Thanksgiving to all our fan family and friends...
We pray for
happiness and great health for you all. Nokie and I are grateful for all
your support and your prayers throughout the previous year. Thank you
for your support in standing by on your merchandise orders when the
shipping became much slower because of not being able to attend the
office as usual. Even when your orders arrived at your door late or
there was a issue, you allowed us to take time to fix the problem. This
is true support for the Nokie Edwards International Fan Club. Both Nokie
and I have been blessed by all of you standing by our side.
We have had
great response from many regarding Nokie's newly written song "Thundering
It is a powerful song and the response from overseas is huge. Thank you
for all your comments. Knowing that you are still enjoying Nokie's music
is what generates the most power in this household. Best medicine we
could have ever asked for! We are blessed to have each of you as Nokie
Fan Family. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!...
Nokie & Judy
We were hit by a
heavy typhoon last night and this morning. Now after 7 am we still are
getting heavy winds and some rain in side areas. Our departure this
morning has been delayed until around noon. We will be traveling behind
the Typhoon to our next area headed to Iwate Prefecture, Kanegasaki
City. Our prayers go out to the Philippine earth quake victims and Japan
devastation. Nokie and I are OK. Packed and ready to go to see the Iwate
and Yamagata area Zaou and Hakutaka City area Nokie and Venture fans.
Following the typhoon out of Tokyo at noon will give us safe travel to
Iwate City. We will give an update when possible. God Bless... Nokie
Book for Guitar Lovers!...
A brand new fine
art photography book titled,"108 Rock Star Guitars" by
author/photographer Lisa Johnson will be available in stores
today 10/8/2013. Nokie's "Hitchhiker" is just one of many
legendary guitars featured in this new book! A portion of the proceeds
from the book sales benefit The Les Paul Foundation for Music
here to find more about the book and click
here to learn more about the book signing event today!
Our drummer Tommy
Wells passed away recently. He was one of the nicest men you would ever
want to meet and an awesome drummer. The band members are like a family.
As a team they have put out some of the most beautiful music with Nokie.
Nokie always knew the guys would be there for him. They did 1-2 CD's for
20 years and twice did box sets. We just don't understand why things
happen sometimes. Tommy was one of the most healthiest and athletic
people we know. Our prayers go out to the Wells family and friends. You
will always live on in your music and friends. We will miss you Tommy!
You can Google Tommy Wells, you will be amazed at what an awesome
drummer he was. God Bless You Tommy, Nokie
Road” is Back!...
We have added our
"On the Road" page again for our fans to read about and see
our travels while on tour! Click the "On the Road" navigation
above to read our first entry. We will try to post photos when
Nokie's new CD
"Nokie Plays Latin" is available for preorder in the
merchandise section. Ship date will be August 27, 2013. Click
here or on the new cover at left to preorder!
Interview with Nokie Available...
interviews, one older and one new on The Guitar Show with Andy Ellis.
here to visit Andy's site.
Our photo gallery
is finally now open for your enjoyment!
Click here or the Gallery
Nokie had the
pleasure of long-time friends visit him at the CAAS this year. Mr. David
Frizzell joined Nokie, along with Thom Bresh, Jim Nichols and Rich
Eckhardt, lead guitarist for Toby Keith. A stage full of great players
and a power house singer like David, what else could you ask for! David
also told us about a new addition to his family!
and Home Care...
We are pleased to announce that Judy and I feel that my health has
progressed enough for me to go back to work more fully now. We are so
blessed to have the support that our family, fan family and friends have
given us. I have been blessed with the ability to go back out and do
what I love... MUSIC! If we don't speak the language in other countries,
Judy always says my music speaks for us. God Bless each of you and thank
you for all your help in supporting myself and Judy though two
hospitalizations in Japan. You have helped us get back home to my home
care in the USA and back on our feet. We have been back on the road
since last month and we hope to be performing for many years to come. As
long as you want to hear me play, I will continue to write and play
music for you. Again, a big thank you to my fan family, friends and love
ones and to MusicCares out of Nashville. No other care program or
Medicare program including the Native American Indian Medical Program
would help us with any of my hospital bills from Japan. We hope to have
the second hospital bill paid after some more work on the road. Here's
hoping the good Lord will keep us safe and healthy. Thank you and God
Bless you all... Nokie & Judy Edwards
anyone new to the web site would like to know and read about the history
of Nokie's medical events, I have retained pages on these links:
2012 Record of Nokie's Medical
On the Road to Recovery - Photos
Lou Pallo/Les Paul Trio Tribute Video "Thank You Les"
Independent Music Awards for “Best Tribute Album” and “Best
Long Form Video”
Click logo to see video interviews!
The 8th Annual Chet Atkins Tribute Show...
Nokie will be
performing and doing an interview. Click on the poster for info.
For more details, click
New Song for friend Arnold Swartzennegger....
"Thundering Tank 331" recently played on tour in Japan with
"On The Rocks" band....
celebrated jazz guitarist, died June 11th at his home in Colorado. He
was 90 years old. His composition "Walk, Don't Run"
recorded in 1954 would later be covered by Chet Atkins. It was Chet's
version that would ultimately inspire The Ventures to record their mega
hit of the same name in 1960. We are very sad about this great
guitarist's passing... Nokie & Judy
While on tour in
Japan we learned of a dear friend who passed on June 4th, 2013, Frank
W. Greenhaw, husband to Patricia and father to Art Greenhaw (Light
Crust Doughboys). We love the whole family very much and it breaks our
hearts to hear this news. Please click here to learn more about this
great man... Love, Nokie & Judy
Tour in Japan!
here to read all about it!
Radio Show Interview!...
The show is live, Saturday
May 25th at 8 PM. Fans can tune in and hear the show live by going
to listen. There is no need to connect through Skype. The radio station
records the show so you will be able to listen to it later as an audio
file for download. They usually keep the previous week's show up on the
site for "download or listening to" for approximately a week.
It is all audio, no video.
Need a Good Laugh Once and Awhile!...
Nokie and Judy
thought you might enjoy this and encourage you to watch Comedy Week on
YouTube starting today May 19th!
We had a great
time at Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio being able to see our
extended family the Veluzat it is always a great time for us. We miss
them so when we are away from them. We had our sister Linda and cousin
Pat Baily with us, plus the Clawson's from Florance, OR, Gary, Carole,
Amy and Darby. Some of you know Dennis & Elene Bogle (Bob Bogle's
brother), also it was great to see Roy from Montana for the first time
for the Cowboy Festival. Arnold stopped in to enjoy the Festival for a
Reno for the great picture of Arnold and Nokie in the office at Melody
spending some time together. Nokie always enjoys having a chance to say
hello to Arnold. Also we had (Grizzly Adam's) Dan Haggerty with us for
signing in Kitty's Saloon on the main streets of Gunsmoke. Spending time
with Joanna Smith (William Smith's) wife was a lot of fun for me. Sunday
evening after folding up shop we attended the Veluzat's "Valley
Church" it was a great sermon and Amy Clawson sang for us lifting
all of us up from our seats. It couldn't have been more powerful than it
was that evening in the Valley Church. Watch our web site soon for
information of shows twice a month that Nokie will be doing at Melody
Ranch. They will have tickets on sale soon for these events. Enjoy the
picture and I will try to get more up soon for your enjoyment. Nokie is
doing good so start marking your calendars for his shows. He is so happy
to be able to go back to playing music for the friends and fans. A very
big thank you to sister Linda and Pat for their help with selling the
merchandise during the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival. Hope to see you at
Melody for the up coming shows... God Bless Everyone, Judy
Start Touring Again Soon!
We would like to
let our fan family know we are doing much better and Nokie will start
his touring again possibly by late June. Nokie will do a signing at the
Cowboy Festival in mid-April... Judy Edwards
Nokie and Judy
Travel to Seattle, Washington...Nokie and
Judy, via a sponsored trip, recently traveled to the Hard Rock Cafe in
Seattle, WA to attend Don Wilson's 80th birthday party on February 10th!
They had a great time meeting with old and new friends and celebrating
Don's great milestone!
Nokie and Judy are recovering from the flu after their trip and
graciously ask for fans to give them time to catch up to correspondence
and merchandise orders which have fallen behind as a result. They thank
you for your patience.... [NEFC Webmaster]
Mr. William Owens Sr. Has Gone to
William Jr called to let us know. Please watch the obituary's for his
funeral services announcement. His service will be held in Grants Pass,
OR. God Bless you William Sr. and the Owens family.
you know Tom Jensen and Mrs. Jones...
They have been
very long time friends of ours from Brownsville, OR. Our family is close
and they have been like family to us for many years. Mrs. Jones passed
this last week. Please watch the Brownsville paper and or the Register
Guard for the announcement of her services. Mrs. Jones was a big music
lover and an awesome stand up bass player. Tom being a guitar player,
bass player and steel player, they entertained many people all over the
states. Mrs. Jones' kind heart and beautiful smile will live on with me
for ever. God Bless Mrs. Jones, Tom and the Jones family.
Please Pray with the
I am asking the
fan family and friends to please pray for William Owens Sr. and his
family. They are out of Grant Pass OR and are wonderful people with
strong family ties. He is a huge music lover and a picker himself. All
our prays go out to Willy and his strong family. Here's an excerpt from
a letter we got:
Nokie and Judy it's William. My dad and all my friends call me Willy. My
dad Bill is not going to be with us much longer. We are at home and he
is comfortable and we watch videos and listen and play music. I thank
you for being wonderful people. I was listening to Nokie playing
"Pretty Woman", we love your gift it, sounded just like my dad
playing. I wish he could have known you and Judy. Then you would know
what playing it "Big Willy Style" was like!"
told me on the phone that Bill sat straight up in the bed with a big
smile on his face when he walked into his father's room and said, "Nokie
Edwards was on the phone and wanted to talk to him." It just goes
to show how music can make a difference in a person's life. Bill, we
never got to meet you face-to-face, but we are every bit there with you
in mind and heart. God Bless You Bill and Willy... Nokie and Judy
"Thank You Les"...
on a new tribute DVD/CD to Les Paul!
Click here for more information and to purchase!
Recovery Update: January 28th, 2013...
Friends and Fan Family... Thank you for all the support you have given.
Nokie continues to play his guitar with hope of being able to soon be on
his way to entertaining the fans again. He has had allot of support from
a very close friend to jam on the weekends which has made a huge
difference. Besides it's just great to have JD around he is a very long
time friend like a brother and a great player as many of you know. In
the early 80's Nokie ask JD to take Don's place when he wanted to take
some time off with The Ventures. So they are practicing Surf, Rock,
Country, Blues and Jazz even hear a little Gospel from time to time.
Great to hear these two playing together again. JD has been a awesome
brother for Nokie these past few weeks.
Please continue to help support Nokie's Fund by passing this link
to your email list, Twitter and FB page. The picture posted on the link
site should take you back a few years. I do believe they were good years
for many of us. All our best for good health and great happiness for
all. God Bless... Nokie & Judy Edwards
Rocks the Ventures CD!
Another new great
CD with Nokie playing your classic favorites with a few surprises!
here for more information and to purchase!
Rebirth CD Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Mosrite Guitar!
Nokie teams up with
other famous guitarists to play your favorites. Recorded in the Mosrite
here for more details and to purchase!