The Flying Salvias are a piano/vocal and sometimes guitar duo, playing their signature Ameri-kind-uh music, blending country, pop, blues, beatnik jazz, swing, and old hippy, though not usually all in the same song.

Flying in February 

The muse was visiting in January and we've got a couple new songs to play for you in February.  You can hear them at our favorite haunt, San Gregorio General Store when we play there on Sunday, February 7 from 11 am to 1 pm.  Henry's band, The Jones Gang, will also debut there Sunday, January 31, 2 - 5 pm.  

Tuesday night, February 17, from 7 to 10 pm, The Keller Sisters have invited us to join them and Maurice Tani at the Bazaar Cafe in San Francisco for a night of all original music.  We are all so different from each other, while being vaguely related (yes, there are many jokes here, but in the spirit of creativity, we'll let you make them up yourselves!), so it promises to be a pretty fun musical night.

As ever, we're trying to put together little tours of coffee houses and house concerts, up and down the Left Coast, and we hope to do something in July in Wyoming and Montana.  Recommendations and referrals are gratefully accepted.  Just drop us an email

That's all for now, dear Sage Heads!

Kathleen and Henry


Flying Salvias in December and January  Podcast

We're back in action on Sunday, January 3, 11 am - 1 pm, at our favorite place, the San Gregorio General Store.  We'll also be starting back to work on our latest recording project.  For now,  we've uploaded an mp3 of "Big Dirt Broom", one of our new songs.

Meanwhile, we hope everyone is having a good end of the year and that we see you all in January, happy, healthy, and high on life (or a clever substitute)!
  1. Big Dirt Broom

Flying Salvias in November & December 

HI Folks!  

Only two Flying Salvias gigs before the year ends and we start all over again.  Sunday, November 15, from 5 to 7, we'll be back at the Caffe Trieste in Berkeley and on Saturday December 12, we'll be playing a Bread & Roses holiday party for the patients at the Menlo Park Veterans Administration nursing facility. 

We've got a lot of other stuff going on though.  

Henry will be one of the band members in the "Always...Patsy" musical which will run between Thanksgiving and Christmas at the Altarena Playhouse in Alameda.  Our friend David Phillips is the musical director, and the show stars Margaret Belton as Patsy.  Visit the Altarena website for tickets.

Kathleen will be singing in the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir reunion choir when they participate in the OIGC 30th Annual Christmas Concert at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. Visit the choir website for complete details.

We're also working on a new recording at Cookie Marenco's OTR Studios. We're keeping it simple with just vocals and a trio which includes Ken Owen on drums, Josh Zucker on bass, and of course, Henry on piano. We'll have more info on that soon.

In 2016 we'll be back at San Gregorio General Store on a monthly basis. Meanwhile, we are booking some new places and we welcome your suggestions.  We are looking for house concerts, coffee houses, book stores, and intimate clubs.  Feel free to point us in any direction you want us to go (except away)!

Flying Salvias in October 

From October 15 - 18, we'll be attending the Folk Alliance - Far West Music Conference at the Oakland Marriott.  We're hosting a Private Guerrilla Showcase room called "Henry's Hideaway" and hoping to garner a little attention for piano-based music.  There won't be many pianists, but we have to try!   Far West music is always acoustic and there is always a lively debate about what folk music is.  We are acoustic, we are folks, and we wrote the music, so we're pretty happy to be included at this great event.  The Guerrilla Showcases take up an entire floor of the hotel. Musicians are scheduled in each of the rooms and perform 30 minute sets.  It's like speed dating for people looking to hook up with house concert presenters.  It's also tons of fun.  It goes from 10:30 pm to 2:00 a.m., after the Official Showcases are over.  Click here to visit the Far West website and find out more.

Sunday, October 18, 5 - 7 pm - Come and see us at the Caffe Trieste in Berkeley.  No cover, and possibly some of the Far West musicians sitting in. 2500 San Pablo Avenue. 

Sunday, October 25, 2 - 5 pm - San Gregorio Country Store - one of our most favorite places to play.  No cover, full bar, lots of books, great shopping, fine people, and a nice listening area.  Ride your bike, motorcycle, take a Sunday drive, skate board down Hwy 84 from La Honda and have a ball while driving motorists crazy... just get here!
<DIV ALIGN="CENTER">The Nature of Things<BR>
<I>by The Flying Salvias</I><BR>
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The Nature of Things
by The Flying Salvias
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