Live at McCabe’s! July 15!

Our show at McCabe's Guitar Shop on July 15 was a huge success!  Big thanks go to Wayne Griffiths in the sound booth for giving us the best sound support we've ever had, and Lincoln Myerson at McCabe's for inviting […]

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June-July News

June 20, 2012 Dear Friends, We welcome new friends to this newsletter, and we hope you're having a great summer so far.  Ours is off to a terrific start ~ as I write today the band and I are still […]

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March-April News

"MILLWORKER" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFffMq7Zq44&feature=youtube_gdata_player "Millworker" is James Taylor's iconic song about the trials of the working woman. And From Berkeley's Freight & Salvage Coffee House, a video MONTAGE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc3o83Iiz4Y&feature=youtube_gdata_player Hi Friends! February was an amazing month for the Hiloneome Band as we […]

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February News

See our "Evangeline" on YouTube "Evangeline" is Ernest Troost's song about mistaken identity, crime and heartbreak. Hey Friends! February finds the band traveling a lot, running to and fro! We've spent the last month developing our show for the tours […]

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News for January 2012

  “It is the time so well we love,The time of all the year;When winter calls with chilling breath,For fireside and good cheer.” From Jean Ritchie’s Winter Grace     See Our New Video “MillWorker” on YouTube   Happy New […]

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Leaves Are Falling ~ September News

  Greetings Friends ~   I’ve been remiss in getting this letter out to you ~ my time has been taken up with new website renovation and other promotional duties for the band as well as a bunch of shows […]

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Happy Dog Days – August Newsletter

Happy Dog Days Friends ~      Hope Summer is treating you well and you’re having a fun time with family and friends, whether traveling or staying around home, and that you’re enjoying some great music along the way. We had […]

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Out and About – July Touring

Out and About – July Tour! As I write, the band and I are eagerly preparing to leave Los Angeles in just about a week’s time for destinations North!  We have a marvelous Summer 2011 Hilonesome Band Tour planned, and […]

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May Showers

"May Day Day" From Jean Ritchie: Cold and dark the winter, in March it snows again Through the rains of April, spring comes stealin' in Smilin' 'oer the meadow in the risin' light of day Beauty is reborn again every […]

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Newsletter for March/April 2011

Hello Dear Friends, The band and I have had a most remarkable last few weeks, with shows all up and down the California coast, including the lovely Atascadero and Sonoma County (with a surprise radio set on KRCB’s “Our Roots […]

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Newsletter For February 2011

Wintergrace From Jean Ritchie:   “Ice and snow mean hardship to city people, as I learned when I came to New York and had my first taste of ‘rush hour’ during a January storm. How different on our Kentucky mountainside farm! […]

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August News

Well, friends, as I write, the summer seems to be winding down, and I don’t feel like we got enough summer at all.  Perhaps I feel this way because when we were kids the summers seemed to stretch out in […]

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Driftwood Online Magazine Launches

The magazine formerly known as Dirty Linen has now evolved into online only Driftwood Magazine.  Check it out friends and read my review of Loreena McKenitt’s 2009 release “A Mediterranean Odyssey.”   http://driftwoodmagazine.com/2010/08/23/reviews-8-23-10  

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Martin Guitar Newsletter July 2010!

Thanks to the great Dick Boak from Martin Guitar Company, the story of how we got our Martin D28 (pictured above with Susie) was featured in the official Martin Guitar Newsletter “Sounding Board” for July 2010!  Check it out below: […]

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July Rides!

Hey Friends, Steve and I have had a great time in June getting around to music festivals in California and enjoying the new friends we've made there.  The Live Oak and Strawberry Music festivals were such fun and I recommend […]

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June No Gloom Newsletter

Hey Everybody! Our show at the Topanga Festival last month was really fun and so many people made it out to the Paramount Ranch this year! We visited with old friends and met new ones and basically had a great […]

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Shubb Capos Artist

I'm proud to announce that we've been added to the Shubb Artists roster as endorsing artists of Shubb Capos.  Thanks to Gary Mobley at Shubb, who we met at the NAMM show in January, we are now listed there and […]

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Great American Song Contest Finalist

Just got the news that Rob’s song “Albuquerque” (from our “Green Kentucky Blues” CD) has just been made a finalist in the Great American Song Contest (Country category)!  Congratulations, Rob!!  Check it out at The Great American Song Contest Website

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March News

Fab February and Martin Family   Our February was amazing – we were on the road for a music-filled President’s Day/Valentines Day weekend.  We debuted everywhere we went, first at the Fireside Concerts in Newbury Park, and the triumphant San […]

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