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Vol 21, No 3 Newsletter is Photograph of the Month

For the month of October, the current newsletter is online. There are four main stories, profiles of Dave Boyles and Hans Weehuizen, story about the late Clif Erwin, and an obituary for the late Jean Mehaffey. Brief summaries are below with clickable links to videos.

1. Dave Boyles tells about his obsession with rhythm bones as a player, teacher and maker. Razzamatazz with rhythm bones solo at 2:30.

2. Hans Weehuizen tells about his life as a rhythm bones player, teacher and maker. Check out his large website

3. The late Clif Erwin's daughter donates his rhythm bones to RBS.

Karen Virta donated Clif's remaining finished and unfinished rhythms and this story tells what we did with them. Here is a video of Clif playing.

4. Member Jean Mehaffey has passed

Mary Lee Sweet informed us that member Jean Rae Mehaffey (August 1 1942 - August 21, 2019) passed away. Not many of us knew her as she never attend a Bones Fest, however she was a contributor to our newsletter. She was a great rhythm bones player as Scott Miller shows us in the following Youtube videos.

Here is one with Ron and Carol Whisler who provided music at the Orlando Bones Fest

Ever wonder what the Walnut Valley Festival is like. This was Jean's favorite and the following video shows her at one od the many camp stages that go on into the early morning, this one is Carp Camp which has an Irish interest. The second video is a closeup of Jean. - Jean starts at about 2:00

The Video of the Month was made by Dave Boyles

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Bones Fest XXIII Videos Suspended for October

The October Video of the Month is as said above from Dave Boyles. Starting this month, all previous VOMs from BFXXIII will be listed below as they are too good to be viewable for just one month.

July - Facilities and Musicians
August - Performer Highlights
September, Ron Bruschi Individual Performance

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