There Are Places I Remember.

Time has flown by since we’ve been back home!  We are enjoying a little time to ourselves while taking in the last days of the fall foliage here in Charlottesville and finishing up songs for the next album!  We made an announcement a few weeks back in our newsletter that we will be recording our 3rd record in December on a farm outside of Blacksburg, VA with new friends Jeff Oehler and Sue Bibeau of Beehive Productions.  We are very excited for this next endeavor and will continue to write updates here and on our facebook page.  How serendipitous that their company title has a relationship with the term “honey!”

Rather than recount our last 2 weeks with stories, we thought we’d share some of our favorite music we’ve been into lately as well as a couple of restaurants and their dishes we scarfed.  We have LOVED the recommendations for local cuisine in the various towns we’ve visited!

Sweet as Honey to Our Ears:

1.  The Goat Rodeo Sessions– w/Yo-yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Stuart Duncan & Aoife O’Donovan

2.  Cahalen Morrison & Eli WestThe Holy Coming of the Storm

3.  Bela Fleck- The Bluegrass Sessions: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 2 

4.  Wilco- The Whole Love

5.  The Kruger Brothers- Between the Notes

Sweet as Honey to Eat:

1.   The Front Room in Portland, ME- we had the most fantastic seafood here.  Oysters, scallops and haddock, oh my!

2.  Hot Suppa! in Portland, ME– OK, we have 2 Portland restaurants on this list, but they had the most delicious breakfast.

3.  Dough in Brooklyn, NY–  Right across from our friend Rachel’s apt were the best doughnuts we’ve ever had.  The hibiscus and almond con leche were among the favs.

4.  Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh, PA- Wow, delicious beer and food inside a HUGE church.

5.  Point Brugge Cafe in Pittsburgh, PA-  Another Pittsburgh restaurant and possibly one of the best we’ve been to.  We shared mussels in a red curry sauce, a Mediterranean platter of hummus and tapanade and finally, decadent mac and cheese… a meal that lasted us for the rest of the day!

Sweet as Honey to be Home:

1.  75 degree days.

2.  Hiking along our favorite trails.

3.  Most excellent meal at Beer Run for belated anniversary.

4.  Playing tunes in Richmond with Barry and Dave.

5.  Sibleys around town for a few days!

6.  Visiting with Kimberly and Mark Dalton and Betsy Baten!

7.  Mockingbird show and so many familiar faces.  We are very lucky to have amazing fans, friends and family.

8.  Brian Dickel and Eric & Peggy Brubaker (of The Steel Wheels) stop in to Mockingbird.  We love when musician friends turn out to support us!

9.  Wonderful tour of Monticello with the Sibleys where we were taken to the upstairs dome and performed “Bright Morning Stars.”  Oh the beautiful acoustics!  Video coming soon.

10.  Red June begins their campaign to record their 2nd record.  We LOVE their music and made our first contribution to Kickstarter for their campaign.  Won’t you help them too?

A night of duets at Mockingbird Roots Music Hall.



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