We are pleased as CounterPunch to announce our first show of the year! Mark your calendars for Friday, February 26th when we will join forces in full band format with alt-country diva Laura Benitez and the Heartache as part of the Acoustic Music Berkeley series at the Berkeley Fellowship Hall of Unitarian Universalists (1924 Cedar at Bonita http://acousticmusicberkeley.com/ ) It’s a great venue with amazing (you guessed it) acoustics, so come on down and enjoy the sounds.
It’s gonna be a good one – Loretta will go on first at 8PM sharp, and we’ll serenade you with some new songs and maybe a surprise or two. Then settle back and enjoy the acoustic stylings of Laura Benitez, who will charm you to the moon. And back.
As if this were not enough, craft beer, fine wine and scrumptious snacks will be available for your further pleasure.
Come out! It’s been way too long since we’ve seen some of your lovely mugs!
What a great night with Maurice Tani and Mike Anderson at the Lost Church! Thanks to all of you who joined - and heckled - us. What a treat to share the stage with M and M for a couple of songs!
Back to the East Bay for another intimate show, this time Saturday, October 17th at Berkeley's now infamous Monkey House (1638 University Ave in Berkeley – right next to the pole dancing school ;-) with our friends Danny and Laura Allen and their crazy fun band High Diving Horses.
Haven’t been to the Monkey House yet? It’s truly a delightful, intimate and informal venue created for those who love music unadulterated by the sound of bar noise and espresso machines. Bring your own delicious beverages and meet new people (or curl up on a couch) while you watch and listen to local music play on a professional stage and sound system.
Doors at 7PM Show starts promptly at 7:30 Reserve seats!
And the fun doesn’t stop – we are cooking up some new song-brew for the 14th Annual Murder Ballad Bash Halloween night at the Starry Plough!
We are so happy to have befriended so many people in Dunsmuir! What a lovely weekend in every way, thanks to Kate and the Dogwood Diner, Linda and Lynn, Victor, Carl and of course most of all Peter and Deborah. Huge shout out to Dickie and Shane for the KKRN radio Local Motion support and more, too. A fantastic, thriving community (with the best water on earth!) We hope to come back.
Now for a show for our Bay Area friends! We have the pleasure of playing this upcoming Saturday, Sept 26th at San Francisco’s Lost Church (65 Capp St, SF near 16th St BART) with the inimitable Maurice Tani and (the New) Mike Anderson. Haven’t heard Maurice and Mike? You are in for a treat – really. Here’s a tasty sample. Haven’t been to the Lost Church? Another Bay Area treasure –intimate and old time, with red velvet curtains and couches, and gaslight-style bulbs gracing the stage. Don’t miss the open walkway leading to the little bar! And buy your tickets ahead of time here before the 26th to save a few smackeroos.
We miss you, and hope that the convenience of the Lost Church’s proximity to BART helps guide you to its doors, which will open magically at 7:30 for the 8:00 show start.
Heads up that we’ll be headed back to the East Bay to play Berkeley’s now famed Monkey House Theater Saturday, October 17th. And it doesn’t stop – we are cooking up some new song-brew for the 14th Annual Murder Ballad Bash Halloween night at the Starry Plough.
Thank you to those who came out to Awaken last weekend. What a great venue! Such fun to play with Yours Truly Michele and Deborah Crooks as well.
It’s road trip time for Loretta! Come with us! We have the distinct pleasure of playing at POPS Performing Arts and Cultural Center http://www.popsdunsmuir.com (5819 Sacramento Ave) in historic Dunsmuir, California Saturday, September 19th at 7:30 sharp. This lovely venue hosts a lively and popular scene in a thriving arts community. We are honored to be part of it all! Hitch up the wagon and join us for the fun. Don’t miss a meal at the Dogwood Diner, as well. http://www.thedogwooddiner.com/
But the fun by no means ends there! We are tickled pink to be sharing the bill with the inimitable Maurice Tani and Mike Anderson at San Francisco’s Lost Church http://thelostchurch.com/ (65 Capp Street SF, 94103) Saturday, September 26th.
If you haven’t heard this duo, you are in for a treat. The website No Depression describes the sound as “at once familiar, ethereal and beautiful.” Maurice calls it “cinema for the blind.” His music paints vivid pictures of the darker side of human relationships – but even at its darkest, it swings. Scott Bloom of The Bay Twang says, “This music is neither retro nor country; it’s twang noir. A fully realized universe, on a dark night, with an AM radio station sending out a strong signal from somewhere down Highway 99. Are you listening?” If we have our way, they’ll be a little musical cross pollination with M and M. Batten the hatches!
Get your tickets in advance as this sweet venue fills up fast!
Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 the day of and at the door and can be purchased here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/949915?utm_source=MEL&utm_medium=133645 Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM