Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Targhee Bluegrass Camp

What an inspiring week at the Targhee Bluegrass Camp: The music, the mountains, and the people. We led some vocal workshops, performed with the other instructors (thank you Casey Driessen, Tony Trischka, Brian Wicklund, Tyler Grant, Eric Thorin and Ben Winship - you guys are amazing!) and had our musical batteries recharged. The night we returned home from Targhee, Anne began working on a new song.

The Targhee Bluegrass Festival was wonderful too. We enjoyed our set on Sunday and our local musical guest, Thomas Sneed (who brings the sunshine with him wherever he goes). Leah happily played in the rain (and slipped in the mud) in her ladybug raingear with her Grandma, Aunts, Uncles and cousins.

August is flying by and the weather is trying to fast forward to Fall but we're enjoying every minute of it (or resting when things are quiet).

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Beautiful NorthWest

Just returned home from a sweet homecoming at the Bluewaters Bluegrass Festival. This is a well kept secret outside of the NorthWest! Folks listened in this grove of trees like they were in an outdoor cathedral. We discovered the beautiful spots in Spokane along the riverfront and Leah loved the 100-year-old Carousel. We loved the Huckleberries Natural Food Store and all the home cooked meals. Last stop was beautiful Coeur D'Alene in the Idaho Panhandle and we had the most loving Grandma to take care of our daughter while we played for 250 people in the community church. What continues to bring joy to us at these events are the hosts - they are kind, hardworking people who love music so much. There is also all the fans in attendance, they seem grateful and excited to listen. Summer is so abundant!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Summer Update

Hello friends!

Pete and I are still celebrating the "Prairie Home Companion" event and our "Coming Home" CD release everyday with fan e-mails and people approaching us at concerts. Thank you for your excitement - it is very inspiring! We’d love your continued feedback on the new album. How does it compare to our previous albums? Which are your favorite songs?

Pete and I had a bustling July, and August is proving to be very much the same! Last month we had the good fortune to perform at the Big Horn and Beartrap music festivals in Wyoming, followed by RockyGrass and Fiddles, Vittles & Vino in Colorado. This weekend we’re headed off to Spokane, WA for the Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival. Later this month is our home-turf favorite, Targhee Bluegrass Festival in Alta, WY. Come join us at Blue Waters and/or Targhee! Please sign up for our newsletter, too, so we can keep you posted on events upcoming.

Happy summertime to all!