They call their music Ameri-kinda, as their tunes repeatedly stray over the Americana border, blending country, pop, blues, beatnik jazz, swing, and old hippie influences. Songwriters Henry (piano, accordion, vocals) and Kathleen Salvia (vocals, acoustic guitar) can be seen around the SF Bay Area as a duo, or most frequently as a full troupe of  talent including David Phillips on pedal steel, John Pearson on percussion, Dave Golia on bass,  and Ken Owen on drums. 

September with the Salvias 

Hello SageHeads!

Wow. September is already busy between recording at the fabulous 25th Street Studios in Oakland, and a concert coming up with Maurice Tani on September 23, we are pretty happy campers. 

We continue our community work playing once a month at Petaluma's Adult Day Care Center and Muirwoods Memory Care. In November, we'll start monthly visits to Alma Via in San Rafael.  It means a lot to us to continue this work. It's a humbling and very moving experience  to play our music to the people who might have been our parents, and as we're no spring chickens either, they could be us, or our little sisters and brothers.  

Saturday, September 23 Maurice Tani has invited us to open for him at St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church. It will just be Henry and myself, doing that duo that we do so well (ha ha). Maurice is one of the Bay Area's premier singer/songwriters and we are honored to share the stage with him. Tickets are $20 in advance online and $25 at the door. Get your tickets online here:

The day after, September 24, we'll be at our “clubhouse”, San Gregorio Store from 2 - 5, if you're in the mood for a Sunday drive.  For us, it's a 2 hour drive from Petaluma, but the drive to San Gregorio is always one we look forward to.

October 15, we're going to be at the Santa Rosa Lost Church for a Sunday matinee again, this time with our friends SpringHouse.  We'll be sharing Chris Kee on bass and David Phillips on steel, so it's kind of a “Together and Alone” theme.  And Kathleen is particularly excited that Jane Selkye will likely add some of her magic to harmonies on a Flying Salvias tune or two. 

We wish you all the best of everything! Especially peace, love and happiness.

Kathleen and Henry

Flying Salvias Soar Into Summer 

Hello Sageheads!

Summer that isn’t acting like Summer, is it?  Nonetheless, WE are acting like it is summer and looking forward to some shows we think you will love. Hope to see you soon!

Peace and Love, Kathleen and Henry

Sunday, July 2, 2 – 5 pm   The full Orkestra! 

San Gregorio Store  Hwy 84 & Stage Road

Henry – piano and vocals

Kathleen – vocals, guitar

Dave Golia – bass

Tim Orr – drums

John Pearson – percussion

David Phillips – pedal steel


Thursday, July 6, 6 – 8 pm     Dine and Dig Us Duo

Roxx on Main

627 Main Street, Martinez

Reservations Recommended!



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Sunday, August 6, 4 - 7 pm

The Flying Salvias Quartet & The Sound Field

Elbow to Elbow at Last

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Oh Dear, May turned into June! 

Dear Sageheads,

Time flies when you're having fun, or if you're lazy like me, or maybe lazy and having fun at the same time.  Anyway, other than a FB post here and there, I neglected to reach out to you all in May.  

So here's your "June Bug":

Thursday June 1 - 6 to 8 pm, Roxx on Main, 627 Main Street, Martinez - Duo Dinner Show

Sunday June 4 - 2 to 5 pm, San Gregorio Store, Stage Rd & Hwy 84, San Gregorio - Full Band

On the news front, my latest goal is to write a song that is happy. Queen of Dark songwriter Deb Grabien recently commented that I have out-darked her, and since that comment scared me, I'm taking it as a major hint that the time is right to let a little light in, hey?

Meanwhile, I wish you all happiness, health, fun, and all the money you need!






April Shows Her Smiling Face 

There are some beautiful blossoming trees scattered all over the place here in Petaluma.  It's remarkable how the blossoms managed to hold on to the trees through the storms.  When they do let go, it looks like it is snowing.

We had a blast at our March 25 concert in Pacifica.  I think the audience did too.  Thank you to everyone who attended and helped to make the night special. And a special thanks to Maurice Tani and Mike Anderson for joining us onstage.

We've got a couple things coming up in April:

Thursday, April 6, Flying Salvias, the duo, will be dinner-showing at Roxx on Main in Martinez from 6 - 8 pm.

Sunday, April 23, the whole band, plus special guest Big Lou the Accordion Princess, will be at our home base San Gregorio Store, from 2 to 5.  It's also the day after steel player David Phillips' birthday, so come and help us give him a spanking (not a real spanking… we'll just sing to him!)  

Speaking of spankings, where the heck did that birthday tradition come from? One for every year… as if waking up each morning and getting through each day wasn't enough. Sigh.

It's Indictment Day.  Wouldn't it be nice if everyone could figure out how to behave themselves as the two sides are all mixed up together outside the courthouse?  We shall see.

Meanwhile, we with you nothing but Peace and Love,

Kathleen and Henry


Hello Sage Heads!

The Flying Salvias hope you are having a lovely MardiGras/Shrove Tuesday today. Lots of people giving up things they love for Lent. But we're not giving up you and we sure hope you won't give us up either!

Tomorrow Henry, Kathleen, David Phillips, and David Golia will be doing a little recording over at Chris Krotky’s Soundwire Studio in Richmond.  One step closer to the next release! Good times coming up this month!

Sun, February 26, 2-5 pm San Gregorio Store With the whole band. The ultimate Sunday drive destination! Stellar music, great drinks, people, and shopping. No cover.

Thurs, March 2, 6-8 pm Roxx on Main, Martinez          Flying Salvias Duo Dinner Show. We’re excited to announce that we’ll be at Roxx on Main every first Thursday though the year, from 6-8 pm. Downtown Martinez is the new North Beach… so much happening there these days. (Not the topless part, but lots of music and fine dining!)  Call 925-370-7699 to make reservations or visit to find out more.  Roxx on Main has been featured on KQED’s “Check Please” and is known for choosing the freshest locally sourced, organic, and sustainable ingredients.  627 Main Street, Martinez.

Come and hear our friends Sunday, March 5, at The Lost Church, Santa Rosa Doors 4 pm, Show 4:45 – 6:45 pm The Sound Field and Maurice Tani will each do a set. Henry will be playing piano with both, and Kathleen is likely to chime in where appropriate, too. It’s a great venue. You’ll be stepping into a strange, warm and wonderful secret, otherworldly space. Find out more:

Sat, Mar 25, 7:30 pm Mildred Owen Concert Hall - Pacifica Center for the Arts. The full Flying Salvias Orkestra in concert. With special guest, our favorite singer-songwriter (besides ourselves, ha ha!) the fantastic, supercalifornigraphic Maurice Tani. 1220 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica. For info and tickets: 

Well, that's it for now!  We hope you are all happy, healthy, and that life is treating you right.

Peace and Love,

Kathleen and Henry


Flying Salvias January News  

Hello Sageheads!

It's a new year, and though some people consider Dryuary to be the first month of the year, we think you'll agree January this year was not putting up with that nickname. Wetuary, Flooduary, Leakuary, are more like it this year. I'm sure the storms impacted each of us in unique ways, some more positively than others, but hopefully, we can all look forward to seeing sunnier days ahead. 

For Henry and I, Coviduary would also be an apt description of the month so far.  We made it almost 3 years before it finally got us at Christmas. Happily, we are both testing negative now and hope to remain so because we're really looking forward to playing for you soon.

The coming week is supposed to offer some respite from the rain and our entire band hopes to see you at San Gregorio Store on Sunday, January 22, 2 - 5 pm.  Right in the middle of the 49ers playoff game. We promise to update the score periodically. We'll be outdoors. Heaters abound! 

The next week, Friday, January 27, from 7 - 9 pm the Flying Salvias duo will be playing a dinner show at Roxx on Main in Martinez.  It's a really good restaurant.  Tasty food and tasty tunes - win-win!

Looking forward to seeing you!

Peace and Love,

Henry and Kathleen 


Sunday, December 11, 2 - 5 pm, join Henry, Kathleen, and a seasonal special line-up including Sean Allen on guitar, Josh Zucker on bass, Ken Owen on drums, and John Pearson on percussion as we take Jingle Horse out of the stable and go for a nice Christmas gallop through San Gregorio.

As usual, no cover, great drinks, fabulous weird shopping, and fine people!


Today is Election Day. Vote!  It is raining.  Blessed, wet, rain. Yay!  

We were recently in Scotland where there is water practically everywhere.  Guilt free showers and baths. It was nice. Also, beautiful. And now it's over and we're back.  Not to worry!  We have gigs coming up that always make us happy.

This Saturday Nov 12, Henry and Kathleen will join Maurice Tani, David Phillips, Rob McCloskey, and Ken Owen to back up Margaret Belton and open for Emmylou at the annual Bummer's Ball. It's probably the only way we'll ever get to grace a stage at SF Jazz....looking forward to it. Plus it's for a good cause, as it's a fundraiser for Rocket Dog.

Sunday Nov 13, 2 - 5 pm, we'll be at San Gregorio Store.  They built a beer garden behind the store, look for the gate right next to the post office, and come on in!  Kathleen, Henry, David Phillips, David Golia, and Tim Orr will be playing on the Marty Atkinson Memorial Stage.  They have promised heaters will abound.  However, if there is rain, we'll all stay home and hope for better weather on December 11 for our Christmas Show.

Vote vote vote vote vote.  It matters, especially if you want the right to complain about the outcomes!

Peace and love,

Kathleen and Henry

The Flying Salvias and Spring House will be bringing their original tunes to The Lost Church for a Sunday afternoon concert that will be sure to engage your mind, soothe your heart, and inspire your soul, perhaps even making you forget you have to go to work the next day! Tickets $20 online or at the door:

Doors open at 4, show at 4:45

Make a weekend of it! - Santa Rosa Hotel Discount at ArtHouse Hotel and Hotel e: use code TLC when booking for 15% off, free valet parking, and indoor secured parking. Available to all performers and audience members.

$20 all ages, in advance and at the door.

The Nature of Things
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