Thursday, February 4, 2016

Summer Pathways We Used to Walk … Covered by February Snow

Summer Pathways We Used to Walk … Covered by February Snow

“Once in a while there’s a day, that wakes all my senses and forces pretenses away,
like February rain, washing off dead leaves, forgotten when new ones appear,
a mother’s shedding, she’s shedding winter tears …” (February Rain, by Chappell Holt)

 “Now all the summer pathways where we used to walk are covered by the February snow.
Oh, I really hope you’ll find your garden in the sun, And that’ll help your pretty flowers grow.”
(February Snow, by Bobby Bare)

 Hi Friends, Fans and Family,
We hope to see you this Friday, Feb 5th in Berkeley for our show, “An Intimate Evening of Original Americana Music” with Wendy Burch Steel and Redwood and Chappell & Dave Holt at The Monkey House in Berkeley. Admission: sliding scale $10. - $20. Reserve your seats early, there’s limited seating! RSVP to or call 510-898-1979.

Dave’s poem written about the Pomo tribe of Sonoma County, “Murder in the Modern West,” is included in the anthology “Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California,” edited by Lucille Lang Day and Kurt Schweigman. Readings are happening. We attended one last weekend at Diesel, a Bookstore, in Oakland, CA, on January 31. It was a terrific event. See photo (L to R): poets Dave Holt, Jewelle Gomez, Lucille Lang Day, Sharmagne Leland-St John-SylbertLinda NoelKim Shuck. Co-editor Kurt Schweigman, though not pictured, was also there.

We will be doing a Bread & Roses show this month on Wednesday, February 24, as volunteer musicians for the folks at Fruitvale Healthcare Center in Oakland.

Bree Noble of Women of Substance Radio & Podcast will debut “Bad Girl Blues” on their online radio station the week of February 22. It will also be included on an upcoming episode of their #1 Podcast on iTunes.

Big thanks to Glen Neff, the Sound Poet, for playing us on his show, 'Eclectic World' KMRD, 96.9 fm, airing out of New Mexico, Mondays 3-5 pm.

Also Dan Herman; thanks for sending us this note, Dan! “Hello! Your music will appear in the next podcast. I aim to publish sometime this week. Here’s where fans can hear the show: 1: My podcast,  available for a few weeks. 2: Internet Archive:  I will generate a specific URL once the show is published … Shows from this website remain online in perpetuity. And 3: Stitcher for iPod, iPhone or Android:  4: Soundbites of every song I air appear on Clammr:”. Dan Herman of Radio Crystal Blue, 253 537 1096 or 215 995  2234,, Facebook: Dan Herman or Radio Crystal Blue. twitter: @radiocblue

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 (Wings of the Morning at; Stone & 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 March,
Chappell & Dave

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