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    Note From The Dirt Drifters
    Posted by Jeff
         
    May 03, 2012

    Hi all...we hate to disappoint you guys, especially after all the support you have given us over the past few years, but due to some private, personal issues we will not be going out on the road and will be canceling all upcoming shows and appearances. We apologize for any inconvenience to anyone who had plans to come see us this summer, you know there is nothing we love more than playing music and we will miss you. We cannot thank you enough for your support and for standing by us.

    Peace.

    The Dirt Drifters

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on May 3, 2012 - 1:00pm

Hi all...we hate to disappoint you guys, especially after all the support you have given us over the past few years, but due to some private, personal issues we will not be going out on the road and will be canceling all upcoming shows and appearances. We apologize for any inconvenience to anyone who had plans to come see us this summer, you know there is nothing we love more than playing music and we will miss you. We cannot thank you enough for your support and for standing by us.

Peace.

The Dirt Drifters

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(Update, Now i recommend using 2.5mm DC barrel plug connectors, these are considerably more durable, simpler to turn on, and create a stronger connection. Buying them on the web is semi random, try eBay as usual Power Drill (1) Should you don get one, ask a buddy. 13/64" Drill Bit (2) $1.50 first. Used to drill the holes from the light bar. 13/64th" is the ideal size to get a 5mm LED, it keeps them from going through the hole and holds them in position. Wire Clippers Employed to cut the legs of LEDs. You need to use some small scissors as well. Awl Something sharp which has a fine point. I sure you can find something. Scissors Used to cut speaker wire and electrical tape. Wire Stripper or Knife Familiar with strip plastic insulation in the speaker wire. This Ible inspired be to search out and do my first led project but mine will likely be made from 50 % of a PVC pipe. 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I got the news from Steve Leon today.All I want to say is that you will truly be missed by my husband Todd and I here in Bend Oregon. We were fortunate enough to get to meet you and hang out with you when you guys played at Maverick's. We absolutely LOVE your music and play your cd all the time. It really gives us a great pick me up...if you know what I mean!!! Thanks for the awesome music and it was an honor to meet you guys on your tour bus!! You'll definitely be missed, I'm truly one of you biggest fans, Barb Sikes!!!
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Are you guys still a band? Seems you were just making it up in the ranks and put in your time for nothing? I hope it's an illness or something that you can bounce back from