hope your Spring is going well as we move towards the solstice and the start of
Summer for real. If you're a vegetable gardener like we are, you probably have seeds
planted and sprouting, and transplanted seedlings in the ground that will soon turn
into food for the table. Or maybe you're a flower person. We do some of that, too.
We're particularly fond of the purple blossoms of iris, sage, chives, and climatis
that populate our yard this time of year. The hops are climbing their twine on the
way to their full 16 feet of height.
We are very excited about
the next concert we have on the schedule. It's June 15 at Seven Steps Up in Spring
Lake, MI. Gary and Michelle at Seven Steps Up are promoting a listening room atmoshpere
with a couple of concert series that are proving very successful. Just last month
they had two sold-out shows with famed singer-songwriter Jonathan Edwards. It's
a very nice sounding room with comfortable seating. We're truly honored to be playing
as part of their First & Third Friday Series of regional artists, and it's hardly
more than a hop, skip, and a jump from home. Here's the nice poster they designed:
Meanwhile, Max has been invited to attend
the Mid-West Banjo Camp at Olivet College June 7-9 as a
Guest Musician. He'll be the designated bass player for a number of fun and instructional
jam sessions and try to help out wherever he can. It's a great opportunity and an
honor to be asked. Our friend and favorite fiddler Dan Seabolt will be guesting
at the camp, too. The staff is a who's who of bluegrass and old-time musicians including
Bill Keith, Greg Cahill, Ken Perlman, Mike Sumner, Dave Para, Russ Barenberg, and
a host of others. No doubt a good time will be had by all.
really looking forward to seeing you this summer, so check the schedule and come
on out when you can.
All the best,
Ruth & Max