Weekend Gig for Hospice

        I no longer try to manage a regular band, but I get enough work as a fill-in mando sideman and part singer to keep my hand in it. “Have mandolin will travel.” (At least if it isn’t too far from home) This one was with the Leonard McSwain Band. It was much like so many gigs I’ve played over the years; a fund-raiser for Hospice a couple of counties over. We pulled in and the church marquee advertised a spaghetti supper the next week to raise money for  a youth mission trip.  It was hot for fall, and we broke a sweat in the first set, but a cool breeze set in for the second. There were hamburgers and hot dogs and blonde brownies and peanut butter cookies and pound cake. Man, I’ve lived good for a doctor.

        Life is not back to normal but if I can work some as a doc and play two or three gigs a month I am content. We’ll see where all this chemo lands me. I still have a long way to go.

Dr. B

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13 Comments on “Weekend Gig for Hospice”

  1. Carolyn Brooks Says:

    Just keep on enjoying life Dr.B & let God handle the rest! Prayers continue….

  2. jel Says:

    hey Doc,
    cool picture, looks like ya was having fun. 🙂

    but what is a blonde Brownie ?

    take care!

  3. jel Says:

    that is you in the picture, right?

    oh well I’m not a brownies person or fudge.

    I was just told by my (DH)that I was a fruity person, as in fruit pies,cakes , and plain fruit at times, 🙂

    hope ya have a good day!

  4. doug ross Says:

    Nice shoes Doc.

  5. Cindy Newton Says:

    You got a lot of life left in you! To live and to enjoy. Glad you are getting to do what you love. Keep at it Dr. B.

  6. Hey there, Dr. B. I’m sorry I haven’t been on here in a long while. I’ve been thinking about you a lot, though.

    Chemo is no joke, but if you really can work a bit and play a bit, that means you’re doing pretty well, all things considered!

    • drtombibey Says:


      Great to hear from you. I am getting Rx and both working and playing a little so all is well. I’m writing too and hope to have some new projects out before long.

      Dr. B

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