Monday, September 7, 2015

Smiling Gently As I Near September

Smiling Gently As I Near September

“As a man who has never paused at wishing wells
Now I'm watching children's carousels
And their laughter's music to my ears
And I find that I'm smiling gently as I near
September, the warm September of my years.” (Frank Sinatra)

“It was the third of September, that day I’ll always remember, yes I will, ‘cause that was the day that my daddy died … Momma, I’m depending on you to tell me the truth.”  (Papa Was a Rolling Stone, Temptations)

Dear Friends,

It’s been a good summer, old friends visiting from far away. One of my earliest bandmates, Uldis Fogels, a songwriter who wrote such fine lines as “I started out, same as anyone, with my hands in my pockets and my eyes on the sun,” came to visit. He flew down from Barry, Ontario, Canada, and we had a great time catching up with several old friends. Uldis lived in Camp Meeker, Sonoma County, for a number of years (see picture of the old US Post Office, now replaced), so we had a “coming home” party for him.

Chappell raised the roof at Unity Center of Walnut Creek on Sunday, September 6th, with her beautiful original song, “Wind in the Oak,” [from our CD, Wings of the Morning] and a swinging revival of the Jon Hendricks, Cannonball Adderley song “Sermonette.”  Dave got ‘em rockin’ too with Stevie Wonder’s “Have a Talk With God.” It was great to do these tunes with a drummer, Larry Curtin. See pic of Dave seated at their beautiful grand piano.

At the Cannery Café, Hayward, Thursday Night Flight takes off in more ways than one! Coming up on Thursday, Sept 17th, will be a pairing of duos, pianos, and chanteuses, Chappell & Dave Holt and Flying Salvias. Doors open 5:30 pm (Music from 6-8pm).  Online Member Tickets: $10. / Online Non-Member: $12. At the Door: $15. Ticket price includes Access to the Museum exhibits, live music, beer & wine, specials and light snacks with limited cafe menu available.
Advance Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets.
We will also be part of a music and poetry review hosted by David Erdreich at Avonova, Saturday, September 12, 8:00 PM.

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. Use the links on each CD title to purchase downloads of Wings of the Morning and Stone & Fire. Please review our CDs at Amazon and iTunes if you are able to. Here’s the Amazon link. Or you can order directly from our updated web site,  Drop by also to see new videos and future show dates.

House concerts are a wonderful way to experience our music. Ask folks in Portland who hosted us this last spring. If you are interested in having us play a house concert in your area, please contact us 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 fall,
Chappell & Dave

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