We are writing to you from our lovely, messy recording studio in the Ozarks. We’re taking a couple of weeks off before we head to Owen Sound, Ontario Canada to play the Summerfolk Festival. We plan to enjoy our time off by using it both wisely and unwisely. There are gardens to attend and songs to write and record. Ezra has been making bread and butter pickles from the cucumbers in his garden. He’s also been making hot sauce from his homegrown, cayenne peppers. Keith recently got an antique set of golf clubs from his father. He has been practicing in his side yard and has scheduled his first game at a real golf course for next Tuesday. There is always plenty of work to do around our houses. Wish you were here!
If you live anywhere near the Houston area, this is your last weekend to catch Main Street Theater’s production of P’s and Q’s: The ABC’s of Manners. This is the play that we wrote the music for and you really don’t want to miss it. We attended the opening and truly enjoyed it. Watching this production rise from the idea stage to the theatrical stage was an amazing experience. P’s and Q’s is a humorous look at manners, both good and bad, from a non-preachy point of view. Check out this youtube video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_-lZcIAtHc
Our new kid’s book/CD, My Name is Chicken Joe, has been our hit of the summer. Everywhere we’ve gone, people have been amazed at how beautiful it is. Once you pick it up, it’s hard to put it down. We’ll be carrying as many copies as we can to all the places we’ll be visiting in the next few months. If for some reason we run out, you can always order online from us.
The”real” Chicken Joe hanging with his friends.
Sometimes we’re asked if we still enjoy the traveling after all these years on the road. The answer is YES. From high visibility gigs like The Getty Center to intimate and less well-known places like Mohonk Mountain Resort, we still find our audiences and landscapes to be fresh and inspiring.
Keith and Ezra