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 winged seeds, where they lie cold and low,
Each like a corpse within its grave, until
Thine azure sister of the Spring shall blow
Her clarion o’er the dreaming earth, and fill
(Driving sweet buds like flocks to feed in air)
With living hues and odours plain and hill:
Wild Spirit, which art moving everywhere;
Destroyer and preserver; hear, oh hear!
Sunday, October 13th: Vedanta Center of Atlanta (VCA) A beautiful, peaceful place. Join us in their newly expanded music hall. $10 suggested donation at the door. Your generosity is deeply appreciated, but don’t stay away for lack of funds. Doors open at 6:30pm. Snacks, sweets and beverages available. Guests are welcome to bring food and/or a non-alcoholic drink to share.
Saturday, October 26th: Chiaha Festival – Rome, GA
We’ll be on stage at 3:15 PM. This is the third year we’ve played there. Fantastic sound, gorgeous setting, great vibe.
We’re playing at a couple of private events, too. These are always wonderful, and we appreciate the opportunity. If you’d like to inquire about having us play for your event, click here.
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 [...]
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: [...]
The pink dogwoods just bloomed, soon the temperatures plunge for a couple of days. Tonight: Fiddler’s Green Coffeehouse. 4/13: 45 South Cafe at 7:30 PM On 4/27, we are delighted to be invited to perform at The Mountain Music and Medicine Show in Dahlonega at The Historic Holly Theater. This radio program has won three [...]
“Nae man can tether time or tide.” ~ Robert Burns Both of us thank you for your smiles, your faces, your presence and your support as Ron’s negotiated the month of November while Carol’s been called away. It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since we recorded Auld Lang Syne. Carol’s lately been [...]
“Silent solitude makes true speech possible and personal. If I am not in touch with my own belovedness, then I cannot touch the sacredness of others. If I am estranged from myself, I am likewise a stranger to others.” ~Brennan Manning Saturday, October 20 – 8:00 PM: Ragamuffin Music Hall Longtime friend Kathy Reed opens. You’ll [...]
Out Here by Joe Paddock Small towns out on the prairie are mostly clean and bright now and maybe turned a notch or two too tight. Panting dogs no longer run free out here. And drunks no longer stagger and fall along Main Street. Their singing is not so much missed, but Main could use [...]
LIGHT-WINGED Smoke, Icarian bird, Melting thy pinions in thy upward flight, Lark without song, and the messenger of dawn, Circling above the hamlets as thy nest; Or else, departing dream, and shadowy form Of midnight vision, gathering up thy skirts; By night star-veiling, and by day Darkening the light and blotting out the sun; Go [...]
In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between, there are doors. ~William Blake Doors that feel like wind, river, air, earth, and the nameless. Sometimes they swing open. Sometimes they’re like tunnels. No way to describe them adequately. Music comes close. We’re glad you’re here again. [...]