Ol' One Eye

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013!!

Wow!! What a great year! 
2012 saw lesson attendance records being broken, great new additions to the band lineup and even better,  Wonderful new friends to dance with every week! There were more Road-trips, more Barbecues more dance events that we were invited to then ever before  and more great new dances that we’ll be doing for years to come! So let’s take a look back at 2012… 

2012 PhotoHighlights CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!!!!   


OEP Line Dance of the Year!

1st Place A Tie: “Baby Dance with Me” “OLLY”  &   “Shotgun Jenny”

2nd Place “1452 beers Ago”

3rd Place “Summer Sun”

OEP Couples Dance of the Year!

Colorado Girls 

Followed by Heartstrings

OEP Song of the Year!

The Wind by Brad Paisley


2012 Bands

Radio Ranch! I can't say enough about what great performances the Ranch gave last year and as previous stated I'm tired of trying to find new adjectives that mean Awesome. Take away the fact their performances were "AWESOME". Take away the fact that they're Great Musicians and Singers. Take away the fact they play a Great all around country mix and genuinely relate to the crowd. When you do you'll find that you're left with 5 of the nicest people you'll ever want to meet. Good Times, Good Friends. Looking forward another year of making memories with these guys in 2013.

Just N Kase – Just N Kase you didn’t know, this band was a new addition to the line up in 2012 making their debut performance on March 23rd. Great Musicians and all around nice folks, they entertained us all by mixing it up with a Little Country / a Little Rock and Roll and a drummer that never missed a beat. This Premier Rock & Roll Band consistently delivered great up-tempo tunes to keep us dancing all night. Deb and the guys will be back in 2013!


 Truck Stop Troubadours.  Brian and his gang  have become a staple of the Country Music scene in Western Mass with their  4/4 foot stompin' two steppin', house rockin', diesel truckin', beer drinkin' music in true Honkytonk tradition. 2012 saw them adding several new songs to their standard repertoire and on performance after performance they never fail to deliver!  Besides making a point to call out the dances we do to specific songs they worked in some off our favorites like Runaway and Act Naturally, Nice Touch Guys! Looking forward to 2013.

True West – Well sad as it was, June 14th 2012 was the last time anyone will get to see this band perform at the Chicopee AMVETS. These folks have been playing the Chicopee AMVETS since they blew us away with their debut performance on Jan 25, 2008. Known for Modern Country played to perfection; this band will be sorely missed. Good News? Look for John Kelly and Jim Pederson coming back in 2013 to the New England Music scene in a newly formed band! Yeah Buddy!!

ChickenwireWow! Another great new 2012 addition to the band Line Up at the Chicopee AMVETS. Making their debut performance on October 19th. this local band with one of the coolest logo's around is also one of the areas coolest bands! Yes, this local band out of the Greenfield, Massachusetts area really Rocked the House in 2012. Playing mainly upbeat rhythms, they entertained the crowd with a mix of Country, Rock n Roll, Southern Rock etc that kept people up on the floor and dancing all night. They worked well with the Line dancers playing songs they knew dances to and they also threw in a few Buckle Polishers and Hopping Swing Tunes for the Freestylers and Swing Dancers. Nice Guys, Good Musicians.


Happy New Year to All! Looking forward to a wonderful 2013 dancing with all our friends!



Saturday, January 19 is a Ham & Bean Country Get Together at the SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH 589 Granby Rd (RT202) South Hadley)from 5-8 pm. We'll be there to introduce folks to beginners line and maybe couples dancing. For dinner they'll be ham, beans, coleslaw, rolls, bev. and dessert  from 5-6:30 pm.   Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door.  Children under 5 are free.   Tickets are available from Jen Crafts at 413-552-4140 or in person on Friday Nights at the Chicopee AMVETS 
The first 15 people who ask Jenn for tickets this Friday will get theirs FREE!!
New Info Page for the East Hill Farm Country Dance Weekend March 15th-17th . Check it out and Book NOW! Tell them you're with Randy, Doreen and the One Eyed Parrot Dance club when you book! 


Looking for places to Dance on other days?

Vance Reed has Lessons every Wednesday Evening starting at 7:30 at Tommy D’s in Westfield

Millie Gagne has Sunday Night Dances at the Scout Hall Youth center just off Rt 5 in East Windsor on Jan 6th & 27th / Feb 10th & 24th and another one on St. Patty’s day March 17th.

See Ya on the Dance Floor!

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