Sunday, October 20, 2013

Success and Fun

They were tearing up the stage area on October 19th when we were scheduled to play at Ruth McGowan's but "The Show Must Go On" and thanks to Lennie (our Cloverdale benefactor) and his sound reinforcement prowess we were able to rise to the challenge. It was an unstressful and successful gig. The restaurant was packed so the staff was busy. The set list went over well and we are extremely grateful to have good friends in that town to the south.

And guess what! We get to do it again on November 30th. Now, this time I'm giving you plenty of warning. Come on down smack dab betwixt the big holidays of Thanksamillion Day and Boxing Day and enjoy the music that compelled one person in the audience to remark, "What kind of genre is THAT?"  But it's like we always say, "When Normal Music Just Isn't Enough!" call The Chinchillas!

We promise you our best show yet.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Feel the Material

Our set list is undergoing some changes so you don't want to miss our next performance.  We are performing songs by, John Prine, Sam Cooke, Steve Earle, Bob Franke, The Decemberists, The Black Keys, The Grateful Dead, Warren Zevon, Richard Thompson, Richard Farina and Richard-everybody-else and Cal Gravatt even...
And there's gonna be beer!

It's at:
Ruth McGowan's Brewpub
131 E 1st St  Cloverdale, CA 95425

(707) 894-9610

Thursday, October 10, 2013

That Happened!

Well, thanks to Bob Dress and Dennis Miller for doing the sound at " A Taste of Autumn" we played for an hour and then drank some of that Butte Creek beer on tap. A couple of great acts played fore and aft of us. One of them, Julian and the Upside Sound played some I don't know "Newgrass" or alt- grass...anyway melodic and fun. Great local band. And then some great singers accompanied by an accomplished pianist, Necole and Tim Suttles and Jon Mather. They did some classic pop songs. We did some of our dulcimer tunes and and some new tunes we are working on and with the exception of a few monitor issues we think it went pretty well.
 That brings us to the current focus and that is back to Cloverdale's wondrous pub.  I call Ruth McGowan's the best pub in Ukiah because it's the best pub in another county and we have nothing like it here. If you've never been, go on the nineteenth of October when we are there and you can hear some of the new fun stuff we are working on and eat some of the best pub fare and drink some of Northern California's finest ales.  We will dedicate a song to you if you mention this BLOG!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Another Taste of Autumn

Well another year brings us to another "A Taste of Autumn." This our favorite annual benefit. Yeah maybe the only one but it's "Boss!" That means real nice in seventies language.  This year we will have the founding members of the group. That's right Cindy is back with her crisp melodic dulcimer style and her sharp work ethic. We really missed her and we are ecstatic she is back. We are always working on new material and new arrangements for the standards.

There are other great local groups performing as well. There are always fabulous eats and local wines and beer (yay!). ...and it's all for a great bunch of causes. So bring your good will and generosity and party spirit and kids and grandpa and your sweetheart.  Uh, there are dogs there already so you should probably leave the pets home.  
It's at the Frey Ranch in Redwood Valley up Tomki Road. See you there!

Here' the blurb from Zvents:

Taste of Autumn
Sunday, Oct 6 1:00p to 5:00p
Frey Vineyards
Redwood Valley, CA
A splendid afternoon in the country with organic foods and beverages, music by 3 bands, silent auction and lots of kids activities. You can save $10 if you buy your tickets in advance at Mendocino Book Co. in Ukiah, Westside Market, and Cat’s Meow/Trillium in Willits. This family-friendly event from 1-5pm benefits Hearthstone Village Haiti orphanage program. $30/door; kids 5-12 always $5 and under 5 free.
This is an old likeness of us from an old friend


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