Friday, December 14, 2012

Broad Ripple Gazette, vol 9, no 25

first published in the Broad Ripple Gazette

Happy holidays gentle readers. I love December in the Village. The lights, the shoppers, the window displays, the restaurants full of revelers, and music all warm my community minded heart. I hope that you’ll take time to relax and soak in the warmth of the season and our great neighborhood. Here is a sampling of some of the great events in Broad Ripple Village. 

Gary Wasson’s Open Stage
Every Sunday
Corner Wine Bar Cellar
6331 Guilford Ave
free, 21+, 6:00 p.m.

Gary Wasson is celebrating ten years of hosting Open Stage shows. If you’ve never been to one, they are a great way to hear several musicians in an intimate setting. Local and touring musicians sign up that evening for a time slot to play, so the lineup is always a fun surprise. The musicians are often trying out new songs or new lineups or dusting off old favorites. The camaraderie between musicians is always fun to soak in and I’ve seen bands form and songs written during the course of an evening. And if you’re lucky Gary will play a few tunes. 

The excellent menu of the Corner Wine Bar and the great beer selection of the Wellington are both served in the Wine Cellar. The Open Stage is a great way to end the week. 

Premium Blend Jazz Band
Every Wednesday
10-01 Food & Drink
1001 Broad Ripple Ave
free, all-ages, 7:00 p.m.

Remember the late-great Provincial Kitchen?  I remember feeling very hip and swanky when Mom and I dined there one evening when I was in my 20s. You’ll feel the same way dining at 10-01 Food & Drink. They have great food and fancy cocktails every day, and on Wednesdays you can also enjoy the posh sounds of Premium Blend Jazz Band (and half priced bottles of wine). 

Holiday Sing-A-Long
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Jazz Kitchen
5377 N. College Ave
free, 21+, 7:00 p.m.

Have you ever eaten at the Jazz Kitchen? If not, you’re missing out. They take the kitchen part of their name as seriously as the jazz part of their name. This would be a great night to join them for dinner. The Sing-A-Long is a collaboration of the Jazz Kitchen and Indy Jazz Fest, so you know the music will be great. You can expect special musical guests and warm and fuzzy holiday feelings. 

Birdy’s Annual Xmas Bash
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Birdy’s Bar and Grill
2131 E. 71st St
21+, doors 7:30, show 8:30

I’m not sure how many years the Birdy’s Xmas Bash has been going on, but it’s always a blast. The evening is full of rock version of Christmas standards, including my annual favorite: Vinyl Shriner’s rendition of the “Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late).” If that song doesn’t get you in the holiday spirit, nothing well. 

You can also expect performances from the Crème De Les Femmes Burlesque troupe, Broddis, Kiss Me Under the Cameltoe, Scott Kline, Lines of Nazca , Santa Claus, and more. 
Birdy’s has terrific food and hearty drinks.  See you there! 

Punk Rock Night New Year’s Eve
Zero Boys with The Dockers, Werewolf with a Shotgun, Teenage Rehab, & Fallen Angel Burlesque
Monday, December 31, 2012
Melody Inn
3826 N. Illinois
8:00, 21+, $10 pre-sale, $12 at door

This should be a New Year’s Eve to remember! The punk legends Zero Boys have been have been rocking our world since the early 1980s. While I certainly consider that the Zero Boys are part of my musical history since I was lucky enough to see them in the early days, they are revered world-wide. Bootleg copies of their music have been collected for decades and their shows are the stuff that legends are made of. And you can ring in 2013 with them – how great is that?  

The lineup is action packed and includes the bands, The Dockers, Werewolf with a Shotgun, Teenage Rehab, and the Fallen Angel Burlesque troupe. 

And in keeping true to the awesomeness of the Melody Inn there will be a PBR toast a midnight to ring in the New Year. I suggest buying your ticket ahead of time at the Melody Inn or online at Punk Rock Night’s site.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

broad ripple gazette vol 9, no 23

first published in the Broad Ripple Gazette

Born Again Floozies, Vess Ruhtenberg, Party Lines
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Deluxe at Old National Centre
502 N. New Jersey St.
all-ages, $10 ($20 VIP), 8:00

I’ve been playing the heck out of the Born Again Floozies’ new record, The Voluptuous Panic. And as we’ve come to expect from the Floozies, the album is excellent. Not only does the band sound great, they are big fun to watch. Songwriter and vocalist Joey Welch has an unusual guitar technique. His fingers fly across the strings almost like he’s playing piano on his guitar. Add in tap dancer/percussionist Michele Long, turntablist Mike Graves, drummer Vincent Jackson, and bassist Brett Cantrell and you’ve got a show!

I’m a sucker for unusual percussion and great lyrics, and this record has both. Welch wrote the majority of the songs and his words are layered with hip-hop, lovely instrumentation, and lush horns. And I have a special place in my heart for CDs that come with liner notes and the words to the songs – thank you for both. 

The band is celebrating the release of record with a big show at Old National Centre. The lineup includes the iconic Vess Ruhtenberg, and the band Party Lines. 

Tonic Ball, Tonic Gallery, Tiny Tonic
Friday, November 16, 2012
Fountain Square

The Friday before Thanksgiving is always my favorite day of the year. Hundreds of musicians and artists come together for a great cause. The fact that I am Director of Programs for that great cause - Second Helpings – is icing on the cake. This will be Tonic 11 – I’ve been lucky enough to have attended the first ten and I don’t intent to break my streak now. 

This year’s tonic features the music of Stevie Wonder, U2, and the Kinks. I’m excited – I’ve actually seen all of those musicians live and can’t wait to hear my favorite local band’s renditions of the music. 

Tiny Tonic
Friday, November 16, 2012
SECS Youth Center, 924 Shelby St.
5:30 – 7:00, all-ages, free

Tiny Tonic features musical fun for the youngest Tonic fans. Ruditoonz (Scott Rudicel) will be performing child-friendly versions of our featured artists: U2, The Kinks, and Stevie Wonder, as well as original music. Kids will also enjoy musical crafts and food, compliments of Gordon Food Service.

The event is free; donations to Second Helpings are encouraged. Kids who attend Tiny Tonic are welcome at the Fountain Square Theatre for free (over 12 will need to purchase Tonic Ball tickets). 

Tonic Gallery
Friday, November 16, 2012
New Day Meadery
1102 E. Prospect Street

5:00 – 8:00, free

Artwork by Joey Ponce 
Tonic Gallery features art work by more than 25 of the city's best visual artists -  all for sale at a limited silent auction and available for as little as $100. Many of the artists created work especially for the Gallery using the music of the featured bands as their guide. 

Tonic Ball
Radio Radio
Fountain Square Theatre (all-ages)
White Rabbit Cabaret (21+)
Fountain Square (21+)
$25, 7:00 

Here is the tentative lineup:

8:00 PM          Blue Collar Bluegrass
8:20 PM          KRS + 1
8:40 PM          CW and the Working Class Trio
9:00 PM          Vess Von Ruhtenberg
9:20 PM          The Haters
9:40 PM          Brian Deer & The Achievers
10:00 PM        Yoko Moment
10:20 PM        Phyllis
10:40 PM        Red Light Driver
11:00 PM        Everything, Now!
11:20 PM        Cocaine Wolves
11:40 PM        Pravada
12:00 AM        Red Rash
12:20 AM        Coolidge
12:40 AM        Odyssey Favor
1:00 AM          Deezen
1:20 AM          The Founders
7:40 PM          South Six Five
8:00 PM          Vertigo, Joe Welch
8:20 PM          ROOMS
8:40 PM          Sudo
9:00 PM          Everest
9:20 PM          Kaliedostars
9:40 PM          The Common
10:00 PM        Mars or the Moon
10:20 PM        We're Not Squibnocket
10:40 PM        Gabriel Harley Band
11:00 PM        Circle City Steel
11:20 PM        Byrdhouse
11:40 PM        Buster Eagle

Stevie Wonder - ACLF 2011

8:00 PM          Pink Boyd
8:20 PM          Crackhead Patty
8:40 PM          Motorboat Mary, Dave Harrison
9:00 PM          Freddie T. & The People
9:20 PM          Mina & the Wondrous Flying Machine
9:40 PM          Ty Causey Band
10:00 PM        Scott Kline and the Illusion of Control
10:20 PM        Goliathon
10:40 PM        Tad Armstrong
11:00 PM        Bill Mallers
11:10 PM        Matt Mays
11:30 PM        Household Guns
11:50 PM        EchoMaker
12:10 AM        Chad Mills & the Upright Willies
12:30 AM        Randy King & the New Positions
12:50 AM        Bat Tattoo
1:10 AM          Old Truck Revival
1:30 AM          Born Again Floozies
Tuck & Patti
Friday, November 23, Saturday, November 24, 2012

Jazz Kitchen
5377 N. College Ave
8:00 & 10:30, $25, 21+

I’ve been hearing about Tuck & Patti for years from my Aunt Ann and Uncle Jim. The Jazz Kitchen seems like a great venue to be able to really listen to their music – and a nice respite from your Thanksgiving activities. 

Onstage and off, guitarist Tuck Andress and vocalist/arranger Patti Cathcart might, at first impression, strike you as an odd couple. With 29 years of performing together, and 26 years of marriage, the devotion forged by this extraordinary couple shows no sign of dimming from the pressure of familiarity.

This unique vocal/guitar jazz duo has cast its passionate musical spell. Patti exudes the soft, centered yet powerful graciousness of a gospel singer; Tuck almost wears his brain on his skin, anticipating the thousands of musical decisions he’ll have to send to his ten fingers during the course of a performance. Seeing the virtuosity and complexity of Tuck’s guitar work, most are surprised to learn that Patti is the actual writer, arranger, and producer. Without even blinking, Tuck-the-problem-solver brags, “Patti writes and arranges; I am just the orchestra.”

Friday, September 14, 2012

Broad Ripple Gazette vol, no 19

first published in the Broad Ripple Gazette

Indy Jazz Fest
Opti Park Concerts
Saturday, September 15, Sunday, September 16, 2012
67th Street and College Avenue
all-ages, kiddos under 12 free, tickets $30 – 75 (packages available check website)

We are so lucky to have a world-class jazz event in our own backyard. There will be two days of amazing music at Opti Park, with various packages available on the website.

Saturday, September 15
4:00 gates open
5:00 Robert Glasper Exeriment
6:45 Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
8:45 Stanley Clarke/George Duke – Bring it Tour

Sunday, September 16 – Smooth Jazz Tribute to Chuck Workman
2:30 gates open
3:30 Brian Simpson (Dave Koz’ musical director) featuring Maysa (Incognito)
5:15 Gerald Albright
7:15 Brian Culbertson

Free Shuttle Parking is available at the east overflow lot of Glendale Center located at 62nd and Keystone Avenue. Shuttle operating times are Saturday, Sept. 15 from 3:45-11:30p and Sunday, Sept. 16 from 2:15-9:30p. (They promise to not leave you stranded and will run the shuttles later if needed.)

You will need to bring a chair or blanket to the park. No outside food or drinks, pets or umbrellas are allowed. The food and drink vendors accept cash only and there will be an ATM on site.

Saturday, September 22, 2012
Centennial Hall (4-H buildings)
Indiana State Fairgrounds
1202 E. 38th Street
21+ (ID required), $20, 8:00 pm

I’ve seen many events that tout themselves as an interactive art and music event, but Oranje means it. In fact it can be called an art and music explosion. This is the tenth year for Oranje and it keeps getting bigger and better, while staying fresh and contemporary. The venue changes every year, often held in empty buildings, and always some place that you might not get to see otherwise.

This year’s extravaganza features over twenty artists and over twenty musical acts and DJs. There is truly something for everyone. And it is fun people watching, this is the night to see and be seen each year and the audience dresses accordingly.
Some details: Parking is $5 at the Fairgrounds, but in my experience it’s a good night to plan ahead for a cab.  Most artists will be selling their art, so plan your cash accordingly. The bars will also accept credit cards, and there will be ATMs onsite. Bring your ID, even folks in my age range get carded. Most of all – have a blast!

Celebration of Jane
Sunday, September 23, 2012
The Jazz Kitchen
5377 N. College Avenue
3:00 – 7:00 pm
Jane Rulon was fabulous. Truly and genuinely fabulous. In the fifteen years or so that I had the honor of knowing her, my family always referred to her as “Fabulous Jane.” She had that certain flair that is hard to describe, but you know when someone has it.  I was shocked when I found photos of her that she was not wearing a scarf. In my mind she always had one draped around her beautiful neck. I even imagined her at home with stylish silk scarf over her bathrobe. She wore her gorgeous grey hair with aplomb, making me wish that I had enough nerve to do the same. All of her accessories had a lovely story. One of my favorite pieces was the glass ring that she purchased in France. She could make something funky sparkle.

Jane was a familiar face at art, film, and music events. She and I had the same habit of dropping in on multiple events in the same evening. I was delighted when I’d see her twice in one night without making a plan. She was a marvelous conversationalist, I loved looking over at parties and seeing her deep in conversation with one of my siblings or neighbors. She made everyone feel special. Jane made everything seem like an event, whether she was popping in to my yard sale, celebrating a birthday, or bumping into her at the State Fair.

Jamie Ridpath, Nora, Jane Rulon

She was a thoughtful gift giver and occasion-maker. When CATH coffeehouse closed, a group of regular customers put together a lovely celebration. Others provided the cake and food and keg. Jane arraigned with the Mayor’s Office to decree it CATH Day and listed all of the things the coffeehouse added to the community, which helped soften the blow of the café closing. She made a fabulous toast at fortieth birthday, and I was thrilled to celebrate my fiftieth with her. One of my favorite moments of that party was running into Jane and some other women in the washroom and having a great conversation. In case you’ve ever wondered what the inside of the ladies room at the Jazz Kitchen looks like, this photo was snapped there.

She once gave me a gorgeous paper crown made of sheet music and glitter labeled Queen Bee, just because it reminded her of me. Her gift for my fiftieth birthday was a shiny plastic Academy Award with an “envelope please” listing why I’d won. Both the crown and the statute reside in places of honor in my home.

Fabulous Jane died August 22, after a short illness. Her friends and family are hosting a Celebration of Jane at the Jazz Kitchen on Sunday, September 23. There will be music and food and everything Jane. Wear a scarf, bring a dish (something French would be fabulous), and share your Jane stories.

I’ll see you there.

Mark your calendar. And by mark your calendar I mean tell Suri or add it to your flat phone (as my dad calls smart phones).

Friday, September 28, 2012, 6:00 pm – Barbara Shoup’s Book Launch Party, Indy Reads Books
Friday, September 28, 2012, 8:00 pm – Art vs. Art Main Event, The Vogue Theater

Monday, August 6, 2012

Indiana State Fair Punchlist

My favorite magazine - Punchnel's let me write about my favorite event - the Indiana State Fair. You can read it right here:

It's a good day.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Broad Ripple Gazette vol 9 no 16 - the Indiana State Fair Edition

first published in the Broad Ripple Gazette

I love this time of year – Indiana State Fair and all sorts of festivals are popping up. There is music everywhere. I always wish I had planned ahead to take some vacation days. I am going to try to keep up my streak of going to the State Fair every day. I’ll be the one with the goofy grin and dairy cow ring.

Indiana State Fair
Year of the Dairy Cow
Friday, August 3 – Sunday, August 19
gates 8:00 a.m. (6:00 a.m. for balloon race) – 9:00 p.m. Sun-Thurs, 9:30 Fri-Sat
all-ages, gates, $7 advance (CVS, Walmart, box office and more), $10 gate, $18 multi-day passes available

If you’ve even met me, you know I’m an Indiana State Fair junkie. As I kid visiting the State Fair was our version of a family vacation. I still can’t believe that I live close enough to walk or ride my bike. For the last several years I’ve made it to the Fair every single day and I intend to keep the streak alive.

It doesn’t matter what day you go – there are always plenty of free things to do once you get in the Fairgrounds. I spend big chunks of my time at Pioneer Village. The Village is as old as I am (you’ll have to visit the northeast part of the Fairgrounds to figure that out) and features demonstrations of Indiana farm life even older than I am. You can find old-timey music each day on the stage in the Pioneer Village Barn and check out the WLS Barn Dance Tribute Show on Friday, August 10, and Saturday, August 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Pioneer Village Opry House.

Make sure that you check on the 4-H projects in the halls in the northwest part of the Fairgrounds. The Open Show (adults and kids can enter projects) is housed in the Ellison Bakery Home and Family Arts Building. The building also has demonstrations and fashion shows through out the run of the Fair. One of my absolute favorite things that happens on the Home and Family Arts Main Stage is the “Introduction to Royalty, County Fair Queens.” The Queens from each county are introduced wearing something that shows their interests. I love how they show off their personalities. I’ve seen the girls wear sports uniforms, costumes representing their home counties, and fancy dresses they’ve made.
While the big name music shows have moved to the Banker’s Life Fieldhouse this year, there is plenty of great free music each day. I’m looking forward to REO Speedwagon on Monday, August 6, 7:00 p.m. on the Free Stage (northwest part of the Grounds) and Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band on Saturday, August 11, 8:00 p.m. on the Free Stage.

There are several other changes in the Fair this year. For the first time multi-day passes are available. For $18 you can purchase a pass that is good for three separate days. And did you know that you can get your hand stamped for a pass-out if you’re coming back later on the same day? This year there is a $5 charge for parking in the infield. You can avoid that by parking on the Rural Street side of Glendale Mall (62nd and Keystone) and taking the free, air-conditioned shuttle bus. The shuttle leaves every twenty minutes from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day of the Fair. You can also arrive via foot or bike on the Monon Trail. Pedal & Park will watch your bike in their corral by Gate 18 and you’ll receive a $1 off voucher for your admission to the Fair. The Fair Train runs from Fishers (Government Center at 116th Street) every 90 minutes starting at 8:30 each day (adults $9, children 2-12 $6). I’ve always wanted to ride the train but couldn’t justify driving to Fishers to take the train when I could walk there in 10 minutes. My dear brother pointed out that I could ride round trip from the Fairgrounds to Fishers and back instead. I’ll make sure I do that this year.

Make sure you visit for more details and grab a program on your way in. It is chockfull of information about entertainment, where and when to see your favorite animals, shows, competitions, and other information.

I’ll see you there!

Indy CD & Vinyl 10th Anniversary Celebrations
Saturday, August 4, 2012 (11:00 – 9:00) – All-day sale and performances
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 (7 p.m.)– Reverend Peyton and His Big Damn Band
806 Broad Ripple Ave
all-ages, free,  

I wish there was more space to tell you exactly how cool Indy CD & Vinyl is, but it would take up with whole paper. You’ll just have to pop in and see for yourself.

They are celebrating their 10th anniversary with a bash on Saturday, August 4 featuring big sale and awesome in-store concerts – by some of my favorite folks, no less: Richard Edwards (of Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s), Hotfox, Rocketbot, and Adam James Sorenson.

On Tuesday August 7, Reverend Peyon & His Big Damn Band will play a special record release show at 7:00 p.m. I strongly suggest that you not miss the chance to see them in such an intimate venue.

Steven Pratt Punk Rock Wake and Benefit Show
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Melody Inn
3826 N. Illinois Street
21+, doors 7:00/show 9:00, $5 donation

I wish I could say that I knew Steven better. He was a great drummer and I enjoyed his performances in several punk/hard core bands, - The Retreads, The Slammies, Drunko, The Mighty John Wayne’s, and a couple with names not suitable for a family newspaper. Steven moved to Hollywood a few years ago and I enjoyed keeping up with him on facebook.
He died after an altercation after band practice in a warehouse space in Los Angles. His family and friends are holding a wake for Steve at the Melody Inn. Steven’s old bands are playing and there will be a mic open for telling Steven stories.

Bands performing:
Phony Beatlemania (Clash Cover Band featuring members from America Owns The Moon, We Are Hex, Gestalts, and The Happy Thoughts), The Mighty John Wayne's, and Drunko.

Indy Hostel Folk Festival
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Indy Hostel
4903 Winthrop Ave
all-ages, 12.50 presale/$15 at door/ read below for family pricing, 3:00 – 11:00 p.m.

If you haven’t been to the Hostel yet, now is your chance. And it’s just up the Monon Trail from the State Fair Grounds, so you can take a page from my book and do both things in one day. It’s fun - try it! Not only will there be great music, but it’s one of the shadiest yards in town. 

This is the second year for the Indy Hostel Folk Festival and it promises to be even bigger and better. The Hostel has added a second outdoor stage so the music will never end. The Spud Puppies are headlining the show. Other acts include  Old Truck Revival, Bro Slaw, Chicago-based Adam James Sorensen, Barbara Bell and the Whipstitch Sallies.

The day promises to be family-friendly with activities planned for the kiddos. You can bring your own drinks and snacks (they’ll pack your elephant ear from the Fair to go if you ask). There might be a food truck or two also. Bring blankets or chairs for seating.

I am often asked about the Hostel. People often confuse a hostel with a half-way or ‘flop’ house.' It’s quite the opposite. The Hostel is bright and airy and full of adventurous travelers, often from other countries. Pop in anytime for a tour of the dormitory-style lodging. The neighborhood is great – and I’m not just saying that because I live down the street.

You can purchase presale tickets for 12.50 at Indy Hostel. Kids under 8 years-old free, 8-12 just $5.00.

Locals Only Benefit Show
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Locals Only
2449 E. 56th Street
21+, $8.00, doors at 4:30

The countdown has begun for the August 18th ending of Locals Only being in their current space. The proceeds from this all-day concert will go to help Locals Only in their quest to open in a new venue. There will be the always-excellent food available, cleaning out the bar drink specials, local art on display. 

The musical line up is:
5:00-5:50 Ed Trauma (DJ)
5:50-6:15 El Carnicero (DJ)
6:15-6:35 Mic Sol & Ace One
6:40-7:25 Audio Recon
7:40-8:05 s.a.i.n.t. RECON
8:20-8:50 Rhinoceros Beetle
9:10-9:45 Cut Camp
10:00-10:45 Max Allen Band
11:05-11:50 Blackberry Jam
12:10-12:55 Harley Poe
12:55-1:10 DJ Ridge
1:10-1:40 ATFU w/ Eratic
1:40-2:10 Heavy Gun

Come out to salute one of the biggest supporters of local music in our great city.

Friday, August 17 & Saturday, August 18, 2012
St. Thomas Aquinas
4600 N. Illinois
all-ages, free

Yep, it’s a festival that features sausage, beer, and music. What’s not to love? The beer brewed by SunKing, the sausage is from Goose the Market, Gunthrop Farms, and L.E. Kincaid, and the musical lineup includes local bands. There are games for both kiddos and adults.

Buy a beer mug and tickets for food and beer when you arrive and dive right in! I don’t have enough room to list the full music lineup, but it includes Flatland Harmony Experiment, Dugan Brothers, 3:1, Bill Rumely's Class Trip and more.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Broad Ripple Gazette vol 9, no 15

first published in the Broad Ripple Gazette

Teddy Geiger with Jesse Ruben
Monday, July 23, 2012
Birdy’s Bar and Grill
2131 E. 71st Street
21+, doors 7:30, show 8:30, $10 presale, $12 day of show

Teddy Geiger is barely old enough to legally go to Birdy’s, but he’s been performing for years.
His debut album, "Underage Thinking," entered the Billboard Top 200 at #8 and produced a million-selling Top 10 single, "For You I Will" – when Teddy was just 16.

Not only is Teddy a great singer and songwriter, he’s proficient on a number of instruments including guitar, bass, piano and drums.

Teddy is popular with both fans and critics. "Teddy Geiger projects an easy charm along with his real pop chops," raved The New York Times while People magazine, in a three-and-a-half star "Critic's Choice" review, predicted that "Teddy Geiger should have a long career ahead of him."

Teddy's energetic new school pop, described as being in the spirit of rock's glory days, earned him spots on shows featuring Gavin DeGraw, Kelly Clarkson, and Hilary Duff's #1 pop tour. Teddy has shared bills with Brandi Carlile, Pete Yorn.  My favorite Teddy fact? He was first man to grace the cover of Seventeen magazine in five years.

The equally as talented and young Jesse Ruben will be opening the show.

Old Truck Revival CD Release Show
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Locals Only
2449 E. 56th Street
8:00 pm, 21+, $5.

The band, Old Truck Revival, is “Junk Box Mike” Calvert and John Bowyer, occasionally joined by some of their musical friends. They are hosting a Hillbilly Music Festival to celebrate the release of their first CD, “Oweda.” Joining them on the bill are Punkin Holler Boys and The Fabulous Slim Tones.

The evening will be a great mix of Bluegrass, Newgrass, Folk, and everything that is great about music. I hear a rumor that there might be a prize or two for the best dressed down outfit of the night.