Robin and Linda Williams: August's Meanderings

Dear Friends,

We hope this finds you all doing good as the summer of 2012 continues to speed by.  We feel for those of you in the Midwest who are suffering through a drought. Having been through drought years, we know how hard it is when there's nothing you can do but wait and pray for rain. We've had the heat, but here in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, we're also getting rain. We're up to our ears in squash and cucumbers and the tomatoes are starting to come in. Luckily we've been home some and have been able to enjoy our harvest. Our fiddle player, Chris Brashear, made "zucchini sauce" for us last weekend, which has opened up all kinds of possibilities for using this mountain of squash we're dealing with.

We have some good news about our new CD, "These Old Dark Hills." It is due to be released on August 14 and the nice folks at Pretty Good Goods catalogue will be streaming the CD live from today until August 14. So if you're interested in what it sounds like, go to to give it a listen. We are starting to get some airplay. So far the song about our dog, Tess, has drawn a lot of attention. And some of the guys who make guitars at Huss and Dalton here in town say they heard us on Ian Anderson's folk show from Scotland.  So,Yee Haw!!

As well, we just got our first review of the CD by Jack Bernhardt in the Raleigh, NC News and Observer. Here's the link:

Other news concerning the new CD is that our webmistress,Patti Simmons, has up dated and given a new look to our web site and has included a means for folks to order and pay for our merchandise with a credit card. We applaud her for her good work to bring our web site into the 21st Century. So when, you get a chance, go to  and see what she has done.

We'll be traveling a lot this month. We'll go to Minnesota next week to play the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Festival. Then we'll be home for only a few days before taking off for Amsterdam where we'll join the A Prairie Home Companion gang for a ten day cruise around Spain, Portugal and Morocco. We'll fly home from Barcelona. Its hould be quite an experience even for grizzled travelers like us and, as it draws closer, we're getting more and more excited about it. Now, let's see,where are those passports?

Bumper Sticker Of The Month: I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

We'll get to go see some live music this weekend at the Oak Grove Music Festival, a festival we helped start over 30 years ago. We hope you'll get to go see some live music as well.

Keep on the sunny side.

Robin and Linda

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