Every year the neighborhood has a block party, Bill & Jayne, and Keith & Kelly are the ones that kinda put the whole thing on cause it is at their houses, or at least in their yards. It seems like the last few years I have not been able to go cause I have a class that night and by the time the class is over, the entertainment is done, and the food is gone…so this year Jayne hollered at me and said "don't plan a class for the night of the 17th, it is our block party", and I said "who is the entertainment?" and she didn't know who they were gonna get. So I suggested my friend Mary Hoffman. I first met Mary about 3 or 4 years ago when she opened up for Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband in Queen Creek. She is so talented, and now I try to go see her whenever I can.
Anyway, I told Jayne I would call Mary and see if she was available. So Jayne, Bill, Keith and Kelly all went to listen to Mary play at a bar and well the rest is history. Everyone loved her and even Bill (who said he didnt think he could do country two years in a row – even though she plays a bit of everything – you should hear her sing Aretha Franklin's "Chain of Fools") said to Mary at the end of the night. "Are you ready for next year" Ha! Bill -Gotcha!
Here is Mary and the guys performing. I took a quick video too, sorry the quality is not that good, cause she really rocked the house porch.
Well I am headed to bed, I am sleeping in in the morning.
Have a great Sunday and thanks for stopping in!
Our entertainment was stamping – oh yeah and we took $20 each and went to the casino…it was about a 15 minute trip! doesn't take long to make a donation there!!!