Sunday 18 November 2012


Hallman+Hoffman, Eastview Legion.
   Great weekend at Eastview (Ottawa,Vanier) Legion. Hallman+Hoffman played Saturday night, Sunday afternoon 4-8.  Both were quite well attended. Sunday had a great meal, and there were some amazing dancers!  The place is quite 'French' and I enjoy playing in that environment. They know how to have a good time! It's just a slightly different atmosphere than I'm used to.
Update Dec.2012  We are playing monthly in 2013 at Eastview - see the schedule.

Saturday 17 November 2012

39 Club

Michael Myers and I had a great 'gig' at the Kingston 39 Club last night, at the RCL 631, Collin's Bay.  
   For those who are unaware,  it's a social - dance 'club' that's been in existence for at least 60 years. Michael and I play at the club roughly every 6 weeks - but not quite 'regularly'.
We play a mix of old country and old 'pop' (Neil Sedaka, ElvisJim Reeves, Texas Tornados). There are very popular bands at the club who just play country music, so we're rather known as the 'pop' types - the 'rockers' - which appeals to some, and not others (but enough to fill the place last night).  In this wacky world,  there aren't many pure dances left where an adult can go, so it's a great spot for us.
We play three, one-hour sets with two, 15 minute breaks.'s 8-9, 9:15-10:15, and 10:30-11:30.  There's one 'meet new friends'-type dance every set, and a snack at the end.
Update Dec.15.  A wonderful sold out Christmas dance last night. Thanks to the many volunteers who decorated the hall, and organized the evening. (see schedule for upcoming dates)

Wednesday 7 November 2012

Belleville Fish and Game

Hallman+Hoffman @ Belleville Fish and Game Club.
Hallman+Hoffman had a great afternoon, Sunday, at Belleville Fish and Game Club. We snagged them...hook, line, and sinker. Seriously, it was Dan Brady's 80th,  and it was a dancing crowd - from 1:15- 4pm. A good time was had by all, and there was a magnificent pot luck supper afterwards! 
   Many members of the Belleville 39er Club were in attendance.
Update March 25  'Hallman + Hoffman' will be at the 39 Fish and Game Club, Friday April 5, June 28, and Oct. 18, 2013.

Friday 2 November 2012

Nov 3, 2012

    photo: Sandra Randall - Eden Grove Photography
          Tim and Canada's own Doug Gravelle
Saturday, Nov. 3, is a busy day. I'll start out at the Trenton Legion (from 1-5). Normally it's 2-6, but Penny has graciously cooperated and let me do 1-5 so I can hit a wedding for Lloyd and Joyce in Smith's Fall's at 7:45ish.  There, I will be joined by drummer Doug Gravelle, and Brockville's Terry Hoffman on guitar.
   Lloyd is a fiddler, and he will perform with his group in our first break.   How's that for 'better than a DJ during a band break'?
   Oh, by the way, I haven't played at the Civitan Club since about 1973.
   Update:  The wedding was great, and they're hitched. Lloyd's high school band was magnificent!