Well here we are in a new year again, and the days are bringing us news of much sadness in the world of the arts and those we have lost. It’s been a cruel month in that regard, but we hope that we can remember those who have been lost as inspirations for us to continue making art and giving it in loving community.
The band started the year off with a bang at the Sutter Creek Theatre on another great co-bill with the Houston Jones Band in one of their last shows together. It was a great night in a packed house and lovely hosts.
We move on to share the last Houston Jones concert in February, this time at the Boathouse Concert Series in Oakland. February 13 will be the last show played by Glenn Houston with the great band he co-founded with Travis Jones back now about 15 years ago. We’ll sing them out and stand to honor them in what is now a sold-out house concert setting. It will definitely be bittersweet.
We have some other great shows coming up this winter/spring, with our first foray with the San Diego Folk Music Heritage on March 5th. Then I’m happy to be welcoming my good friend, Jean Ritchie son Jon Pickow to Los Angeles in mid-March as we offer up two shows with him and our trio, along with guest Joellen Lapidus on dulcimer. April takes us back up to Fiddler’s Crossing in Tehachapi, one of our favorite places to play, and then the crown jewel of our calendar this year, we’re off to Merlefest in North Carolina at the end of April. We can’t wait for that adventure.
All of these shows are on our Calendar page. I invite you to check them out and if you’re in the LA area come join us. There’s more on the horizon, so if you’re not on our mailing list for newsletters please sign up here on the website. You’ll see the box to do that electronically and you’ll get a newsletter about once a month from us.
We wish all of you the best for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!