Thanks for a great weekend and for coming out to our gigs! We had a fantastic attendance at Zeppolis on Saturday evening. We think the Appalachian conference was a hit! Lots of folks chatted with us and seemed to enjoy the unique venue. Perhaps Zeppolis should consider more gigs in the future (hint hint)!
Palisades on Sunday evening was a joy, as usual. If you haven't yet made it out to have their fatastic food, you are really missing out! Treat yourself to a good meal. Live music happens just about every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. What are you waiting for?
Till next time…enjoy that live local music scene and we'll see you in April!
Thanks for being patient as we update the website! Hopefully this new version is clearer and easier to read. Now, let's get to the pictures.
We had so much fun in December playing at Sinkland Farms. We were definitely in the festive spirit:
Just last month (February) we played the International Dance, as mentioned in the previous post – check out this picture…we look half decent, if a little tired!
We've been pretty lax when it comes to updating the website recently, and we apologise for that. Hopefully you all recognize that the site has gotten a little bit of a face-lift. We figured that, although we're an Old Time band, we (afterall) do live in the modern world, so we should try to stay up to date with whatever the kids are doing these days. Unfortunately, we don't really do Twitter or Snapchat or whatever else, so we aimed to streamline the website and make our events and blogs easier to read! Fun!
Anyway, this has been a pretty great winter for us. In November and December we played many holiday parties for private events at Sinkland Farms. We also performed at the best eateries in Eggleston, The Palisades, and was host to the Warm Hearth Jams a few times this winter. In February, we had the joy of performing for the Cranwell Center at Virginia Tech…now that was great fun. It's always cool to see folks of all ages, races, cultural backgrounds, etc. joining in to dance the Virginia Reel. We play to bring people together and that's exactly what happened.
Finally, guess who recorded at Sinkland Farms? Yup – we did. Be on the lookout for a new album! Also, aren't we cute?
I need to get back to updating the site so all you wonderful fans can know when our next gig is. This might involve actually seeing a *calendar* and being able to directly add our events to your calendar app of choice! Blogs should be updated a bit and…well, hopefully you enjoy the new version overall! We'll see you at our Spring 2017 gigs…
What a HOT but FUN day at Steppin' Out on Saturday! We played for the open Blacksburg Square Dance 'demo' with the fabulous Liam 'Old Man' Kelly calling the dances – from squares, to two-steps, to the classic Virginia Reel…he was a pro and we backed up the enthusiastic volunteer dancers! Check out some of the pictures from that day and I hope you come out to the next Blacksburg Square Dance (click on this hyperlink for more info!).
We had a wonderful time two weeks ago during the Mountains of Music Homecoming – we played three gigs, which were all very successful and had great turnouts!
First up was the show at the Hethwood Market on Friday evening – beautiful evening weather combined with a few loyal listeners. It was a wonderful venue that should prove to be a great place for future shows.
Next was the Virginia Cheese Festival on Saturday – this was an awesome turnout and a beautiful (but hot!) day! Over 800 people showed up to this event and we were able to meet some great folks and local celebs. Check out our 3 seconds of fame on WDBJ 7's 11:00 News:
Finally, on Sunday, was the square dance at Smithfield Plantation – what a blast!!
We're really looking forward to our gig at Draper Mercantile on July 9th…check out this sweet flyer for the show:
Remember to buy your tickets in advance – you don't want to miss this one. See you there!!!