Lindalou and Michael Ryge

April 13, 2011

Spring music news

Dear Friends and Music Lovers,

March was an amazing month for us but went by way too fast. We had an incredible trip to Baja, where we were kayaking on the Sea of Cortez and playing music on some beautiful remote beaches at night. Trudi Angell and Sarah Young are great guides and we’d highly recommend Paddling South. The only thing that could have made it better is if we’d just had another week or two! Perhaps next year!

We have some local gigs coming right up where we hope to see you if you’re in the area.

On April 20th,– 3:00 to 6pm.
Cal Mart Customer Appreciation Day!
Once again we’ve been asked to play at our local grocery store. Lots of fun and free samples. Our long time musical partner, Dan Brunetti will accompany us on guitar along with our good friends Ted Dutcher, stand up bass player extraordinaire and virtuoso young fiddler, Karl Kummerle.

On April 21st,  — 5:00 to 7:30 pm
Elizabeth Spencer Tasting Room in Rutherford.
This is a new venue for us and we’re excited to be accompanied for the first time in way too long by our dear friend, Terry Ann Gillette, fantastic fiddle, cello and mandolin player. Dan Brunetti and Ted Dutcher will also join us again. This event is free for their wine club members but costs $20.00 for the general public. (So join their wine club!)

On May 1st, –10:00am to 1:00pm
Windsor Farmer’s Market

We’re so happy to be asked to play on opening day of this nice market. We’ll play as a duo and hope to see you there!

On May 5th, — 5:00 to 7:30 pm
Elizabeth Spencer Tasting Room in Rutherford.
We’ve been invited back to play here on the first Thursday of every month! Terry Ann Gillette and Dan Brunetti  will also join us again and we might have Ted Dutcher or Duncan Draper on bass. This is a really nice venue with great wine and appetizers. Free for their wine club members, $20.00 to general public.

On May 7th, — 9:00am to noon
Calistoga Farmer’s Market
We’ll have at least two of the 3 D’s; Dan Brunetti and David Chapman accompanying us and possibly Duncan Draper. We may have some surprise guest musicians as well on this opening day of our home town farmer’s market.

This coming weekend I’m excited to be invited to Prairie Sun Studio in Cotati to record some flute tracks on our friend Ginger Parish’s new Lullaby CD. These are mostly original songs Ginger wrote for her son and from what we’ve already heard this will be a great CD for all ages!

With all the suffering, devastation and upheaval going on in various parts of the world, we’re extremely grateful to be where we are and hope to continue spreading music around as long as we can.

We hope you and yours are all well and enjoying the Spring. Hope to see you along the way!

Love, Lindalou and Michael