us wax philosophical and get a tad sentimental. I am prone to do this, and make fewer apologies for it the older I get. I inherited my mother’s tear ducts, and have been accused of crying when Classic Coke came back. (It’s not true. It was allergies.)

ItAintHomeDecember was weird around here as our thermometer seemed to be stuck on 74 degrees for a good couple of weeks. Not that I’m complaining. I was practically sunbathing last Thursday until I got one too many weird reactions from my neighbors. The way I see it, a man should be able to lay in a hammock in his own back yard. With cowboy boots and a bath towel. Playing Abba. Really loud.

Troubs2016Anyway, it’s been warm is what I’m saying. It’s back to 34 degrees this week though, so our third Indian Summer of the year was short lived.

So, I was thinking of joining a gym, but they are too full right now. I’ll wait until the last week of February when two thirds of the new sign-ups will be back on their sofas in front of their televisions, embracing their bad habits like a long lost friend. Besides, there is still pumpkin pie in the fridge, and it won’t eat itself.

Woodflock 2015 Gang

Woodflock 2015 Gang

We have our annual early bird special discount still in effect for Woodflock. Please join us. You’ll save $50 per entry if you order this week. Deadline for savings is this Friday, January 8th at midnight.

DSC_2878Woodflock is the best event we do all year. It’s a gathering of Flamingoheads from all over the United States on Memorial Day weekend. We laugh, we catch up, we play music, we meditate, we do yoga, we eat good food prepared by Sue Butler, we drink, we share. It’s nice. It’s a camping event, but there are also hotels just down the road, 5 minutes away. Many choose this option. You do not have to be a camping enthusiast to enjoy Woodflock. There is something for everyone. Go HERE for more details, and to take advantage of the early bird discount.

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GRAVELCOVEROur latest album, Somewhere Past These Gravel Roads, is doing really well, and is receiving wonderful reviews from friends old and new. We’d love for you to hear and let us know what you think. Click HERE to order your digital copy or get a CD sent to you in a matter of days.

Pete Huttlinger

Pete Huttlinger

I’m working on a new album of all-new material with the incomparable Pete Huttlinger as collaborator and producer. Pete plays a mean guitar, but it doesn’t stop there. Banjo and mandolin are also strong suits for my friend of 12 or so years who has played with John Denver, Vince Gill, Leann Rymes and so many more. The album is untitled yet, and contains songs I’ve written over the last 20 years that were kind of waiting for a proper home. Warning to those who only like my funny stuff, and an announcement to those who really like my serious stuff: There won’t be any funny songs on this album. Most are love songs ripped from my own life over time – from some really dark places to extremely happy places – all written just as I lived through them. The instrumentation will be acoustic and light, some drums and bass, but heavy on acoustic guitar just as you’d hear it in my living room. We are thinking of it as a follow up to my popular solo album, Time-Sweetened Lies. I’ll keep you posted on its progress.

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PaintingAs many of you know, I am renovating a 1953 mid-century ranch home, and adorning it with antiques from the era it was built. I have been entertaining and breaking the place in as the echoes of laughter and music seep into the plaster walls, giving it more life and warmth with each dinner party. It is a great joy to build a home around you and share it with friends.

I’m going to be painting again soon, preparing for a gallery show at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, CA this April. I’m very excited about that. I’ll let you know more about that as time approaches.

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ConfusedWhinyI have been extremely happy these past few months, sharing time with my children and a precious handful of dear friends and loved ones. I am the luckiest man on earth, and look forward to 2016 with butterflies in my stomach.

 


Antsy McClain Interview on Pink Flamingo RV Radio

Antsy McClain was interviewed on Pink Flamingo RV Radio on Christmas Day 2015.  If you missed out, you can listen to the Podcast in its entirety below. Thanks to Tracy Miller and Austin Miller for putting this together. Learn more about Pink Flamingo RV Radio.

GRAVELCOVERGet Antsy McClain’s New CD “Somewhere Past These Gravel Roads” if you don’t have it already.  One of his best CDs yet with 14 great songs that will inspire you to Enjoy the Ride of life.

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DSC_2856Get your space at Woodflock 2016 before they fill up.   Held every Memorial Day weekend in Red Bluff, CA, this 3 day event is fun for the entire family.  And, Antsy is offering a Holiday Special Rate thru January 1, 2016, so order now for the best rates.

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