Tuesday, July 8, 2014

We Sing of Brooks, of Blossoms, Birds, and July-flowers …

We Sing of Brooks, of Blossoms, Birds, and July-flowers …

“I sing of brooks, of blossoms, birds, and bowers:
Of April, May, of June, and July-flowers.
I sing of maypoles, hock-carts, wassails, wakes,
Of bridegrooms, brides, and of their bridal cakes.” (Robert Herrick)

“Running barefoot through the pasture
Sunday evening baseball games
The old men talked about the weather
It never changed... it stayed the same
We need rain... the crops are dry
Gonna be... one hot July.” (One Hot July, by Tony Joe White)

“In this day and age of so much "cookie cutter" music, all so digitally perfect, etc. - I felt like I was transported back to a time when people only made music for the True Love Of It.” Pamela Polland, www.pamelapolland.com/ commenting on Chappell & Dave’s Stone & Fire CD.

Our fundraiser at Stevie Coyle’s Mighty Fine Guitars, 85 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette, in support of  FAR-West, was a great success! As Jeanette Lundgren of Mother Hen Promotions  reported, “And now - drumroll!  We raised $685 altogether with donated CD sales, cookie sales, and the door.  Very Nice.” See  this Stone & Fire performance with John Roy Zat on fiddle, and this video for Indian Maiden featuring the fabulous Karl Hartman on bass.

Preparations are underway for the FAR-West conference being held in Oakland this October 16-19 at the Marriott City Center. Chappell is helping put together the Best of the West awards, one for a Performer of the Year, and for Ambassador of the Year. The FAR-West organization promotes traditional, contemporary and multicultural folk music, dance and related performing arts. If you’d like to register, please go to: http://www.far-west.org/far-west-2014.html. Evening concerts are open to the public at a nominal cost ($15.) with no registration required.

Every Monday night in Marin County an interesting event takes place, “Salons For Your Imagination, Wow!” hosted by Angar Mora. The evening salon begins with food and conversation at Café Arrivederci. Following the dinner, we will be presenting our music on Monday July 21, with books and CDs available for purchase. Start time is 5:30 and the event ends at 8:45. Cafe Arrivederci is on 11 G Street, San Rafael, CA. For reservations, please call Angar Mora at 415-492-8870.

Music by Chappell & Dave Holt Playing on KC Cafe Radio

You may request up to 2 songs per hour, and no more than 10 songs per day. If an artist you request has already played within the last two hours, your request will not be honored, and will appear in the search results with a Song
 not requestable icon icon. Click the “request” button associated with the selection you would like to hear. Your selection should then play sometime over the course of the next hour. Timeliness may be affected by the number of other requests waiting to be played, special programming scheduled to air, or other factors relating to the regular rotation of music playing at the time.

If you’d like to order our new CD, Stone & Fire, directly please send a $17 check (includes $2 shipping) payable to Dave Holt to 1335 Kenwal Rd., #A, Concord, CA 94521. You can also purchase downloads (also Wings of the Morning) at http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ChappellDaveHolt

Please contact us if you are interested in having us play a house concert in your area by replying to this newsletter. Don’t forget to like the Chappell & Dave Holt band page, AND the Chappell Rose Holt artist page on Facebook.‎

Have a wonderful month and we’ll see you in August,
Chappell & Dave

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