Amber Waves Band

Orchard, CO
Folk / Gospel / Bluegrass
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Greetings from the Amber Waves Band, featuring the Costello Family

Hello from our home state of Colorado! This is a far more timely newsletter than the last few. We are working on a summer and fall tour, as well as looking into ideas for next year. With this in mind, we need your help! We would love to hear from you if you are in, or have connections to, an area where we plan to travel.

What Have We Been Up To?
Since the last newsletter we traveled through San Antonio and on to Lake Texoma for Easter weekend, where we played a show for Lake Texoma Thousand Trails RV. A few days later we dropped the bus off near Brownwood, TX so friends would watch over it, and our ornery bus cat, while we were away. Everyone piled into the minivan along with all of the instruments, the sound system, clothing, laptops, ice chest and a dozen stuffed animals. It was quite a sight.
 
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Colorado
has been such a blessing! (Ok, aside from the excessive snow.) First stop was Durango, where we visited Michael's mother and family. Durango's Cowboy Church was kind enough to host the band for a concert after their monthly chuck wagon dinner. We were slightly delayed due to the snow, but made it to Denver in time for all of our engagements, including a wonderful time playing at Grace EFC, our Colorado home church in Longmont. Oh, how we miss it when on the road. We did not plan ahead enough to catch any photos or video, so if anyone reading this managed to get any, we'd love it if you would forward some this way! Sadly, the weather also forced a cancellation for our time at the Cowboy Church at Rinn Church in Erie. Lord willing, we'll catch them next year.
 
While in Denver we had the opportunity to participate in a test session at Denver Open Media. The session was digitally recorded, including some video that may be used during a bluegrass session of First Friday on March 3rd, on Denver Comcast 57. They will have a live band in the studio, but will need some prerecorded segments, and some of this material may be included in that. Here is one video from our session:
New Name Written Down in Glory

What's Next?

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If you see a letter in your area and would like to host our band for a show at your church, community event, or even a home concert, please let us know!
  • We return this week to Texas and will play in the Whitney to Lake Tawakoni area until we head towards Missouri.
  • At the end of May we'll head up to Branson, MO for a short trip, playing at the Youth in Bluegrass at Silver Dollar City, as well as a nice RV park in the area for Memorial weekend.
  • Holton, Kansas is the next stop, where we'll visit with old friends and play some fine gospel music for a few shows.
  • After Kansas comes Ohio! We have some RV parks and a Gospel Festival already scheduled in late June through early July, and we're working like mad to fill up more!
  • By late July we head back to Pennsylvania and enjoy some RV park programs before heading through to northern New York in August.
  • We'll be back for Labor Day in Pennsylvania, and on to Virginia where we'll make a slow fall trip down the eastern states on our way back to Florida by November, where we'll offer our Christmas music set in December!
2014
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It seems a bit odd to already plan on 2014, but with so many places booking a year or more in advance, we need to get started if we hope to change routes next year and head towards the west coast. We have a tentative map, pictured above. We welcome any leads or suggestions to make this tour happen!

Ways to Connect
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Happy Pickin'!
The Costello Family



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