Lindalou and Michael Ryge

August 11, 2005

Hi everyone!
We hope you’ve all been having a great summer.
It’s been a while since we’ve sent an update of our music adventures. We’ve been playing some great private events this summer. Also had the opportunity to hear and play with some wonderful musicians. We’ve added a links page to our website where we have links to a few friends and some of our favorite musicians.

We finally have a couple of things lined up to let you all know about. We’ve had a lot of new names added to our ever growing mailing list. We want to welcome and thank those of you who signed our list or have recently bought our CD! Hope you’re enjoying our music~

Here are some dates we have coming up:

Saturday AUGUST 27th
8:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Calistoga Farmers Market

(accompanied by Dan Brunetti on guitar and Terry Ann Gillette on fiddle)

The last farmers Market we played in Calistoga was wonderful. It’s a small but great market and we had a really nice response to our music which always makes it more fun to play!

Saturday SEPTEMBER 17th
At Calistoga High School

We’ll be playing for Calistoga’s Relay For Life.

This is a wonderful 24 hour event that we volunteered for last year as well. It was a huge success for Calistoga’s first Relay for Life, which benefits the American Cancer Society.
We’ll be there all day until we leave to play a wedding ceremony around 5:00. We’ll be back after the wedding to play more, on and off throughout the evening. Danny and Terry Ann and hopefully some other great musician friends will join us. Let us know if you’d like to play a few songs or join a team for this event!

Saturday OCTOBER 15th
8:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Calistoga Farmers Market

Just a reminder that our CD Beginner’s Luck is still for sale at this great online service called CD Baby.
Once a year they have a contest to encourage all us independent artists to try to push our CD sales. So they choose the top 100 sales for the month of August, and pick a song off of each of those CD’s to put on a compilation CD. Then they send that CD (with each artists info) as a bonus CD to the next 5000 customers. They say you can sell as few as 30 CD’s to be among the top 100 sales. So once again… we’d like to encourage you to consider buying our CD (perhaps as a gift for a friend!)

Thanks again for supporting independent music!
Hope to see you here in Calistoga soon~
Love,
Lindalou and Michael