Marching ForwardDear Friends,
We're heading down to the Floyd Country Store on Saturday night, a venue we've heard about for a long time and are now pleased to be finally playing. While it really is a country store, it is so much more: it's a café, it hosts a monthly radio show and it serves as a cultural mecca for Appalachian music and dance. We anticipate it being a night of merrymaking.
We had a great time last month in the Midwest and were especially glad for the beautiful balmy weather that was with us the whole time. The audiences were really receptive to our duet concerts and we are having a ball getting back to our original twosome team.
We had a special night close to home last weekend as we played the opening night of the Wayne Theatre in Waynesboro, VA. These folks have spent fifteen years raising money and transforming an old, dilapidated movie theater into a real showplace. There's not a bad seat in the house, the sound was perfect, the dressing rooms, backstage and load in area well thought out and functional. Plus, there was full house to play for. What a night! And it came on the heels of us playing the week before in St. Paul on our last show with Garrison Keillor at the Fitzgerald Theater. We remember "The Fitz" when it was "The World Theater" and was rundown and shabby with little or no future. Like "The Wayne," the powers-that-be had considered demolishing it and making it a parking lot. But forward thinking, hard working people raised the money and refurbished "The World" and now "The Fitz" is not only the home of "A Prairie Home Companion," but, more importantly, a vital and indispensable performing arts venue for the Twin Cities. "The Wayne Theatre" has the same potential for our area of Virginia. We are so pleased to be a part of it.
BUMPER STICKER OF THE MONTH: War is costly. Peace is priceless.
We're entering into a period of time where we'll be off the road. We're looking forward to it so we can do some writing, and maybe a little recording, plus planning for some future music endeavors. We're determined to use it fruitfully and wisely because as we all know how time flies!! And, of course, home ownership and springtime in the Valley will keep us on our toes.
We hope this finds you all well and happy.
BOOKINGS: Trish Galfano, Myriad Artists,