Happy New Year! We wish you the best of all things in the year to come and thank you for supporting us thoughout 2014. It was a good year and we plan for 2015 to be even better. We have a few goals for the year. We can't accomplish these goals all by ourselves. We'll be asking for your help along the way. 1. We hope to see more of you and all of our fans this year and will do all we can to make that happen. 2. We're polishing up new songs for a new CD. Release date yet to be determined, but it has to be this year. 3. We also hope to release a Christmas/Holiday CD, possibly EP. You can guess the deadline for that. 4. Make more music. Play more shows. (This relates directly to goal number 1.)
Next we want to thank and acknowledge two fine musicians. Daniel Seabolt and John King have been successfully collaborating with us on and off stage for several years now. We love these guys and depend on them for support when it counts. Just...Thanks.
Now on to a Happy January 2015. Here's what's happening:
1. January 10. Winter Wheat is right around the corner. This is the 6th annual! We are excited to be part of Winter Wheat, Saturday January 10 at the Intersection Lounge.We are on the Mustache Lounge stage at 5:30. We'll be featuring favorites old and new from our repertoire and will be joined by Dan and John, so come on down and join the fun.There will be great music all aftenoon and evening. Here's the completeWinter Wheat schedule.
Mustache Lounge Stage
1:40 Dan Seabolt's Scholarship Students 2:30 Open Jam with the Blue Water Ramblers 3:50 Hawks and Owls 5:30 Ruth and Max Blomquist 7:10 Palooka Brothers 8:50 An Dro
Showroom Stage 12:30 Dunuya Drum and Dance 1:50 Palooka Brothers with Laurie Pietravalle calling 3:30 Fauxgrass 5:10 Red Sea Pedestrians 6:50 Benzie Playboys 8:40 Cabbage Crik Reunion 10:20 Billy Strings and Don Julin
Side Show Tent Mitten Brewing Company beers 2:30 Delilah DeWylde and The Lost Boys 3:35 Josh Rose 5:00 Delilah DeWylde and The Lost Boys 6:15 Open jamming
Peppino's will be serving pizza from 12:30-10 and a dinner from 4 to 7pm. Lasagna (meat &vegetarian), breadsticks, salad, and one or two hot sandwiches with homemade potato chips all priced the same.
Here are the Winter Wheat details: Intersection, 133 Grandville SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Tickets: $15 in advance - $20 at the door - $10 with student ID Available from http://wheatlandmusic.org”>WheatlandMusic.org If you wish to stay overnight at Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown, call the hotel directly at 616.235.7611 and reference the Winter Wheat-Wheatland block or simply give the three letter group code for the block which isWWW.
2. Sunday January 11, the very next day,we'll be joining the Cabbage Crik reunion at Salt of the Earth in Fennville. Music starts at 7:00. Cabbage Crik was probably our first exposure to live Bluegrass music back in the day. We're honored to be included. Not sure how it'll go down, but we'll be there and ready to play. See the schedule below for details. Reservations strongly suggested.
3. January 184:00 PM. We are in concert at First Presbyterian Church of Grand Haven. We are so pleased to be included in their Community Artist Series of concerts. It's been a while since we played a public concert in Grand Haven so come on out. It'll be just the two of us up close and personal. Call (616) 842-6760 for details.
4. January 2510:00 AM.C3 Exchange We'll supply music for the regular Sunday morning gathering of this kind and inclusive spirtual community. 421 Columbus Avenue, Grand Haven, MI.
Thanks for being a fan. It's going to be a happy music filled January and a New Year full of potential. We're so glad you'll be joining us.
Ruth and Max
"What a show--great musicianship, great songs, and Ruth's voice just melts over the crowd like butter on a biscuit...delicious! Let's do it again!" — Terry Grannis, Zellie's Opry House
"Turn Back A Page - Real songs with real emotions, great instrumental work, superb harmonies and one of the best female vocalists in the business (Ruth, of course!). This CD is pure listening pleasure."" — Al Kniola, Host, The Back Porch, 88.1 WVPE Public Radio
"This band has a growing devoted following here in the Midwest, but the music I heard and the performance I saw are of a caliber that deserves to be seen on the best national stages!”" — Phil Doolittle, Paint Creek Comfy Concerts