After driving through parts of Southwestern Colorado for the first time as I began my May-June 2012 tour, I arrived in the Natural Gas Capital of the world on Tuesday and was delighted to find that my housing was booked into a Bed and Breakfast with a hammered dulcimer shape carved in its stone sign!
Hugoton, county seat of Stevens County, (a story which is interesting in its own right!) had a massive natural gas boom in the 1920s, which paralled a similar boom in my hometown of Pemberville, Ohio. The comparisons between this town and the one of my birth and rearing were very uncanny, even though my hometown is about a 1/3 the size of this one.
This was my first gig booked by Unbound Booking and was great fun.