THE MUSIC OF RAM
AND GUESTS.....February 20th, 2009
The one and only..
One of the most
around. Formerly of
"Terry & The Telstars"
fame many years ago.
He's played with numerous great
musicians, and Terry
just so happens
to be Godfather to our
youngest son, Nate.
We love you "Uncle Terry!"
PAUL ROY on Bass....one of the BEST! He's been playing with Terry for many years and he is really great!
(great guy, too!)
Here's Terry's lovely wife,Denise McCarthy Denise adds a lot to the band, not only with her smile, but vocally.
We all just love her!
Dan LaCasse plays the harmonica better than anyone I know!
He's one heck of a musician!!!
He and his wife Cathy are so
much fun to be around. Dan has really inspired my love of the blues more than he even knows. Norm & I have caught his radio show at Bates College many Saturday mornings. Thanks for encouraging me to belt it out Dan!
SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE!
Here's a guy that needs no introduction..
NICK KNOWLTON!!!!! Vocalist extraordinaire, DJ, MC,
you name it and he's done it all!
Currently working on his second CD, not only is Nick a great musician, but he's also been a great friend for over 30 years. Norm and I are blessed to call him our very dear friend.
So here's yours truly,
belting it out with
the boys in the band.
This is all Norm's
fault...it really is.
Once he found out I
could sing, he dragged
me out and pushed me
up on the stage (righttttt).
I STILL get nervous, but these guys are like brothers to me, so they put me at ease quickly.
ANOTHER SPECIAL GUEST!!
It was a treat to have Dan Caron come from Portland to jam with the band.
Known as "DC", Danny played with many well-known bands over the years. He's been one of our closest friends & Norman's "brother" for many years...mine too now! :)
AND ANOTHER SPECIAL GUEST!
A dear, long-time friend who came to the jam session Friday night was our friend Clyde Hodgkin. Clyde, his wife Elise, and 2 kids live in Yarmouth. Between all of our schedules, we don't see each other as much as we would like these days. So when we do, it's a blast!!
Formerly of the group "Sawdust", Clyde spent many years entertaining people in the L-A area. It's always a special treat to see Clyde & his family.
SPECIAL GUEST...Don Gauthier
Also from the group "Sawdust" , Don is Norm and Butch's camping buddy up at Endless Lake when not jamming. Norm says that Don makes him laugh more than anyone else he knows...I agree! He has a very creative wife, Mary. We will have to have a "workshop nite" real soon!
SPECIAL GUEST & NORM'S CAMPING "BRO"
Raymond "Butch" Tardif
He's one funny, crazy
guy, and we wouldn't want him
to change! An accomplished
musician, he plays a variety
of instruments. The drums seem
to be his instrument of choice. He also sings!!
Butch toured the world with the group "BOSTON" some years ago.
He's an awesome drummer!
We love ya Butchie!
The Guys"... Clyde, Nick, Dan, Ron, Norm
Norm and I have been blessed with some of the most wonderful friends through the years. This page shows just a few of them...our musical pals.
We never forget how important our friends are
to us and our family.
Friends are the family we choose,
& these guys are our family.
(Hey Norm.....wake up!)
NORM LeCLAIR & RON BUSSIERE
Ron was Best Man at our wedding 34 years ago!
May we share many more years of friendship.
ABSENT FROM THESE PHOTOS:
(BAND MEMBERS IN RAM):
GENE ROUX, DRUMS
STEVE PELLETIER, GUITAR
Their photos will be added the next time we see them & have our camera!
HERE'S TO ALL THE LONG-TIME CLASSIC
ROCK 'N ROLLERS!
SEE YOU AT THE PAL HOP IN AUGUST!