Bluegrass jam with GAINOR & FRIENDS at the Broadway Brewery (downstairs on Broadway under The American Shoe Store), in Columbia, MO, every Sunday.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
Bring your instrument, C’MON¬† DOWN the stairs on the south side of Broadway between 8th and 9th Streets, and catch some good bluegrass jammin, a-jammin, a-jammin, a-jammin, every Sunday, from 1 to 4 pm.¬†
COME ON DOWN, eat a hamburger (kitchen’s closed from 3 to 4 pm), drink a beer, and enjoy some fine good music, all FOR A WORTHY CAUSE. All tips for this band go to the MU Children’s Hospital. Over the years, we’ve raised over eleven thousand dollars for the children’s hospital.
The multi-talented Dr. Barry Gainor is also an able and experienced recording artist. Limited edition sales are now available of his newest acoustic CD to benefit the MU Children’s Hospital. Entitled “Songs Mostly about the Heartland: A Bonesetter’s Tale,” this unplugged album is a musical retrospective spanning several decades. The journey of medical training is whimsically chronicled in bluesy sketches like “PGY-1 Man” and “80 Hours a Week.” Most of the tunes are about Missouri, including a children’s Halloween song. He also is the proud host of a banjo rehabilitation center. If you check out the BRC Hall of Fame, if you look carefully, you might even find Mr. Bones…
The most recent photo is from when Gainor & Friends played a couple of shows for the University of Missouri Behavioral Health patients, one show for the adults and one show for the kids. Our music seemed to bring a smile and a light of enjoyment to folks who seemed pretty bored beforehand.
Here you see Mr Bones, Clifford Hill (fiddle), Pippa (fiddle), Gainor (banjo), Ron McLaughlin (bass), and Phil Vinyard (mandolin).
At the Children’s Miracle Network street party at the Harley Davidson Dealership, early in July 2011, friends here include Sarah Davis, Tom Lata, Ron McLaughlin, Dan McKown, Clifford Hill, Mr. Bones, Kathy Gordon, and those good folks from Boonville whose names I don’t know for sure.
And again, from 2010, friends here include (back row) Robyn McKown, Cifford Hill, Ron McLaughlin, Mike McKown, Barry Gainor, Tara Calvin, and (front row) Dan McKown, TJ, the Children’s Hospital mascot, Pippa Letsky, and Tom Lata.
And now for a brief history in photos, here we go…