saw you tonight at the flying pig. i really enjoyed it. i
September 6, 2012
Was great to see all of you at Chives!!!
August 6, 2012
HOPE to see you play Sun. at 66Chives
August 5, 2012
Enjoyed hearing you at the Pig last night. I'd be grateful if you could notify me about future appearances.
July 9, 2012
Really dug this. Great memories and playin.
October 30, 2011
Mary Kay and Tom
Thanks! I have not seen Kris since I read this, but I wil pass the word.
Your site looks great,I enjoyed your music,thanks for sharing! We have been in contact with Ed, chck out our "Links". I do not know Rex,must be a great polka guy! I never got to mix with players of that caliber here in little Alliance.
I have the bio finished and I'm holding out for movie rights!
Thanks again, please keep in touch and keep us up with your music!
Mary Kay and Tom again
October 21, 2011
...just wanted to say your bio is such a charming crack up Kenny! You really should keep writing until you get enough for a whole book then publish it because everybody would just love it! Tom remembers a lot of the guys you mentioned, since he grew up there in Alliance (I'm from Newton Falls and my dad always warned me about Alliance guys so I had to go down there and marry one)! Tom sez to ask whatever happened to Ed Kolakowski? By the way do you know my cousin Rex Taneri sax player whose in the Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame? Well thanks for the nostalgia! -- Mary Kay
Tom and Mary Kay Aufrance
October 21, 2011
Nice Web Site! Kenny please if you see Kris Keifer tell her we tried to find her on youtube and could not. She called us up today out of the blue after not having seen her for 37 years! It was great talking to Kris, I got hooked on dirt bike riding due to her and the Action Sports Cycles gang all those years ago. Anyway, your name came up in the rambling fun conversation that drifted over to music, and she said to check out your site. Anyway, I hope you see Kris some time and tell her we tried to find her on youtube anyway and we send best of everything from Out West here in Carson City, Nevada to ALL you Buckeyes! -- Tom and Mary Kay Aufrance AKA Slim and Minnie guitar, mandolin, accordion, vocals and fun! http://aufrance.com/music/
July 20, 2011
Denny, glad to see you are still playing. I remember that you and I started playing about the same time. The Rumbletones WERE the first rock band in Salem regardless of what one individual claims. I still play here in North Carolina, and like you, I will never give it up.
January 15, 2011
Dig your sound. Smooth and mature. I'll look for you when you make it to Salem again. Used to play at Rock City a few name changes ago myself.
Johnny G and My Checkered Past.
January 6, 2011
I just logged onto your website to see if you guys were playing anywhere soon. I started reading your Bios and could not stop. It was very entertaining and also educational. Yet, being from Alliance, I felt like I had crawled out from under a rock. Mainly because, I had missed so much of the great music you guys have done over the years. And, a lot of it was right there around town. Oh, what a sheltered life I must have led!
"Disappointing" may not be the right word for the Bios from Mike B. and John S. You guys are way too modest and way too private about your musical history, careers, and accomplishments that others would love to know about. I only say this because I have seen you guys for years - since, no before, The Chylds - with Joe Vitali on drums. C'mon guys. Open up and share with the people that might look at this stuff and want to know what great and accomplished musicians you truely are. Alliance has produced some phenominal talent. Many were mentioned in Kenny's and Jeff's Bios. Not everyone has achieve their acclaim to stardom, but you guys - all of YOU, and others from our old town, are true, "professional musicians". We fans, that enjoy your work and love of music, would really appreciate More. You put your talent and abilities 2nd to your families, and I respect that. Otherwise, who knows to what heights you may have gone. Whether married, or single, family and Roots kept you from leaving, or brought you back to Alliance. We, fans, are fortunate to have you guys doing what you do and allowing us to share in that experience. And, you guys give me the "Big Chill" that Kenny spoke of. I marval at your talent. The most memorable "Chill" for me was when I first heard the Eagles live in the late 60's do Witchy Woman. To this day, those cords bring those chill bumps - even thinking about it.
Love you guys!
November 30, 2010
Hey Denny. I was cruising the internet tonight and stumbled upon this web site.
You are looking and sounding great. I still remember the Saturday nights at Squeak Minor's Tavern!
Your old Rumbletons and Ember's piano player/singer,
November 4, 2010
Hi Guys, very impressed. I don't get back to Alliance often althouyh my folks are still there. Will look you up the next time I am home
September 12, 2010
Enjoying your tight grooves, the clean sound of fresh Blues. Wishing all of you the best, and good gigging coming up for MR.
September 8, 2010
Hello guys. Sorry i have not been able to come hear you play lately but I hope to soon.
August 8, 2010
Great show at the Flying Pig last night! We definitely will be checking out future shows in the area. This was our first time seeing your band and we really enjoyed it!!
July 25, 2010
Saw you guys play at Rico's on Friday! Wonderful music all the way around, Amazing fun until the flood waters set in. Loved reading the bios... some really dusty memories in there. Remember singing in the stock room of Stambaugh's with Lloyd Meadows... maybe early 70's!! Will catch you again soon. Have fun
July 9, 2010
Website looks great!
Mark J Hoebeke
July 3, 2010
Well I guess pigs do fly! I would have paid good money to hear Ken, Jeff & Buzz together again.What's next, a reunion tour? I'll bet it sounded good.
July 3, 2010
Hi Guys, I wanted to say thanks for letting me sit in at the "Flyin' Pig"...Geeeez ya'll have a tight band there! The CD is great (but you're even better live!)OK, now for the shameless plug go to www.myspace.com/bluesdevilsrock it's a work in progress
Love xoxo Buzz
June 25, 2010
Classmate (Buzz Hatton) told me about you guys. Great band !!!!!
April 9, 2010
You guys are great. Hope to hear you in person someday.
March 25, 2010
I just found out about you guys. My wife and I are good friends of Mike&John We've been looking for another band to put in our rotation. Will see you Sat. in Canton.Tell Mike to bring us a CD.
March 24, 2010
Denny's probably the best lookin' old guy bass player Salem ever produced.
March 12, 2010
Finally got to see your guys website. Looks great and hope to see ya soon. God bless.
February 15, 2010
Anyone know how to get in touch with Edd Kolakowski? I toured for several years with Edd, with JT, Linda Ronstadt and Mike McDonald and have lost touch over the last few years. Anyone have a good email address?
January 21, 2010
CD sound great guys...good luck with the band...if you ever play Vegas look me up.
January 13, 2010
Hey Jeff: Was great to see you back here in Oregon. Wish we had more time to visit and remember old stories. Congrats on your (Cool'R's) induction to the Oregon Music Hall of Fame. Hope we get a chance to see you out here on the west coast again one day.
Matt and Jill
December 12, 2009
We really enjoyed the Show tonight at the Blue Olive In Canton, Ohio! The show sounded great and it was really nice to get to talk to you. Hope to see you in Brimfield and in 2010. Happy Holidays!
December 10, 2009
Thanks for letting me sit in at Domenic's.
MR really rocked the house.
December 6, 2009
good show, lots of fun at domenic's, maybe see you at rico's.
November 21, 2009
Great looking site guys! Love the CD. You've got it going on!
September 13, 2009
I talked to Mike at Don Pancho's tonight and he wanted to know where to contact Milo the promoter for the blues shows in Youngstown. His website is stsimonproductions.com, Mike wanted to contact Milo about opening some of his shows. Good Luck
July 8, 2009
Buzzie Hatton turned me on to your website. It looks (and sounds) like you guys have got a good thing going there...all the very best with it. And many thanks, Jeff, for the very flattering inclusion as to my being one of your early influences. I'm honored and deeply touched.
April 14, 2009
Gonna have to get myself and wife up to Alliance one of these days and see part of my favorite band "Clockwork". Perhaps request an old tune.
April 3, 2009
just checking out the site
March 29, 2009
Happy Birthday Denny!
Sorry I couldn't be there. Heard it was a blast!
February 5, 2009
Hey Kenny I read the bio's today, they're great. I remember the "Six Pack" signs in the station wagon, you couldn't see out if you sat in the back. It was cool having a big brother playing guitar in a band, I used it to impress the "chicks",I would take them to stand outside of Mark Frazier's garage and Tony's little house to see you practice. I thought you were the greatest guitar player then and nothing has changed... Love ya Big Brother....Don
December 7, 2008
I've been enjoying your CD. Congratulations!
November 27, 2008
Way to go Cuz.
November 26, 2008
larry said he seen you at pancho's wish i could have been there. of course he didn't get me one of your new cd's. what are brothers good for? buck, i still have my 66 esquire, it lives under the bed.
November 25, 2008
Hey Ken and guys...Love the CD... :)
BoneDaddy from Buck298
November 22, 2008
Yo Yo Yo
Smokin' new name and website! Always a pleasure to see you guys live and hear you play. The best dancin' blues band in the land. Keep on doin' the musical renovations by blowing the doors off and tearing the roof off of every place.