Good Saturday morning. The newest news from Robin and Linda is we'll be on "A Prairie Home Companion" today, May 4. As usual it'll be live on your local National Public Radio station at 6:00 pm and re-broadcast by most stations on Sunday. The show, from Norfolk, VA this weekend, is jam packed with artists: Rob Fisher, The DiGiallonardo Sisters, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Howard Levy, Joe Newberry, U.S. Fleet Forces Band, and us -plus all the regulars. It'll be fun. Tune us in.
Last week we got together with our friend John Jennings and recorded "The L and N Don't Stop Here Anymore" for a double CD compilation of Jean Ritchie songs. We're joining other artists such as Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, Kathy Mattea, Janis Ian, John McCutcheon, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer and many others in a musical tribute to this iconic musician and songwriter. We had a great time recording with JJ who was good to contribute his skill and expertise to this project. The CD will be released in the late fall of 2013.
We're writing this from the Outer Banks of North Carolina where we look forward to having a few days at the beach after this show in Norfolk. We got our first look at the Atlantic yesterday, walking our dog Tess, and enjoyed the solitude of a late evening stroll. It's great to be able to come here before "the season" has begun and have the place to ourselves. We've both got several books with us that we've been meaning to read, some DVDs we haven't watched and some new music to listen to. Talk about a good life!!
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This will be short and sweet as we have a ninety minute drive to the Old Dominion University campus in Norfolk and an early afternoon rehearsal for the show tonight. Here's hoping you're all doing well and that we'll see you at one of the stops along the way. Go out and see some live music soon. We hear it makes one smarter.