One of the stops we’re going to make is in Strafford, Missouri, for Route 66 Days.  I’m very excited about this, as it’s sort of a homecoming for me.

1975 was the first time I laid eyes on a Hammer Dulcimer, and it was in Springfield, Missouri, just a few miles west of Strafford.  It was a moment of magic for me…for from the first time I heard one, I just KNEW that I HAD to have one, and learn to play it.

Now, 30+ years later, I’m still playing.  And I get to play on Route 66.  It’s a dream come true.

We’ll be playing at the Strafford Route 66 Festival on Saturday, September 12th from 12-1PM and again from 5-8PM.  We hope you’ll stop by and say hello!  And, if you want to check out the festival online, the link is here.

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One of the real treats for us is being able to stay in the historic Munger Moss Motel in Lebanon, Missouri.   We’ll be in Lebanon playing for the Route 66 festival as part of our tour, and we’re quite stoked about being able to stay here.

The Munger Moss won the 2006 Business of the Year award from the Route 66 Preservation association, and it’s a well deserved award for them.  Everyone I’ve talked to that has stayed there has had a fabulous stay.

The Munger Moss opened in 1946, and has been maintained in pristine condition with a fabulous neon sign and Route 66 themed rooms.  It promises to be a great stay there!

You can find out more about The Munger Moss by checking out their website, which is located here.

A friend of mine turned me on to this place in Aradia, Oklahoma.  I imagine after many hours on the road, a nice, cold, bottle of pop would the spot.

I don’t know if we’ll be passing by this place in the daytime or nighttime, but from their website, the nighttime view looks nothing less than spectacular.  I think we’ll have to stop for at least a bottle of pop here!