After being and playing in Sandpoint, Idaho and Kalispell,Montana, Missoula, Montana seemed like a big city. The home of The University Montana, Missoula is a very hip college town with lots of music being played in the many clubs. Our first appearance there was at a popular club named “Monks Cave”. It was a fairly good sized bar that was downstairs. Truly a “Cave”, but it was packed nightly and you could really rock out. A very fun and exciting place to play.

Mostly important for us though, was the opportunity to actually met and preform for the agents from The Good Music Agency. Really getting to met the agents in person was great, rather than just faces in a smoky bar, and to have them see us preform for more than just a few minutes on one night was great.

It gave us a chance to tell them what we were shooting for and for them to tell us what they were looking for and expected from us. We had a very productive meeting at their office during the day, did a promotional photo shoot, and outlined a future game plan for the band. Our original agent from Sacramento was now our road manager and he was going to be our liaison between GMA and us so all right the pieces were falling into place.

For a relatively new band like we were, this was a big step towards being able to keep working the good places, fine tune our musicianship, and work on building a fan base which is very important without a record, but possible by being on a regular circuit which GMA could offer. GMA had a circuit which bassically covered all of Montana, Idaho, and The Dakotas. They determined we were ready so off we went!

Next: On the endless road!

Rick Schultze

A few years ago at a writers conference held in the central Oregon coast town of Yachats, where I live, I listened to the late Ken Kesey, a frequent visitor to the area, tell a writer that this could be a hard place to write. “If you think you can sit there staring at the ocean for inspiration you’re wrong, it’s not out there, it’s in your head!”He was right; it is beautiful here in Lincoln County, the kind of beauty that makes concentrating on anything else tough and since hearing that insight, I’ve written at a desk facing a wall, no windows opening onto a ocean view, although I have one, but it’s worked.I’ve done, and do, different kinds of writing. As a freelance writer I’ve been a observational columnist, a humor columnist, a book and music reviewer for newspapers, magazines, and online.However, as a creative writer, my heart belongs to fiction. In that genre I do short stories, road adventure stories, musical adventure tales, and in current production, are three small novels.So really the purpose of this web site is to give you a glance of some of the things I’ve done, a preview of what’s coming, and hopefully, a view of what it’s like to be a writer living in a small town on the Oregon coast!