On the road with Frisco

The lyrics to "I've Been Everywhere" (recorded by Johnny Cash, Hank Snow, and many others) could easily describe the odyssey of Frisco's travels. It's been a long and winding road from the cabaret bistros of San Francisco to the casinos on the prairie, from paddle-wheelers on the Mississippi to cruise ships in the Caribbean, plus countless Holiday Inns and other roadhouse venues along the way.

A Presidential request...

In 1989, President George HW Bush was traveling through Wyoming on an official visit, and some advance people from the White House were looking for someone to play "Happy Birthday" to the President when he landed at the West Yellowstone airport.

"Here are these guys who walk into the bar in plaid shirts, khaki shorts, black socks, and wing tips," Bob recalls. "They say, 'The President's coming to town, can you come out and play for him?' I said, 'I'd rather not, it's my day off', but Suzy overruled and booked the gig anyway."

The secret service was out in force, but instead of the 300 people expected, about 2500 showed up. The crowd, however, failed to see the humor when Bob jokingly announced that everyone would have to go through the one metal detector again!

Frisco's Travels

Here's a list of the many places Frisco has performed...

USA

Alabama: Birmingham
Alaska: Anchorage, Cordova, Craig, Ketchikan, Petersburg
Arizona: Flagstaff, Holbrook, Winslow
Arkansas: Fort Smith, Pine Bluff
California: San Diego, San Francisco. San Rafael, Santa Rosa
Colorado: Colorado Springs, Cortez, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, Rocky Ford
Florida: Carnival Cruise Lines from Tampa to Cozumel and the Grand Caymans
Idaho: Pocatello
Indiana: Clarksville
Iowa: Amana, Clinton, Coralville, Davenport, Des Moines, Muscatine, North Liberty, Waterloo
Kansas: Fort Scott, Garden City, Salina, WaKeeny, Wichita,
Louisiana: Monroe, Vinton
Minnesota: Baudette, Brainerd, Grand Rapids, Hibbing, Mahnomen, Owatonna, Walker
Mississippi: Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Tunica
Missouri: Boonville, Poplar Bluff
Montana: Anaconda, Billings, Butte, Fairview , Glendive, Great Falls, Helena, Plentywood, Sidney, West Yellowstone
Nebraska: Ainsworth, Crofton, Kearny, Lincoln, Norfolk, North Platte, Ogalla, Omaha
Nevada: Elko, Winnemucca
New Mexico: Farmington, Gallup, Hobbs, Las Cruces
North Dakota: Bismarck, Cannon Ball, Fargo, New Town, Williston
Ohio: Lancaster
Oklahoma: Ardmore, Edmond
Oregon: Bend, Klamath Falls, Newport, Portland
South Dakota: Rapid City, Wagner, Winner, Valentine
Texas: Big Springs, Tyler
Washington: Bremerton, Olympia, Wenatchee,
Wisconsin: Black Falls,Cable, Lac Du Flambeau, Manitowoc
Wyoming: Douglas, Gillette, Pinedale, Rawlins, Rock Springs, Saratoga

Canada

Alberta: Airdrie, Banff, Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Waterton
British Columbia: Chilliwack, Fernie, Harrison, Port Alberni, Prince Rupert, Radium Hot Springs, Terrace, Vancouver
Saskatchewan: Assiniboia
Yukon: Whitehorse