Keeping The Smoking Lamp Lit Since 1989

April 2022

Our next meeting will be our Annual Meeting held on  Tuesday, April 5th @ 6:30 PM at the Massapoag Sportmen's Club in Sharon

** This month will be elections for club officers and dinner. **

If you want to meet at Perkins and/or meet for dinner somewhere else,
let others know via email or on Facebook if you can.

President's Message

Hello Members,
As you know this month will be our elections and Annual Meeting so bring your appetite as we will have a catered meal and will open @ 6:30.  On the ballot are the following members and their nominated office.

Kevin Catanzaro – President
Tom Nyzio – Vice President / Parliamentarian
Secretary – Nelson Pigeon
Treasurer – Matt Plaud

Non-Balloted Officers are:
Eric Kahn – Immediate Past President
Andrew Lynn – Web Page Coordinator
Tim Hynick – Pipe of the Year Coordinator
J.P. Tausig – Pipe Show Coordinator

I believe there will be a tobacco raffle but no Presidents raffle because I don’t know if I will be re- elected. Also, I was just informed that we will be receiving our 2021 club pipes by Merchant Service.  I would also like to take this opportunity to wish Ernie, Al, Derrick, and Merrick a very Happy Birthday!

See you all next Tuesday - Kevin

Pipe Personality: Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stephen Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, and one of the most influential guitarists in the revival of blues in the 1980s.
Vaughan was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He began playing guitar at the age of seven, inspired by his older brother Jimmie.
Vaughan's admiration for his brother Jimmie resulted in him trying different instruments such as the drums and saxophone. In 1961, for his seventh birthday, Vaughan received his first guitar, a toy from Sears with Western motif. Learning by ear, he diligently committed himself, following along to songs by the Nightcaps, particularly "Wine, Wine, Wine" and "Thunderbird". He listened to blues artists such as Albert King, Otis Rush, and Muddy Waters, and rock guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie Mack, as well as jazz guitarists including Kenny Burrell. In 1963, he acquired his first electric guitar, a Gibson ES-125T, as a hand-me-down from Jimmie.

This Month's Tobacco Raffle

Since our annual meeting is a special event, we've got two special tobaccos from Ken Byron Ventures, packed in 2 oz. sealed bags.  As always, we'll also have great alternatives.

Hand of Götz (2 oz pouch)
Hand of Götz
is a full strength and flavor Latakia mixture with European style Latakia, dark Virginia, fire cured Virginia, the Virginia from Van Gogh, and Turkish Orientals.  This blend is very limited due to import sourcing of some Virginia.
Uzumaki (2 oz pouch)
is a blend of
Virginia and fire cured Kentucky grades formed into rope and cut into loose coins.  It is further described as "Dark little swirls of tobacco inspired by our love of Euro style Virginia ropes. Matured until ripe."

The Social History of Smoking: Audio Book

This work tells the history of smoking in England from the social point of view. Thus it does not deal with the history of tobacco growing or tobacco related manufacture, but is rather the story of how smoking has fitted in with the fashions and customs throughout the ages, and the changes in the attitude of society towards smoking. (Summary by Maikki)

We will add a new chapter each month for your listening pleasure.  Chapters are not all read by the same reader.


1. The First Pipes of Tobacco Smoked in England

2. Tobacco Triumphant: Smoking Fashionable and Universal

In case you miss any information or just want to give us feedback, please feel free to contact us.

Pipe and Tobacco Podcasts

Country Squire Radio
countrysquirelogoA weekly podcast about all things pipes and tobacco.  Beau and Jon David have a great chemistry and keep you entertained every week. Check their website for show times. They mix it up a lot YouTube  |  Website
(1:00 PM Eastern Time)

PipesMagazine Radio Show
PMag radio show logoA different interview every week with Brian Levine a well known member of the tobacco industry.  Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!       iTunes  |  Website
(Live Tuesday evenings 8 PM )

Pipe and Tamper Pipecast
PMag radio show logoA Podcast for the Tobacco Pipe Enthusiast. Interviews with pipe carvers and industry influencers. Quick tobacco reviews and segments on pipes and tobaccos. New episodes are available on the 1st and 15th of every month.     iTunes  |  Website

Sherlock Holmes Podcasts

I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere (IHOSE)
IHOSElogoA delightful way to spend an evening with Holmes as your affable co hosts Scott Monty and Burt Wolder share their unique perspectives and sense of humor. Find out more than you ever thought possible about the greatest pipe smoker that never lived.

Shows come out twice a month. iTunes  |  Website

Sherlock Holmes: Trifles
Trifles Cover smFrom the producers of the I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere podcast, Trifles is a 15-minute, weekly audio program where Scott & Burt discuss something related to the Canon.
Have you ever stopped to wonder about why Dr. Watson was called James by his wife? Or of Sherlock Holmes's dining habits? Or what happened when he let a criminal escape? Answers to these questions and more await in Trifles, a weekly podcast about details in the Sherlock Holmes stories. iTunes  |  Website

Pipe & Tobacco Episodes:    Episode 71 | Episode 83

Trifles artwork created by Tom Richmond

Keeping the smoking lamp lit since 1989