Category Archives: News and Current Events

Blues Brothers Rock n Soul Revue Brought NYE Fun to Playhouse Boise

Blues Brothers Rock n Soul Revue and Playhouse Boise held an excellent New Years Eve party to usher in 2018. A delicious catered dinner by Shanaz, the excellent Meridian restaurant specializing in Southern and Soul food cooking, started the evening. After an intro … Continue reading

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Patti Jo’s Country:  A New Year Shines

It snowed. White covers the ground and decorates the trees of a 24 degree world. The men are growing beards and people are out shoveling the walkways, not just to their own homes, but in front of their neighbor’s houses … Continue reading

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In Memory of John Fleck: Larry Tamblyn Talks About The Standells

Note: I’m republishing this interview I did in 2014 with Larry Tamblyn, one of the original founders of the Standells. John Fleck, one of the key members of the Standells for many years, has died of AML Leukemia this past … Continue reading

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Patti Jo’s Country: Thanksgiving Tradition Evolution

Thanksgiving is here to be celebrated with people I like and love. Traditions, especially this holiday, are so important to me. This is an American holiday accompanied by a story of overcoming and survival, of one society coming to the … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Flander’s Fields

While considering Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, the first thing that always comes to mind is a poem my mother had hanging inside of a cupboard door when I was growing up. “In Flander’s Fields,” by physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, … Continue reading

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Boise Veterans Day Parade 2017 Salutes Those Who Served

The Boise Veterans Day Parade 2017 on Saturday, November 4 was a salute to those who served, past and present. The best thing to do is let the pictures tell the story of this event and those who celebrate and memorialize … Continue reading

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Patti Jo’s Country: Idahoan Note to Mass Murderers – Shoot Yourself First

Something tells me that this may offend some. To others this is music to their ears. I first became aware of Jack Loyd Gish from my Facebook Page and the Idaho Songwriters Association.  It was by accident that I heard … Continue reading

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