Friday, October 2, 2015

The Stillness of October Gold …

The Stillness of October Gold …

"The stillness of October gold
Went out like beauty from a face."
-   E. A. Robinson

“Today my bird flew away, gone to find her big blue jay. Starlight before she took flight, I sung a Lullaby of Birdland every night, sang for my Ava every night. Ava was the morning, now she’s gone. She’s reborn like Sarah Vaughn.” (October Song, by Amy Winehouse)

Hi Family, Friends and Neighbors,
We’ll be at FAR-West this month. You’ll find us showcasing in many PGS rooms, hanging in the Networking Center, volunteering, and we’ll have “merch” in the raffle. We hope to see many of you there. Folk Alliance Region-West (FAR-West) is being held in Oakland, California, this year, at the Marriott City Center on October 15th -18th. Evening concerts are open to the public. The Venue’s Choice concert on Thursday begins at 7 pm. Public Tickets are $15. either at the door or via Brown Paper Tickets in advance.

In about a week, Chappell will be interviewed for Artist's Connection, a locally produced (Davis, CA) monthly television series hosted by the renowned SF Chronicle journalist, and singer-songwriter, Kevin Fagan. By coincidence, Chappell’s old friend, Hugh Shacklett, is being interviewed the same day. Chappell and Hugh both played The Painted House in the old days in Santa Rosa.

Artist’s Connection features topic-driven interviews of artists with questions that go beyond persona and performance, revealing the reasons behind the choices the artists make, and gives viewers a glimpse through the eyes of the artist. Artist's Connection is produced by Sam Hawk and Pieter Pastoor at Davis Media Access.

Dave will be playing at Unity Center of Walnut Creek with Sonny Fairley, jazz sax player and flautist, and his band, Fusion. Sonny will be the featured special performer this Sunday October 4. Come by for some high quality church and smokin’ jazz/R & B tunes.

After FAR-West, we’re going up to Pioneer to visit our friends Kat Everitt and Denny McCue. They have a radio show on KQBM 90.7 FM and that supports many Americana artists including Hugh Shacklett, and Chappell and Dave Holt.

In November, we will perform with violinist extraordinaire, Carlos Reyes, at the Monkey House, 1638 University Ave., in Berkeley. That’s Saturday, November 14th. Mark your calendars for a great show in a cozy and comfy space! Ira Marlowe, the room’s gracious host, is also a talented songwriter and he’ll open the show with his wonderful songs.

Chappell and Dave Holt are still charting on the Americana Country and California charts. 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 at CD Baby: Wings of the Morning and Stone & Fire.

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, where she frequently posts photo essays on her many art and sewing projects. ‎

Have a wonderful month and hope to see you soon,
Chappell & Dave

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