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 Francisco Bluegrass and Old Time Festival on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. The fans in SF were great and loved the band! Kudos to my brother Rick Glaze who chauffeured us around all weekend and let us stay at his lovely home and to Laurie Lewis who so generously lent us her beautiful Eminence bass. It was beautiful and Fred had a blast playing it. It was great to feel the glow from the new and growing fan base in Northern Cal, and we’re looking forward to getting back there! A big surprise was that my brother Rick sent me home with another Martin guitar he gifted me from his collection, one that I borrowed to play the shows with – a beautiful OMC which is Orchestra Model Cutaway. The photo below is of our entire Martin family!
This month I’m excited to be sharing the stage with someone I’m a fan of, Shaun Cromwell. He’s opening for us at the Coffee Gallery Backstage on Friday, March 12th and I hope you’ll all come out! We’ve got a rousing group joining us and new songs, and you’ve got to hear the great Shaun. We’re headed down to San Diego later in the month to join the San Diego IndieFest and our great friend fiddler Dan Sankey will guest with the trio.
“Green Kentucky Blues” as well as our earlier title “Blue Eyed Darlin'” have picked up airplay on roots radio in the U.S. and Canada:
KGLT/Americana Backroads – Bozeman MT
WMMT/Art Menius – Whitesburg KY
KVMR/Four Strong Winds – Nevada City CA
WNEC/Out of the Woods – Henniker NH
WYEP/An American Sampler
WRFL/Hard Travelin’ Revue – Lexington KY
WEFT – From the Joshua Tree Inn – Champaign IL
WVGN – Virgin Islands
CIUT – Radio Boogie – Toronto
KBOO – Saturday Morning Gumbo
KCSN – Bluegrass Etc., Northridge, CA
Thanks to press agent Teresa Conboy for her good and creative work!
In LA we’re just starting to see the first hints of Spring. It’s always a new joy every year when it rolls around.
More than the little extra light, more than even the faint aromas, there is a new presence in the world, in the air around me. I feel it clearly, though it is tiny and timid: it’s opening my eyes and ears and heart, and re-lighting that little bit of hope I thought had been buried in the dark.
You have no idea how closed in you’ve been until the first bright rays of sun find you in your dark room.
Here’s a quote for Spring Faith and Spring Hope:
“Listen to your life.
See it for the fathomless mystery that it is.
In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness:
touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it
because in the last analysis all moments are key moments,
and life itself is grace.” — Fred Buechner
Love and Blessings for a hopeful Spring and Revival of the Presence!