Well, my December blog lied. We are back in January after all! Just couldn't wait until February.
2018 was a political roller coaster of a year. A musical roller coaster, too. The Flying Salvias spread their wings and added trio and full band configurations at all kinds of gigs from our clubhouse San Gregorio Store, to Brewsters Pub and Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma, Byrd & Beckett and The Lost Church in SF, Armando's in Martinez, and even the San Mateo County Women’s Jail and Menlo Park VA Hospital. Heck, Henry even played with Metallica!
In late 2018, Henry and Kathleen both got involved in a couple of projects that we hope to see more of in 2019. The Jones Gang’s tribute to Mad Dogs & Englishmen debuted in December at Armando’s. And Russ Gold’s Southern Soul Survivors should be bursting out of the woodshed any time now. Currently, Deb Grabien also has Henry and Kathleen in the studio pitching in on Sound Field’s next CD, “This Moment of the Storm,” which will be chock full of Deb’s fine songs.
Henry played with Maurice Tani at Freight & Salvage for a live recording, “This is It!” that just came out. It is a really great listen; I can say that with all my heart, because I rarely think anything is a really great listen. Yet, I always love pretty much anything Maurice Tani writes, plays, or sings, so I encourage you to go out and see and hear for yourself why. (And you won't hear it from his lips, but Henry's piano playing is fabulous on this CD!-K)
Flying Salvias will be with Jerry & Melissa at the Ocean Ale House in SF on Friday January 18th. They’ll play a set, then we’ll play a set. It’s fun. There are very good burgers, too. 7 – 9:30 p.m., 1314 Ocean Ave.
Kathleen is joining Deb Grabien and Lauren Murphy as a Nasty Woman for a show on Sunday January 27 at Tiburon Wine, from 5 to 7:30 pm. This singer-songwriter conclave will also feature some stellar players, such as Mark Karan, so come and see us! Tix are $20. It’s a very small venue and right now the only way I know to get an advance ticket is to email me and I’ll take care of it with the girlzzz. Will update this information soon.
Oh, and of course, the SF Women’s March is coming up Saturday January 19, 11:30 a.m. Civic Center Rally; march down Market Street at 1:30 p.m. We always skip the speeches… preaching to the choir, ya know? But the march is a powerful experience.
More stuff coming up in February, so we’ll get back to you soon!
Signing off for now, with a toast to those who left us behind last year, those who stuck around, and those we have yet to meet: May there be better days ahead for everyone!