Tuesday, September 3, 2013

September … These Precious Days I’ll Spend With You

September … These Precious Days I’ll Spend With You

“Oh, it’s a long, long while from May to December
But the days grow short when you reach September
When the autumn weather turns the leaves to flame
One hasn’t got time for the waiting game …” (September Song; Kurt Weill, Max Anderson)

September: “The golden-rod is yellow; The corn is turning brown;
The trees in apple orchards with fruit are bending down.” (Helen Hunt Jackson, 1830-1885)

Our Bohemian Highway Books publication, Voyages to Ancestral Islands, Poems & Prose by Dave Holt,  has been selected to receive a Cultural/Literary Award by Artists Embassy International, of Richmond.  The award will be presented at The Dancing Poetry Festival on Saturday, September 14, 2013, Noon to 4:00 p.m., at the Florence Gould Theater at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum in Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave near Clement. Tickets allow you to visit the museum at no charge (except special exhibits). VIP entry is given to all Dancing Poetry Festival Advanced Ticket holders.

We performed August 24th for Monterey Bay Idol on Raising the Standards, with DJs Michael Jacobi and Rachael Shelton, a Saturday show on KSCO Radio in Santa Cruz. We did a three song set and an interview totaling about 15-20 minutes. Listeners are able to vote for their favorite performers, however our link is not yet available.  Please check back at this link and vote for us. Cool prizes for the winner!

This year, Chappell and Dave will host a Private Guerilla Showcase (PGS) room at
FAR-West's 10th Anniversary Conference, October 10 - 13, 2013,
 in Irvine CA featuring roots and Americana songwriters. Our room will have a piano set up for those writers who compose on keyboard. Folk Alliance Region West (FAR-West) is the West-coast region of Folk Alliance International. One of the events, The Official Showcase is a chance for guests and visitors to come and see some outstanding acts. Tickets for all the showcases are available to the public using the Brown Paper Ticket link. You can see a great concert for $10 per night. Several of our friends will be featured.  Also a private screening of The Wrecking Crew documentary film is open to the public through the Brown Paper Tickets link at the FAR-West website.

Last Saturday, we had a wonderful recording session with FAR-West musician, John Roy Zat, who laid down some churnin’ burnin’ cajun fiddle on our title song, Stone and Fire.

Our friend Carlos Reyes has been invited to play THE WHITE HOUSE....... yep ... THE CASA BLANCA, in a special concert called Musica Latina at The White House featuring many great Latin musicians. Chappell is making some beautiful new threads for him to wear. Carlos will play violin with the wonderful Cuban singer, Gloria Estefan, Christina Aguilera, and many others. It will be filmed for PBS so we’ll let you know when it airs. Carlos’s violin wizardry is featured on two songs on our soon to be released album Stone and Fire.

Chappell’s album cover painting, Stone and Fire, is included in the Occidental Center for the Arts show, Earth Wind and Fire. Stop by for the opening Friday Sept. 6 if you can and we’ll also play you a few tunes.

We look forward to seeing many of you in Irvine and around town!

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