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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Special thanks to our loyal supporters

Hey all,

Special thanks goes out to the following IHR supporters:

Billy Joe Morris, Tiffany Wagner, and others who went all out in bringing as many people to see us wherever we play, and for throwing such great parties. Let's rock the Hee Haw Garage again in the spring!

All Ice House Road family members. To all the wives, significant others, kids, nieces, nephews, brothers, and sisters for your support while we practice and play more often than we deserve.

To Bobby and Adam's parents for the financial support, and for believing in us.

To Gary "Pee Wee" Morris for the awesome band logo and trailer decorations.

To Wes Begoon, Scotty Michaels, Matt Lamb, and everybody else at BLM Bull Company. You gave us our first gig, and more gigs than anybody else. Looking forward to more in 2011.

To all the club owners that have let us come entertain your patrons in the past few years: Deuce's Lounge, The Dogwood, Dice's, Rivals, Northside, Rocktown (RIP) and Grand Junction.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everybody.

Grand Junction, Here We Come!

First off, thanks to all that came out to see Ice House Road at Deuce's Lounge in Charlottesville last Friday night. I know some of you had trouble finding the place, and some of you were frustrated by the lack of hard booze. But I've talked to nobody that was disappointed with the music.

Jerome, the owner has a vision for Deuce's Lounge, and it doesn't involve drunken fights, inebriated loudmouths, or shootings in the parking lot, stuff that plagued Outback Lodge, the previous establishment in that building.

For a band, Jerome is exactly the kind of club owner we want to work with more often. He cares about the music, and went out of his way to make us feel welcome. He's done great work in creating a very band friendly atmosphere, a great stage, lights, smooth acoustics, and freedom to play as loud as we want.

We are in talks with Jerome to play Deuce's again, probably in January, hopefully we'll see even more of you there. And next time, I guarantee he won't run out of beer cups :)

Looking for more Ice House Road before 2010 comes to an end? Well, you have two more chances. We'll be at Grand Junction Country Store in Barboursville on December 11, and The Dogwood in Palmyra for New Year's Eve.

The folks at The Dogwood are planning quite the shin-dig for New Year's Eve. A big buffet, a champagne toast at midnight, big screen TVs comfortable seats, dart boards, plenty to drink, and of course Ice House Road. Come spend the last waning hours of 2010 with us, you won't regret it.

Also, don't miss the highlight video of Bobby Sims doing what he does best, keeping bulls from stomping on cowboys at rodeos. Pretty cool vid on You Tube here:

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and we'll see you in December.

Love y'all,
Ice House Road

Sunday, November 7, 2010

New Songs, a crazy party, and some cool gigs coming up

Hey y'all,

So, Ice House Road has been staying busy, in many ways thanks to Billie Joe Morris, Tiffany Wagner, Ellis, and friends. Thanks for throwing another party and having us provide the entertainment. Although I must say, you all were pretty entertaining yourselves. Tiffany W's cop costume and Billie's Danica Patrick costume were both breathtaking. I can't get those images out of my head, and I don't want to.

The cops were called twice for loud noise. Can you believe people called the police on us? Well, we are an Outlaw Band (sorry for the lame joke). The cop was cool though, and we got to play every song we wanted to play, so no problem.

We are really looking forward to Deuce's Lounge in Charlottesville on November 11, damn, that's less than two weeks away! Should be a great show, in a nice new club with a decent stage and sound system.

We've recently learned some new songs, and they frickin' rock! If you like "Good ol' Mountain Dew" you'll love our rendition of "Rocky Top." We've also added covers of the best Tom Petty song ever, two great Warren Zevon songs, and a brand new Ice House Original, "Cowboy Code."

And to finish off 2010, we'll be rockin' it up at The Dogwood in Palmyra on New Year's Eve.

Want some non music related news regarding Ice House Road? Here you go:

Bobby Sims is heading out to Kansas this week to teach a Bull fighting school. How cool is that? And the proceeds go to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness, right on. Save the tatas!

I saw a cool bumper sticker the other day, it said "Real Musicians Have Day Jobs." I resemble that remark (at least as much as a drummer can resemble a musician). You probably realize that Ice House Road has not yet reached the point where any of us can quit our day jobs. So, wanna know what we do when we aren't playing music? Read on...

Bobby is a Ferrier, so if you've got a horse needing footwork, he's your man. Gary, Rob, and Adam all work at Crutchfield. Rob's been there over ten years, Adam's been there over 14 years, and Gary's the new kid on the block having been there almost two years now.

We all work in the Sales department, so if you find yourself wanting to purchase something electronic, head on over to, and give us a call. We answer the phones and emails. We can help you figure out which TV, car stereo, camera, GPS, Blu-ray, etc to get for yourself, or as a Christmas gift.

Below you'll find links to our Bios on Crutchfield:

Adam (my nickname is "J.R.")

Rob (Lyle)

Gary (Gary)

Thanks for reading, and let me just remind you that we are available for your musical pleasure. IF you'd like to book us, send us an email at

Check us out on the web at

Adam J.R. Stoffel
Drummer and Manager