Monday, April 4, 2016

Keep List’ning For a Bluebird’s Song Whenever April Showers Come Along …

Keep List’ning For a Bluebird’s Song
Whenever April Showers Come Along …

“The roofs are shining from the rain,
The sparrows twitter as they fly,
And with a windy April grace,
the little clouds go by.
Yet the back yards are bare and brown
With only one unchanging tree—
I could not be so sure of Spring
Save that it sings in me.”
(April by Sara Teasdale)

“So keep on looking for a bluebird and list’ning for his song,
Whenever April showers come along,” (DeSylva and Silvers, sung by Al Jolson 1921)

Hello Friends, Fans and Family,

We were thankful to have a great start to the month of April, the opportunity to be a part of the Unity Walnut Creek worship service this past Sunday, April 03, 2016. We were able to perform three of our rarely heard songs and the bonus for us was: we got a great response, the encouragement artists need once in a while to know they are on a good path (see photo that doesn’t even feature the top of my head!).

This week we will go into the El Cerrito Records studio to mix the tracks we recorded of Chappell’s holiday song "Cause to Celebrate." We are so grateful to our dear friend, Carlos A. Reyes, for adding a divine violin part to the song. We also thank Oscar Autie for his wonderful engineering and Kenya Autie for her support.

A return to Avonova’s concert room, 417 Avon St., Oakland, CA, 94618, with Carlos Reyes has been scheduled for Saturday, May 28th. This is a wonderful, intimate spot to hear music. Look for ticket information in your emails and on Facebook soon.

Chappell submitted our perennial hit song “Love Fills My Sails” to Bree Noble of  Women of Substance Radio & Podcast for their Mother’s Day show. Although not accepted for that themed show, they liked the song so much it will go on rotation in their online radio broadcast. We’ll keep you posted as to when it’s featured.

Lucille Lang Day and Dave interviewed with Rachelle Linda Escamilla of KKUP radio 91.5, Cupertino, for her show “Out of Our Minds,” about the new California Indian Poets Anthology, Red Indian Road West (RIRW). Several of the poems, including their own contributions, were read and discussed. Rachelle also asked if we could recommend music for the show, and Lucy suggested Chappell & Dave’s new CD, Stone and Fire. So you may hear a couple of our cuts played along with the interview. The show will be broadcast on Wed., April 20, 2016, at 8:00 pm. If you’d like to order the RIRW collection, you can do so online here.

Also, 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. Downloads can be purchased (Wings of the Morning at or 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 May,
Chappell & Dave

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