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Thursday, December 29, 2011

January Jam and Roger Solo at Wrecked at the Reef


Happy Holy Days, Peacemakers!


We are very pleased to announce that tickets for January Jam V @ JJ's Cantina on January 28th are on sale now! The tradition started five years ago and instantly became one of the most popular RCPM concerts of the year. It's time to relax, re-Clyne, let the dials turn counterclockwise and celebrate life through rock-n-roll in Rocky Point. The seaside show starts at sunset, see you there! http://www.peacetimegoods.com/category-s/1818.htm

And this year, there's more...

In addition, we are excited to announce Roger's first-ever solo acoustic show in Mexico on Friday Night. No doubt Roger will sip and sing, ramble and reminisce, and tell tall tales about his tunes. This special performance will be indoor at Wrecked at the Reef on Sandy Beach. The one year old, recently renovated Wrecked at the Reef has a full kitchen and bar, couches and barstool seating, and a warm and classy atmosphere. They have created the first-ever Shrine of Mexican Moonshine and even offer shots in their authentic carved wood confessional! Catch this candle-lit concert overlooking the Sea of Cortez. Only 400 seats will be available. Tickets to the solo show, Roger Clyne Solo en México, are on sale now. http://www.peacetimegoods.com/category-s/1818.htm

Monday, December 26, 2011

¡Christmas-Más!

I am Captain Suburbia. I live in an 60-year-old suburban neighborhood. We have sidewalks on each sideof old, wide streets, big trees, lots of kids of all-ages on the block, and cool adult neighbors who spend lots of time chatting in our front yards and are always free to borrow butter, the toilet snake, or bum a bottle of wine.

We also have one hermit-of-a-man who, around the same time every weekday, apparently after work, drives slowly down our street and never looks sideways. His door is shut on Halloween, we don’t see him at parties, he hangs no lights during the Holy days, and he never waves back.

One of my young sons waves at him every day. He has for years.

I’ve seen it hundreds of times; we hear the distant rumble of the diesel truck, it looms into view, I watch my son stand and wave, the man’s gaze fixed-forward, no wave back, the truck turns the corner. The rest of us, kids and adults alike, don’t wave anymore.

I stopped because I didn’t want to appear confrontational and I didn’t want to feel foolish or slighted anymore.

I’ve thought to ask why my son continues to wave, but know his reasons are clearer in his heart than could be articulated to me. I don’t ask because to him, it’s just what you do; no need for second thoughts or rational justification to you, Dad.

As a protective parent, I don’t want his heart broken or his spirit worn. Not in front of me, not this young, not in my front yard. Still, I don’t ask why he waves.

So again, yesterday as we hear the rumble of the truck, my son hurries down from the tree in the front yard, stands in plain view in the middle of the lawn, we see the truck, my son waves…

At the last moment, just before the truck passes, the man turns his head, and wearing the faintest ghost of a grin, he and waves back.

My son looked back at me, shrugged his shoulders a little, and smiled. Not a big, toothy, triumphant victory smile, but a small, simple smile; the kind you see when people are happy. This I saw through misty eyes.

I don’t know if that man has anyone to go home to, to call him, to celebrate with, with whom to spend his precious time. But I do know that he knows he’ll always have someone who will wave to him.

I am lucky enough to declare that each Yuletide season has been better than the last, but everyone I know and everybody knows that the Holidays came and went too fast,….again. I’m not ready for it to be over. I don’t want to take the lights down, turn off the holiday music, remove the tree, get out my pajamas, blow out the candles, shave…and I should wave more, again.

It is through the desire to continue to live in the Spirit of the Season, that we in my neighborhood have declared the post-season “¡Christmas-Más!” And so we invite you to give the best of yourself, spend a little more time in your PJs, and enjoy celebration without obligation to give material things. We invite you to carry on in the Spirit of the Season and continue to wave to everyone, regardless of what they have or don’t have to return.

Happy Holy Days and Christmas-Más,

Roger Clyne

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Peacemakers,

It's been an exciting and almost surreal year for RCPM, and we still have three more incredible shows to go in 2011!

It's been a year filled with the release of a new studio album, setting a new world record for sombrero wearing, one of the longest Circus Mexicus concerts ever, broken down buses, cramped RV rides, long hot days in Texas, Diamondback baseball fever, and Fizzy, Fuzzy, Big and Buzzy played from start to finish for the first time ever.

And the year isn't over yet!

Coming up Dec. 23, start your Christmas weekend with the biggest holiday party in Denver. It's Tinsel and Tequila with Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers and The Railbenders at The Ogden Theatre. When these two bands get together, you never know what songs will be played. Grab a glass of Egg Nog, or Mexican Moonshine, and join us in spreading holiday cheer.

Then it's a return trip to Flagstaff and The Orpheum for RCPM, with a special appearance by The Jons.

The next night, ring in the New Year at Scottsdale's Ultimate Block Party with RCPM.

You, the fans, have stuck with RCPM through the highs and lows of 2011. Let's end the year with high vibrations, good spirits and a little Mexican Moonshine at the final three RCPM shows of the year!

Here's to life,
RCPM

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Talking Turkey, Nov. 23


It's that time of year again when we get to talk some turkey with Roger and PH!

On Wednesday, Nov. 23, Roger and PH will be at the St. Mary's Food Bank to help collect turkeys, canned food and other non-perishable items to be handed out to those who are down on their luck in this season of giving thanks.

Help make it a happy Thanksgiving for those families struggling to put food on the table and bring at least $10 worth of food to the Food Bank, 2831 N. 31st Avenue, Phoenix.

To show their appreciation for your donation, Roger and PH will have their guitar and drums with them and play a few tunes for food donors starting about noon.

If you donate at least $10 worth of food, your name will be put into a sombrero. At 2 p.m. one name will be drawn out of the sombrero to receive two tickets to RCPM's show at the Rialto Theatre on Nov. 26 in Tucson. You do not need to be present during the drawing to win tickets. We'll post the name on Twitter and Facebook later. But please only submit your name if you know you can attend the show.

But Roger won't be done talking turkey then. He'll be at Tops Liquors, 403 W. University Drive, form 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to sign bottles of Mexican Moonshine purchased at Tops to those who make canned food, turkey or cash donations. Tops was the first store in the United States to sell Mexican Moonshine. Muchas Gracias!

Talk turkey with Roger and PH this Thanksgiving season, and help those in need.

Every time you give away a dollar or two you find three more on the way.

RCPM

Friday, October 21, 2011

Safe Harbor - To The Sunny Side of the Storm

Hóla Peacemakers,
Though it’s always an exercise in compassion and in community, it’s with far too great a frequency that we all come together to help those in our fold who are in need. For whatever reason, whether we’re in search of prevention and cure for a disease, aiding an orphanage in covering basic expenses, coming to the rescue of abused or neglected animals, or simply helping someone we know with the pressing financial burdens associated with treatment, the Peacemakers’ community has always proved united and generous in supporting others during times of trouble and need.

It is this spirit of fellowship and charity I hope to call upon to help a dear friend of mine and of everyone in RCPM. He’s a sailor (a Captain, in fact), my senior in years, has been an RCPM/Refreshments fan and advocate since before I knew him, is a tireless benefactor and organizer for charity in Rocky Point, Mexico, and is, quite possibly, the most positive human being I know. He’d make me walk the plank if I mentioned his name or if he knew of my designs to help throw him a life-line in these high seas.

Here’s the short of it: he’s got cancer and will be having an operation(s) to treat it very soon. His wife will be by his side throughout the 2 months of treatment and recovery. The good news: he’s a veteran and his treatment will be mostly covered by the VA. The not so good news: their travel, lodging and basic living needs (outside the hospital) during his treatment will not be covered. There’s a secret little fundraising party going on at JJ’s Cantina this Saturday (10/22) at which many of his close friends will be passing the sombrero. Here’s a cyber-link to that sombrero.
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I’m going to try to add some attention and hopefully a few more pesos to the good Captain’s sombrero by hosting a few fundraising auctions on e-Bay. I’m parting with some nostalgic little treasures that I have been keeping around; the boots that I wore on the Honky Tonk Union cover, a black leather jacket I sported at our first photo shoot with Jim Dalton, my “World Record Sombrero,” the pancho I wore in an Arizona Highways article/photo, and a few of my silver rings (most of which I bought in Mexico, usually on a pretty good buzz!).

Honky Tonk Union boots

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=rcpm+boots&_sacat=See-All-Categories

RCPM Pancho

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=rcpm+pancho&_sacat=0&_odkw=rcpm+boots&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313

Silver Saguaro Ring

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Roger-Clynes-memorabilia-Silver-Saguaro-Ring-RCPM-/250915768880?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a6bbeca30

Silver Concave Band Ring

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Roger-Clyne-Memorabilia-Silver-Concave-Band-Ring-RCPM-/250915766827?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a6bbec22b

Silver Apothacary Poison Moon Ring

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Roger-Clynes-memorabilia-Silver-Apothacary-Poison-Moon-Ring-RCPM-/250915764279?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a6bbeb837

Silver Scorpion Ring

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Roger-Clynes-memorabilia-Silver-Scorpion-Ring-RCPM-/250915762099?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a6bbeafb3

Silver Chief Ring

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Roger-Clynes-memorabilia-Silver-Chief-Ring-RCPM-/250915759994?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a6bbea77a



Many years ago, the Captain accompanied me on my first crossing of the Sea of Cortez that I made in my own little sailboat. On our return trip, we were overtaken by and enveloped in a freak storm with winds that gusted to over 40 knots. We got into what’s known out there as “the Shit.” The whole rig was groaning and creaking and making noises that seemed a promise to fall apart. At some point, in the washing-machine seas of 12 foot waves and troughs, with our jib down, our main triple-reefed, and (I KID YOU NOT, I HAVE WITNESSES) with a contingent of a dozen Pacific Hammerhead Sharks as our escort, the Captain read panic in my eyes and calmly said, “Just take it wave by wave, matey. There’s sunshine waiting on the other side.” He was right. And I hope we may, in some small way, be able to lend a hand in getting him through to the sunny side of his storm.

Gracias Peacemakers. Thanks for your help.
Fair winds and following seas to you,
Roger

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Haunted Honky Tonk Halloween and YOU!


Peacemakers,

The Zombie apocalypse is coming, and we don't want you to miss it!

It's the Haunted Honky Tonk Halloween by Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers on Oct. 28 at Harold's Corral in Cave Creek where haunting a house from the outside will take on new meaning.

But what's really scary is the deal we're offering a limited number of fans for this show:

How would you like two complimentary tickets to the show, a burger, a brew and some RCPM merch to go with it?!

We need about 10 fans to help us post flyers around town, send ecards on the Internet (Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc.) and get the word out that the biggest Halloween party this year will be in Cave Creek.

If you're interested in helping us with a little grassroots promotion and receive two complimentary standing tickets to the show, email Insightmg3@aol.com for more information. They will get back with you on how to help.

For the volunteers that are picked to help, we would love it if you'd take pictures of yourself posting flyers so we can share your fine work with other fans.

Gracias, all!

We look forward to seeing everyone at the show.

RCPM

Friday, August 26, 2011

"Blondie" is being retired

“Blondie”1976 Fender (US-Made) Telecaster

Here for sale to a good home is my beloved 1976 Fender Tele, affectionately nicknamed ‘Blondie.’ I purchased this guitar in 1996 just after The Refreshments began a US tour in support of “Fizzy, Fuzzy, Big and Buzzy.” Throughout much of that tour and many afterwards, she was my “go-to” guitar. It’s a really heavy piece, (a little over 10 lbs.), but also extremely durable. Like all my guitars, I bought her because she has a sturdy frame and can handle my very physical playing style. She’s set up with 13-56 gauge strings (wound .26). I had the factory machine heads replaced with original “West” German Schallers and now she rarely needs tuning, even during the most kinetic of shows. I had the neck pickup changed, but can’t recall if it’s a DiMarzio or a Seymour D. It sounds clear as a bell, whatever it is. And I personally switched her pick-guard from white to a much-more stylish tortoise-shell. She’s definitely got her fair share of war-wounds, but they’re all well-earned and make her voice none the worse for wear. She’s still a great guitar, but I’ve had to rely on lighter guitars for our long shows and long tours.

This is the guitar I played in the “Banditos” video, filmed in 1995 at Papago Park in Phoenix (directed by David Dobkin of “Clay Pigeons” and “Wedding Crashers” fame. The sheriff in that video is played my dad, Doc Clyne, by the way!)

This is probably the guitar I’ve been seen playing (in video and/or on-stage) more than any other. It’s a little sad we part, but she’s not ready to be out to pasture just yet and I’m sure she’ll go to someone who will let her out of the stable a little more than I do.

I’m going to give her one more ride in Las Vegas this Labor day (9/3/11) when PH and I (two original Refreshments playing now in RCPM) and the band play “Fizzy Fuzzy Big and Buzzy” from start to finish as our opening set. We’ll go for one last gallop in my red Converse and bad Hawaiian shirt. Then I can let her loose.

Happy Trails!

Roger Clyne

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Magnificent Seven II


Peacemakers!

A few months ago, we asked you to pick 7 songs that best represented what RCPM was all about if you were going to introduce the band to new fans. The result was the Magnificent Seven, which can still be downloaded for free at Peacetime Goods.

Now, Roger, PH, Jim and Nick want to once again give away what they want to receive: great music for great fans! RCPM again would like your input on deciding what songs should go on the Magnificent Seven II. For one week, we will take your votes on our web pages for the 7 songs you think best represent the band if you were trying to introduce RCPM to a new fan.

A few guidelines to follow when voting: These should be 7 songs NOT on the first Mag 7. We are not allowed to give away songs from The Refreshments catalog for free, so no Freshies tunes por favor. We have new music to choose from this time, so don't forget Unida Cantina when considering your song selection.

As a reminder, the songs on the first Mag 7 were:

Maybe We Should Fall In Love
Americano!
Contraband
Mekong (Real to Reel version)
Green and Dumb
Beautiful Disaster
Counterclockwise

Voting closes on Aug. 19.

Gracias, Peacemakers!

RCPM

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Foundry, Vegas and Fizzy Fuzzy in its entirety!


Hóla Peacemakers,

OK. Uncle.
It’s hotter than Hades here in Houston. The sweltering combination of high humidity and 100+ degree heat makes my beloved Sonoran desert look like an ice box. I haven’t felt heat like this since I spent a summer in Taipei. Until this moment, I’d been proud to gloat that I was a desert-denizen, one who could endure the planet’s hottest summer with nothing other than a popsicle (or margarita) and a sombrero. No more. Gotta give it up. Those of you who reside here and in the Midwest and who have endured summers like this before get the blue ribbon for heat-hardiness. I’ll take AZ’s dry heat any day. This is madness. Y’all are tough! Or crazy. Probably both. At least that’s what we’re counting on. We’ll be taking the stage at the Firehouse Saloon in Houston around 10:30. The club owner tells me the A/C works and the beer will be ice-cold. Come, brave the heat and we hope to see you here and sweat it out together on a Texas Saturday night!

We have two more shows remaining on this tour. We’ll rock Houston tonight and San Antonio mañana. This, our third 2011 tour, almost ground to a halt before it really began, and I want to again extend our gratitude for your kind words of support and to all who threw a peso or two into our online tour-support kitty. RCPM operates without sponsorship subsidies or record label funding. We’re a proud, DIY, ma-and-pa, American independent rock and roll band. However, without your help, the weight of the past two tours’ succession of extra costs in parts and repairs and hotels and show cancellations would have sunk this tour. We came perilously close. In our time of need, you became our sponsors, our tour support, our “santos invisibles” (invisible saints). Thanks for keeping the rock rolling. Yes, and though we oft declare ourselves an “independent” rock and roll band, I’m humbly happy to declare that, with you, we are also an “inter-dependent” rock and roll band. Everywhere we play feels like a home coming and we can’t do it without you. Gracias, familia.

Our next show in the comparative coolness of Phoenix will be a week from today (Sat., July 30th) at a groovy new venue, The Foundry. It will be our second show in our hometown since we released Unida Cantina in April. I am looking very forward to the familiar, fiery feel of our legendary dry heat! It’s been a long time since we’ve been home, so we’re going to play a long time. We’re going to begin with an all-acoustic set. Here, on this site, is a way to tell us which 12 or so tunes you’d like to hear as acoustic versions. Let us know, (cast your votes) and we’ll work ‘em up acoustically. Post your song requests as a "reply" or "comment" to this letter. Send us your selections by this Friday so we’ll have a day to work on ‘em. For our second set, we’re gonna kick over the barstools and turn up the volume. Come to rock! (And pace yourself….)

Vegas!
Somehow the House of Blues already leaked that we’re going to play “Fizzy Fuzzy Big and Buzzy” in order and in it’s entirety. True. I was planning on announcing it at the Foundry show, but might as well fess up now; that rumor is true. The Labor Day show in Vegas will be another long show; another “evening with” Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. We’ve never played our seminal album top-to-bottom, even in The Refreshments. It’s going to be a fun trip. We hope you’ll come along. I’ll don a loud Hawaiian shirt and my red Converse on for the first set, and will pull on my trusty, dusty Mexican cowboy boots for the rest of the show.

Just a few days after the Vegas show, we’ll be back in the saddle again, back on the bus, back on tour, to complete our string of US dates. It’s our 4th US run, our longest-ranging tour of the year. We’ll be starting in Colorado, getting all the way to the East Coast, and then heading back to Arizona through the Midwest.

It’ll be about 8,000 miles round trip, but our trusty Stallion is chomping at the bit. I’ll keep my fingers crossed our steed doesn’t throw a shoe, y’all keep sending positive vibes, and RCPM will be hitchin’ up at a saloon near you soon. I hope you’ll be at the Homecoming.

Muchas gracias and peace be with you,
Roger

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Online Tour Kitty

Dear Peacemakers,
Below is the email address to RCPM's online fan-supported Tour Kitty using PayPal.
Those who wish to donate need to go to www.paypal.com. Please send your tour support donations to:

Donations can be sent using your own PayPal account or a banking account for free. Or PayPal charges a small fee for debit/credit card donations.

Thanks again to everyone who has helped us with your words, your continued attendance at the the shows, your patronage at our merch booth and online store, and your online Tour Support donations that help make RCPM's national touring a sustainable prospect.

Every little bit helps keep us on the road.
Please check back soon, we'll be offering an RCPM Tour Support t-shirt, all proceeds from sales will go to keep the rock rolling!


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Roger letter, 7/10


July 10, 2011

Hóla Peacemakers,
I’m writing you from a hotel room in Plano, TX.
The heat here is amazing, literally breathtaking.
We were supposed to be at sound check in Little Rock, AR by now, but, alas, for the second time in a week, we’ve had to cancel another show.
Our faithful, vintage tour bus (“The Stallion”) had her engine seize in Anaheim on I-5 on the first day of our May tour of the Western US. After a month in the shop, her engine repaired, we planned to meet her in Dallas yesterday and move our gear from our vintage 1994 tour van (“Honeybucket”) and trailer and get back on-board our trusty bus. No go.
Yesterday morning, we got the call that our beloved Stallion made it 1400 of the 1425 miles from Anaheim to Dallas, but fell short of the finish line because of another mechanical problem.
We’re staying a few days here in hopes we can get her repaired. (We’re on the hunt for a “miter box” to fit a Detroit Diesel 6V92. Drop us a line if you’ve got one laying around or if you know someone who can rebuild them!)

In the meantime, we found ourselves nearby one of our favorite Texas roadhouses, Love and War, here in Plano. They graciously invited us to come by, have some brisket and beer and play tonight after their Shiner Sunday show wraps up. We’ll go on at 8 and play for a couple of hours. There’s no cover, so if you’re in the neighborhood, come on by. It’ll be a hot one, but there’ll be plenty of cold drinks, rock music, and good company all night.

Since the Stallion’s breakdown in May, we have been consistently, persistently, very generously asked by many, “how can we help?”

Firstly, just showing up is the most important thing. Coming to the shows to support the band, turning your friends on to the music, buying a ticket and a t-shirt, and/or visiting our online merch store, are our bread and butter. Without you at the shows, and without your support on-line, we’d not be able to keep the rock rollin’.
We’ve also fielded a number of requests to set up an on-line repair kitty; a fund that anyone may donate to in order to help with unforeseen and costly bus repairs. For a number of reasons, mostly stemming from pride, I have been reluctant to accept or even address the issue. But with an exhausted repair fund and another big-ticket invoice looming to threaten our tour’s operational viability, I find myself inclined to humbly accept such resolute good-will and persistent generosity. We’ll have a tip-sombrero on stage tonight. Our web-team behind the scenes will set up an account which will gratefully accept on-line donations. If you feel inclined to drop a peso in, we humbly thank you. All tips will go into a fund reserved for repairs only.

It doesn’t matter if you do or don’t throw a peso in the tip-sombrero. Really, it’s the thought that counts. And I’d like to point out to you all that we’re grateful for you, the “World’s Finest Rock and Roll Audience.” Thanks for your kind words, cheers, tequila shots and beers, and for the groundswell of generosity to help keep us on the road. You’re the best.

Muchas gracias and peace be with you,
Roger Clyne

Monday, June 27, 2011

Roger Clyne guest bartender at Salty's!


"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it." ~Russel Baker

Our legendary Sonoran Summer swelter is in full swing.

Tomorrow will be as hot as today. Maybe hotter. Sunset is at 7:42. But the mercury isn't going to drop below 100 degrees until after midnight!

To chill the savage beast, I'll be dropping by the Salty Señorita in Scottsdale Thursday evening to stand in at the cantina and sling sweet relief in liquid form. Join me for some happy hours of thirst-slaking specials on cold cervezas and frosty Mexican Moonshine margaritas. (Yes, ice-water available on request, too.) Come, wear your shades and your sombrero, stay cool, and celebrate our sizzling Sonoran Summer together with your fellow parched and proud Peacemakers at the Salty Señorita, Scottsdale!

Hasta there,
Roger



Event: Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine Wrap Event at Salty Senorita Old Town featuring a guest bartending appearance from Roger Clyne.

When: Thursday, June 30, 5pm.

Roger will be sampling Mexican Moonshine Reposado Tequila, shaking up Salty Senorita margaritas and signing autographs. Tickets to RCPM's upcoming show on July 30 at The Foundry in Phoenix will also be given away that night!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

That microphone...that microphone....THAT microphone...

...And that camera, that camera, and THAT camera...it's all about you guys and we want you to bring 100% of your energy!

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers are very excited to announce that this weekend, the 20th Circus Mexicus celebration will be filmed for a live DVD!! A film crew will be capturing CMXX events all weekend long, from PH's Hot Dog & A Smile at JJ's, to the Rock and Soccer tournament, to the main concert Saturday night and the Mañanathon at JJ's on Sunday.

RCPM has another 44+ song marathon set list planned, so Pace Yourself!

If you see a cameraman or if one steps in front of you for a few seconds to get a shot, please be courteous to them. Also know that by attending any Circus Mexicus event this weekend, there's a good chance your face will be on the DVD later. So wear your best sombrero, flash your best smile and sing as loud as you can! (And if you don't want to be filmed, just wave the camera man off, no problemo).

CMXX will be the biggest and best Circus Mexicus fiesta yet, and it's all going to be captured on film!! And this time, (knock wood!) there's no rain in the forecast!

Join RCPM, Aaron Beavers and Shurman, The Hickman-Dalton Gang, Jason Boots, Tramps & Thieves, Random Karma and Gooder for a weekend you'll always remember, both in your memories, photo albums and later on DVD.

Gracias Peacemakers!
We'll see everyone Friday night at JJ's!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Chango's VIP


Peacemakers,

CMXX is now just a few days away! Saturday night's concert with Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, with special guest Shurman, is once again happening in the lot next to Chango's.

Chango's is offering VIP packages again this year for fans. A VIP pass gets you admission to the concert, a free shot of tequila from Chango's, secure parking and access to the VIP area of the concert. All of this will be for sale for $50. VIP passes can be purchased at Chango's. They will give you a wristband to the show and a wristband so you can go back to Chango's and not pay a cover charge. House band Rojo will keep the party going after RCPM are done.

If you already have a ticket to the concert but would like VIP treatment, you can still buy a VIP wristband at Chango's for $20.

Parking will also be available for non VIP patrons at the same location for $5.

Come sit side-by-side in the cantina, talk to señoritas and drink cold beer at Chango's on Saturday night.
RCPM

Ammex Mexican Auto Insurance


Peacemakers,

The smell of fish tacos while kicking back next to the Sea of Cortez while drinking a margarita mixed with Mexican Moonshine is right around the corner.

To help get you ready for CMXX, we want to give you a couple of reminders:

1) Make sure your passport or passport card is updated and in order.

2) If you plan on driving in Mexico, make sure you get Mexican auto insurance before you leave.

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers are happy to be working again this year with Ammex Insurance. They represent the most reputable Mexican insurance companies and have a U.S. phone number for customer service in case you need help filing a claim.

Check out Ammex for the best prices on Mexican auto insurance. You can fill out a form online at www.ammexinsurance.com and avoid waiting in lines at the border to purchase insurance!

We'll see everyone at CMXX!

RCPM

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Rock & Soccer II, promotions and rosters!


Friday night, it's PH's Hot Dog & A Smile Charity BBQ with The Hickman-Dalton Gang, Jason Boots, Random Karma and Tramps and Thieves.

Saturday, a lot of you are going to be getting up early to play in the Rock & Soccer II tournament and many of you will be coming to watch.

Wrecked at the Reef will be opening early Saturday and have just what you need to start your day off right! They'll be providing a special breakfast menu and Bloody Mary bar. Mexican Moonshine promotions will also be available throughout the day as well as street tacos and a special beer tent. Remember everybody, Pace Yourselves! Mix in a little non-alcoholic beverage once in awhile too. it’s going to be a long day followed by a long night with RCPM and Shurman.

There will be live music at the soccer tournament all day by La Merca.

Games start at 8:30 sharp! Players need to bring their own socks if they want to wear socks...which we highly recommend. The sand can get quite hot by the afternoon. Need socks? Check out www.soccerinthesand.com. No sand shoes. If you have tents or umbrellas, bring them!

Now, the moment some of you have been waiting for....the teams!!

Here are the teams competing. Some teams have incomplete rosters for now as the captain reserved a spot and promised to fill in names later. There will likely be some spots open with last minute travel changes, so if you'd like to play, show up Saturday morning to see if any teams have extra jerseys to fill. Remember, there's no guarantee you will play, but you can at least show up and give it a shot.

BAJAIMAGES.NET

Myra Winterburn - C

Carleigh Erickson

Mingo Musser

Forrest Erickson

Jonathan Roland

Jay Musser

Marc Musser

CHANGO’S

Lindsey Monti - C

Danielle Tinker

Viv

Brian York

Bryan

Pat

Becky

Colin

Kimberly

CASA BOMBERO

John Teefy - C

Daniel Erlandson

ChristineErlandson

Tracey Meyer

Karen Brown

Margie Merrill

Emmet DeGuvera

Hippie Dom

GOON SQUAD

Annette Albert - C

Jan Delgado

Katrina Delgado

Alexis Delgado

Ray Garcia

Devin Turner

Haley Albert

Taylor Ross

Lacey Albert

Eli Arismedez

HUMP SQUAD

Kristy Westfall - C

Christin Kranitz

Russell Salzman

Liz Baltzman

Jamie Steele

Mike McElroy

Tyler Westfall

Michael Macial

Ryan Schroeder

MEXICAN MOONSHINE

Roger Clyne - C

Carl Bonacci

Eddie Diaz

Allison S

Karin Sullivan

Brooks Knoll

Pat Reavy

Jonathon Fairbanks

Kim Pouland

PERPETUALLY SOUTHBOUND

Tom Syvertsen - C

Todd Reardon

Kat Jones

Dan Knudson

Dain Knudson

Scotia Knudson

Harald Ehrentraut

Jarod

REALTY EXECUTIVES ROCKY POINT JOHN

Derek Passarelli - C

Steve Jones

David Majure

Gary Rivers

Jon Bratspir

Rob Bass

ROCKYPOINTBRIAN.COM

Markus Ruegsegger - C

(this team of superstars had the likes of Mia Hamm and Landon Donovan listed on their roster. I don't think they're playing, but in the event they are, make sure to bring your cameras).

TEAM X

Scott Wolfe - C

Joe Sawinski

Amanda Wolfe

Lisa Delgado

Chris Kantor

Brad Nelson

Alex Ortiz

Tony Lamerouix

WINNING SHOT

Melani Jaskowiak - C

David Boire

Jim Garman

WRECKED AT THE REEF

Randy Gahan - C

Brian Heffernan

Steve Sells

Scott Poturalski

Mike Poturalski

Darryl Poturalski

Friday, June 3, 2011


Just ONE WEEK FROM TONIGHT we will be at JJ's eating hot dogs, drinking Mexican Moonshine and dancing late into the evening to the sounds of The Hickman-Dalton Gang, Jason Boots, Tramps & Thieves and Random Karma!!!

CMXX is almost here! It all begins next Friday with PH's Hot Dog & A Smile Charity BBQ.

As you get your lures and bobbers packed for Mexico, a few reminders to help you get ready:

*Make sure your passport, passport card or passport application is in order

*Check our web pages, especially at www.azpeacemakers.com, if you'd like to caravan to and from Rocky Point.

*If you plan to drive in Mexico, get Mexican auto insurance from Ammex, www.ammexinsurance.com.

*You will be able to buy tickets to CMXX at the gate. But you can save $5 and buy yourself an extra cerveza if you order your ticket at www.peacetimegoods.com by Tuesday.

We'll see everyone in just one week at CMXX!

Rock & Soccer II


In just one week, the spirit of Sonoran Sand Soccer will come alive again on Sandy Beach in Rocky Point for Circus Mexicus Rock & Soccer II! A huge ¡Muchas Gracias! to everyone who signed up to play this year. Because of your great response, we were able to double the size of this year's tournament to 100 people. This year's field includes players from 4 countries, 9 states and 2 genders.

Players, a few reminders: bring tight fitting socks or go to www.soccerinthesand.com to order (socks only, no shoes), send a team captain to JJ’s Friday night to pick up jerseys (or we’ll have them for you Saturday morning) and be prepared to meet on the beach in front of Wrecked at the Reef at 8:00 Saturday morning. Each team gets at least 3 games, bring your own water and good spirits.

Fans are also encouraged to stop by and cheer on the teams. Admission is free!

Wrecked at the Reef is providing live rock music from La Merca throughout the day, street tacos and plenty of cold beer and Mexican Moonshine. Wrecked is on the beach between Sandy Beach and Cholla Bay (pretend you're going to JJ's). Look for the only stop sign between the resorts and Cholla, and turn toward the Sea of Cortez where there should be a big sign on the beach.

We’re collecting any gently used soccer equipment for the newly formed Penasco soccer league supported by Mayor Zepeda. Balls, shin guards, jerseys, socks for kids or adults....we’ll take it!

And finally, stop by and say hello to representatives from the Larry D. Large Foundation www.larrydlargefoundation.org and check out the incredible work they do for the people of Rocky Point.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Rocky Point welcomes back RCPM and their fans for Circus Mexicus!


Dear fans of Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers,

It is a pleasure to have you back in our city for yet another Roger Clyne Concert that will strengthen the ties between our people from both the United States and Mexico and other parts of the world.

We have followed over the years the success that this concert represents to our community bothin terms of visitors and the charities that benefit the less fortunate.

This concert coincides, as it did last year, with the Miss Sonora Beauty Contest to be held in Las Palomas where another girl from Mexico could become Miss Universe as it is currently from the State of Jalisco.

We have just had various events such as the Triathlon where we had over 650 participants and over 300 in beach volley ball with great success and Easter Week where we had over 120 thousand visitors with no incidents reported except for minor accidents.

On behalf of Mayor Alejandro Zepeda, we extend you a sincere welcome to our City of Puerto Peñasco where you can rest assured to feel at home and experience the warmth of our people and beautiful weather.

Enjoy your concert, enjoy the beach!!

Sincrely,
Fausto Cesar Soto
International Relations and Tourism
City of Puerto Peñasco

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Circus Mexicus Weekend

DIA UNO - ¡BIENVENIDOS!


Friday, June 10


6 p.m. - Back by popular demand, PH's "A Hot Dog & A Smile" Charity BBQ at JJ's Cantina. PH will once again fire up the grill and serve his own Heaven on a Paper Plate. All proceeds go to benefit the children at Esperanza Para Los Niños Orphanage. You can find more information at http://www.esperanzaparalosninos.com/. Donations for household items such as toilet paper, cleaning supplies, paper towels, brushes, shampoo, soap, etc. will be collected. Donations for hot dogs and soda for the BBQ appreciated. Once again, Friday night at JJ's also features an incredible lineup of music headlined this year by The Hickman-Dalton Gang. Jim and Johnny will be on stage with their guitars late into the evening. And they're bringing a few friends to play with them, including Tony Nascar of The Railbenders, and a certain hot dog server might jump in behind the drums. Other folks playing that night include Jason Boots, Tramps and Thieves and Random Karma.


Lineup:


-5:00 p.m. - P.B.R.


- 6:00 p.m. - Random Karma


- 7:00 p.m. - Jason Boots


- 8:00 p.m. - Tramps and Thieves


- 9:00 p.m. - The Hickman Dalton Gang


Also, Aaron Beavers of Shurman will be at JJ's Friday night!



We're also encouraging those who will be playing in the Rock and Soccer Tournament the next morning to pick a team captain and pick up your team's jerseys and schedules at JJ's on Friday night.


DIA DOS - ¡CIRCUS MEXICUS FIESTA GRANDE!


Saturday, June 11


8:00 a.m. - Rock and Soccer. Mandatory check-in time for players in the second annual Rock and Soccer Tournament. Check-in will be on the beach in front of Wrecked at the Reef Cantina. There will be three fields this year.


8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Soccer tournament! We're on a tight schedule, so we need players in place and ready to play at their assigned times. Failure to do so may result in your team forfeiting. We understand you'll be at JJ's the night before. But last minute hangovers or players claiming they canceled their wake-up calls won't excuse you from being late. At stake is a certain soccer-playing lead singer who could miss sound check! All proceeds from the event benefit the Larry Large Foundation. For more than 10 years, the Foundation has contributed over $1 million dollars to the people of Puerto Peñasco. The charity has built homes for families, bathrooms for the elderly, given clothes to families and put computers in schools. More information can be found at www.larrydlargefoundation.org. Spectators are encouraged to show up and cheer on the teams. Live music will be provided throughout the day from people playing gringo rock-n-roll. The event is free for everyone!

All teams will get a minimum of three games. Socks are encouraged as the sand can be a little rough in addition to really hot by the afternoon. No sand shoes allowed. Mexican pork tacos and other great food and drinks will be for sale at Wrecked at the Reef.


To get to The Reef, turn left at the ONLY stop sign after condo row on Sandy Beach on your way to JJ's. It should be easy to spot because there a couple of events going on, so there will be a lot of cars and the RV lot will be full.


6 p.m. - Doors to Circus Mexicus, right next to Chango's Bar and Grill, open! Strolling mariachis.


7 p.m. - Shurman


8 p.m. - Main event, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers in concert!


The Jons with will be backing RCPM all night with their brilliant horns and percussion.




DIA TRES - ¡MANANATHON y SIESTA!


Sunday, June 12


11a.m. - 4 p.m.- Mañanathon at JJ's. Specials all day on Bloody Mary's and Roger's Mexican Moonshine. All band members, including openers, will make appearances throughout the afternoon. On stage that afternoon: The Hickman-Dalton Gang, Shurman, Jason Boots, Tramps and Thieves, Random Karma and Gooder. The first ever Peacemaker Marketplace will also be set up at tables inside JJ's. See what kinds of RCPM goods other fans have created.


TICKETS


Advance tickets can be purchased between now and June 7 at www.peacetimegoods.com for $30.Tickets purchased between now and May 30 will be MAILED directly to you. We do not mail wristbands outside of the U.S. All non-U.S. purchases will be held at Will Call in Rocky Point.Tickets purchased between May 30 and June 7 can be picked up at Will Call. Tickets will also be available at the gate the day of the show for $35.Children 12 and under are free!


Will Call on Friday will be at JJ's from 6 p.m,. - 10 p.m. On Saturday, Will Call will be at Chango's from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and again at 5:30 p.m.General admission wristbands allow access to the RCPM venue only for the Saturday concert.The show will be in the same lot as last year, next to Chango's. Some of our favorite resorts include:


Las Palmas Beachfront Resort www.laspalmas-mex.com Phoenix: 602-357-3401 Toll-Free: 866-475-5445

Sonoran Spa and Sonoran Sea www.RPRMexico.comToll-Free: 866-483-3379Toll-Free within Mexico: 800-000-0003


Remember, you will need a passport or passport card. If you don't have one and you haven't applied for one, do it TODAY!


EVENT NOTES * Attendees between the ages of 13-17 will require a ticket for admission and must also be accompanied by a paying adult.

* Photography and video is allowed during the concert.

* Please do not bring open containers of alcohol or coolers of any kind into the venue.

* RCPM merchandise will be available during the concert and at the Mañanathon the following day.

* If you plan on driving in Mexico, you can get Mexican car insurance from Ammex. Sign up at ammexinsurance.com.

* If you'd like to leave the driving to someone else, Peñasco Recreation is offing a bus trip from Tempe to the Sonoran Sea with bus service to Hot Dog & A Smile and the Mañanathon too! Contact Russ for details, (928) 257-3432 or his Mexican cell # at (011-521) 638-113-4591 or email mexicoruss@gmail.com.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Peacemaker Marketplace

Many of the amazing fans of Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers enjoy creating unique, original merchandise for their fellow Peacemakers.

Management at Peacetime Goods has been trying to find a way to encourage this spirit of creativity and come up with a way for fans to barter or sell their wares with the RCPM stamp of approval.

We’ve decided to set up a Peacemaker Marketplace during Circus Mexicus at JJ’s Cantina during Sunday’s Mañanathon. This will be the time and place for fans who love to make RCPM things to show and sell their goods to others.

There will be a few simple guidelines:

1) A table will be provided at JJ’s Cantina on Sunday June 12th during the Mañanathon. The first 10 people who sign up will be allowed to participate. Those interested can sign up by contacting management@peacetimegoods.com

2) All sales will be cash only

3) Each Marketplace participant will be required to pay 10% of their total sales as a licensing fee to RCPM. RCPM will then donate all of that money to the Ezperanza Orphanage for this year’s trial run of the Marketplace.

4) Previously licensed goods or copyrighted recordings will not be allowed. In other words, no selling of used RCPM goods or cds. Also, no selling of bootleg audio or video recordings of RCPM or The Refreshments. Our long standing policy of trading bootlegs amongst fans is still permissible on our web pages. If you have questions about your product idea please contact Peacetime Goods.

This will be a on a trial basis this year. Good luck and see you in Mexico!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mexico Auto Insurance and Ammex



Peacemakers,

The smell of fish tacos while kicking back next to the Sea of Cortez while drinking a margarita mixed with Mexican Moonshine is right around the corner.

To help get you ready for CMXX, we want to give you a couple of reminders:

1) Make sure your passport or passport card is updated and in order.

2) If you plan on driving in Mexico, make sure you get Mexican auto insurance before you leave.

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers are happy to be working again this year with Ammex Insurance. They represent the most reputable Mexican insurance companies and have a U.S. phone number for customer service in case you need help filing a claim.

Check out Ammex for the best prices on Mexican auto insurance. You can fill out a form online at www.ammexinsurance.com and avoid waiting in lines at the border to purchase insurance!

We'll see everyone at CMXX!

RCPM

Monday, May 23, 2011

Hot Dog & A Smile


It won't be long now until we're all standing side-by-side in the cantina, talking to old amigos y amigas and making new friends, drinking cervezas and Mexican Moonshine and eating hot dogs served up by PH Naffah.

Circus Mexicus XX is almost here!

PH's annual Hot Dog & A Smile charity BBQ at JJ's Cantina will mark the beginning of CMXX weekend on Friday, June 10. Come enjoy a hot dog served up by Mr. Naffah who will don his apron and light his grill again for charity. All proceeds from the BBQ benefit the children at Esperanza Para Los Niños Orphanage. You can find more information at http://www.esperanzaparalosninos.com/. Donations for household items, such as toiletries, will also be collected at JJ's that evening.


Friday night at JJ's has become one of the most popular events at Circus Mexicus, and this year promises to be no different.

Kick back on JJ's patio next to Cholla Bay with your hot dog, cold beverage and watch The Hickman-Dalton Gang, Tramps & Thieves, Jason Boots and Random Karma perform on the main stage.

The BBQ and the concert are free and open to everyone.

Friday will also be your first chance to pick up your wristbands at will call for Saturday's main event with Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers. Will call will be open at JJ's from 6 to 9 p.m.

It's going to be the best Circus Mexicus weekend ever. And it starts Friday night at JJ's with Hot Dog & A Smile.

Here's to life!
RCPM

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Spirit of Sonoran Sand Soccer


Hóla Peacemakers!

The time has come again. RCPM is gearing up to host our 20th Circus Mexicus (CMXX)! The weekend of June 10-12 will be full of fun in the sand and sunshine, and rock and roll and revelry under the Moonshine! The festivities begin on Friday evening at JJ’s Cantina for our Hot Dog and a Smile Charity BBQ (to benefit La Esperanza Orphanage), continue on Saturday at Wrecked at the Reef (Rock and Soccer Tourney) and at Chango’s (RCPM Concert) and move back to JJ’s for the Mañanathon on Sunday.

On Saturday, June 11th, we’ll be hosting our second annual Rock and Soccer beach soccer tournament. Last year’s tournament was a blast and we can’t wait to play again. As of this writing, my team, Mexican Moonshine, has reigned for 333 golden, bliss-filled, halcyon days as the sovereign and benevolent victors of last year’s competition and as undisputable Campeones del Mundo. Today, we have 32 days of bragging rights remaining until we must defend our title! We invite you to assemble or join a team and compete for bragging rights for the following year. Bring friends and family to cheer everyone on! It’s all in good fun and for a good cause.
Player registration fee is $30, and each player will receive an Adidas Official Rock and Soccer jersey. Proceeds from team registration and sponsorship will again benefit Rocky Point’s Larry D. Large Foundation (www.larrydlargefoundation.org).

We’ll be setting up two fields on the beach in front of Wrecked at the Reef Cantina.
Players must be at least 16 years old. Teams will consist of 8 players, will be co-ed (we encourage a 50/50 mix of genders) and must (should) consist of at least 6/2 mix of genders. Matches will be 5-a-side during play, unlimited substitutions, and will consist of 2 fifteen (15) minute periods.
Games will begin on Saturday morning (rockandsoccer11@yahoo.com with questions) and continue via double elimination until the 2011 Campeones del Mundo emerge as this year’s proud victors. All players from all levels of play are welcome. And though this will be a World Championship tournament, please lead your team’s play with fun, fairness, sportsmanship and safety. We want this to be a long-term, all inclusive, fun event for years to come. There will be a third field there too, for anyone who wishes to get in a friendly game. So come, play, cheer, lounge at a sea-side cantina and be a part of this glorious event!

To register, go to www.peacetimegoods.com click the Circus Mexicus section and then click on the Rock and Soccer link.

Play on!
Roger Clyne

Bus trip to Circus Mexicus XX


As we get ready to go down together to celebrate life through rock-n-roll next to the Sea of Cortez for Circus Mexicus XX, we want to let you know about a deal our friends at Peñasco Recreation are offering.

How would you like to let someone else do the driving down to Rocky Point and then avoid the lines getting back across the border on Sunday?

Peñasco Recreation is offering fans a seat on a bus that will pick you up from Four Peaks in Tempe on Friday morning and return Sunday night. That means you will get to attend PH's Hot Dog & A Smile at JJ's featuring The Hickman-Dalton Gang, the main concert by Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers on Saturday night, attend the Mañanathon at JJ's on Sunday and then hop in the commercial bus lane at the border.

The bus will leave Four Peaks at 10 am on Friday, June 10. It will arrive at the Sonoran Sea and Spa at about 2:30 p.m. The bus will then be available to take people to JJ's at 5:30 p.m. and return to the resorts at 11 p.m. (you can always take a 10 minute cab ride if you want to leave earlier or stay longer).
On Sunday, June 12, the bus will head back to JJ's at 11 a.m. and then leave straight from the Mañanathon back to the U.S. at 2 p.m., arriving back at Four Peaks approximately 7 p.m.

The cost for this trip is $135 per person. If you buy four or more tickets, the price drops to $125 per ticket.

Peñasco Recreation can also help book your room at the time of your bus ticket purchase if you are still in need of lodging.

Same rules apply as if you were driving down in your own vehicle...you still need a passport or passport card.

Reservations can be made either by emailing mexicoruss@gmail.com or by calling Russ at 928-203-6180. You can also try his Mexico number at 638-113-4591. Or if you get down to Mexico and have questions, feel free to call. He's happy to help out with any inquiry you have.

He can also answer questions about luggage, which should be kept to two bags and a carry on. A cooler does count as a carry on and needs to be able to fit in your personal space on the bus.

We would also like to know if there is any interest in organizing a second bus from Tucson! If you think you'd be interested in taking a charter bus from Tucson to Rocky Point, please post on our Facebook page.

Travel like a rock star on a tour bus to Rocky Point for Circus Mexicus XX.

RCPM

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Circus Mexicus XX/Hot Dog & A Smile/Your CM Memories


Peacemakers,

Just one month from today we'll be kicking back at JJ's Cantina, eating a hot dog served up by PH Naffah, sipping Mexican Moonshine and listening to Colorado's infamous guitar duo, The Hickman-Dalton Gang, Tramps and Thieves, Random Karma and Jason Boots!

Circus Mexicus XX weekend, which kicks off with PH's annual Hot Dog & A Smile charity event at JJ's Cantina, is just one month away.

We've got a front row table next to the stage reserved just for you, if you can win our latest contest:

This year will be our 20th Circus Mexicus celebration. Starting on the roof of the Sunset Cantina, moving into the dirt lot next door for many years, and now at our current home in the sand next to Chango's, we've had a lot of great memories over the years.

We want you to put together a video or slideshow giving us your best memories of celebrating life through rock-n-roll at Circus Mexicus weekend. Was it the infamous rain storm? Was it the year the band dressed in Mariachi uniforms? Tell us!

We want you to put together a 3 minute video, then either post it on our Facebook page or put it on You Tube and post a link to our Facebook wall. The best video will receive a reserved table at JJ's on Friday, June 10.

Please only use pictures or videos that you have permission to use. Do not use copyrighted material or pictures that someone else took that you don't have permission to use.

The deadline is June 1.

Let's see what you've got Peacemakers. Show us your memories of Circus Mexicus as we celebrate número XX!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Salty Cinco/Circus Mexicus XX


He's been busy serving up shots of Mexican Moonshine, some salt and limes this week at the Salty Señorita. Now, Roger is ready to step out from behind the bar and rock Salty's from the stage with the rest of RCPM on Cinco de Mayo!

This Thursday, celebrate Cinco de Mayo with RCPM at the Salty Señorita in Old Town. Consider it a warm-up for the biggest RCPM fiesta of the year, Circus Mexicus XX in Rocky Point on June 11.

Circus Mexicus XX will be the biggest and best celebration under the stars yet as RCPM are joined that weekend by SHURMAN, the Hickman-Dalton Gang, Tramps and Thieves, Random Karma and more!

Tickets go on sale for Circus Mexicus XX on Thursday at Peacetime Goods for $30.

However, if you go to the show at Salty's that night, you can purchase tickets for just $25!

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers rock Salty's on Cinco de Mayo.

Join us!

RCPM

Friday, April 29, 2011

Circus Mexicus XX


Nineteen times RCPM have traveled south of the border, set up a stage and put on a rock-n-roll party they call Circus Mexicus. And 19 times you, the fans, have not disappointed.

Now, Roger, Jim, PH and Nick are excited to host their biggest and best Circus Mexicus fiesta ever.

On June 11, 2011, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers invite everyone to go down together to Rocky Point, Mexico, sit side-by-side in the cantinas and celebrate life through rock-n-roll at CIRCUS MEXICUS XX!

This will be one of the biggest weekends ever for RCPM and something no fan will want to miss.

Tickets for Circus Mexicus XX go on sale Monday! Tickets will be $30 in advance and $35 the day of the show.

The festivities for Circus Mexicus XX will kick off Friday night at JJ's Cantina with PH Naffah's annual Hot Dog & A Smile charity BBQ. All proceeds go to benefit the children at Esperanza Para Los Niños Orphanage. You can find more information at http://www.esperanzaparalosninos.com/.

To help celebrate the 20th Circus Mexicus, RCPM are inviting back some old friends who have performed at past Circus Mexicus events.

Headlining Friday night at JJ's are the Hickman-Dalton Gang! Join Colorado's two guitar legends, Johnny Hickman (Cracker) and Jim Dalton, as they play songs from their extensive collective catalog. And they may even throw in a few covers. If you've never seen a Hickman-Dalton show, just about any and every song is fair game.

Also appearing at JJ's: Arizona's Tramps and Thieves and Random Karma. And look for additional guests to be announced in the coming weeks!

On Saturday, it's the second annual Rock and Soccer beach tournament. Details on sign-up and teams will be coming soon! Last year's inaugural tournament was a huge success. This year's games are being played on the beach at the reef.

That night, it's four hours of rock-n-roll under the stars and fireworks in the sandy lot near the Sonoran Sea and Chango's Bar. Opening for Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers Saturday night, Aaron Beavers and Shurman!

And Sunday, it's one of our oldest traditions, the Mañanathon Hangover Bash at JJ's with discounts on Bloody Mary's and plenty of Mexican Moonshine to let your cups overflow.

Things to remember:

You need a passport or passport card.

You are highly encouraged to get Mexican auto insurance if you will be driving.

If you are looking for a place to stay, try our friends as Las Palmas or the Sonoran Sea and Spa who are offering a great deal on rooms for the weekend.

Additional tips and reminders will be given in the coming weeks.

It's time again to eat fish tacos, drink cervezas, let cups overflow with Mexican Moonshine, take a short trip or a long vacation and go with the flow down to Mexico. It's Circus Mexicus XX, the biggest Circus Mexicus weekend yet!

¡Salúd!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Love & War & Mexican Moonshine & RCPM in Texas


This coming Friday night: Love, War and Mexican Moonshine in Texas!

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers are getting ready to rock Love and War in Texas in Grapevine on Friday (4/29). The fiesta that evening will start, however, before RCPM even take the stage.

Starting at 7 p.m., a bottle of Mexican Moonshine will be opened and fans are invited to come to the show early and enjoy a free sample. Roger will be there to talk about his Moonshine and tell fans why it's surreal, sublime, manmade and divine.


The taste testing will last until either the bottle runs out or the opening band takes the stage.

Join RCPM this Friday night in Texas and come early for a free sampling of Mexican Moonshine.

¡Salúd!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Golden Tickets!

Unida Cantina is almost here!

Starting TOMORROW (4/16), many of you will start getting your hands on RCPM's first new studio album in three years.

And some lucky fans will find something extra inside their copy of Unida Cantina...tickets to the RCPM show of their choice!!!!

A total of 13 golden tickets have been placed inside copies of Unida Cantina, both CDs and vinyl. We have no idea where they will end up. The albums that the golden tickets are hidden in could be sold in a record store, online at Peacetime Goods, at the merch booth at any RCPM show...they could be anywhere!! One might even be found Saturday during the Unida Cantina concert at Salt River Fields!

If you find a golden ticket, you will receive two tickets to the RCPM show of your choice, you will get to go backstage and have your picture taken with the band and a copy of the picture, autographed by all the band members, will be framed and mailed to your home free of charge.

A few rules about the contest:

*All venue rules must be followed. If you are under 21, you will only be allowed to pick the all ages show of your choice.

*Festivals and venues that do not accept guest lists will not be included in the contest.

*Tickets are transferable. If your find a ticket but decide you want to give it to someone else as a gift, you can do so.

Once you find a golden ticket, we need you to post it on either on our Facebook page or azpeacemakers.com, or both. Post a picture. Let us know where you live and where you got your copy of Unida Cantina with the winning ticket. Also let us know how to contact you about your prize!

Gracias everyone!

You need a golden ticket, you need Unida Cantina!

RCPM

Unida Cantina Festivities!


The Unida Cantina album release fiesta is tomorrow!!!!

There is so much going on over the next 48 hours, we have put together a list of activities coming up Friday and Saturday to remind everyone what's happening.

Friday 4/15

4:30 - X103.9 exclusive performance for contest winners only at Robin Wilson's Uranas Recordings www.uranusrecordings.com located next to Four Peaks in Tempe. Those who haven't won tickets can still go to the patio at Four Peaks and listen to the performance played directly from the soundboard.

5:30 - Unida Cantina listening parties at the following locations:

• Los Mesquites Taqueria, 37645 N Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek
• Carlos O'Brien's Mexican Restaurant, 1133 E Northern, Phoenix
• Macayo’s, 1474 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear, AZ
• Salty Senorita, 3636 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale
• Loco Patron, 1327 E Chandler Blvd, Phoenix
• Macayo’s, 6012 W. Bell Road, Glendale, AZ



Saturday 4/16

5:10 - Arizona Diamondbacks game at Chase Field

6:30 - Gates at Salt River Fields open for VIP ticket holders

7:00 - Gates open for general public

8:00 - Hot Birds and the Chili Sauce take the stage

9:30ish - RCPM take the stage

All seating is GA. There is some room for fans on the field. Otherwise, seating will be in the stands along the third base line.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Special performance, taping and listening parties on Friday


Be one of the first to hear Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers new CD, Unida Cantina, before it’s officially released!!!

This Friday, four local restaurants will preview RCPM’s new record in its entirety starting about 5:30 pm.

Two tickets to the Unida Cantina album release concert on Saturday at Salt River Fields will also be given away at each location!

The places where Unida Cantina will be played are:

Los Mesquites Taqueria, 37645 N Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek
Carlos O'Brien's Mexican Restaurant, 1133 E Northern, Phoenix
Salty Senorita, 3636 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale
Loco Patron, 1327 E Chandler Blvd, Phoenix
Macayo’s, 1474 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear, AZ
Macayo’s, 6012 W. Bell Road, Glendale, AZ

Also on Friday, X103.9, Uranus Recordings and the Sanderson Ford Studio X are hosting a very special RCPM performance (which will be taped!) and you could be one of just 30 lucky fans to see it! Go to their contest page for details, http://www.facebook.com/x1039phoenixfans.

If you aren't one of the lucky ticket winners, the performance will be played directly from the soundboard to the Four Peaks patio next door where there will be happy hour drink specials.

Muchas Gracias,
RCPM

Monday, April 11, 2011

RCPM, X103.9 and an exclusive taping




The Unida Cantina album release party is coming up this Saturday night!

To get you warmed up for the show, X103.9, Uranus Recordings and the Sanderson Ford Studio X are hosting a very special RCPM performance this Friday, and you could be one of just 30 lucky fans to see it!

This show will be videotaped in high definition for future promotional use.

Here's what you need to do to win tickets: Go to X103.9's Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/#!/x1039phoenixfans, and "like" them. Then watch for a posting on their page announcing the RCPM Studio X contest. Add a comment to their post saying, "I WANT TICKETS." And then wait see if you are one of the 30 lucky winners chosen. That's all you have to do.

Taping will be at Robin Wilson's Uranas Recordings www.uranusrecordings.com located next to Four Peaks in Tempe. Taping starts PROMPTLY at 4:30 p.m.

But wait, there's more!

If you're not one of the lucky 30 who gets a ticket, the performance will be played directly from the soundboard to the Four Peaks patio next door! So even if you can't see the taping, show up at Four Peaks, kick back on the patio with some Mexican Moonshine and other happy hour drink special, (the weather this weekend is expected to be fantastic!) and enjoy live RCPM. Sombreros will also be on sale if you still need one for the concert the next day at Salt River Fields.

It's going to be a great week, Peacemakers. You need a celebration. You need RCPM. Unida Cantina!

RCPM

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Help us make a video for Heaven on a Paper Plate

Spring comes.
Our hemisphere gets its turn to face the sun again.
Life's colors rise to stain the wintry monochrome and 'tis the season to enjoy flip flops, bathing suits, hammocks, BBQs, and the clink of ice in cool drinks!
And such things are always sweetest when shared.

In that spirit, we'd like to share "Heaven on a Paper Plate."
It's the first single from our new album Unida Cantina. The album will be in-stores on April 19th.
But before the album is available, you can download "Heaven" here, gratis. If you enjoy it, share it with someone.

We also want to make a video to accompany this song. It'll be RCPM's first.
If you find you're so moved, please film anything that this song inspires and send it to us.
During the next few weeks, we'll gather what you send us and create a video. Then, together, we'll share it with the World.

Whatever it is, however you see it, wherever you find it, let's share "Heaven on a Paper Plate."

Muchas gracias,
Roger Clyne






Heaven on a Paper Plate Video

Peacemakers, as you gather your ideas and put on your directors' caps for filming your "Heaven on a Paper Plate" footage, we'd like to point out a few guidelines that will help make this project run smoothly for everyone:

*Please do not submit any more than three minutes of video.

*All video should be shot in HD when possible (any iPhone or digital camcorder should be fine).

Gracias y'all! We can't wait to see your fine work!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pat's Run


Peacemakers!

On the morning of April 16th, the streets of Tempe will be filled with 30,000 runners, joggers and walkers for the annual Pat's Run fundraising event to benefit the Pat Tilman Foundation.

PH Naffah, and members of the RCPM team will be participating in this year's event. And of course later that evening, PH will rock Salt River Fields in Scottsdale for the Unida Cantina album release fiesta!

We'd like to see as many fans meet up with RCPM at the starting line as we can. Whether you want to participate in the run or just cheer from the sidewalk, we're encouraging all RCPM fans to show up in sombreros and wear all the RCPM shirts, hats and other Peacemaker swag that you have!

Once the event starts, each person can run at their own pace. We will try to announce a designated meeting place before the race begins where we will be. Or sign up to follow RCPM on Twitter (azpeacemakers) and get updates on your phone the day of the race.

To register for Pat's Run, go to http://www.pattillmanfoundation.org/pats-run/.

April 16th is going to be a great day in Arizona! Come join us for Pat's Run in the morning, and rock out that evening at the Unida Cantina release concert.

RCPM

Monday, March 28, 2011

Unida Cantina and the Sombrero Solution



Amigos y Amigas,

We are under three weeks away from the release of the brand new record from Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Unida Cantina, and the album release concert at Salt River Fields!!!

On Apr. 16, RCPM will celebrate the release of their new album, Unida Cantina at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the spring training field for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Also on the 16th, the band will break the world record for most people wearing sombreros in one place at one time. Sombreros can purchased at www.peacetimegoods.com. Or they can be purchased for cash only at any of the following locations:

Macayo’s – Scottsdale (Scottsdale Rd/north of Shea)
Macayo’s – Phoenix (Central Avenue/south of Indian School)
Macayo’s Depot Cantina Tempe – (Ash/Rio Salado)
Salty Senorita – Scottsdale (Scottsdale Rd/south of Indian School)
Hoodlum’s Music – McClintock/Guadalupe in Tempe

All proceeds from the Sombrero Solution will go to the Valley of the Sun United Way.

Don't forget we are going to break this record in Peacemaker style. We want you to decorate your sombrero and then post a picture of your hat on one of our web pages. You can post you picture on Facebook, MySpace or www.azpeacemakers.com. Three winners will be chosen on Apr. 14 to receive a Unida Cantina prize package at the show. Winners must be at the concert to claim their prizes.

There is so much going on with RCPM beginning Apr. 16 at Salt River Fields, you should make plans to join us if you haven't already, because you don't want to miss out on what will be an amazing weekend!

Get those sombreros ready. And get ready for Unida Cantina!

RCPM

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sombrero Solution World Record and Contest


It's time to stand up and be counted.

On Apr. 16, giant hats and grande smiles will be abundant as RCPM celebrate both the release of their new record, Unida Cantina, and make their assault on the Guinness World Record for the most sombreros in one place at the same time!

We want you to join us for the celebration, and be a part of history as we attempt to set a new world record in an effort we're calling it the Sombrero Solution. All of the proceeds in this world record attempt go to a great cause, the Valley of the Sun United Way.

And when people see us in the Guinness Book of World Records, we want to show them that we set this record together in style! We want your sombreros to stand out. Decorate them. Put flowers in them. Put feathers in them. Bedazzle them. Glitter, ribbons, pins, whatever. Garnish them. Let them match your personality. We want to not only break the world record, but set it with our own unique Peacemakers' style.

Beginning today and running through Apr. 14, we want you to decorate the sombrero you plan on wearing to the show and then post of picture of it on our Facebook page. Three winners will be selected to receive a Unida Cantina prize package at Salt River Fields on the day of the concert.

It's the Unida Cantina record release party presented in part by Sanderson Ford Lincoln Volvo and X103.9 Phoenix, and the Sombrero Solution. This is your chance to say, "I was there" when we set the new world record for most sombreros in once place at one time, Peacemaker style!!

RCPM

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Sombrero Solution


It's a symbol of the Southwest.

It's a symbol of celebration at RCPM concerts.

And on Apr. 16 Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers will use the sombrero to both raise money for a great cause, and break a world record in an effort we're calling the Sombrero Solution!

All of the net proceeds from the sombreros purchased for the event will go directly to benefit Valley of the Sun United Way.

On Apr. 16 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, the spring training facility of the Arizona Diamondbacks, RCPM will host a concert to celebrate the release of their long awaited new record, Unida Cantina.

During the celebration, Roger, Jim, PH and Nick hope fans will help them break the Guinness World Record for the most people wearing sombreros in one location.

“We came up with the idea of the Sombrero Solution because we wanted to do something audacious and fun that would combine community giving with celebration,” said Clyne. "Let's lend a hand to our neighbors by supporting Valley of the Sun United Way, and while doing it, set a world record!"

Here's your list of things to do: 1) buy a ticket to the show, 2) buy a sombrero or just wear your own to the show. It's that easy! And you don't even have to do it in that order.

Sombreros are currently on sale at Peacetime Goods and coming soon to local businesses around the Phoenix/Tempe area. Stay tuned for more upcoming announcements on where you can purchase them.

Sombreros will be counted AS YOU ENTER Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. So in order for your sombrero to count as part of the record, you need to wear it as you walk into the venue.

Come celebrate with RCPM, donate to a great cause and break a world record!

The Sombrero Solution, coming Apr. 16!

RCPM

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Unida Cantina


Pre-order your copy of Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers' new album, Unida Cantina, today! There are several great package options available.

http://www.peacetimegoods.com/ptgshop/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=53

Friday, March 4, 2011

Unida Cantina and Album Release Concert


The wait is over!

Unida Cantina, the dynamic new album from Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers featuring 13 new songs, is finished, and the band can't wait for fans to hear it!

To celebrate their new release, Roger, Jim, Nick and PH are holding a special ALL AGES album release concert on Apr. 16 at the at the new Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, the spring training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies. Come to the show and be the among the first to hear RCPM perform for the first time songs from their new album, Unida Cantina, AND walk home with a copy of the new album!

Tickets go on sale Monday for $25. Tickets will be available through www.peacetimegoods.com and www.azpeacemakers.com. VIP packages that include food in a private seating area, early admission and VIP parking will also be available. Tickets can also be purchased at Ticketweb, http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3544285.

Because of the long partnership RCPM and the Diamondbacks have had, the Diamondbacks are offering fans a special doubleheader deal! The Diamondbacks are offering tickets to their game earlier that afternoon with the World Champion San Francisco Giants at Chase Field and tickets to RCPM's concert that night. Tickets start at $30 for infield reserve seats ($45 value) and can be purchased at http://arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com/ari/ticketing/dh_offer.jsp. Doubleheader tickets go on sale Monday at 10 a.m.

On Apr. 19, Unida Cantina, the sixth studio album from RCPM will be released. Coming soon, you can pre-order the album at Peacetime Goods (www.peacetimegoods.com). For this record, RCPM are excited to announce that you will actually be able to get a real record if you choose! Unida Cantina will be available on both CD AND vinyl!

But if you can't wait for Unida Cantina to arrive in the mail, you WILL be able to buy it at the concert, three days before it's available to the general public!!

Salt River Fields is located on a 140-acre site near the Pima-Loop 101 Freeway and Indian Bend Rd. and is the first professional sports facility built on Native American land. Go to saltriverfields.com for more information. Gates for the show open at 7 p.m.

Keep checking back for more information including RCPM's attempt to break the world record for the largest gathering of people wearing sombreros!

It's time! You need an album. You need a concert. Unida Cantina!

RCPM