Music News or "Sorry for the long post-Didn't have time to write a short 1!"

The good news is I have been a bit busy of late, the bad news, not much time to write. So here is another quick music list.May 20, 21, 22 Eagle Island Experience Festival "Blues Night" - Headliner Too Slim & The Taildraggers.�For more about Too Slim - Eagle Island has grown into one of the best fests of the year. With the Sunny Slope Blues Festival gone, make the most of Blues Night.

Wild Rose Manor in Caldwell, ID presents a Summer Concert Series to benefit Hope's Door-a women and children's shelter.� Concerts begin at 4:00 pm and end at 8:00 pm on each date. May 22nd, Billy Mitchell May 29th - Hoochie Coochie Men June 5th - Betty Adams. Other local and regional bands to be announced.� Adults $10.00, 6 - 16 $5.00, and 5 & under are free.� Seating is limited.� For information or ticket sales please call 454-3331.� Located at 5800 Oasis Rd. Caldwell, ID� - Take I-84 and Exit 17 (Sandhollow)

If you haven�t heard Alive After Five is going to have real music this year. Maybe all the bitching we have done has reached the right ears. Mike Bunell from the Record Exchange has taken the reins. There are even-Get This-BLUES bands . . . May 18 -- Pinto Bennett & Friends June 1 -- Almost Dangerous June 8 -- Too Slim & the Trailgraggers July 13 -- Duffy Bishop Alive After Five is held at the Grove every Wednesday through out the summer. It used to be the place to be seen for all the hip business types. Maybe again.

Also, Diminutive Joplin cloner Cyndie Lee will be at Kats House of Blues (downtown Nampa) June 3rd & 4th.

The BBS picnic Is set for July 17th. Whew!