Friday, March 2, 2018

Big Piney/Pinedale

The Linford Band is headed just over the mountains to play a private event in the Big Piney/Pinedale area.  We love it over there, close to home, great music, wide open spaces and young people making a go of the ranch life.  I thought I'd throw it back to our first gig over there.  I can't believe it's been so many years since we first burned our feet through our boots at the Sublette County Fair, there's no chance of that happening this weekend, although we may get snowed in this time of year. 

We will be playing with some new guys this weekend.  John Clemens gets some sweet fills in with the Mandolin, Banjo and alternate tunings on the guitar and sometimes bass when Jeff Smith (of twenty paces) is doing double duty with Bass and Keys.  We are excited to be playing this weekend with Greg Tominc, he's been a regular at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in the past and is a great drummer. 

The music plays on.  Hope to see you out there. 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Bands and More Bands

The Linfords will no longer be joining forces with Rich Carr and the Twenty Paces Band.  We wish them all the best and hope to see them out there on the road.  Meanwhile, we are concentrating our efforts on The Linford Band and can't wait to see our Pinedale/Big Piney friends this coming weekend.  Oh, and if you get a chance I highly recommend you stop in at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in the next couple weeks.  Marshall Star was playing last night and they had a great set list and were a lot of fun to dance to. The music goes on. 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Updated Calendar for 2018

I just updated our schedule for 2018, it's going to be an eventful year. Check the right hand side of this blog for the latest version.  There are several public dances and shows, we hope to see you out and about. 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

You Are My Sunshine

Our Great Aunt Eva is turning 103 this Friday and this song is in honor of her.  My Great Uncle Ern would play this guitar around the campfire and at his gigs when my Mom was a little girl and it inspired all the music The Linfords enjoy now.  Happy birthday Eva, we are grateful for your long and storied life. 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Valentines Dance with Twenty Paces

On Valentines Day this year The Linfords will be playing with Twenty Paces for a dance at the Armory in Afton, Wyoming.  We hope to see all you lovebirds and sweet families out on a Wednesday night. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Merry Christmas

The Linfords would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and joyous Holiday Season.  We wish you Magic and Music and LOVE. 

I don't know if you've discovered the wonderful world of Podcasts, but now is as good a time as any.  Our friend Alan has a great podcast that gives you an inside look at the Fair Industry and the fabulous people who make the magic happen.  Alan contacted me and asked to re-air my interview with him from last year, and he also has a second season in the works.  I hope you'll give it a listen and rate the podcast, I know he'd appreciate your support.

As always, we love you, Merry Christmas. 

Cal and Ted

Saturday, October 7, 2017


October has been exciting so far.  A fabulous trip to Chicago sandwiched in between two gigs up in the Wilson/Moose area.  They were private parties so we didn't put out a shingle for fans, family and friends to come join us but we had a couple of great nights.  The Linfords Joined Twenty Paces for what ended up as a high dollar Hoot, tons of fun, lots of bongos, the best people watching from stage I've ever done, the most audience participation and the coolest background to date.  There was a huge screen behind us that scrolled gorgeous photos as we played.  Loved it.  I flew out the next morning bright and early with my guitar in tow to work on some new music for our last gig of the season and our very last show with our Linford Band drummer, Dave.  It's safe to say it was an amazing send off.  We played for several hours in a packed roadhouse, burned through all our set lists, and came away with a fat lip (collision with a dancer, speaker and mic) a peanut bucket of cash and some great stories to tell. 

We are sad to say goodbye to Dave as a part of our band, but he remains our friend and neighbor and barber, so in truth, we haven't parted ways.  He is taking a break from the music to make room for more important things in his life right now.  Life continues on, things change, but the music remains. 

Winter may bring new music, a new band member, you just never know. 

Friday, September 1, 2017

New Dates for September

This coming week The Linfords are joining Twenty Paces for a night at the Star Valley Ranch Silo.  The weather should be nice and cool so we hope you'll come out and enjoy the vestiges of summer.  Fall is upon us folks. 

Monday, July 31, 2017

Lady Luck Summer Concert

Teddy will be joining Lady Luck on the stage in Layton Utah for their free Summer Concert Series in the Park.  We have a lot of Utah friends and family and would love to see everyone out in force to support the great music of the 40's and beyond.  What better way to spend a Sunday with your family.

After all that fun the girls are headed to Wyoming, and will be performing a BRAND NEW SHOW at the Lincoln County Fair in Star Valley.  Don't miss the Women of  Lady Luck as they sing and stroll in their French Country meets County Fair show "Tres' Belles'.  We're studying up on the OLD, OLD classics; My Heart Belongs to Daddy, Strolling Through the Park, High Hopes  along with some Sweet Adeline style (think Lady Barbershop) arrangements of Another Day In The Sun (from the hit La La Land) Delta Dawn, Cowboy Sweetheart and many others.  We know you'll recognize these classics from the past and you can even include us in your County Fair Selfies.  This is Tres' Belles Debut and it's going to be a memorable one. 

Our own Melodie Taylor-Mauldin will also be lending her talents to the traveling Medicine Show, "Doctor Quackenbush" at the fair, so if you're in the mood for a fix for what ails you, visit the Medicine Wagon on the Lincoln County Fairgrounds for show times and a little medical "advice".  You won't regret it. 

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