Lindalou and Michael Ryge

May 19, 2006

Hi folks,
Hope you’re all well and soaking up the spring after what seemed like an endless winter. Sure dried out fast here once the rains finally stopped. Here in Calistoga it feels a bit like summer came on before spring had much of a chance! We’re still busy cleaning up after all the storms that changed part of our landscape (forever!)

We’re packing up to head off to the Spring Strawberry Festival, but before that we’ve been asked to sing a few songs at the Calistoga Education Foundation auction. Our youngest son, Ian is about to graduate! This is our last year with a kid in the school here so we decided to change the other (music) plans we’d made and participate! They have kind of a cowboy theme this year so we’ve been practicing up some of the songs we’ve played around the campfire at the horse camp gigs we sometimes play.

The auction is tomorrow Saturday May 20th at the Napa County Fairgrounds.
1435 North Oak Street in Calistoga.
The silent auction is from 4 to 6 pm
Live auction from 6:30 to 9:30
We’ll be coming up during the live auction with a song here and there between all the other shenanigans. After the auction our friend Mick Loveland’s great band “The Echoes” will get everyone dancing. For more info or tickets call 707-942-4703. All proceeds benefit the kids in the Calistoga Schools.

After we return from The Strawberry Music Fest we’ll be heading off to The Wild Iris Folk Festival in Boonville the following weekend.
This is the last Wild Iris fest,which is really sad. It’s been a really wonderful festival that we’ve enjoyed since 1997. Thanks to the folks at KZYX in Philo for keeping it going as long as they did!

We’ll be playing at the Calistoga Farmers Market on June 10th from 9am until noon
Hope to see some of you there!
Happy Spring to you all near and far.
Love,
Lindalou and Michael