Monday, May 2, 2016

Love, Whose Month is Ever May …

Love, Whose Month is Ever May …

"On a day--alack the day!--
Love, whose month is ever May,
Spied a blossom passing fair
Playing in the wanton air …” (Love’s Labours Lost, Act IV, Scene 3, by Willie the Shake)

“So dance with joy remembered
And sing of love’s reward
Raise up a cup of May wine
To the Lady and the Lord.” (Merry May Folk by Arthur Hinds)

Hello Friends, Fans, Family,

Last Friday April 29, Chappell tuned her autoharp and drove up into Mt. Diablo State Park to play theFour Days Diabloevent, Save Mount Diablo’s annual hike. She sang and played with Robert Loomis (guitar, vocals), and John Gallagher (resonator guitar) to entertain the hikers/campers after all were served a gourmet steak dinner. In spite of a freezing cold evening when Chappell’s fingers went numb, they made good music together and warmed up everyone’s hearts! (see photo) The hike raises funds for the organization’s important land preservation programs.

Chappell interviewed foran episode of Artist's Connection where she discussed dealing with the demands of art and family. She gave a solo performance on guitar singing Bad Girls Blues, and shared insights with host, journalist, and singer/songwriter Kevin Fagan (pictured). Artist's Connection is a television and YouTube series produced by Sam Hawk, stage managed by Lori Hawk, and recorded at Davis Media Access. More information is available at

In case you missed Dave’s and Lucille Lang Day’s interview/reading on radio KKUP April 20th, here’s a link to the podcast. They read 10 poems from the new anthologyRed Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California (RIRW), in addition to discussing many issues related to Native American history and culture. P.S. To go directly to the interview, you can click on the RIRW portion of the podcast at 10 min. 45 sec. into the soundcloud file.

Coming in July: The Red Indian Road West poets (3 of us) will be featured at Oakland’s 5th Annual Literary Festival,Beast Crawl on Saturday, July 16, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., in Oakland. Also look for more later about the new music venue, The Backroom with the band WoodBarry.

June 1st is the release date when our holiday song “Cause to Celebrate” (written by Chappell) will be available for download on CD Baby (see site address below).

Concord Song Circle resumes in May on Sunday the 22ndwhen we will share songs whose titles start with the letter "A." Dave is also playing the Unity of Walnut Creek worship services that morning, 9:30 and 11:30 am, but will try to make it to the Circle. If you have a chance to attend Unity, please come out and hear some good spiritual musicor you can tune in to the live broadcast (click on “watch live.”)

Women of Substance Radio Show #351 can still be heard on their podcast.Go to this link to hear Chappell and Dave’s Bad Girls Blues along with many other good artists.

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 of Wings of the Morning at and 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.‎ Please visit Chappell’s new Etsy shop and “favorite” an item, or you might find something you’d like to purchase:

Have a wonderful month and we’ll see you in June,
Chappell & Dave

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