Cappsule

It’s been almost two months since we’ve returned from Texas and we’re already making plans to go back in October to perform at Songbird Sanctuary House Concerts in Houston. More about that later. Kerrville was, once again, a really groovy time which can primarily be attributed to the people. Friends old and new, from all over the country, converge on the Quiet Valley Ranch – which is anything BUT “quiet” during those 18 days. We were so grateful and honored to be one of the 32 New Folk Finalists again this year. And we could not be more happy for our dear friend, Whit Hill, who dazzled the judges with her amazing songs and performance securing her place as one of the 6 winners!

Back home for a little while until mid July when we head back out on the road – this time we’re eastward bound to play some super cool shows and showcases. Check out this crazy routing, tho… HA!

We hope to sharing some reports from the road, but it might just be another two months before we get around to it… :)

In the meantime, stay cool. In case you haven’t heard, there’s a heat wave going on out there!!

“Love is all you need”, “Love makes the world go round” and yes, “Love hurts”

It’s quite possible that you’ll hear a love song or two at the 8th annual My Folky Valentine show, like you would at most any concert you attend. HOWEVER, this concert is not just for lovers. We celebrate the couples on stage – the way their love of music brought them together and the way their love of each other infuses itself into their music. But you don’t have to be a couple to appreciate what is always a magical time. Visit the calendar page for all the details.

The rest of the month you’ll find us on the road traveling through southern Indiana and southern Illinois then on to Tennessee. For those of you bound to southern Michigan, there is much going on. Two things of note are The Ark’s Annual Storytelling Festival (Feb 18/19) where the lovely Allison Downey will be performing; and our pal Dave Boutette will be guest-hosting Empty Chair Night at the Trinity House on Feb 19th.

Now, about this LOVE thing…

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“It either makes you feel good or it don’t. It all comes down to that.” she said.

She was talking about music. Jazz specifically. But in general, how some ‘critics’ can be so judgmental and opinionated, becoming rather belligerent when one disagrees with their opinion. Continue reading

… or maybe NO things. Honestly, I just thought it was time to put something on our website to show that we’re here. No April newsletter, mostly because I’ve been too busy to think about it. We’ve had a few shows, including the annual Trinity House Benefit on April 1st where the Yellow Room Gang did our thang to help raise some dough for this glorious venue. We’ve been steppin’ out with Joel Palmer as well.  Spring is messing with us big time this year and that’s really all i’ll say on the subject, or any other for now. Gotta run! Thanks for stopping by. Now click here and come see us sometime.

Last night we turned on the porch light and there he was … a visitor from the swamp … the tiniest little frog … too small to make out any detail.  I imagined he was peering up at us out of the corner of his eye.  The bubble over his head said “Uh oh! Perhaps if I remain perfectly still they won’t notice me” all the while looking around for the nearest hiding place.  Then I heard them … just above the gleeful clanging of our wedding chimes wildly dancing in the wind … but they were there … if ever so faintly … off in the distance … PEEPERS!

G.A.S. stands for Great American Song and Joel Palmer is one of the best interpreters around these here parts. He’s been encouraging us to find our inner swing over the years and forced the issue with these wonderful “In The Round” style concert events. Rod and I will join Joel and 2 other featured artists for a different kind of evening where we reach back to our parent’s roots and put on a little Ritz. This weekend, March 19, we share the stage with Detroit Music Award winner and all-round fabulous musician, Tracy Kash Thomas and Michael Krieger, a gentleman I don’t know much about but from what I hear, he’s quite the crooner and a terrific musician himself.  Should be an excellent time at Unity Coffee House in Livonia. See our Calendar page for address and details.

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