We are starting to book some gigs here in Southwest Virginia–check out the calendar for dates starting in April in Marion, VA. In August we will playing on the “Song of the Mountains” nationally syndicated television show, which is recorded at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Marion. Lisa is busy keeping fifth graders happy and educated at High Point Elementary in Bristol, VA, and Dave is now in his second semester as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Emory & Henry College. The College is starting a series of graduate health sciences programs in Marion, beginning with a Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Dave’s job takes him there quite a bit, so it will be fun for us to be there in a different context.
We are playing quite a bit (for us) in the next few weeks, and we hope to see some of our North Carolina friends. Tomorrow (Saturday June 30) we are at Mountain Home Music with Joe Shannon and Ken and Brad Kolodner. Next Saturday (July 7) we will be at Cook Park in Todd from 6-8 as part of the Todd Summer Music Series. Saturday, July 14, we will be at Music Fest ‘n Sugar Grove from 2:10 to 2:50. Saturday, August 4, we will be back at Mountain Home Music with a full bluegrass band for our second annual “history of bluegrass” show. And then on Friday, August 10 at 5:45, we’ll be in Boone at the Jones House for a “songwriters and storytellers” concert as part of the Jones House Community Center Concerts on the Lawn series. Thanks for your support!
Lisa and Dave will be at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC Thursday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. with a program on early country and bluegrass music sponsored by the Stephenson Center for Appalachia. Click here for more details. On March 10 we will be performing in West Jefferson, NC, as part of the Ashe County Arts Council Coffeehouse series.
See our Calendar page for more details, including performances this coming summer in the Todd summer concert series, Music Fest ‘N Sugar Grove, and Mountain Home Music.
Please check out our Calendar page for some upcoming events: Monday, Oct. 24 at ASU to help celebrate Appalachian Heritage Week, Sunday afternoon October 30 at the River House, and especially Thursday, Nov. 3 for a benefit for Mary Ann Maier–see the Facebook page for the benefit, which will feature us, Melissa Reaves, Black Sheep Theatre, the Lost Faculties, and more. Here is a link to the poster for the concert.
After an adventure in South Dakota, Lisa and Dave are back in North Carolina and we will kick off our summer music with a Sunday Salon at the River House in Grassy Creek, NC, this Sunday, May 15, from 4 – 6 p.m. See the River House web site for details. Reservations are recommended (336-982-2109), and you can reserve a spot for the music (with drinks and excellent hors d’oeuvre) or for the music and dinner afterward. If the weather is good, you can sit on the porch or the lawn and sip a beverage of your choice while listening to the music and watching the North Fork of the New River flow by.
We look forward to seeing you soon; watch the “calendar” section of our web site for upcoming performances. Thanks for your support.
Lisa and Dave
It turns out that our stay in South Dakota will be shorter than we anticipated. We will be returning to the Boone, North Carolina area around July 1, 2011. We have made many good friends here, and we are enjoying this adventure, but Dave’s job here turned out to be very different from what we had expected. Dave will be returning to Appalachian State University as a faculty member, and Lisa hopes to be teaching elementary or middle school while starting her new children’s music program, “Music, Minds, and Motion.” (her new web site is under construction.) We also hope to resume performing in the area. We look forward to seeing our many North Carolina friends this summer, and we are available for bookings beginning in July.
We have some new music on the “music” section of our site, including some live cuts from the Jones House in Boone a couple of years ago and a rare live cut of Joe Val and Dave singing “When I Stop Dreaming” on the Prairie Home Companion radio show. And now you can buy our CDs directly from us with PayPal or a major credit card–see the “music“ section.