FALL 2001 Newsletter - VOLUME # 12
By Chuck Kruger, President
Hats off to the Artists
|G r e e t i n gs!
It's been quite a while since our last newsletter.
Did you miss it? Didn't think so. Anyway, we've
been so busy on events and client projects that
there hasn't been time to talk about them.
|The mind still can't fully comprehend-- and simple
words cannot express-- the terrible scope of the
tragedies in New York and Washington DC. I expect
that these events will alter all of our lives in
varying but significant ways. Those of us lucky
enough not to lose loved ones must find some way
to see light through the darkness of these despicable
deeds. To those victims and those close to them,
our hearts go out to you.
We've been honored to work recently with a distinguished and
diverse group of artists. To name-drop just a few: Harry
Belafonte, Willie Nelson, Terri Clark, Bonnie Raitt, The Temptations,
Mitch Ryder, The Shangri-Las, Lou Christie, Mark Lindsay, Gato
Barbieri, Bobby Bare, Rustic Overtones, Tony Boffa Band, Turkey
Hollow Consort, Maine Squeeze, Bob Marley, and Roomful
And a heart-felt "Get Well Soon" to old pal Tom
Dean, who is recovering in New Hampshire from injuries
he sustained in a recent car accident.
MBNA, CedarWorks, Reciprocal Group, Volvo International, Maine
Lobster Festival, Union Fair, Bowdoin College, Automotive
Trade Association Executives, Welliver family, Wyeth family, W.P. Stewart & Co,
Tru-Serv, Pike Industries, North
East Lumber Manufacturers Association, Maine Pharmacy Association,
Northeast Association of City & Town Clerks, Classic Car
Club, Maine Drilling & Blasting, and the North Atlantic
Folk Festival have all trusted us with their ongoing business
this year. Thanks to all our buyers for the opportunity to
be of service.
ER Staff Stuff
With both kids driving, Dot O'Donnell has to hitchhike
to work from Camden to Thomaston. If you're in the midcoast
and see a sharp-looking executive type with her thumb out
on Rt. 1, consider giving her a lift!
is adjusting well to the rural life, married to her husband
Joe, who Stacie claims is a true domestic goddess and a pretty
good gardener. We assume that when she's talking about his
"can" that she's referring to all the veggies they're
Caleb Winslow is off to University
of Maine, but promises to continue to help out when he can
on the web site and for production events
Mark Strong to our staff! Mark is a graduate of George's
Valley High School and is a gifted DJ and recording producer
Phil Clement went to guitar camp in Connecticut with
son Sam this summer
Mak Wolven travels to Holland
this Fall on matters of the heart
worked some events with us this year. His services for us
Chuck Kruger is serving
as Chairman of the Contemporary Artist Development Committee
of the Maine Arts Commission. He has snuck out of music retirement
for three events this year. One was a surprise 50th birthday
for a good friend (this gig also featured Dave Mallett, Rob
Coffin, Mike Burd, Phil Clement, and Sam Smith) in February;
another was a command performance at The Blaine House in May,
hosted by Maine's First Lady Mary Herman.
And last and
also least is young Marley, a kitten who has joined
Nina the Golden Retreiver as a greeter in the office.
ER Production Dept
Need a sound system? Call us! Stage lighting? Call
us! Risers? Call us! Tent? Call us! Rental
equipment? Call us! Fireworks? Call us! Laser
Light Show? Call us! A Caterer? Call us! Photographer?
Videographer? Call us! Recording or Music transfers?
Call us! Need help navigating an artist rider with
words in it you've never seen before?
As I said, Call us! Our expertise and vast resources
will match your needs up with the perfect equipment and technicians
for whatever the event, large or small. And if you need some
help communicating with and/or managing event vendors, give
us a call - we can do it all. We carefully assess your
needs, and we'll respect your bottom line. You'll
get excellent advice, with appropriate professional vendors
and services that perfectly suit your specific needs.
Among our in-house resources, we now have:
||High quality sound systems for up to 800 people.
||A new completely wireless, battery-powered sound system
- perfect for events that lack electrical service.
||Stage Lighting system including 16 lights, stands, etc.
||Transfer capability from cassette, reel tapes, DAT,
and LP to CD and other digital media.
Think of us as THE EVENT COMPANY. No one
in the region can match our experience, or contacts. We'd
be very pleased to prepare a performance and/or production
proposal for your next event!