September sped by with us up to our necks in packing boxes and unfinished projects, but we made it out to a few events...and we’re really glad we did. (All work and no play makes Whitt and Judy not only dull, but rather irritable, it turns out! What does that mean? Nothing, Honey!))
We were honored to be part of the The White Crow Conservatory of Music’s premier season in Saginaw. What a beautiful place! “Old church” is a bit of a misnomer. It’s actually a huge brick edifice with room for a coffee shop, concert hall, kitchen, classrooms, and recording studio. There’s also a very special music store featuring handcrafted one-of-a-kind instruments.
Some of the rare and collectable instruments festoon the alcoves of the concert hall. (“Festoon”...How often do we get to say that?)
Susan and Zig are the owners and gracious hosts.
Their hospitality was the best, and we really enjoy their company.
When you get to "The Crow" check out the tables signed by visiting performers.
Featuring local and nationally-known acts, they have lots going on there. Check out www.whitecrowconservatory.blogspot.com.
We were part of the merry seaworthy troupe who braved the mighty Au Sable River one beautiful Thursday. Boarding the Au Sable River Queen in Oscoda, we set paddle on a “three hour tour”... Yeah, we were thinking the same thing you are!
Two hours of live music and then we docked for one of the most sumptuous potlucks we’ve ever attended! (That’s saying something!).
Thanks to Jeff and Toni Felmlee (The Rutabagas) for organizing and pulling it off. They also produce the Oscoda Summer Music Series, and, a while back, led the only square dance lessons in the whole area. If it weren’t for this couple, a lot less would happen around here!
We finished out the month with a return engagement at The Great Northern Music Hall in Howard City, a wonderful
place to play!
Lights, a sound man (Thanks, Nate!), and a real stage!
Good folks, and our kind of audience—a little weird, and quick on the uptake! Here's some of their faces now...
Visit www.gettinpicky.com for the complete line-up of what goes on there.
October has us headed to the Detroit area for a few days...Watch this space for a full report! (Okay, come back to it later. Really. Don’t just sit there and wait...)