Edited 9/20/01

http://www.washboards.com - Mike Johnson- Keeper Of The Flame

Jacqui Barnet, Owner-Mgr Columbus Washboards

Bevan Barnet

Wanda -Our Hostess at the Rainbow Inn- Logan Oh.

Columbus Washboard Factory - Logan Oh.

Front-R to L- Fern Wheeler, Svante Rodegard (WB Player), Tia Conrad, Betty Ellinger

Mid - Kaye Wade (WB), Jacqui Barnet(WB), Wanda,

Marsha & Peter Babcock (WB)

Back 3 - Bill Gunter -Professor of Washboards & Sanity Guardian, Jerry Sacco, and Mike Johnson (all WB Players)

Ralf Reynolds,

Vitrtuoso of the Washboards,

and Leader of the Rhythmn Rascals

at the Logan International washboard festival.


Next one is June 14,15, & 16th 2002

Be There!



Fax 740.380.1528

Columbus Washboard Co

14 Gallager Ave -Logan Oh.43138-1666

Sat. Washboard Concert - Logan

Sun. first set- with Edy Ribordy 95 yrs. young who has always played Washboards - in the center between Peter on the Wasboard and the Banjo & Tuba Player. On right next to Tuba Player is Helen Harmon who supplied this picture for me.

Bev Gunter- Superior Organizer & wonder-woman! (She puts up with all of us & Bill Gunter too!)

Svante Rodegard-Swedish Board Member &Washboardist

Jerry Sacco - Board Member Washboardist

Just me

Me singing with the "Boondockers" in Las Vegas at the June Jazz Festival - I also sang with George Mosse & the Sorta Dixie Jazz Band.

Art Terry is on Gutbucket, Bill Gunter -Master Washboarder Extra-ordinal, me , Ron Deeter- clarinet, Gary Church- trumpet, Bill Dendle - Trombone

Chuck & Me with Mike Beardshaw, Owner of The Drum & Monkey Pub in Clevedon N. Sumerset UK at the Sacremento Jazz Festival

Sitting in with Big Mamma Sue & Fast Eddie

Jerry, Me, Eddie, Sue, Chris Calabrese,Mike Johnson

We all ended togehter & I get the idea that Mike is saying

"Thank God!"

Sacremento Washboard Concert -Memorial Weekend

Top- Left to right:

Bill Gunter,Jimmie Coates,Peter Babcock, Big Mama Sue, Marilyn Peterson, ?, Kaye Wade, George Schoenbaum

Bottom:?, Carol Johnston, Gary Richardson

Jacqui Barnett -one of the new owners of Columbus Washboards and founder of the Washboard Festival in June in Logan Ohio) and me-

More of Sacremento - Top- Left to right:

Peter Babcock, Jimmie Coates, Mike Johnson, Danni Sullivan, Marilyn Peterson, ?, Kaye Wade, George With his back to us & Janie Schoenbaum, his wife, on the Gut Bucket. Bottom: kid, Carol Johnston, Gary Richardson, Fran Freeman.

Mike Johnson ( Mr. Washboards International) http://www.washboards.com


How Do You Like My Fancy Washboards? Jaqui, at Columbus Wasboards sent them to me.



I am stealing Ralf Reynolds "applause" idea (The Rhythm Rascals from Orlando Fla. DisneyWorld) since he doesn't use it any more.

My Thanks to you Ralf!


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