Lindalou and Michael Ryge

February 5, 2009

It’s finally raining!

It feels a little late to say Happy New Year! But we’ll say it anyway and hope it turns out to be a happy year for all of us and a lot better for the world than the past 8 years….
What a relief it is to see the rain! Sure has been dry so far this year.

I haven’t updated our website in a long time. I finally updated the front page a bit which was pretty outdated. We also finally repaired and added to our photo page. I’ve decided to stop sending out our whole news letters to our mailing list and will just send a short note with a link to this page.

We’ve recently been offered several dates to get out and play farmer’s markets and a few other events where we hope to see you!

Saturday February 14th Valentines Day 6:00 to 8:00
at Christopher’s Inn downtown Calistoga.
The two of us will be playing love songs and instrumentals for their guests
in the lobby by the fireplace.

Saturday March 21st  5:00pm to 8:00
Calistoga Fair Grounds in the Butler Building
1435  North Oak Street
The Mountain Volunteer Fire Department has asked us to play with our band for their annual Italian Dinner fund raiser. We told them we love pasta but don’t really do Italian music…They want us to play anyway with Danny Brunetti  and David Chapman. It’s for a very good cause and should be a lot of fun with good food! We’re trying to learn a couple of Italian songs before then…
For tickets or more info call Jan  707-942-5002

Wednesday April 22nd 3:00 to 6:00
1491 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga
Cal Mart
Customer Appreciation Day
Once a year our local market puts on quite a festive party with live music inside and out, and lots of free samples and a raffle. Everyone has a great time. They’ve had us play this event before. We’ll be playing with our band in the parking lot where there will also be vendors with samples and smiling faces and who knows what surprises.

Saturday May 2nd details TBA
Mark West Lodge Creekside May Celebration!
Our friend Jack Martin, who owns the Mark West Lodge and the old resort across the road, has been fixing the place up for live music events and plans to be ready for his first event in May. We’re excited to be a part of this new venture. This is still in the planning stages, and may turn out to just be a big party, but we plan to play music there, hopefully with a bunch of our great musician friends to celebrate May and the re-opening of this beautiful spot in the woods.

Saturday May 9th Calistoga Farmer’s Market 9am. to noon
We’ll be happy to be back at our favorite farmer’s market with our compadres Dan Brunetti and David Chapman! Hopefully Duncan Draper will show up with his stand up bass and Terry Ann Gillette may even surprise us with her fiddle.

We have a bunch of other dates after this, mostly farmer’s markets, which we’ll post more of in the next few months. In the meantime, we plan to keep making music and we’re looking forward to plenty of rain before all our outdoor gigs! We hope you’re all well and enjoyed the Spring weather in January!

Be well,
Lindalou and Michael