Tour Diary

Live from Colorado

Community is a wonderful thing. As we sit here in the beautiful mountains of Colorado, we’re reminded how blessed we are to have a strong community of friends and supporters. Touring to a new area can be really tough – there’s a bit of a chicken and egg problem when you’re new to an area. Thankfully, this fabulous community of ours has rallied around us with ideas, contacts, places to stay as well as a lot of love and support to make this a fun and fruitful first step!

In addition to two great house concerts for those on the Colorado front range, we’ll also be streaming live on Monday May 16 from KRFC in Fort Collins. This is an hour long live music broadcast – please tune in at http:/www.krfcfm.org from noon to 1pm MOUNTAIN time.

Saturday May 14, 7pm

Monument House Concert hosted by Loring Wirbel
Monument Colorado, just north of Colorado Springs
RSVP to MonumentHC@truewindmusic.com

Sunday May 15, 1pm
Batkat House Concert hosted by Meredith Ray
Lyons/Longmont area, Colorado
1pm potluck, 2-4 music
RSVP to mary@batkatmusic.us
or call 303-973-3687

Monday May 16, noon – 1pm
Live @ Lunch on KRFC Fort Collins
Streaming live from noon to 1pm MOUNTAIN TIME
http://www.krfcfm.org

If this were the Grammys, we’d thank the following people – and probably be unceremoniously ushered off the stage for talking to long… but here goes. Thanks you to John Clary, Robyn Lydick, Debbie Ching, Jan Garrett & JD Martin, Mary Ray, Loring Wirbel, Kathryn Mostow, Cosy Sheridan and TR Ritchie, Stevie Coyle, Ellen Stapenhorst, Cindy Bottomley and Cindy Schneider at KRFC. We’re feeling the love!

And we’re ready… we changed strings in Cedar City Utah. Greg relaxed a bit, stretched the strings, and got his bloopers out of the way…


Albuquerque

AbqNeither one of us can remember if we've been to Albuquerque before, but we must have becuase we've both traveled through this part of the country. Bev's dad tells a great story about when he was about 15, driving from Austin Texas to California with Grand Daddy and Uncle John. They'd promised mama that they would write to her from every town where they stopped for the night. They stopped, Grand Daddy got out his paper, licked his pencil lead and said "where are we?" John said "Albuquerque." Grand Daddy thought for a minute and said "get in the car, we're goin' to the next down."

Our friend Susie Glaze has a great bluegrass song about Albuquerque… she even spells it! Listen here, its on here new album Green Kentucky Blues.

We'll be spreading the love tonight at Solid Grounds Coffee House at St. Stephens Methodist Church, then tomorrow morning at the High Desert Center for Spiritual Living. A lovely Valentine's weekend!


Pasadena, Altadena … little bit of time between …. a

Here we are at the end of our second day of the Love Can Change the World tour. We've met some great people in the Pasadena/Altadena area, and had a fantastic time tonight at the Coffee Gallery Backstage.

IGSBL_CoffeeGalleryt was our first time at the Coffee Gallery – a listening room that we've been hearing about for years. We opened for Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin, an energetic contemporary acoustic duo from here in the LA area. It was definitely a LOVE celebration!

On Friday we head to Phoenix, and the Fiddler's Dream Coffeehouse… sharing the love one audience at a time!


Day One: Love Can Change the World (tour)

Its Day One of our Love Can Change the World (tour). We're just coming over the Grapevine on Interstate 5, through the mountains dotted with snow, and very green from the rain that had threatened mudslides in this area earlier in the week. The sun is shining and the evacuation orders in the LA area foothills were lifted this morning.

Grapevine

We're headed to Pasadena for a songwriters night put together by our friend Brad Colerick, who has played with us in our own songwriters series back home in the Bay Area. Wine and Song is held at Winestyles in Pasadena on Wednesday nights. We're excited to be playing with Brad and with his other guest, Dan Navarro.The music starts a 7pm, 1007 Mission Street, Pasadena.

Check out Brad's song What's in Front of Me for a great message about being a person who sees and responds to the needs of others. Visit the Lowen and Navarro Web site for a free download of A Better Man from Dan and Eric's 2008 release Learning to Fall. While your there, check out Keep the Light Alive, a tribute to the music of Lowen & Navarro featuring friends such as Jackson Browne, Keb Mo and The Bangles. Proceeds benefit The Eric
Lowen Trust, The ALS Association's Greater Los Angeles Chapter, and
Augie's Quest, all to help People with ALS (PALS) deal with this
debilitating affliction.

We're spreading the love…