Dark     It Came From the Shed 
9:30     Phantom Tick 
5:30     Them Dirty Bones 
6:30     Wisini 
7:30     Meeting at the Fire 
8:30     Al Radley & Friends 
10:30   Ringtones 
12:00   Prince Paul (Rained Out)
11:00   Beware of Doug 
12:30   Char 
2:00     Danny Blake 
3:30     Hoff Stevens 
5:00     Blue Feeling 
6:00     Group Photo 
6:30     Nice Guys 
8:30     Pink Lloyd 
10:00   Nine10 (Additional Video)
11:30   Homeless Dog 
12:00   Laughing Fox 
1:30     Charbara 
3:00     Ric Gillman 
4:30     The Cuckoo Bees
6:00     Welcome Drive 
7:30     Pink Lloyd 
9:00     Hot Pink Hangover 
10:30   Lars Nelson 

As usual, work weekend was very successful. The sound and light booth is completely rebuilt.  It came out great.  A big thanks to everyone that helped. Carpenter Jeff and Donny’s tractor were invaluable.   

We decided not to have stage lights or music after dark, so Mike and I made an 18 ft by 12 ft movie screen and hung it from the stage ceiling.  We showed movies every night.  We showed Blues Brothers, Woodstock, The Wall, and a Grateful Dead concert.  It was a good way to feel together, still social distance or stay in our own covid pod. 

During the day on Saturday and Sunday we had some live music from the stage.  We had Super D and the Double Chucks, American Ego, the Ringtones, Al Radley solo and Laughing Fox. 

Lana had shirts and bandanas, the food court was open.  We had no showers, no Wine and Cheese, and the group photo was one guy on the stage.  No group activities.  Despite this damn-demic, we all really had a great time.   

Hopefully next year things will be like the before times.  That’s what we’re aiming for.  So hang in there, stay safe, and be kind. 

Thanks everyone, see you next year,   AL

With great sadness in my heart, after much consideration and deliberation, Baystock has been officially cancelled for 2020.  Covid has claimed another victim.

I don’t like it, but it is probably the wise thing to do.

There will be no scheduled live music.  I have talked with a lot of people over the last few days and everyone is disappointed, but no one is surprised.  To Baystockers who might be camping, please be kind to your neighbors and keep yourself safe.  Perhaps a better word than cancelled is postponed until 2021.

The goal is to live to fight another day.  Stay well and stay safe, see you all soon, Al

This year, we will have a shortened Baystock. We will only have bands on Saturday and Sunday.

We ask everyone to observe social distancing and the use of face coverings. Especially, when we are in a group environment, or other people’s campsites.

We will also be missing several things, this year. We will not have the Coffee Shop, Showers, Wine and Cheese, or the shared mobile phone booster.

We will have Daphne’s food court and Lana’s Shirt Shack.

We will also be having our Group Meeting, but it will be in the bowl, in front of the stage.

The Group Photo will be Taken from the fire pit, down to the bowl, so people can be distanced from each other.

If you are in one of the bands, please bring your own microphone.

Thank you for making it a safe and enjoyable Baystock 2020!

So sorry to announce that we lost Tony Rippel to Cancer, last week.

We will surely miss him.

Anthony Rippel Jr., age 58, lost his battle with cancer on April 11, 2020, at his home with his sweetie Dianne of 12 years by his side. Tony was a very supportive son, brother, uncle and friend. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by many. 

His biggest joys in life were music, electronics and Lake Superior. Tony had many jobs in his life including repairing hearing aids, his favorite was working at a Game Farm, 1st mate on his family’s charter fishing boat and worked as a local plumber for many years. Tony also a passion for fireworks. He was responsible for the amazing 4th of July firework shows of Cornucopia and Madeline Island for many years. Most recently he was a self employed repair man, fixing everything from electrical to furnaces to hot tubs. He was there for anyone at anytime. 

Survived by mother Roberta (Bobbi) Rippel, brothers Nick (Maryann) and John, nephew Zachary, Tony’s sweetie Dianne and her family including her 3 grandchildren which he enjoyed very much. 

He was preceded in death by his father Anthony Sr., special aunt Bobbi and uncle Joe Nosko of South Carolina, several special friends. 

No services will be held at this time, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.


Dear friends and family of Welcome Drive,

We have suffered a great loss. On February 18th, our brother, band mate, and inspiration in all things musical and in life, Tom Koch, passed away.

We all knew this was coming, but that does nothing to soften the blow; the shock, pain and emptiness that we all feel.

Tom was our musical conscience in so many ways, and to the very end he always left us with one marching order: “Keep having fun!”

So this is for you, Tom. And for the rest of us, your music and inspiration will live on forever.

We love you.

We will never forget you.

Welcome Drive

Koch, Dr. Thomas J. March 25, 1953 to February 18, 2020 Husband, brother, uncle, son. Passionate educator for the Hopkins and Wayzata School districts and the University of St. Thomas. Talented guitarist and song writer.

Committed to the mission of NAMI of Minnesota. Survived by wife, Diann; brothers, Jim (Debbie), Mike, Bob (Marsha); sister, Nancy Bresnahan; and many nieces and nephews.

Private interment Lakewood Cemetery. A memorial concert will be held later this year. If interested in attending, email to receive information as to date and venue. Memorials to NAMI of Minnesota, 1919 University Ave. West, Suite 400, St. Paul, MN 55104.

Star Tribune

We did it again.  So many people have told me Baystock 2019 was the best ever, and I agree.  We had great music, great weather, and great people.  Thanks to everyone who cleared downed trees, came to work weekend, and maintained the infrastructure.  Also thanks to everyone for cleaning up Baystockland.  On Wednesday, Sue and I searched the grounds for trash and found nothing.  Not one piece of trash.  Thanks so much, Happy 40th Baystock.  This year, we all arrived at the right place at the right time.  As Carlos Santana says, the universe conspired to give us something, and we were open to receive it.  Later,  Al

On a really sad note, Dave Fechter died last week after a long fight with cancer.

When there was nothing left for them to do, Dave went to Cabo San Lucas to be with his parents, during his last days.


A message from Al:

“A good friend, Dick Draheim passed away earlier this year.  He was a logger and an avid antique bottle hunter and collector.  Dick had very close ties to Baystock.  He was one of the first friends I made when I moved to Bayfield in 1978.  He was at all the early Baystocks and did a lot of work.  When Baystock moved from my house, Dick hosted Baystock at his farm on Stage Road for two years.  During that time, we looked for a new place in the woods.  Dick and I found Baystock land while cross country skiing in the spring.  We knew as soon as we saw the bowl that this was the perfect place.  So thank you, Dick.  You are greatly missed.”

Richard “Dick” J. Draheim, age 61, of Cornucopia, WI, passed away at his home on April 9, 2019. Dick was born on August 21, 1957 in Marshfield, WI, the son of Wilmer and Ethelynn Draheim.

Dick is survived by his daughter Megan and her husband Nick Colberg; grandson Brody; many other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Dick’s life will be held at a later date in August.


Happy Baystock.  Every year I say it, “This was the best Baystock, again”.  It really is better every year.  On behalf of all Baystockers, I would like to thank everyone who worked so hard to make Baystock 2018 happen.  It’s a big job, and the challenge was well met.  To those suffering from Post Baystock Depression (PBD), cheer up knowing next year is the 40th Baystock.  See you next year, Happy Baystock, Al