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Hey Friends, and Happy Spring! 
Well!  After launching the first four-month installment of the concert series we began in January, "The Woodshed Sessions" were such a big success that we’ve committed to bringing them back in the fall!  We’ll be back at the Coffee Gallery in early September with another round of special guest singer/songwriters, the best of Los Angeles, with their new writings along with our brand new tunes – make plans to join us! 

Friday, September 5:  Merlin Snider
Friday, October 17:  Don Raymond
Friday, November 21:  Brad Colerick
Friday, December 12:  Brian Joseph
May is here, and it’s a busy month full of shows!  Check them out over on our Upcoming Shows page.  If you're in the Bay area we'd love to see you at the Point Richmond show where we visit our friends Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan, and we're also happy to be returning to the Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Contest this year on the main stage (we're on early at 11:30 a.m. please note!).  Later in the month Steve and I are thrilled to be joining the first of many concerts celebrating the upcoming CD release of "Dear Jean ~ Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie" along with Kathy Mattea and John McCutcheon.  More about this important release is coming soon so stay tuned.

Those of you who joined us for shows during the last six months know that we've been preparing for a new album and so it will begin this summer.  Join our mailing list here on the site to be signed up to get our once a month e-news letters to stay in the loop on the album news.  
Again, our show schedule is up to date on our Upcoming Shows Calendar page, so check it out and come see us!  Some exciting new things are just around the bend!

And always feel free to write to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Drop us a line anytime and say hey ~ We'd love to hear from you!

Lots of love,

Our new concert series continues Friday March 7 at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena....read on!  

Hi again, Friends,  

Well, our first two "Woodshed Sessions" are under our belt, with the series beginning in January.  The series has been a big success so far.  We’re continuing to debut brand new songs with each show and have some exciting new material for our March 7th show, where we’re delighted to welcome our good friend Tracy Newman as our special guest. 

"The Woodshed Sessions" will be our new "workout room" where we debut new songs we're writing and preparing for a new album, just to get them on their feet.  Also each month we'll be featuring a different local songwriter we love who will also be bringing new works to the stage.  The shows will be relaxed and living-room like in the spirit of experimentation and innovation.  

Visit the Coffee Gallery website at www.coffeegallery.com and 

THEN CALL 626-798-6236 to make your reservations!



Other NewsBits:

Top Ten Americana Albums for 2013 on No Depression

Our newest album "White Swan" is on No Depression's Top 10 albums for 2013!  Read It Here on No Depression!  http://www.nodepression.com/profiles/blog/show?id=2342817%3ABlogPost%3A1030851&commentId=2342817%3AComment%3A1031006&xg_source=activity 


Earbits Radio

Our music has been selected for airplay on Earbits Radio!  Check it out here! Harlan County Boys - http://www.earbits.com/s/pRDYN0NKdaNf

Charting on Roots Music Report 

“White Swan” is now charting on the combined internet and terrestrial chart for The Roots Music Report’s Weekly Top 50 California Album Chart for the Week of Feb 15, 2014. Check it out here!  http://www.rootsmusicreport.com/charts/view/album/state/california/weekly 

Pandora Radio ~ Find the Hilonesome Band on Pandora!

Check it out here:  http://www.pandora.com/station/play/1869158696238719696    Mac users also look for us on the new iTunes Radio.  

Boulevard Music Teaching

I've been put on the roster at Boulevard Music in Culver City as a voice instructor, teaching vocal technique for bluegrass and folk music styles in private sessions. Call Boulevard Music to schedule your voice lessons!  Visit www.boulevardmusic.com 

 "Singin' the Moon Up" on FolkWorks  

My latest column is now posted on FolkWorks, this month about Jean Ritchie's favorite song from "Old Christmas," the Southern Harmony's  "Brightest and Best."   Read the column on FolkWorks here:  http://folkworks.org/columns/singin-the-moon-up-susie-glaze/42035-brightest-and-best


Great news!  We've been selected for airplay on Earbits Radio!  

Listen to us on Earbits Free Online Radio
Check out our song

Harlan County Boys - http://www.earbits.com/s/pRDYN0NKdaNf 

No Depression Blogger Terry Roland places our "White Swan" as Number 3 in his TOP TEN releases for 2013!

See it on No Depression

Well, now that we say farewell to another November, we look back on a triumphant period for the Hilonesome Band.  We enjoyed a tremendous night at McCabe's for our third concert there, with so many of our great friends there in the packed house!  Our friends Jeni and Billy from Nashville were in town recording a new album and they were able to join us, which was a grand reunion!  We saw many friends who have followed us to every concert and some who had never seen our work before.  It was a fantastic night and we're still thanking Lincoln and Wayne and Micky and everyone at McCabe's for their support and for having us back.

 Now we're looking forward to a lovely holiday month and into next year.  We have only two more shows for this year (see our calendar below), and we're happy to return to Fiddler's Crossing up in the lovely mountains of Tehachapi, and our return to the Coffee Gallery for a Pearl Harbor Day concert.

Also, as you can see from the above poster, we're going to be starting a once-monthly residence at the Coffee Gallery Backstage through April, a "first Friday" series called The Woodshed Sessions in which we debut brand new songs from our resident composer Rob Carlson and others, and also feature other Southern California singer/songwriters, bringing us their brand new songs they're working on.  So each month will bring a totally new show to the boards there so we hope you'll join us.  We have a stellar line up for our first run of First Fridays:

January 3rd is the brilliant Shaun Cromwell,
February 7th is the equally brilliant Ernest Troost,
March 7th we welcome the wonderful Tracy Newman and
April 4th we are so pleased to have the great Fur Dixon with us.

Make plans to join us for this brand new series!

Also in January I'm producing a benefit for the FAR-West Regional Folk Alliance to benefit the Howard Larman Scholarship Fund.  The poster is below and I hope you'll join us for that - also wonderful Southern California folk artists on the bill there.

There's lots more in the pipeline friends, so stay tuned!

We send you and your families all the best for the holiday season, and hopes for a very health, happy and prosperous New Year!

Blessings and love,

The Hilonesome Band ~
Susie, Mark Indictor, Rob Carlson, Steve Rankin and Fred Sanders

Hey Friends,
Wow, it's already Autumn...doesn't it seem like it snuck up on you?  It does me, although I'm always happy to have it arrive.  I've been reading Linda Ronstadt's fine memoir, "Simple Dreams" and really enjoying it.  I recommend it if you would like to read about one of the true ground zero locations of the development of country rock in the sixties-seventies.  Kind of amazing that such ground-breaking work all got done in such a small area of the world ~ The Troubador in LA!! 
And the shifting sands already are moving beneath us. 
I've also been inspired by our busy wood-shedding at the house these last couple of months.  Since coming off tour in July, and after some R&R, the guys and I have become enraptured of our new songs.  Many of them have emerged from our songwriter in residence, Rob Carlson, who has pulled out a treasure trove of songs that seem to have been waiting for us to discover them.  First off, I have to tell you about the great new instrumental "Independence" that will open our show at McCabe's ~ oh!  we are going back to McCabe's Guitar shop on November 16!  More about that below (and our cool new poster is above - thanks to Russ Paris for the design!)  ~ it sounds like the opening of a great, epic, cinematic adventure!
Then there's a song that Rob wrote for me called "Not That Kind of Girl" that we debuted at the Labor Day Harvest Fest at Bedford Winery.  So much fun ~ a real swinging and sweet old fashioned love song.  Mark Indictor, our amazing fiddler, brought us Denise Hagan's gorgeous song "Heartland," a bittersweet song about the pull and tug of feelings for going back to your land of birth and the life you have made outside of it.   Steve Rankin is going to literally "rev it up" for his lead vocal on Rob's fabulous rockabilly song "427" (this is about a car, I'm told...).  There is also a possibility of yours truly actually singing a rock and roll song called "Never Give Up" which the guys are urging me to get ready.  So I'm working hard on that one. And some older, new favorites (you'll see, just come to the show!), Fred's "Take Me Along," the whimsical "Don't Resist Me" and Steve on lead on the David Olney classic "Millionaire."  Check out our great music video of this song from our tour last May on our Home or Video page.
We're really excited and happy about our return to the finest acoustic venue in all of Los Angeles, the famed and famous McCabe's Guitar Shop, on November 16.  I've also got a singing workshop planned for that day and I hope you'll call and sign up.  Also in November we're going to shoot a music video of our song "April Fools" from our most recent release "White Swan."  
In January we'll be starting a new series at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena, on four first Fridays, we're calling "The Woodshed Sessions" featuring our new material as well as one guest songwriter each month, bringing us their new songs in development.  It will be cutting edge!  So stay tuned for that.
Later this fall I'll also be telling you about a show I'm producing as a benefit for the Howard Larman Scholarship Fund of the FAR-West Folk Alliance Regional organization (FAR-West Website).  A very worthy cause indeed, so please make plans to join us on Saturday, January 25th at the Thousand Oaks Library.  A stellar line up of music will attend!
Other NewsBits:
"White Swan" was Number 1 on the Top 50 Internet Folk Chart, Roots Music Report for all of August!
Pandora Radio ~ Find the Hilonesome Band on Pandora!  Here’s the link:  http://www.pandora.com/station/1432298446106166587
Teaching at Boulevard Music
I've been put on the roster at Boulevard Music in Culver City as a voice instructor, teaching vocal technique for bluegrass and folk music styles in private sessions. Call Boulevard Music to schedule your voice lessons! I look forward to seeing you there!  Find them at www.boulevardmusic.com
New Column on FolkWorks
I'm proud of the new column on FolkWorks, sharing the great writing of our friend, Terry Roland, in his article "Unsung Heroes of Americana" which originally appeared in No Depression.  The article includes some wonderful video from Jean Ritchie's documentary on her life and work, "Mountain Born."   Find it at www.folkworks.org
As always we send you all our very best and hope to see you at a show!


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