"Good idea. I played at Sixty Sundays open mike a few times before they shut down. Also the guitar store in Stewart B/4 it shut down but as far as I know, there's no place to play on the Treasure Coast. Keep me in the loop."
You asked if I knew or ever heard of the Chapin brothers. Yes I have, Harry, Tom and I believe one was named Steve??.There are several Chapins. Like Jim Croce, Harry was taken from us, way too early. Harry was a master story teller, and I miss him dearly; it was an awful loss. You can't mention Harry's name without seeing smiles grow on knowing faces.
I see by your photos that you play banjo some. Great instrument. You look very at home with your banjo.
Heartbreaking. It really does upset me to think of how how that must have felt at the time, and you are clearly still deeply pained at his loss. I can see he was a fine chap, a great companion. His hearing was a great deal sharper than yours or mine! He clearly had great musical taste and was lucky to be with the owner he had. Sorry to sound insensitive but would you consider another dog? If so a recommendation. I'm obviously biased but Irish Terriers also make fine 'blues hounds'. If you do it you will (eventually) thank me :-)