Lindalou and Michael Ryge

December 11, 2003

Greetings!

We’re playing at the Calistoga Bookstore again on Dec.12 at 7:30pm.

We’ll play songs from our CD and some from the next CD and a few traditional and non traditional Holiday songs. Terry Ann will be joining us on fiddle and perhaps we’ll be lucky enough to get some other guest musicians to join us. Hope to see some of you there. Come out and make merry and bring your good cheer!

Hope you all had a warm cozy Thanksgiving with your loved ones. (Those of you in this country who celebrate Thanksgiving, that is! ) We hope the rest of you are warm & cozy and with loved ones too.

I’m sending this message to everyone on our mailing list again even though some of you are way too far away or way too busy to come to Calistoga to hear us play! If you’re on our list you’re either a friend or family (or both! ) or you’re someone who signed our mailing list at one of our gigs ( which makes you a friend too — ) So we want to stay in touch from time to time with all of you. If you’re reading this on our website and would like to be added to our list, email us at tunes@lindalouandmichael.net and let us know.

We’ve been playing lots of music with some incredible musicians, but not in any public venues since October when we had a great turn out and a wonderful evening at the Petaluma Cafe. We really appreciate Barbara Arhon’s efforts to support independent musicians with the Petaluma Folk Music Concert Series.

After celebrating Thanksgiving with family we spent the weekend with our kids at a good friends 60th birthday party in Ukiah, where we had the opportunity to jam all weekend with an incredible musician named Ollie Shearer, who came out from NY for the party, he plays vibes. It was a blast and quite an honor for us to play with this guy who’s been a professional musician since before we were born!

Then on Monday night we had a new friend over for dinner and a jam. Lisa Sangita Moskow plays Sarod beautifully. You can check out Lisa’s website if you want to at www.lisamoskow.com

We feel so grateful to be connecting with such talented musicians!

We now have our CD up for sale on CDbaby, which is a great place to find all kinds of great independent music. You can check it out at www.cdbaby.com/llmr

Hope you’re all well and enjoying the season. May the world find peace and harmony in our lifetimes!

Happy Holidaze!

Love, Lindalou & Michael