Letters From the Issue of Thursday, February 1, 2007

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I thought I was talking to D'Andrea that night on more of a one-on-one type situation. First and foremost, I hate Top Ramen and ravioli out of the can. I always have, so I don't know where that came from! Second, there wasn't any line-dancing at our concert. We do not condone "line dancing" at any of our events! Apparently, I made an offbeat comment about a Marquee security guard. I was drinking, and, uh, I should not have made the comment, but, oh well, the Top Ramen comment bothers me more.

All in all, I hope people can "read between the lines" and see what Ryan [Tackett] and I are truly about, and that is roots music, the best roots music you will ever find. We are the only boys in town bringing traditional roots music to the Valley; no hippie jam bands, no rockabilly, no "Clapton" blues, no bullshit!

Yes, we are willing to slit our own throats to provide Phoenix with good musical entertainment, and we have done just that. Finally, I'd like to shout out to the Dirty Foot Family, "We love you," and most important, thank you to my partner Ryan; without him, HBE would have turned stupid a loooong time ago. He is the one to be thanked for Hillgrass Bluebilly Entertainment; he is the brains, I'm the promoter!

In the future, I will try to keep my big mouth shut, but that doesn't always work! I'm not tough by any means, so if I say something you don't agree with, just come kick my ass, I'll probably deserve it.
Keith Mallette, Dirty Foot Daddys and Hillgrass Bluebilly Entertainment,

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