mockingbird the audubon magazineHello again.  It's been a while.  We've all been busy enduring the winter and trying to be productive human beings.  It's a work in progress.

We have been slow as molasses on working on our second album.  Winter always seems like a good time to get things done, since you can't do lots of other things that you might like to do.  But then it turns out that early darkness leads to early drinking of hot toddies and you can figure out the rest. 

However, we did get it all together to record our song “Mockingbird” and it will be available to purchase March 15th, which is basically right now! You can download it at cdbaby

We have several fun shows coming up—a notable one being a live broadcast on WDVX out of Knoxville, Tennessee.  They have a daily, two act, lunch hour show, broadcast out of the Knoxville Visitor Center. We are really excited to get to do that.  That will be April, 14th at noon and you can listen live here: WDVX

Here in Western North Carolina, February lulled us into a false sense of security and then March came and kicked our behinds.  We have had three snows in March. Small ones, but still it affects the morale.  Heading (oh so slowly) into April I am looking forward to sunshine, being warm, spring and summer shows, and seeing lots of your faces. 

Here is to spring, friends!

-Elfy, 3-15-18

music mania crowdHouse concerts are the best. We just played our first one for Paula who runs Music Mania House Concerts in Mills River, NC.  Thank you, Paula!

What is a house concert?  I Thought you'd never ask!

A house concert is a musical concert that is presented in someone's home or apartment, or a nearby small private space such as a barn, apartment common space, lawn, or back yard.

Practice Of LateElfys wool hat

So practice has been a lot of fun recently. I mean, it's always fun, but we've been doing some whiskey tasting of late which has added another layer to the general hilarity, although has not made us better musicians. It's definitely been fun, but we are taking a break from the “tasting”.

 At any rate, last practice was particularly fun, perhaps because we had some guests—Rick's wife and niece, and the whiskey was particularly tasty and the feeling in the room particularly festive. And this was our conversation.

Our first CD was finished this past July. Thanks to all the hard work that Rick does behind the scenes our music has been played on a bunch of radio stations, both in the U.S. and around the world. That's been a real thrill. One time my daughter and I got in the car and as soon as I started driving I heard our song “Good Girl” played on 103.3, Asheville FM. That was a big moment for me. Another huge moment was when Josh caught us being played on Local Color on WNCW. Being played around the world is an amazing feeling, but being played at home is special in a whole other way.

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