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Agriculture, skepticism, politics
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Agriculture, skepticism, politics

You can't sleep in an S-10 Blazer?

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I had one hell of a week.

Wednesday night I played at Harbour Lights in Lawrence. I had a fun show, but the return was anything but. My truck was in the shop racking up a $430 repair bill for the speedometer. Sometime around 3:00am, somewhere between St. Mary’s and Rossville, in somewhat of a downpour, my borrowed Blazer somehow ran out of gas while the gauge registered something like ¼ tank left. I ended up sleeping, if you can call it that, intermittently in the Blazer until my sister could come get me when she got out of class on Friday. It wasn’t exactly the most productive use of my time.

Thursday night found me in Alva, OK, where I played to a very packed Ira’s Place. The crowd was very good. A big thanks to Tyler Hiltner and Wes Wright for running door for me. Thanks to everyone there for liking good music.

I had Friday off so I went with [Chris ]G[oering] to watch Arthur Dodge and the Horsefeathers at Auntie Mae’s. As we were walking up to the door, a transformer blew and several bars, including our destination, lost power. We went in anyway and drank beer by candlelight until the powers that be [late] restored power.

Burgess came to town on Saturday night to play at Bobby T’s. Dusty Feighner and I opened with a swap, and Chivalrous Productions provided some badass sound equipment. The show was great and I saw a lot of friends.

We booked a show this Sunday at Dave’s in Kiowa. It’ll be G’s first show with us. Mason and Deines will be there. It should be one hell of a party, if I’m still alive. I have a big auction Thursday, I’m playing in Hays on Friday, I have an auction on Saturday at 10:00am in St. Mary’s, Wayne’s throwing a party on Saturday night, and then it’s the drive to Kiowa on Sunday. I’m sure we’ll get retarded as usual at Dave’s, only to limp back to Manhattan to get ready for PJ’s on Tuesday. God help me, I love it so. If only I’d been taught intelligent design when I was in school…I’d be a business major listening to Kenny Chesney.


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Aaron Traffas farms near Sharon, Kansas. When he's not farming, he works for Purple Wave. A 2017 nominee for Songwriter of the Year at the Rocky Mountain CMAs, Aaron is an active singer and songwriter and the Aaron Traffas Band's latest release, 2023's Real Small Town, can be found at iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. Aaron served as president of the Kansas Auctioneers Association in 2017 and on the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute Board of Trustees from 2009 through 2013. An active contract bid caller, he has advanced to the finals in multiple state auctioneer contests.

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