All right....the January blahs have lifted a bit, or at least been washed away somewhat by all that rain last night. Or it might have been the scent of coq au vin bubbling away on the stove when Ernie brought me home last night. I could have drunk the sauce it was so wonderful. AND I am going to dinner tonight and will have good food with good friends so I will pull myself out of my doldrums if it kills me!
I am ALSO starting to get excited about our upcoming house concerts! We've got nothing going on in February (although we're thrilled to head up north to see Rockfield Lock with our beloved Vertebrat guys Kenny Draznik and Jimmy Wald) but starting in March we'll have some things popping up.
Up first is Amelia White and Jon Byrd....both incredible artists with strongly personal music. They will each do a set. I am WAY excited about this. It's Saturday, March 30 and will be our standard $20 ahead/$25 day of show. There's an event page over on facebook.
My beloved Mark Gerking outdoes himself yet again with a beautiful poster. Next time you come to a house concert you must ask to see our Gerking Wall of Fame....
Next up is a return visit by Eric Brace and Peter Cooper. Originally we'd planned to have them this month but we put it off because they will have a new album out come April. YES!!! So on Saturday, April 27, 2013 they will return to our living room and you had better come because as anyone who was there last time knows.....they create something really special and are two of the loveliest guys I have ever met. Great music, great people and I have plans for great food!
After that comes Hardly Strictly Ernie sometimes in June most likely. I'm still working on that one....I'll let you know. It's gotta be somebody great as it is in honor of my sweet pea's MAJOR birthday!
It's good to have bright moments ahead when you're in the grays of winter. Thanks to music for doing it for me.