…but Chelsea will always be a second home to us. We’re performing again at Sounds & Sights this Thursday, July 11th. You’ll find us on the Library Stage from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Here’s a link to a really cool photo montage from last night’s Ann Arbor Summer Festival: http://annarbor.com/entertainment/scenes-from-so-long-sunday-at-top-of-the-park/. We had so much fun! First we got to listen to a brilliant, inspired set by Shari Kane and Dave Steele and then play to one of the best audiences we’ve had the pleasure of performing for in a really long time. So many friendly faces and lots of new ones too. Here’s a little photo from my recent trip to Vegas with my Mother-in-law. This is a view from the airplane on the way home. We saw THREE Cirque-du-Soleil shows. I’m without words (for a change) to describe.
It’s that time of year again when we get to show off some of our dear friends who also happen to be extremely talented musicians, songwriters and performers. It’s no accident that they’re all duos who are in love with each other. I’m not much for the Hallmark holidays but since Rod did actually propose to me on Valentine’s day in 1993, it does mean a little something to us. He was supposed to wait until February 18th which was another sort of anniversary that we celebrate each year (if I tell you its the “first kiss” does that make me sound as sappy as I feel when I say it?). Anyway, he’d bought the ring about a week earlier from his brother-in-law’s mother who specialized in antique jewelry and it was burning a hole in his pocket. I guess he couldn’t wait any longer and as I lay prone on our homemade couch in our first real apartment together watching some Sunday afternoon rerun he came over and without even turning off the t.v., got down on his knees in front of me and popped the question. I know I should remember every word of that moment but while I have no trouble clearly visualizing the whole scene in my head the words actually escape me. In that instant, this “silly holiday” which we had both pretty much ignored up until then, became a day that we had to do something about each year. Uh… not so much. We continued to celebrate Feb 18th (that is, until 2002 – another story for another time) but it wasn’t until we were hanging out with a few other married couples who made music together that “My Folky Valentine” was born. This is our 9th year and we’re thrilled to introduce The Ark audience to this amazing line-up of married couples making music together. Visit http://theark.org for details. Advance tickets are not required, but wouldn’t it be great if we sold out the venue!!??!