A very happy 2013 to you.
The holidays were good times for the Spark and I, resting
up from our super-fun Asheville shows in December (thank you, Toy Boat Community Art
Space and Highland Brewing Co and all our fans in the mountains who gave us
a warm welcome), practicing new tunes by the fire, and visiting with family and
friends. All the good stuff. I'm excited for what this year in music will bring-
hometown gigs, performances afar for you outside the Piedmont, and with a little
luck, some recordings.
Jan 26th we're keeping
tradition alive by joining the awesome lineup of bands for the 4th annual band vs
band covers benefit at Local 506 sponsored by the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership.
This year it's Beatles vs. Beach Boys benefitting
The Community Empowerment Fund. This is our 4th year doing this show ya'll, and
it gets better each time. Get there early! (Tix link below).
On Thurs Feb 14 we're
back at Local 506 to open for an incredible band hailing from Michigan- Frontier Ruckus is “…delicate,
finger-picked banjos, aching, oaky violin and the haunting voice of frontman Matthew
Milia, who conjures what might happen had Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum
been raised in a log cabin. Their songs are full of rich, rural details: frozen
lakes, swaying trees, highway lights glowing in the deep night. Add to the mix baleful
brass and trembling percussion, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for Gothic
Americana.” – Rolling Stone
Or perhaps the perfect recipe for making out on Valentines
As always, thank you for listening and supporting
this music through all seasons. Love,
|"The songs are so catchy, well-written and eclectic that, at
just over 30 minutes, it feels as though it's over before it's begun...nearly irresistible.
— Chris Parker, The Independent Weekly|
|"Cline, Parsons, Lou-Harris. All there. Just great, roving Americana
with pipes to spare.
— The Pinhook, Durham, NC|
|"Chapelboro is graced to have so many wonderful musicians and
we ought to be talking about the people who live here and who make great music.
Here is one of them – Mary Johnson Rockers."
— Chapel Hill Magazine|