Lindalou and Michael Ryge

June 13, 2011

Dear friends,
We have a couple of gigs coming right up. We’d love to see you.

This Wednesday, June 15th,  11am to 3pm
We’ll play an event at the Old Faithful Geyser in Calistoga. We’ll play as a duo focusing on familiar old time songs. This is actually a private lunch put on for a senior group in Calistoga called Creative Living. Warren Klima, who owns the geyser, generously puts on this event every year. We played there last year and it was a really nice event. The Geyser is open to the public, (with an entrance fee.) It’s a beautiful site, and you’re welcome to come enjoy the music.

The next day, Thursday, June 16th,  5pm to 8:00
We’ll be back at Elizabeth Spencer Tasting Room in Rutherford.
We were asked in April to play the first Thursday of every month, but friends of ours, Sweet Burgundy who I recommended, were only available on the first Thursday this month so they played then.
We’ll be playing there in the pet friendly courtyard with our good friends, fantastic fiddler Terry Ann Gillette and great guitar player Dan Brunetti. Come enjoy our music along with some exceptionally good wine.

On Saturday, June 18th, 9am to noon
Calistoga Farmer’s Market
We look forward to playing at our favorite farmer’s market again with Dan Brunetti and David Chapman.

We’re sure glad for a break in the rain. It’s finally  feeling like summer. Our garden is so happy to get some sunshine!

We were at the Strawberry music fest over Memorial Day weekend and had a great time despite the rain, sleet and even a bit of snow. Our young fiddler friend Karl Kummerle was there with us and got his second ‘tweener on the main stage! The first time was when he was twelve and our friend Duncan Draper got to accompany Karl on stand up bass back then. Now Karl is 17 and he got to play 3 songs on stage with great dobro player Michael Witcher whose brother Gabe has been a big inspiration to Karl with his exceptional fiddle playing. Here are some links to Karl’s songs at Strawberry   “Jerusalem Ridge ,”    “an old Scottish tune” (our favorite!) and “Old Dangerfield“  We were all there cheering him on under the drizzling sky. As soon as he started to play, a rainbow appeared over the meadow!

We’re getting ready for the Kate Wolf Music fest where several of our good friends will be playing the main stage this year! We look forward to camping, dancing, swimming in the river and playing music with friends all weekend. If you come you can find us camping near our friend Alan’s famous candle chandelier which is hard to miss, especially at night.

Hope you’re all well too- and find time to get out and soak up some music!

Love, Lindalou and Michael