Monday, November 2, 2015

“Let Me Sit Down With the Ones I Love Best,” Happy Thanksgiving!

“Let Me Sit Down With the Ones I Love Best,”
Happy Thanksgiving!

“No shadow, no stars, no moon, no cars. November, it only believes in a pile of dead leaves and a moon that’s the color of bone.” - November by Tom Waits

“Give me the end of the year an’ its fun
When most of the plannin’ an’ toilin’ is done;
Bring all the wanderers home to the nest,
Let me sit down with the ones I love best,
Hear the old voices still ringin’ with song,
See the old faces unblemished by wrong,
See the old table with all of its chairs
An’ I'll put soul in my Thanksgivin’ prayers.”
-  Edgar A. Guest, Thanksgiving


Hi Family and Friends,

We had a really wonderful productive time at the2015 FAR-West music conference, a high energy time sharing the love and camaraderie that flows through the hotel hallways when the FAR-West community meets (Networking Center photo courtesy of Jeanette Lundgren). May it flow out into the world! We’re hoping to make it to next year’s conference 2016 in Seattle.

Chappell & Dave will be the featured singers at Unity of Walnut Creek, this Sunday, November 8th, backed up by the house band, Fusion. The services feature special musical guests, like Chappell & Dave Holt, every Sunday who bring a unique voice every time, drawing on many varied styles of praise and worshipful music. This time, they bring the jazzy side of spiritual Americana to the Unity service. Come on out for some good singing with the congregation, and a good church experience. You can also watch online here. Here’s Mahalia Jackson singing “I’m Gonna Live the Life I sing About in My Song,” one we will feature on Sunday.

Another great collaboration this month, Chappell & Dave Holt with harpist/violinist Carlos Reyes at The Monkey House, 1638 University Ave., Berkeley, CA. Don’t miss this rare show, a chance to see a Carlos ground breaking harp performance up close. Reserve Seats by emailing

Sunday, November 22, 2015, 7 – 9 pm, we’ll be performing at Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 1st St. E., Sonoma, CA. Concord Song Circle leader, Bob Loomis, (see pic) will join us on this one playing flute, and harmonica. No Cover.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Christmas is around the corner! Holiday Special! Order both our CDs,Stone & Fire, and Wings of the Morning, directly for $22 (includes shipping). Make your check payable to Dave Holt and send it to 1335 Kenwal Rd., #A, Concord, CA 94521. You can also purchase downloads at CD Baby (Wings of the Morning) and Stone & Fire .

House concerts, live music in the intimacy of a home, are a great way to experience music! 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 Happy Thanksgiving and we hope to see you soon,
Chappell & Dave

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