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Sat, Aug 05


Bill McBride Studio

Bob and Diana Suckiel: Trains, Tramps, and Tradition

Bob Suckiel is a singer, guitarist, storyteller, and retired train engineer.

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Bob and Diana Suckiel: Trains, Tramps, and Tradition
Bob and Diana Suckiel: Trains, Tramps, and Tradition

Time & Location

Aug 05, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Bill McBride Studio, 640 KS-177, Matfield Green, KS 66862, USA

About the event

He brings stories of life, work, hobos, and travel on the rails, singing in harmony with his wife, Diana Suckiel. Bob’s irrepressible spirit and booming baritone voice will put you in the mood for stories and songs, to the tune of the trains that roll through our town all day long. Bob worked on four different railroads, and has seen Matfield Green from the trains; he worked as a Gandy Dancer (section hand), a Snake (switchman), a Stinger (brakeman) a Captain (conductor) and a Hog Head (engineer). He and Diana played in the group “Rose Tattoo” with Utah Phillips, have hosted radio shows in Kansas City for at least 40 years, and were instrumental in the folk boom there in the ’70s.

There will be an informal gathering after the event at Diana Werts’ art studio (the old Hitchin Post bar at 201 S Reed) where we can continue the conversation, jam a little, and enjoy refreshments. Just drive to the south end of Matfield Green and park behind the dark red & metal building on the east side of the road. Tickets

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