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  • Mr. Bones
    Birthday Hat Master
    • Sep 2016
    • 8926
    • Kansas Territory
    • Grills / Smokers

      Kingsford 24" grill (Free) 'Billy'
      Brinkmann Smoke n Grill
      Oklahoma Joe Highland, gaskets, LavaLock baffle / tuning plate. 'Big Joe'
      Weber 18" Kettle ($30 CL) 'Lil' Feller'
      Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
      Weber 22.5 Master Touch '93 P Code Blue($85) from fellow WKC member Bmitch 'Elwood'
      Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
      Weber 22.5 OTS DD Code Black ($40 CL) 'DeeDee'
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      Weber 22.5 OTS E Code Black ($20 CL
      Weber 22.5 OTS EE Code Black ($20 CL

      Weber "C" Code 18.5" WSM '81 ($50 CL) 8-0!!!
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      Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

      Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
      Weber SJS AH 'Lil' Brother'
      Weber SJS AT 'Lil' Sister'
      Weber SJS DE Code (FREE) 'Lil' Helper'
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      Weber SJS AH Code 'Kermit'
      (Lime Green)
      Horizon 20" Classic, w/baffle/tuning plate (FREE)
      Good One Open Range, (FREE), Monthly Prize from AR giveaway!!!!

      Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
      Maverick ET-732, (Black)
      Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
      ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
      Blue ThermaPen Mk4
      Orange Thermapen Mk4
      Pink Thermapen Mk4
      ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
      ThermoWorks Smoke
      ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
      4 Pro Series cable extensions
      Smoke Gateway

      2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
      BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
      Warming shelf
      MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale
      Backyard Grill marinade injector
      Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
      Bear Paws
      Meat Rakes
      BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)

      Probably a ton of cast iron, mostly very old...still cookin'
      G'Ma's Piqua skillet, :-)( They went out of business in 1934~)
      '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
      60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
      50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
      Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
      Tramontina 6.5 qt Dutch Oven

      Cutlery, etc.:
      Shi*-ton of kitchen/chef knives, most sharper than my straight-razors are. (Better steel!) Chicago Cutlery, Old Hickory, various, including some nice German stuff ;-)
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      Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
      Multiple steels, from all over the planet
      Crock sticks
      Diamond stones, various
      Lansky Sharpening System

      Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
      Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
      Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

    My Buddy...

    Reckon by now, mosta yall know I'm a Sparky, an work fer th principal regional purveyour of sheepskins, up to, an includin "Piled Higher an Deeper"...

    Been there jus shy of 30 years, total, an every now an again, th bennies spring forth, unexpectedly...

    We have a Performin Arts Center, which I have been instrumental in keepin electrically operational, with a decided emphasis on maintainin their lighting, since 2012...

    They depend heavily on me, an I am held in high esteem, an considered part of th Theater family, with full free VIP access, backstage, Green Room, etc. Heck, I carry keys to many places th theater staff cain't even git into...

    That has served me well, as recompense fer my dedicated labours on their behalf, many times in th past, but this here might jus be th biggest payoff of my career...

    Guess who's comin to town? Well, actually several great artists, but of course, as a Bluesman, reckon yall can figger which one I'm most fired up about...
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  • klflowers
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 3052
    • Tennessee

    Buddy!!! The man himself.

    By the way, I started as a youngster as a electrical field engineer doing nuclear power plant construction. Most of what I know I was taught by electricians.


    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      I'm all giddy as a schoolchild, Brother!!!

      Ain't talked to Buddy in must be nigh onto fifteen years, hardly reckon he'll remember me, but that ain't never stopped me from sidlin up, an respectfully sayin Howdy...

    • klflowers
      klflowers commented
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      That is going to be major. One of my favorite bluesmen. I play Ain't No Midnight Train at least every couple of days.
  • smokin fool
    Club Member
    • Apr 2019
    • 1527
    • Mississauga, Ont

    Those are some legends coming to perform, I'm right there with Buddy but Boz would be a very close second.
    Congrats at 30 years, that kinda time at any place is almost unheard of nowadays.


    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Yup, agreed, Brother! One Helluva lineup, fer this fall...

      Every one of them artists is fantastic, in their own right...

      I'm all kinda all agog, to say th least...
  • Greygoose
    Club Member
    • May 2019
    • 589
    • South Shore,MA

    Buddy usually brings along some incredible young talent with him
    Ur in for a memorable show I would say
    Grab one of the guitar strings for posterity


    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Seen him many times, even jammed some with him, sidestage...back mid '90's...
      Reckon th best I could take away from this is if he even recollects me...Hail, somedays, even I ain't always able to...

    • klflowers
      klflowers commented
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      You played with Buddy? Excellent!!!

    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      It was, indeed, Most Excellent...
      I have played with many prominent/seminal Blues Folks, I jus don't bandy it all about th interwebs, so mum...
  • theroc
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 654
    • Altadena, CA
      • Camp Chef 24" Smoke Vault
      • Buckaroo Chunk Wood Grill
      • Weber Summit Gold D Gas Grill
      • Fireboard
      • Thermapen MkIV

    Buddy Guy is a national treasure. Have a great time!


    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      He is Alla Dat, an A Side of Fries, Brother!
  • Donw
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 2818

    Always a surprise beneath the aw shucks, country boy image.🙂 A supporter and well respected person in the fine arts field. The show doesn’t go on without the hard work of the staging, backstage and lighting people!. Hope you have one memorable night and enjoy yourself.


    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Aw, Shucks, Donw
      Yup, everything there has to be on a gnat's arse, in preparation fer a show...
      People is payin Big Buck$, an expect nuthin short of 'Fantasy Island' Perfection...
      No Pressure, really...

    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Ya do know, I played professionally, fer quite some years right?...I have gently alluded to it...

    • Donw
      Donw commented
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      Knew about your music Mr. Bones , guitar and banjo and I believe a little songwriting too. I have followed those threads but am still impressed by your support and work for the entire range of “Performing Arts” behind the scenes. My wife was a daughter in the touring Fiddler on the Roof, ages and ages ago, and I know just how hard the people behind the scenes work so the performers can do their thing.
  • mountainsmoker
    Banned Former Member
    • Jun 2019
    • 1851
    • Bryson City, NC

    Man, enjoy that concert those other guys plus Buddy will be some concert. Enjoy yourself and thank you for your work for the theather.


    • Troutman
      Club Member
      • Aug 2017
      • 7200




        SOUS VIDE


      I saw Buddy Guy in Houston back in the spring, fantastic show. You would think he'd mellow out, geeze he only gets better. One of the best concerts I've been to in years, small venue, very intimate. You're gonna love his show Bonesy !!!

      (Listen for Jeff Beck and Kieth Richards on this one as well !!)


      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
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        I don't rightly reckon Buddy will ever mellow out; I think, one day, he'll simply Flame Out, an this World will be a Much Poorer place to habitate...I will be effin wrecked, on accounta he's both my Hero, an a Friend...

        Here's to hopin I die, first!

        Not sure I'm ready to take th loss of my Buddy, to be honest...we done lost way too many, recently...
    • ofelles
      Club Member
      • Jun 2018
      • 1795
      • Brentwood CA
      • Yoder YS640 on Comp cart
        Klose 20x42 Charcoal Grill
        LSG Insulated Cabinet
        Jumbo Joe
        VacMaster Pro 380 sealer
        FireBoard and Pit Bull fan
        Thermoworks Signal
        Thermoworks Dot
        Thermopen Mk4

      Now that is a real bennie. But it sounds like you have earned it many times over. I am sure you'll really enjoy. Jealous!!


      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
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        Payin yer Dues is, to me, th Main Path thru This Life; at least it's th One I was gifted with, an makes ya appreciate th smallest crumbs of kindness, in a big way...

        Good fer One's Soul, way I reckon it. YMMV.

        After enough decades of ditch diggin, sledge hammerin, swingin a pick, or a hammer, eventually, I started to notice they was, finally, some gravy all up on my plate, to go with th meat, taters, an beans...
        Wail, Shazam...!!! Reckon, I Has Arrived...
    • RonB
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 12347
      • Near Richmond VA
      • Weber Performer Deluxe
        Pizza insert
        Smokenator 1000
        Cookshack Smokette Elite
        2 Thermapens
        lots of probes.

      I think you are in for a great time.


      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
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        Th onliest two ways I could see that not bein a 100% True an Factual statement would be if either me, or God forbid, Buddy should die, afore th show...
    • richinlbrg
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 1858
      • Leesburg, VA. (Northern, VA)
      • We have two weber kettle grills (one LARGE and one small/average), the SnS and the Weber Smokey Mountain 18" smoker. We use both natural lump charcoal and KNB for smoking and measure our temps with a Maverick 733, thermopen and MK4. Favorite beer depends on what is cooking (alt answer is yes).


      wishing you the time of your life? You’ve certainly earned it?


      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
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        Come on up; I have th Master Keys, an a spare 'Campus Operations' shirt...
        LMK ETA...

      • richinlbrg
        richinlbrg commented
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        Wish I could, Mr. Bones ! It’d be worth the airfare just to meet you!
    • Uncle Bob
      Club Member
      • Feb 2019
      • 311
      • Salado, Tx
      • Summerset TRL44 gas grill and side sear
        RecTec 590 Stampede
        Weber Performer
        Cajun Grill Preaux
        EcoQue Gen 3 wood fired oven
        Camp Chef Somerset IV 4 burner propane stove
        Oklahoma Joe's Bronco
        Oklahoma Joe's Judge
        Golden's Cast Iron Grill

      What I'm having a hard time figurin' out is how come those "posters" make them look so old. In my mind we're all still in our 20s or 30s...…………..oh well, they're still crankin' out the good sounds so nothin' else matters. Enjoy.


      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
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        My best guess is th direct Sun, an UV they're / we're) exposed to, caused some premature agin to appear visibly....

        In all honesty, Uncle Bob , if ya gots a better line on this, please chime in, Brother!

      • Santamarina
        Santamarina commented
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        Ha...the first thing I thought was, “Dang, Bruce looks OLD!” Buddy is ageless. He’s looked exactly the same for the last 30 years.
    • Santamarina
      Club Member
      • Aug 2018
      • 674
      • Wildomar, CA

      Ya got some nice perks there! Nice trio heading your way. Buddy is a unique talent, and firmly belongs in the pantheon of blues gods. I’d happily attend any and all of those shows. Enjoy, Mr Bones!


      • Anton32828
        Club Member
        • Jun 2018
        • 137
        • Weber 22 inch kettle grill
          Maverick ET-732 thermometer

        I saw Buddy Guy & Junior Wells back in the 1980s. A great night which I still remember. Congrats on the opportunity to see Buddy Guy again!


        • Mr. Bones
          Mr. Bones commented
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          Buddy an Junior made some earth-shatterin recordins together, an I can only imagine how fantastic they were to see, live, together...truly, I sit, in great humility, at yer feet, My Brother...I was all busy, 'gallavantin' round, overseas, at that point, puttin out some brushfires, an such, didn't have much Social Time, unfortunately... Obviously, looks like My Loss...
      • pjlstrat
        Club Member
        • May 2019
        • 352
        • Massachusetts
        • Grills
          Primo XL
          Weber Genesis w/ rotisserie

          ThermaQ 2 Channel
          Party Q

        I was lucky enough one night in Chigao at Buddy Guys legends club to have buddy come up and sit in for one song. I can not even imagine seeing him live with that level of access. Enjoy Mr. Bones, sounds like you deserve and earned the access ten times over.




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