Hello and Happy Fall! The last few weeks have seen all of us wrapping up summer activities with friends and family and now we’re tucking into getting back to business with the musical part of our lives. We’re learning some new material for shows in October and November and very excited about the venues we’ll be playing!
First up, we’ll be playing at the Silverton Sidewalk Shindig this Saturday, October 4th. This is an all-day, FREE, music festival where more than 60 musicians will play at about 30 venues throughout the charming town of Silverton, about an hour south of PDX. We’re being hosted by Howard Hinsdale Cellars and playing from 6 to 8pm.
If you haven’t visited here before, this would be a terrific opportunity. Silverton is the gateway to Silver Falls State Park, and is replete with plenty of window shopping, dining possibilities and boasts one of my very favorite animal stories ever: Bobbie the Wonder Dog, who in 1923 walked more than 2,5oo miles back home to Silverton after getting lost on a family trip in Indiana. The story became a sensation, and Bobbie a legend, so much so that Rin Tin Tin, the most famous dog in the world, laid a wreath at Bobbie’s grave when he died in 1927. There is a whole mural dedicated to Bobbie’s story, so be sure to check that out when you come to town!
Next up, on October 25th, we’re excited to play with the fabulous Emily Herring, who’ll be in town for a three-day stint at Al’s Den in Portland. We get to play with her on Saturday night, the show starts at 7pm and is free. Emily recently picked up the 2014 Carl T. Sprague Award at the Texas Music Awards and was recently featured in Austin’s KXAN TV studio to help promote the 4th Annual BeBobALooza Music Festival.
On November 7th, we’re back at Sloan’s Tavern – our home away from home! We love playing this venue so much and are always grateful to return! We’ll be playing the first set, starting at around 7pm, but be sure to stick around – you don’t want to miss the debut of Down On Her Corner, an all ma’am band that will send you south with their re-creations of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s swampy sounds and iconic hits. Super fun show, people. Super fun.
Also just got word that we’ll be playing McMenamin’s Kennedy School on New Year’s Day, and we’ll be sure to let you know more about that! We look forward to seeing you all at a future show or two!