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Why Me? A Tribute Album to Charles Marion Russell

In the summer of 2010, I was a mechanical designer for SeaRiver Maritime Inc./ExxonMobil in a high-rise building in downtown Houston. I was hired by Operations and Technical Manager, Ron Floyd. We had some pretty important roles such as watching…

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Roll Call and the Roundup

I am introducing a narrative and a new song to my C.M. Russell album called Roll Call and The Roundup. Each year, ranchers would gather at the Judith Basin Roundup near Utica, Montana. In 1887, Kid Russell attended this event…

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Arthur and Cal's 1972 trip Parts 2 and 3

Part Two

After the river incident, Kim and I explored the tropical jungles then we thumbed down a collectivo (bus) going back up the mountain and zig-zagged our way back up to Quito. All eyes on board stared at us…

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Return Trip 1967

Return Trip 1967

By Calvin Luna Balli

3-5-14

My father's 3 year military assignment in Quito, Ecuador was coming to an end but we kids hated to leave since we were departing from the adventurous jungle and volcano paradise we…

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Wizards Songs

Hi fans,

Thanks for tuning in with us. I've added four songs from a seventies band that I played with called the Wizards. We were a band out of North Houston, influenced by English bands, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes, 10CC…

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Ghost Horse

Hooray! I'm somebody now! I have 3 songs on amazon, itunes, cdbaby and all over the place! Make sure you download them for your phone so I can sing to you.

Check out my latest musical addition, Ghost Horse, about…

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Flying the Andes

One time, in 1966, my brother and I rented motorscooters in downtown Quito, Ecuador (my father was stationed there by the Army). We had just sort of began riding after learning from friend Bill Moss. At his estate, we would…

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Charlie Russell update

I have just completed writing the lyrics to: Breaking Camp, rewording Off She Went and The Ghost Horse. I also have laid down the guitar and keyboard tracks to these songs as well. In the next several days I should…

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Moving on

As some of you know, I am a mechanical designer drafter by profession. I have been with my past employer for over five years. They ran out of work for me to do. I have since been unemployed. I am…

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Release of Demo/Promotion for Tribute album

Welcome fans to my website. Sorry I haven't been very consistent in updating my blogs, but this is a new year and lots of exciting things happening. I have been procrastinating way too long and am very eager to get…

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Meeting Dave Holland

In high school in the early seventies, my buddies and I would groove to the tunes of a band from the Black Country of England, Trapeze. They were comprised of three lads, Mel Galley (guitars), Glenn Hughes (bass), and Dave…

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