Brushing Up On Old Skills

Dear Friends,
Greetings from Amherst, MA where, after gigs with Garrison Keillor in the Boston area and Martha's Vineyard, we're spending a day or two with our friends Chris Brashear and Betsy Krause. We don't often descend on folks anymore, not like we used to in "those golden days of yesteryear" when motel rooms were few and far between, those days when we considered ourselves to be professional houseguests. Though they're rusty we still have the skills we learned then: make sure to wash the dishes (not just yours, but others as well), pick up after yourself, know when to make yourself scarce and always bring a bottle of wine. We're lucky to have such good friends. And talk about going beyond the call of duty, they even kept our dog, Tess, for a few days while we were motoring around with Garrison.

In the Upcoming Gigs Department, we'll be in upstate New York this next weekend, Saturday night we're in Oxford at 6 On The Square. We have fond memories of the old Night Eagle Café in Oxford where we played numerous times in the '90s and the early 2000s. We're looking forward to being back in that same, hospitable room. The show will also be broadcast online via Concert Window. If you're a member of the screaming, streaming WiFi crowd and home on Saturday night, by all means join us. Here's the link:

Sunday we'll be way up north in Huevelton at the Pickens Opera Hall, located in an old, 19th century building that at one time contained a general store as well as the concert hall. Luckily the local populace, rather than join the urban removal movement, got together and saved the building and it's now registered with the NY State Historical Society. Over the years we've played several of these old buildings and they invariably have warm comfortable atmospheres.

Our friend Scott Miller just added us onto one of his shows in July at the Masonic Theater in Clifton Forge, VA. It will be a Songwriter In The Round night with us, Scott and Trent Wagler of The Steel Wheels. While Linda was recovering from her shoulder surgery this winter we got together with Scott and wrote some songs - some darn good songs. This will be a good place to break them out in front of people. It'll be, for us, a special night.

Bumper Sticker Of The Month: My daughter just got married. She got a new name and a dress.

The trip odometer on the traveling machine is sitting at over 900 miles and we have another 1,300 or so to go on this trip. Luckily our friend Jane loaned us her copy of Bruce Springsteen's 16 CD autobiography, "Born To Run," and it is making the miles fly by. We look forward to getting on the road just so's we can listen to Bruce read to us.

Hope this finds you all well and busy and that we will see you at one of the stops along the way. Your pals,
Robin and Linda

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