Lindalou and Michael Ryge

April 27, 2014

We played at the Elizabeth Spencer event yesterday with Terry Ann. Had a great time and they fed us delicious food, paid us well and gave us 2 cases of their excellent wine again! What a nice way to celebrate our anniversary the past 4 years! They said they’d like to have us back again next year.

Today is our 34th wedding anniversary (41 years together (tomorrow) and still in love!) We feel so grateful!

Next weekend we’ll play 2 gigs and then we have some private gigs as well as other farmer’s markets coming up.

Saturday, May 3rd, 9am to noon~
We’ll play the Calistoga Farmer’s Market with our good friend Dan Brunetti. We love playing in the shade of the redwood trees in our home town. Later that day we’ve been invited to play again at an annual St. Helena Road neighborhood event called the “Hike and Hoot.”

The following weekend on my birthday, May 10th, we’ll be playing a memorial celebration for an old friend in Novato. Then the next day we’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day with my family and will play for my dear old Mom and get her singing along.

Over Memorial Day weekend we look forward to camping out a few nights at our friend’s music party which was planned to make up for the Strawberry Festival not happening again this Spring, due to complications from the Rim fire as well as red tape with renewing the contract with the City of San Francisco who owns Camp Mather where the festival takes place. If you read this and have any interest in seeing the festival continue please read this message and write letters to help save the festival! Thanks!

On Sunday, June 22nd, 10am to 1pm~
We’ll play as a duo at the Windsor Farmer’s Market.

We have two music festivals also coming up in June and July where we’re not hired to play but really look forward to camping and jamming with friends 2 weekends in a row. First on the last weeknd of June we’ll be at the Kate Wolf Memorial Festival where we’re on our friend Alan’s crew. He sets up a beautiful venue for the “Revival stage” with his big festival tents, candle lit chandeliers, beautiful tapasties and rugs. We’re lucky to get to help out with that so we can enjoy the festival every year.

The following weekend we’ll be on another crew helping out at a new festival up in Navarro called the “Redwood Ramble” which was started last year when the Strawberry Festival was canceled due to the fire. This is a very small festival in a beautiful place called Camp Navarro that used to be a boyscout camp right near some property Michael’s parents used to have where we spent many weekends camping out with our family over the years. We’re excited to be a part of a small music festival happening in our old stomping grounds!

We have more farmer’s markets scheduled which I’ll post later.
We hope you’re all enjoying Spring. Hope to see you out enjoying some live music soon!
Be well,
Lindalou and Michael