BLAINESWORLD #982 (Please send any comments to:

Section 2, part 2

(1) Rethinking exercise as a source of immediate rewards

(2) Rhoda W. in NC: This restaurant is inviting only the homeless for 5 days of fine dining

(3) Ruth P. in NC: Happy Anniversary Blaine & Cynthia. Congratulations!  Here’s to many more years of wedded bliss.

(4) Sandy B. in PA:  Congratulations on your anniversary!  I remember your wedding photo and how you met etc.  Doesn’t seem like 10 years! So happy for you two!

(5) Chuck S. in NJ: Congrats on the wedding anniversary.  My lovely Bee and I met on (now part of almost 4 years ago.  These dating sites really put the odds of meeting someone nice on your side!

(6) John D. in PA: Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary.

(7) Donna M. in NJ: Happy anniversary. What great news and enjoyed reading the poem and now knowing your story! Hoping for many more years!


Section 12A, NC events



(2) August 2015-newsletter from Zuzu Welsh

A lot of things coming up this summer. Check the calendar below, or at our website ( . July was another wild and busy month. We rocked out The Root Bar on July 3rd to open the Independence Day weekend, then I played at Jack Of The Wood on July 7th, we played at The Social on July 14th (and got booked back the next three Tuesdays – 21st, 28th and the 4th of August!), kicked out some serious jams July 17th at Brewskies in Fairview (love them, they were one of our first gigs and have consistently booked us back, and we will always go there to play when they want us to), a new stop – Innovation Brewery in Sylva – on July 18th, and then The Bywater Bar in Asheville Sunday afternoon July 19th as part of the Brother Wolf Animal Rescue fund-raiser. We are looking forward to returning there on August 7th! Then we hit the Social on July 21, Town Pump (returning to the scene of the filming of our NC Weekend segment in February!),  and The Valley Music & Cook House on July 25th.  We will revisit The Social on July 28th and then roll to Lakeland, florida for our August 1 date at the awesome Music Ranch, there in front of my old hometown friends.

Looking into August, we have the show in Lakeland, and then we are playing August 4th at The Social,  August 7th at The Bywater, August 8th we have a private engagement, August 15th we arep laying again unplugged at the Floyd Country Store in Floyd, VA and that evening, from 8-11 we are playing at Frog Ogles Deli in Independence, VA. We close out the month at the Inaugural The Valley Music & Cook House Blues Festival, along with Miranda Clark, The Lowdown, Hurricane Bob, Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats and Stolen Hearts featuring Pam Taylor & Robert Johnson, Jr. Advance ticket ordering is recommended, and can be done here:

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day of the show, and there are also some vendor spaces available for $25 per. The show is an all-ages event, there will be food on site from Avery’s Hot Dogs (dogs, burgers and BBQ, including vegan options), wine and beer from The Valley Music & Cook House, and possibly some items from their kitchen. Merchandise will be available from all of the bands, and it promises to be a great time by the river.

We are still getting pretty heavy exposure on , (WSLM-FM now! Congrats to you for going live on the air!), WFUV in New York, , WFIV and WUTK in Knoxville, WRLT The Lightning in Nashville, WRVU at Vanderbilt University, WKNC in Raleigh, WPVM right here in Asheville, WWRZ in the LAkeland, FL area, and WROV in Roanoke,  so our songs get played daily all over the country it seems now.  And I just shipped out CDs to WCOM, WNCW, WALI, WONN, and WCQS. So look to hear more of us on the radio, in Asheville, in the triangle, and in Lakeland, FL!

CDs can still be ordered at ( and in-person sales with physical copies. The newest merchandise to be added to the mix are can koozies, to keep your favorite beverage cold. Soda, beer, energy drinks – slap them in a ZWB Koozie and drink up! And right now, if you want a koozie and CD, for $20 we will mail you out a CD, koozie, sticker and guitar pick, includes shipping and everything. How can you go wrong?? So far, copies have been sold in Australia, Germany, the UK and Norway, as well as in 36 of the 50 states. You can also order it at and by going to those respective sites and searching for “zuzu welsh”. We also are on Spotify, Pandora and other online streaming sites where music can be purchased.

If you want to check us out online to listen to our tunes, you can find us at a lot of places. Check out our site at for instance, where we have been in the top 5 in Asheville for a months now. You can also read a lot of comments on the CD from various press outlets, as well as reviews of our shows, and press about the CD, the band and other activities. And you can also keep up with our latest videos and appearances. Or you can check us out on numberonemusic,  and play the tunes, and check out the other artists there. We can also be found on Spotify, iTunes and Pandora.

And there are several reviews on, which can be viewed at:

Upcoming Zuzu Welsh Band appearances:

July 21st  – The Social, 8-11PM, No cover

July 28th – The Social, 8-11PM, no cover

July 24th – The Town Pump, Black Mountain, NC, no cover

August 1st – The Music Ranch in Lakeland, FL, 8-11, $20 at the gate.

August 4th – The Social, 8-11PM no cover

August 7th – The Bywater, Asheville NC $5 cover, 8-11PM

August 8th – private party

August 15th – Floyd Country Store 1:15-2:20PM, with Ron Ireland!

August 15th – Frogs Ogles Deli, Independence, VA 8-12PM $7 at the door.

August 29th – THE VALLEY Music & Cook House Blues Festival with 6 bands. Avery’s Hot Dogs providing dogs, burgers and bbq, including vegan options. $15 in advance, $20 at the gate, noon-10PM (or whenever), at the site of The Valley Music & Cook House, 2574 Highway 70 in Swannanoa.

Advance tickets can be ordered at:

September 11th – The Kraken in Chapel Hill, NC with Jefferson Hart & The Ghosts Of The Old North State. Music starts at 9PM

September 12th

September 18th – Black Mountain Women’s Recovery Center

September 30th 6-9PM Straightaway Cafe, Rt 9 south of Black Mountain.

No cover!

October 11th – 6PM-midnight  At The Mill Room in Asheville, with The Kimberly White Project and Mind Shape Fist, a Halloween party to benefit AB Tech’s Phi Lambda, to fund their service projects in the community.

October 24th – 12-3PM at Floyd Country Store with 2Bobs4U, and 6-9PM at Callaway Brewing Company in Callaway, VA. Prime leaf viewing season!

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