The Wabuska Yachting Club and Other Tales of “High” Desert Piracy – S11 E23

Season 11
Season 11
The Wabuska Yachting Club and Other Tales of "High" Desert Piracy - S11 E23

Summertime is a good time for some music making and hip shaking. Unfortunately, we have Wabuska Yachting Club on with us instead. All kidding aside, it was a true pleasure to get to finally invite them in for a live show – Steve and Cassie Funk, Doyle Wayne Stewart, Nick McCabe and Dave Cherry set the podcast on its ear with their stories, songs and story-songs.

Steve Funk vocalizing and playing guitar
Steve Funk
Multi-instrumentalist, Doyle Wayne Stewart holding an acoustic guitar with his blue electric bass behind him.
Doyle Wayne Stewart

The WYC is a groovy folk funk band with a fluid membership. They joined us for one of last year’s virtual Marianachies with a great video that we talk about on the show. Who likes peppy songs about dark things? It seemed to be a theme on our show, but what can you expect form a crew of rock and roll revenants? You can also expect tales of the old, wild side of Washoe County, Reno and Nevada. Peeling back the curtain, we also get to hear the tale of how the Yachting Club was formed in the fine coastal town of Wabuska, NV.

Cassie Funk holding a tamborine
Cassie Funk
Nick McCabe sitting with his congas and other hand drums
Nick McCabe

Well folks, it’s time to hit the road – hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed making it. The WBC are fine, fine humans, musicians and friends – of each other and the show – and their joy is infectious. Live music is so great!
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Dave Cherry playing the baritone sax
Dave Cherry

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Steve Funk – Dude Abides – S10 E23

Season 10
Season 10
Steve Funk - Dude Abides - S10 E23

Welcome, Contestants! Thanks for joining us once again. If you haven’t noticed, the COVID crisis has had an effect on the show – namely, they are late and much less verbose. We normally tried to get shows out before the weekend, to help promote the venues and live happenings. As that is much less of a priority these days, we are now going to just be publishing the shows on Mondays. There’s been shifts in all of our lives and it’s really much simpler to publish them on Monday. AND I promise to do my best to have something to say, even if it’s nonsensical, even if I’m feeling run-down and not up to it. (I hope somebody reads these. It’s the closest I’ve got to legitimate writing publication in the last 5 years.) Anywhoo….

Steve Funk, Reno radio legend, in a multi-colored shirt playing a bass guitar.
Steve Funk

Joining us this week is a voice any Renoite knows from infancy: the talented and gregarious Godfather of Reno Rock, Mr. Steve Funk. Steve took some time out of his busy travel schedule to stop in and- just kidding, It’s another Zoom Room show!! We did have a blast talking to Steve about his experiences in radio and music in Reno over the last few decades. The only problem was – not enough time!!! We had to force ourselves to stop talking so we could listen to the songs! (ok- like the pro he is, Steve Funk drove the bus for Rev. Rory and showed him how it’s done, even with a busted Winnebago like this show. Don’t worry, we’ll have him back)

Additionally, Steve brings us a sampling of his own original music over the years, including a little ditty about Reno that you’ll just have to listen to hear more about.

Stay safe. Wear your damn mask. “Don’t trust Whitey.”

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