Lindalou and Michael Ryge

June 3, 2004

Friday June 4th Papillon Cafe in Lafayette at 7:30
$5.00 cover charge benefits the local arts in Lafayette (where we have family!)

For info. call 925-283-0466 or check out the website at lafayetteconcerts.com – Michael and I have decided to play by ourselves at this venue. We haven’t been playing just as a duo much since we finished our CD, and we don’t want to forget how! This is a small venue that always fills up quickly, so be sure to call ahead for reservations.

Saturday June 12th Evening benefit for the Tucker Farm Center at 8:00pm
Sunday June 13th Afternoon benefit for the Tucker Farm Center at 3:00pm
$15.00 cover charge benefits the Tucker Farm restoration.

We’ll have the whole band for these 2 events and also have our friend John Estes doing a set. The Tucker Farm Center is located between Calistoga and St. Helena on Highway 29. Our local theater group “The Last Stage out of Town” has been working hard to restore this historic building. For more info Call 707- 942-0913

Saturday June 19th Private Wedding

Sunday July 18th Summer Concert series in Lyman Park (St. Helena)
(More info about this later.)

We’re still reeling after our memorial day weekend. Another amazing Strawberry Festival. This was one of the most emotionally intense festivals we’ve experienced. Spent a lot of time with close friends of our sweet friend Charlie Cutten who was killed by a careless driver a couple of months ago, just a few minutes from his home in La Honda. We had known him since our first Strawberry Fest back in ’96. We had a tradition of meeting him under a particular street light up on Hog Ranch road at 3am to jam and sing harmonies. He was an incredible musician with a wonderful spirit. We always referred to him as “Charlie the Elf.” Last fall when we left Strawberry we traded CD’s ( he finished recording his around the same time we finished ours.) We listened to each others music on the long drive home. His CD is all instrumental and it’s truly beautiful and soothing to listen to. So sad to lose such a friend. So grateful to have his music to comfort us.

At his memorial service in La Honda a few weeks ago we met several of his sweet friends who we got to know better and play music with last weekend. He’s still bringing new friends together and bringing more music into the world.
You can check out his music here if you’re interested.

Hope to see some of you out enjoying some live music soon.
Love, Lindalou and Michael