I'm sure many of you think that Halfway Home probably heads to Florida in the winter to eat grapes on a beach and mindlessly fritter away our millions of dollars......but you'd be confusing us with someone else entirely.
Actually, we have been very busy over the past couple of months working on new material for our shows this spring and summer, and keeping the "marketing" effort going to make sure we have shows to play. The results of those efforts are starting to take form - if you check out our 2009 calendar on our website, http://www.halfway-home.com/, you will see that we are looking to put a few miles on the various vans, jalopies, race cars, mopeds and roller skates that we will use to get to gigs this year.
Besides the usual rehearsing and brainstorming that happens with us this time if year, we have been fairly busy with other musical projects. Renilda is resting up for the annual St. Patrick's Day madness that happens for Knot Fibb'n. Brian has been doing some "guest" guitar work for Grace Adelle, and The Great Mad Hoax - as well as with our pals Dave & Linda in Avalon 9. In his spare time, Brian has also been producing a CD for singer/songwriter Larry Pennington. Mike and Pat have played on a few cuts of that CD, which is being recorded by Karl Wohlwend - the talented engineer who recorded our CD "Better Days". Mike and Pat are also working in a new Cajun band called Cajun Blue - because there are seven nights in a week and if you're not rehearsing music somewhere, you might get bored.....or sleep, or something silly and healthy like that.
The bottom line is - we're really getting pumped for another season of the fun and joy that comes when we get to play music with people we enjoy, for people we enjoy. That's where you come into the picture, and you make the effort entirely worthwhile. Please take a moment to check out the 2009 schedule, we're looking forward to getting started and seeing all of you real soon.
We'll be in touch,
Patti, Renilda, Mike, Pat and Brian
People: If you have any pictures of the 2007 or 2008 Central Ohio Folk Festival, you might send me a few. We are preparing to put some of those two years up on the Festival Web Page. Thanks. firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes it is Valentines Day on Saturday and look what is happening at the Book Shop
Love's Many FacesFree Valentine Night ConcertBill Cohen will sing and strum love songs from the past several decades, songs made famous by folks like John Denver, Simon and Garfunkle, Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Jimmy Buffet, Tom Paxton, and Peter, Paul and Mary, songs about all the things love can bring--laughter, tears, joy, pain, betrayal, longing, ecstasy, and even children.
Plus fun and laughs with trivia questions about famous and infamous couples and love songs.
It's a free and informal concert. Bill will accept tips and forward them to the Central Ohio Folk Music Society for its next annual Festival May 1-3.
Light refreshments will be served, too.