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Unbelievable Musical Moments in the Islands

A little extra rock and roll was thrown in the mix Friday and Saturday night at Roche Harbor. Alan White from Yes; Steven Adler formerly of Guns 'n Roses and now of Adler; and American Seafood CEO/bass player  Berndt Bodal -who has performed with Eddie Vedder and Tom Daltry among others - sat in with the Henry James Band for a few songs.  Tom Doegnes played guitar while the other three band members  - Cecil Dermeerler, James Barkshire and Roger McGilvery -  enjoyed the music. 



And more unbelievably, local musician Teddy Deane, who in his pre-island life toured internationally and nationally (read his bio here) celebrates his 70th birthday, today September 2, 2014. Happy Birthday! Teddy's Facebook page. 

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    in View from the Library
  • How the Red-Legged frog got its name


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    in Tide Bites

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    in Journey to Wellness


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