We have an important update: Caryn just literally broke a leg on Sunday. While we’re waiting for her next steps (ha ha!) and potential surgery, we’ve canceled our gigs at North Ogden and Jazz at the Station this week. We’re hoping to come back to both of these in the near future, though.
One bit of good news, though: The Proper Way is filling our 7:30 slot tonight (Monday, 8/8) at Barker Park, North Ogden’s amphitheater. Should be a great show, and we’ll bring our lawn chairs and enjoy the music from the other side of the stage.
Updates to follow! We’re hoping that Caryn will be back on stage soon, safely perched on her stool. We’re still looking forward to Farmers Market in Ogden (8/27) and subsequent gigs.
And then there’s other stuff in September when we hope it gets cooler, including Van Sessions, Monarch Market, and Lighthouse Lounge! Stay tuned here and tune in to the gigs calendar to see what’s coming up.
Over the past months, we’ve had a couple private performances for celebrations of all sorts, as well as a full patio at UTOG where we tested out more live recording, like this:
And Caryn and Adam went underground last week for this Ogdenite Speakeasy celebration of art, music, and poetry:
Hope to see you out on the town this month! Let us know if you’ve got other places you want to see us — preferably shady backyards and patios!
Our live Van Session by the Ogden Banyan Collective is now available on your favorite podcasting platform, including the Van Sessions page itself.
And here we are in all the media goodness on YouTube. Thanks again to Brandon and Todd at The Banyan Collective–contribute and support them here, and come to their live sets at The Monarch each First Friday!
After a lot of quiet, we’re looking forward to summer months with a lot of stuff filling our calendar already, both public and private events. And we’re really excited.
We have to wait until mid-April when press releases come out to advertise more details, but it’s not giving away too much to say that we get to play big public spaces outside. The word “headlining” is used in one of our contracts, which also provides for a “greenroom,” and one gig has a baby grand on site. It’s not Bonnaroo, but some of these are the biggest shows we’ve booked. Stay tuned for when we can reveal all secrets.
In spite of the details we can’t tell you about, we can say that after a couple of private events in April, we’ll be out in public at Lighthouse Lounge on Saturday, May 14. (Adam turns 50 that week, so this seems like the perfect way to celebrate.) And we’ll cap off the summer season with a return visit to Van Sessions in September.
Looking forward to what’s to come in 2022. For now, here’s a throwback to our last visit to the van in 2021:
It’s been a minute. We’ve played a few things in the last couple of months, celebrating holidays at the Monarch and wedded bliss up in the mountains (congratulations to Autumn and Mark!) interspersed with rehearsals and trying out new equipment.
Things have been tough, though. We’ve had a couple of canceled gigs due to disease. Perfectly reasonable and expected during these times, but it’s still a bummer for us.
But, we’re looking ahead to better times. We’re looking to re-book things and finding new prospects in the coming months, and hopefully we’ll be tracking some new stuff in the new wires and boxes we’ve got hooked up in Tim’s basement. Stay tuned. For now, here’s a flashback from our live recorded session at Van Sessions — where we’ll return in September 2022!
(Quick notes about this one: I’d never played this particular piano intro before, but Caryn just picks it right up without any warning, as if this is the way we always do it. At the end she suggests that you invite us to all of your parties, which is a genuine request. Just let us know.)