Friday, May 8, 2015

For Thy Delight Each May-Morning …

For Thy Delight Each May-Morning …

The Shepherds’ Swains shall dance and sing
For thy delight each May-morning:
If these delights thy mind may move,
Then live with me, and be my love.
(The Passionate Shepherd to His Love, Christopher Marlowe)

“One morning in May, oh, the rapture,
tonight darling, I pray to recapture
just one hour, just one flower
from love’s faded bouquet.” (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish)

Dear Friends and Family,
We’re getting ready to head out on the road to the Pacific Northwest, excited to return to one of our favorite regions to perform in. Our itinerary is at the bottom of this newsletter: Friday, May 8 at Imagine Coffee in Corvallis; Saturday, May 9 at Soulfood Coffeehouse in Redmond, WA, which will be streamed live; Sunday, May 10 at Cabin Tavern in Bellingham; Thursday, May 14, at Egan’s Ballard Jam House in Seattle; and Friday, May 15, Portland OR House Concert hosted by our friend Janet Orjala. Hope to see you Northwesters at our shows! 

“I am honored to be opening [at Imagine Coffee] for my good friends Chappell and Dave Holt as they pass through on their Northwest tour. If you got to see them at the Summit center when they last passed through, you know what fun and talented musicians and poets they are. If you didn't, you have a surprise treat in store.” Karl Smiley, musician/singer-songwriter.

Our heartfelt thanks to those friends, fans, and family who came out to our Avonova show, Oakland. You helped make it a wonderful night of music. Special thanks to Carlos Reyes for his musical gifts, Tom Ekkens for harmonicing and the support, and gracious host Jimmy Pederson.

In April, we did an interview with KC Cafe Radio, chatting with Kathy Forste, the Music Director. Here is a link to our interview. Kathy did a great job preparing her questions and studying up on her Chappell & Dave history. Thanks Kathy for the fun time talking with you.

Upcoming in June, our return to the Frank Bette Center, 1601 Paru St., Alameda, CA, for an evening of poetry and song on June 13th, 7 – 9 pm: ... And the Mom Hen FAR-West fundraiser at Mighty Fine Guitars, Lafayette, CA., Sat. June 27th  at 8 pm. This will be a great show. For the price of one admission (suggested donation $15 - $20) you will hear The Keller Sisters, Doug Adamz, Bill Amatneek, and of course Chappell and Dave Holt. Proceeds from this FAR-West fundraiser will go to either Venue Sponsorship or the Larman Scholarship.

We’d love to have you go to our sites and review our CDs. It would help us a lot. To post reviews at Amazon and iTunes - 1) Here’s the Amazon link. Click on this and it will take you to our CD cover. Next to it you’ll see "Be the first to review this item."  Click on that and you’re ready to write!
2) For iTunes (If you have the icon on your desktop. If you’re not a part of iTunes, just do the one at Amazon):
  1. Double click on your iTunes icon on your desktop 
  2. Choose iTunes store on left side of page 
  3. In the search box (upper left hand corner of page) type Chappell and Dave Holt 
  4. All of our CDs will come up on the page, so click on the cover mini of Stone & Fire
  5. Now you are on the page that lists all the songs from Stone & Fire and below the track listing you will see “Customer Ratngs” and “Customer reviews.” Underneath “Customer Reviews” it says “Write A Review” so click on that  and you are ready to write.

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 of Wings of the Morning at andStone & Fire at

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 June,
Chappell & Dave

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