Lindalou and Michael Ryge

August 10, 2011

Hi folks,
Summer is flying by and we hope you’re all well and enjoying yourselves.

This coming weekend, on August 13th, we look forward to playing at the 6th annual Cur-ville Dog Days Festival in Kenwood. We’re happy to be invited back to this down home, high quality, back yard music festival. We’ll play as a duo at 3:00, right after our friend and Cur-ville host, great singer/songwriter  Dale Henry Geist and right before the famous singer/songwriter and dear friend, Michael McNevin entertains us. (NOTE: The schedule has just changed after I posted and sent this out. Due to JL Stiles needing to leave early for another gig, we’ll be playing at 8pm instead of 3pm.) There will be great music all afternoon and into the evening. There’s plenty of room to camp and a nice campfire where we’ll all be jamming into the wee hours. There is no fee to get in but they encourage donations to help cover their costs. There will be free beer and it’s a potluck, but there will also be food for sale. We hope to see some of your familiar faces there!

We’ve been keeping really busy with music every weekend lately. Last weekend we played a wonderful private blackberry picking party in a beautiful place. We’ve been invited back to play there three years in a row now. What a treat! After that we played around the campfire at a good friend’s 70th birthday party. The next day we had planned to stay home for a change.. but we woke up to a surprise phone call from our friend Ginger who had two extra tickets to the MUSE concert!  So we went with her family and had a great time. What an experience!

The week before that we played the Calistoga Farmer’s Market on Michael’s birthday and he was thoroughly embarrassed by our friend Frederick making a big deal out of it. Thank you to all who sang to him and signed and generously contributed to the nice birthday card!

That same weekend we were invited to our good friend Christopher Smith’s home studio to do a little recording. We worked on six songs and felt like we’re finally making some progress on our 2nd CD which we’ve been meaning to do for years.

Besides working our regular jobs, we’re still playing some care facilities occasionally on week nights. We’re also planning to go to the 30th anniversary of the Fall Strawberry Music festival over Labor Day weekend! Never a dull moment.

We’ll be back at the Calistoga Farmer’s Market on September 10th and at the Windsor Farmer’s Market on Sept 18th.

Enjoy the rest of the summer and be well!

Love, Lindalou and Michael