Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A July Night Serenade

A July Night Serenade  

"The steady buzzzzzzz of the Katydid chorus,
the bass solo of the croaking Frog,
the steady woof-woof-woof a barking Dog -
a summer night's serenade."

(Michael P. Garofalo, Cuttings)

“Many ways to say good night. Fireworks at a pier on the Fourth of July spell it with red wheels and yellow spokes. They fizz in the air, touch the water and quit.” (Good Night, Carl Sandburg)
Hello to our families, friends, and fans, hoping you enjoyed a happy 4th of July,

We had a great time playing for the Unity Center Walnut Creek Service on Sunday July 3rd. We will be returning at the end of the month, July 31, for a New Orleans gospel Sunday.

Come out this Friday July 8, to celebrate the Americana Songbook at First Street Café, 440 1st St., Benicia, CA at 7pm – 10 pm. We will be joined by performers Mardi Morello and Mark Comstock.

Reserve the date: Saturday, August 6, at the Back Room in Berkeley, a beautiful new listening room with a grand piano and great sound! We will share this evening of original jazz, blues and rock with WoodBarry, an Americana Rock/Country group featuring WoodyTrevorrow and Barry Silverblatt from legendary Bay Area band Hearts on Fire. Fellow "Hearts" and Houston/Jones vet, guitarist Glenn Houston, and Nancy Hall from the Curios, will be joining them onstage. See

Lots of poetry events this month! Starting this Thursday July 7th, Dave will read at Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael; Saturday July 9th at Museum of the American Indian in Novato, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. where he'll be reading with contributors to the anthology Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California. Readers will include co-editor Kurt Schweigman, as well as Nanette Deetz, Dave HoltKim ShuckLinda Noel, and Sal Martinez. Donation requested from non-members. Refreshments will be served. Full info here.

Then Dave will be featured reader at Sacred Grounds Coffee House, 2095 Hayes St., San Francisco on Wed. July 13, 8 pm. Open mic sign up will be at 7:30 pm.

Dan Herman of Radio Crystal Blue sent us a happy note on June 23rd. “Hello! Your music will appear in the next podcast. I aim to publish sometime in the next 10 days (I am on a biweekly schedule through August).” Here’s where fans can hear the show:
1:My podcast  Shows are available for a few weeks.
2:Internet Archive:  I will generate a specific URL once the show is published, which you'll be able to locate via the playlist posts and in social media.
3:Stitcher for iPod, iPhone or Android:
4:Soundbites of every song I air appear on Clammr:
5: Chirbit, link/radiocblue
Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative Commons non-commercial/full attribution/non-derivative license, version 4.0. More about this license at Dan Herman, Radio Crystal Blue: 253-537-1096 or 215-995-2234,,, and on Facebook: Dan Herman or Radio Crystal Blue.

“Love Fills My Sails,” recorded on our CD Wings of the Morning has been added to the permanent playlist on Women of Substance (WOS) Radio Music Podcast. Here is the link to our song on WOS Radio and Podcast.

(pic: Chappell & Dave in Livermore)
House concerts, live music in the intimacy of a home, are a great way to experience music! Please contact us if you’re interested in hosting one in your area by replying to this newsletter. Don’t forget to like our band page,Chappell & Dave Holt, and support live music, and Chappell’s artist page on Facebook. If you’re on Instagram, you can find Chappell at her name, lower case, one word. Follow us on twitter @chappellanddave and please visit Chappell’s new shop on Etsy.

Have a fun summer; we hope to see you at our shows,
Chappell & Dave Holt 

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