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Marc Bristol at the Rattlesnake Saloon in Munich, Germany with Wildfire Willie's Ramblers PLUS Boppin' Steve (at the piano). Jerry Lee Lewis BirthdayTribute Oct. 1, 2005 Photo: Gaby Maag-Bristol

L. to R.: Henry Heggen, Marc Bristol, Michael Maas, Peter Krause. Marc sat in with Crazy Hambones with Henry Heggen at an old church in Saltzgitter-Bad Oct. 9, 2005 Photo: Gaby Maag-Bristol

Marc with the Rockadiles Oct. 2, 2005 in Krailling, Germany Photo: Gaby Maag-Bristol

Marc Bristol sits in with Flambeau at Partygras on Lake Almanor.
L. to R.: Caroline Dahl, Marc, Joe Paquin, Tom Rigney, Danny Caron. Photo: Gaby Maag-Bristol

Here's Marc & Gaby as part of the Okie Doke show on the Back Porch Stage at the 2005 Northwest Folklife Festival. Doug Bright and Country Dave Harmonson were also in the band. Photo: Steve Monohan

The Honky Tonk Sweethearts official debut gig was at the 2005 Duvall Days! On drums, Marty Vadalabene, and on lead guitar and lap steel was Orville Johnson. Photo: Douglas Johnston

Here's Marc with Mr Mike (Left) and the Sparkles (Les on the bass) at "The Grapes" in Pontremoli, Italy on October 27, 2004

Marc & Chris Casello at the Rockin' 50s Fest II in the Purcell's Lounge at the Oneida Casino/Radisson Hotel - Green Bay Wisconsin, April 16, 2005!

Marc with the Ragin' Cajun himself - Doug Kershaw! 1-16-'08

Here's the whole group in Green Bay:
Carl Sonny Leyland, Kirsten Ballweg, Marc, Marshall Scott Warner & Chris Casello

Janis Martin ("Bang Bang" the female Elvis - RCA Records 1957) told us she loved the show!!!
WOW - Thanks Janis!!!

 Below & Right: Filé Gumbo at Bumbershoot, Labor Day Sept. 6, 2004 - Mural Ampitheater Stage

Were we having fun? You bet!!!


Left: Here's the Honky Tonk Sweethearts at the KUTI Legends of Country Show 6/12/'04 in Union Gap, WA  
Above: Marc, Charlie "Hot Rod Lincoln" Ryan and Bonnie Guitar - June 12, 2004

Marc was invited up to do a tune on New Year's Eve at the Tractor with Big Sandy's Fly Rite Boys! That's Ashley Kingman on lead guitar!

The Gumbo Twins joined by Ray Ackermann (upright bass) at the Raging River Saloon in Fall City, WA Oct. 29, 2003

At the Trucker & Country Meeting near Munster, Germany at the Gästhaus Zum Monk June 14, 2003. The Northern Germany version of Okie Doke: L. to R. Randy Rich, Marc Bristol, Martin Viahn. Randy and Martin also play with Hamburg's Hot'n'Cold and also Randy Rich & The Poor Boys! Photo: Gaby Maag-Bristol

Flor (upright bass), Wolfgang (drums) and Wolf (steel guitar, lead guitar) are 3/5 of Munich's Honky Tonk Five and served as the Bavarian version of Okie Doke along with Raimund Ackermann (piano, not pictured off to the right) here at the fabulous Rattlesnake Saloon! Photo: Gaby Maag-Bristol

Gaby sat in on electric bass a few songs each show! This one was at the Sweet Tequila Saloon near Seth, Germany (NE of Hamburg). Photo by Hans Maag.

Marc also played a little washboard on most of the gigs! Photo: Gaby Maag-Bristol

Marc onstage at the Big Bear Festival in Zuidlaren, Holland, June 9, 2003. Photo, Gaby Maag-Bristol.

Here we are at the Bluegrass & Country festival in Neusüdende, Germany (near Oldenburg), June 6, 2003. Photo, Hans Maag. The festival has been going for 38 years!

Later the same day after the Big Bear Festival, Gaby and Marc played at the Ribhouse Desperado in Wesepe, Holland. Photo: Hans Maag.

On the way home from the last gig we met up with Switzerland's Sunskippers and sat in, at the Fährhaus in Germany. Photo: Hans Maag.

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Here's one of Gaby's pictures of Marc Live at the Experience Music Project when Okie Doke opened for Asleep At The Wheel on Nov. 20 '02

Marc played Hemsby (England) in May of 2000, with the Hemsby House Band (Tom LaVelle - piano, Wayne Hopkins- bass, Ricky McCann - drums, Dave Wilkinson - lead guitar) - at that time the biggest Rockabilly/Rock'n'Roll Festival on the planet. Other artists who appeared at that Weekender included Ronnie Dawson, Freddie Bell, Tommy Sands, Larry Donn, the Olympics, Donnie Brooks and many others. Photo: Gaby Maag-Bristol