The Desert Drifters

Another great night an JohnE’s. Tonight the Desert Drifters played great country music. The floor was crowded for almost every dance and during the line dances the dancers took most of the room! Which left us non-line dancers crowded in the back. Guess it is time to learn the slide.

There were over 190 in attendance and the Timeless Tempe Tappers entertained us during intermission.

I have posted the Desert Drifter’s schedule under Band Schedules if you want to check them out. They will be back at JohnE’s on June 4th.

That KOOL Band – Awesome

That Kool Band is not just cool, they are absolutely awesome. They played the Broadway Palms this evening and were fantastic. I have not been that close to a drum set during Wipeout in over 40 years, it felt great. They added Lindsey Hendley for a few vocals and she did a superb job and rounded out the set nicely. During some of the songs the crowd was almost rowdy the music was so good.

Broadway Palms as a venue is questionable, the seating and acoustics were great, but the dance floor was sub-par, and the service was poor (but that is for a  different blog). They had setup a 12 x 15 foot portable floor in the back but it was sticky even with my shoes off and just socks. It is badly in need of a good cleaning and some wax.  We danced during the first set but did not during the second, we set a row back from the band and just enjoyed the music.

I am trying to get their schedule and when I do I will post it. For now, you can check out their website at

Country Dance Lessons at JohnE’s

Before each Friday night’s dance at JohnE’s there is a line dancing lesson. The lessons start at 6pm and are different each week. The schedule I got this last Friday is:

April 16 – Cruision – a Cha-Cha line dance that is loads of fun
April 23 – Triple J – a West Coast Swing line dance that is easy & fun
April 30 – Review of all dances taught in April, which include:

  • The Electric Slide
  • Cowboy Charleston
  • Bad, Bad LeRoy Brown
  • Waltz Across Texas
  • Cruising
  • Triple J

May 6 – Patterned Partner Dancing, the teacher will be Anna Crews-Smith

Sounds like a lot of fun. Don’t forget to check the dancing schedules listed on the left sidebar.

The Road Runner Band

Pure Rock-n-Roll. They were absolutely fantastic last night at JohnE’s. I am not sure how Ron does it but I could have sworn I heard more then one guitar last night. This is a three member band, Ron on guitar and keyboard, Carol on bass, and George, the little black box on drums.

Unfortunately for us, they leave the valley for the cooler country during the summer. They will be playing at JohnE’s one more time before they leave, on May 14th. They reappear at JohnE’s on Sept 17th.

If you like Rock-n-Roll, with the occasionally waltz and cha-cha thrown in, don’t miss this band. This is a band that I would actually follow around town, they are that good.

That KOOL Band

“That Kool Band” is playing at the Broadway Palms on April 21st 

Do you miss those great classic songs of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s? Do you enjoy live music? Then you will LOVE the great harmonies, flashy guitar work and danceable fun of THAT KOOL BAND! This rock ‘n’ roll concert features an incredible selection of rock music’s greatest hits!

You can join us and make reservations at their Broadway Palms. For more information on the band check out their website at