Going In

November 15, 2014


“If we become addicted to the external, our interiority will haunt us. We will become hungry with a hunger no image, person, or deed can still. To be wholesome, we must remain truthful to our vulnerable complexity. In order to keep our balance, we need to hold the interior and exterior, visible and invisible, known and unknown, temporal and eternal, ancient and new, together. No one else can undertake this task for you. You are the one and only threshold of an inner world. This wholesomeness is holiness. To be holy is to be natural, to befriend the worlds that come to balance in you.”
John O’DonohueAnam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

With that in mind, here’s what’s to come, starting tonight!

November 15th 
7:30 PM, 45 South Café, 45 South Peachtree Street, Norcross, GA 30071, Phone 770-409-4009, www.45southcafe.com (Two sets, free)

November 22nd 7:30 PM, Unitarian Universalist Metro Atlanta North (UUMAN) Coffee House, 11420 Crabapple Rd, Roswell, GA 30075, Phone 770-992-3949 http://www.uuman.org/

Admission:  $5 suggested donation, which goes to the UUMAN’s worthy charitable causes. We are sharing the evening with singer and guitarist Steve Allerton.

December 4th, Thursday @ 7:00 pm, The Crimson Moon Café, 24 North Park Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533, Phone 706-864-3982. Tickets available at the door but preferably at their website www.thecrimsonmoon.com

This will be a “Special” writers-in-the round show featuring Ron Hipp (solo), Rick Diamond and Pat Walsh. 

Rick Diamond (http://www.reverbnation.com/rickdiamond)

Pat Walsh (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCAEC2CBEBFFA2857)

The three of us did this show once before and we had an incredible time and a good crowd, so come early and get a good seat.  Dahlonega is not that far from Atlanta, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. We’d love your support for this one!

December 19th2014, Friday @ 8:00 pm, The Crimson Moon Café, 24 North Park Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533, Phone 706-864-3982. Tickets available at the door but preferably at their website.  www.thecrimsonmoon.com

~Out of the Rain~ will share the evening with the “Solstice Sisters” for an incredible evening of holiday and regular music.  We are really looking forward to this one!  The Solstice Sisters are great, if you haven’t heard them.  http://www.reverbnation.com/thesolsticesisters

This will be a show not to be missed!  We’re very excited about it!

Stay warm, and enjoy the cold.

Dear Companions

September 5, 2014

We’ve been thinking a lot about that lately. Ron’s been visiting old boyhood friends, Carol’s in a season of close touch and gratitude. Pictured above with Ron is Jim Bozeman who co-wrote Red Haired Gal and contributed the song The Sadness of Mary to Two Hearts.

In the next two weekends, we’re happy to be sharing the evening with comrades who are wonderful musicians and communicators.

Saturday, 9/6 (tomorrow), 8 PM: Hungry Ear Coffee House with Louis Robinson

Saturday, 9/13, 8 PM: Lena’s Place Coffeehouse with Just Be’Cause (Jerry Brunner, Cyndi Craven, and Bruce Gilbert)


June 16, 2014

Summer Sky, summer rain, summer solstice … June 21st, when we’ll be playing at a very special place – Ragamuffin Music Hall in Roswell at 8 PM. Two sets, all atmosphere. Click here to purchase tickets in advance – $10 pre-purchase, $15 at the door. Then on Saturday 7/5 at 8, we’re honored to return [...]

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April 11, 2014

“The gap between compassion and surrender is love’s darkest, deepest region.” ~ Orhan Pamuk, The Museum of Innocence Spring has finally arrived in Georgia, seeds planted long ago are blooming. Tonight, 4/11: Second set at The Heron House in Mountain Park. Sharing the evening with Keltic Kudzu. The music starts at 7:00. Saturday, 5/3: We’re [...]

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dive for dreams

February 13, 2014

dive for dreams or a slogan may topple you (trees are their roots and wind is wind) trust your heart if the seas catch fire (and live by love though the stars walk backward) ~ e.e. cummings (from five poems) *************************************** The snow is melting, rapidly. Eleven months after her father, Carol’s joyful, loving mother [...]

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Cold and Bright

January 18, 2014

Winter-Time Late lies the wintry sun a-bed, A frosty, fiery sleepy-head; Blinks but an hour or two; and then, A blood-red orange, sets again.  Before the stars have left the skies, At morning in the dark I rise; And shivering in my nakedness, By the cold candle, bathe and dress.  Close by the jolly fire [...]

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For Old Times’ Sake

December 5, 2013

We’re doing exactly what we want this time of year – gestating. Will get out a wee bit, though, to the Hungry Ear Coffee House this coming Saturday, 12/7 to play some lesser-heard holiday songs as part of a wonderful showcase. The music starts at 8. And you can still easily have Ron’s evocative arrangement [...]

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Ode to the West Wind

October 8, 2013

Ode to the West Wind Percy Bysshe Shelley (1820) I O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn’s being, Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing, Yellow, and black, and pale, and hectic red, Pestilence-stricken multitudes: O thou, Who chariotest to their dark wintry bed The [...]

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June 18, 2013

Misty, peaceful, steady, wild – moving water’s on our mind. So many iconic songs – Nick Drake’s “River Man,” Joni Mitchell’s “River,” Bill Staines’ “River” ( … take me along …) - almost endless - and that’s just one form. This month, we’re performing in places that are wonderfully welcoming and embracing – settings of respite and inclusive [...]

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The Invisible

May 1, 2013

A rush of joy and gratitude washed over us as we looked out at the beautiful Dahlonega audience faces this past weekend. And earlier this month, as we were able to reconnect with so many friends at 45 South Cafe and meet some wonderful people at the Frew Manor benefit. Thank you. Dates in May: [...]

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