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 we’re “scratchin’ gravel” to get goin’!  We’re excited about seeing friends old and new, playing some of our favorite places from last summer, and just getting out on the road together and having adventures!

The whole tour schedule is below and we hope that if you are in the areas of our shows you will come out and see us, and if you’re not, please let your friends and family in those areas know that we’re on the way and we have fantastic new music!  This year we’re debuting four new songs from our own Rob Carlson, and one each from our So. Cal. buds Ernest Troost and Steve Werner.  We’ve also dusted off some of our oldies from the first solo album “Home On The Hill,” (including the title cut from that album by our good friend Dan Jenkins), songs from Jean Ritchie’s brilliant catalogue of mountain ballads and original writing, along with songs from our faves Steve Earle, Gillian Welch and the late great Hazel Dickens.  I’m particularly excited to be working with the great Bay area banjoist Bill Evans on his guest feature with us at Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage on July 13th.  We’ll be doing some banjo/voice material that is profound and beautiful.  We hope you can join us there!  We’ll also have our new album “Live at The Freight & Salvage” with us on the road from last year’s concert there.  You’ve gotta get your copy!

Please see our schedule below, and we really want to see ‘yall out on the road! 

Here’s to a great summer, and thanks for reading!

With love,


Friday, July 8, West Side Theatre
Saturday, July 9, Landfall House Concerts
Sunday, July 10th, KPIG Live In Studio with John Sandidge on “Please Stand By”
Sunday, July 10th, Don Quixote’s International Music Hall
Monday, July 11, Live on KKUP’s Monday Nite Bluegrass with Mike Russell
Tuesday, July 12, Stanford Radio KZSU 90.1 FM with Sarah Bellum
Wednesday July 13, Freight & Salvage Coffee House
Thursday, July 14th, KVMR, Nevada City, CA
Thursday, July 14th, Evangeline’s Café
Friday, July 15th, Mama Llama’s Coffee House
July 16-17, Scott Valley Bluegrass Festival