News

Our August schedule changed suddenly when we found out that a memorial service for our dearly departed friend Wardell Noel was planned the same time we were scheduled to play the Calistoga Farmer’s Market. We canceled our August 23rd market and won’t be back there until Sept 20th and then again on Nov 1st.

We were also scheduled to play at the Epicurian Connection Cafe on August 24th but due to a conflict with another event there they rescheduled us to play on Sunday, Oct 5th from 3pm to 5pm. We’ll be playing as a duo again at the Epicurian Connection Cafe in the town of Sonoma.

We just had some heartbreaking news this week about another dear friend, Greg Muck who died while backpacking in Kings Canyon last week. We have spent many a music festival camping with him and his beautiful family, his wife Shannon and 5 year old daughter Delphina. We’re devastated by this news and our hearts are with Shannon and Delphina. Life is so temporay and fragile and we’re all so vulnerable. Tomorrow we’ll be playing music for Wardell’s memorial celebration and next weekend for Greg at a camp out party that was already planned, where we expected to see him there with his family.

Just a reminder to anyone reading this, make the most of each day we have together. Life is short and our world can change so suddenly.
Be well,
Lindalou and Michael

We’ve been asked to play with our dear friend and amazing guitar player/ singer/songwriter Hank Levine at the Windsor Farmer’s Market for their annual Zucchini Festival. We’ll be there on Sunday, August 10th from 10am to 1pm. It’s always a joy to play with Hank!

On Saturday, Aug 16th we look forward to hearing lots of great music and playing on “the Goat stage” at the Rockin Heart Hoedown in Kenwood, (formerly known as the Cur-Ville festival.)

We’ve been to a couple of great music festivals this summer and played a bunch of fun private parties with our good friends.
Hope to see your smiling faces out enjoying some live music soon!

Happy Solstice!

This coming Sunday, June 22nd, after an evening celebrating the Solstice and singing with old friends on Saturday night, we’ll be playing as a duo at a winery picnic, in a new venue where someone from Elizabeth Spencer Winery recommended us. We look forward to playing in their garden from 11am to 2pm at Maisonry Wine Tasting and Art Collective.

We’ve never been there and look forward to it. This one is a private picnic but we hope they might have us back in the future for one of their events open to the public!

We have two music festivals also coming up starting next week, where we’re not hired to play but really look forward to camping and jamming with friends 2 weekends in a row. First on the last weeknd of June we’ll be at the Kate Wolf Memorial Festival where we’re on our friend Alan’s crew. He sets up a beautiful venue for the “Revival stage” with his big festival tents, candle lit chandeliers, beautiful tapasties and rugs. We’re lucky to get to help out with that so we can enjoy the festival every year.

The following weekend we’ll be on another crew helping out at a new festival up in Navarro called the “Redwood Ramble” which was started last year when the Strawberry Festival was canceled due to the Rim fire. This is a very small festival in a beautiful place called Camp Navarro that used to be a boyscout camp right near some property Michael’s parents used to have where we spent many weekends camping out with our family over the years. We’re excited to be a part of a small music festival happening in our old stomping grounds!

We have a Calistoga Farmer’s Market coming up on July 12th where we look forward to playing with our good friend and music partner Dan Brunetti.

Hope you’re all well and have a great summer!
In harmony,
Lindalou and Michael

We played at the Elizabeth Spencer event yesterday with Terry Ann. Had a great time and they fed us delicious food, paid us well and gave us 2 cases of their excellent wine again! What a nice way to celebrate our anniversary the past 4 years! They said they’d like to have us back again next year.

Today is our 34th wedding anniversary (41 years together (tomorrow) and still in love!) We feel so grateful!

Next weekend we’ll play 2 gigs and then we have some private gigs as well as other farmer’s markets coming up.

Saturday, May 3rd, 9am to noon~
We’ll play the Calistoga Farmer’s Market with our good friend Dan Brunetti. We love playing in the shade of the redwood trees in our home town. Later that day we’ve been invited to play again at an annual St. Helena Road neighborhood event called the “Hike and Hoot.”

The following weekend on my birthday, May 10th, we’ll be playing a memorial celebration for an old friend in Novato. Then the next day we’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day with my family and will play for my dear old Mom and get her singing along.

Over Memorial Day weekend we look forward to camping out a few nights at our friend’s music party which was planned to make up for the Strawberry Festival not happening again this Spring, due to complications from the Rim fire as well as red tape with renewing the contract with the City of San Francisco who owns Camp Mather where the festival takes place. If you read this and have any interest in seeing the festival continue please read this message and write letters to help save the festival! Thanks!

On Sunday, June 22nd, 10am to 1pm~
We’ll play as a duo at the Windsor Farmer’s Market.

We have two music festivals also coming up in June and July where we’re not hired to play but really look forward to camping and jamming with friends 2 weekends in a row. First on the last weeknd of June we’ll be at the Kate Wolf Memorial Festival where we’re on our friend Alan’s crew. He sets up a beautiful venue for the “Revival stage” with his big festival tents, candle lit chandeliers, beautiful tapasties and rugs. We’re lucky to get to help out with that so we can enjoy the festival every year.

The following weekend we’ll be on another crew helping out at a new festival up in Navarro called the “Redwood Ramble” which was started last year when the Strawberry Festival was canceled due to the fire. This is a very small festival in a beautiful place called Camp Navarro that used to be a boyscout camp right near some property Michael’s parents used to have where we spent many weekends camping out with our family over the years. We’re excited to be a part of a small music festival happening in our old stomping grounds!

We have more farmer’s markets scheduled which I’ll post later.
We hope you’re all enjoying Spring. Hope to see you out enjoying some live music soon!
Be well,
Lindalou and Michael

Spring has sprung again!

Greetings friends and music lovers,
Our Wisteria is in full bloom but our Lilacs are still asleep. Usually they bloom at the same time here. It was an odd Winter though, with not enough rain, but we’re grateful for what we got.

We’ve got some nice gigs coming up. Our last one in February was a big success. We played the 3rd annual benefit house concert in memory of my Dad’s birthday and raised almost $4000 for DCWC’s hospital in Nepal! Thanks to all who came and made that happen. Your generosity is extremely appreciated and will really make a difference.
Thank you also to new folks who signed our mailing list.

On Sunday, April 6th from 1pm to 3pm
We’ll be playing as a duo at the Epicurean Connection in Sonoma.
This is a new venue for us and we’re happy to have been asked to play by Josh Windmiller of North Bay Hootenanny. Thank you to Dale Geist of the Cur-ville Dog Days Fest for making that connection for us.

On Saturday, April 26th from 11am to 2pm
We’ll be playing at Elizabeth Spencer Tasting Room in Rutherford.
They’ve invited us back to play for their annual Rosé Release party for the past 4 years. This is always a fun event with great food and wine. We’ll be accompanied by our fantastic fiddler friend Terry Ann Gillette.

On Saturday, May 3rd from 9am to noon
We’ll be back at our hometown Calistoga Farmer’s Market.
Our old friend and great guitar player Dan Brunetti will join us.

Happy Spring and lets hope for more rain during the week and sunshine on the weekends while we’re playing outside! :~)
We hope to see you somewhere along the way!
Lindalou and Michael

3rd Annual Ken Harris Memorial House Concert!

Dear friends,
In our last post I made a mistake and put the wrong link to the invitation to our March 1st benefit house concert. If you’d like to come to our 3rd annual memorial house concert celebrating my Dad’s birthday and benefiting DCWC , please RSVP to my sister Jeanette at jeanetteg2@gmail.com

Here is a link to the flyer Jeanette made: 2014HouseConcertFlyer

After we sent out our music newsletter last week we discovered that not only did I make a mistake and put the wrong link in the message for you to RSVP through… but there was also a glitch in my email and it seems only about half our mailing list received the message. So I’m sending just the link to it out again.

We hope to see you at Jeanette and Steve’s house on March 1st! We’ll also pay tribute to Pete Seeger whose influence lives on.
In harmony,
Lindalou and Michael

Hi folks,
Is it too late to say Happy New Year? Time sure is flying past and we haven’t been in touch with many of you for way too long. We hope you’re all well.
We’ve had a few challenges in the past year but we’re doing OK here now. It’s been mighty dry though and we’ve been doing a rain dance, hoping Winter might still come before Spring turns to Summer again!

We’re getting ready to play our 3rd annual Memorial DCWC Benefit House Concert in memory of my Dad, Ken Harris. This year it’s on Saturday March 1st, 5pm to 9pm.

Dad would have turned 89 on February 26th. He’d be glad to know we’re still celebrating his birthday and life itself. This will once again be a benefit to raise money for a hospital in Nepal that my sister and brother-in-law have been very involved in supporting. Below is the invitation my sister Jeanette has sent out. Some of you may have already gotten it from her. If not, please open the 2014HouseConcertFlyer for details and RSVP to my sister at jeanetteg2@gmail.com.

Thanks to all of you who have supported this worthy cause in the past! We’re really looking forward to it. We’ve been working on some new songs and dusting off some old favorites.
We hope to see you in Oakland at Jeanette and Steve’s house on March 1st!
Be well,
Lindalou and Michael

Autumn

Hi folks,
We’ve been asked to play for an event at Windsor Vineyards in Healdsburg this coming Saturday from 1pm to 4pm. They’re located on the Healdsburg Town Square at 308 B Center Street. Thanks to who ever recommended us to them!

We’ll be at the Calistoga Farmer’s Market again on Saturday November 2nd from 9am to noon. We’re hoping our good friend Danny Brunetti will accompany us.

We sadly lost our dear friend and great drummer, David Chapman, last month after a brief illness. We were accompanied by him with his great and tasteful percussion for many years and we’re sure missing him. We’ll especially be missing him at the Calistoga Farmer’s Market where he was always there for us. He is missed by our whole Calistoga community where he was well known for his music, all his volunteer work where ever there was a need, his crossing guard job at the elementary school, his tennis playing, his long time sweetheart Gail Gum and his many good friends and family. Rest in Peace David.

His passing reminds us of the importance of friendship and to take the time to enjoy each other and share some music. We hope you’re all well and enjoying every day of Autumn.
In harmony,
Lindalou and Michael

Seeds

This coming Thursday afternoon, Sept 12th between 4pm and 6:45pm we’ve been asked to be roving musicians at the 3rd annual National Heirloom Exposition. We’re not sure where you’ll find us there as we’ll be wandering around making music. This is a really nice event that we enjoyed playing last year as well.

On Sunday, Sept 15th from 10am to 1pm. We’ll play at the Windsor Farmer’s Market

On Saturday, Sept 21st from 9am to noon we’ll be playing the Calistoga Farmer’s market again.

Hope to see you soon!
Love, Lindalou and Michael

More Farmer’s Markets!

We’ll be playing the Calistoga Farmer’s Market again tomorrow morning.
August 10th, 9am to noon
In the shade of the redwood trees beside the river, next to the Calistoga Community Center on Washington Street.
We’ll be accompanied by Dan Brunetti and hopefully our friend Bob Aranguren will sit in on a few songs with his wonderful saxaphone.

After we play there we’ll pack up our gear and head to Sebastopol to play an annual Blackberry picking party that some dear friends of ours put on every year about this time.

Unfortunately the date was moved back a week from last year and another wonderful event we’ve played the past few years, had the date moved forward a week… so we can’t play both events this year. We would encourage you all to go to the downhome annual Cur-Ville Music Festival in Kenwood on Saturday August 10th. There will be great music all afternoon and into the evening. We might even show up late and jam with friends around the campfire, if we still feel like playing after playing all day!

We’re looking forward to camping with friends and family at the Strawberry Music Fest over Labor Day weekend!

On Sunday Sept 15th we’ll be at the Windsor Farmer’s Market and on Saturday September 21st we’ll be back at the Calistoga Farmer’s market again.

We hope you’ve all been enjoying the summer and we’d love to see you and your friends out enjoying our music. Also please keep us in mind if you or anyone you know would like some live music for any occasion!
Thanks,
Lindalou and Michael