Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Reason Annie Won't be Playing for Awhile

This little peanut was born on Friday, 11-9-07! Anja Louise--she has very long fingers and very long toes, which means, of course, that she can play two stringed instruments at the same time!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


I finally listened to the J&C podcast that we did some weeks ago. Here is the link: http://jconline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=PODCASTS
Surprisingly enough, I didn't think we sounded too much like idiots!! On my computer the sound was a little squiggly, I don't know if it was just my computer or if it came out that way. Anyway, fun times!

And CONGRATULATIONS to Kim who made his first blog post the other day!! Hooraaaaay!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

More Shows and A Few Minor Details
(Hello, it's Kim's first post.)

This Saturday's show at the Delphi Public Library begins at 7:00. We will be joined by George Buechley on 12 string guitar and dobro (!!!) and Ian Thompson (check out his recording/rehearsal space/music lessons studio, The Vaults, in downtown Lafayette) on bass. We are also being billed as (forgive us) Hoot and Annie.

Friday's date at the Klein Brot Haus is actually 10/26 and I think it might just be me (no Annie) all alone. We will be back at the Klein Brot Haus on November 9.

Halloween night (oooH), October 31, I'm playing with Jacob Sunderlin and Megan Wells at the Skylight Coffee House 7-9. It's an evening of Lou-grass. All Velvet Underground and Lou Reed songs. So put on your dark glasses and be there.

And there's a new west side Java Roaster, at the corner of Robinson and Salisbury. We will be there Friday, November 2 from 6-8.

And last, for now, but not least, there's a brand new coffee shop opening this Friday, October 19, on upper Main Street, next to Randy Ross' framing gallery and across from the wine and cheese shop. With very good coffee. I will be in musical residency on Thursdays from 5-7. Hopefully with Annie and other friends sitting in more often than not. So come check it out.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Music for Middle-Schoolers

This morning I (Annie) was honored with the title of "guest composer" in the music room at St. Boniface middle school. The 4th, 5th and 6th graders are learning about composers and Mrs. Hasser the music teacher has broken away from the thought that "composer"= "classical" (="boring" to most kids that age.) It was a real treat! I played 3 original songs and one non-original song to give them all a taste of Bob Dylan, and they were SO attentive and interested. They asked really great questions and were so easy to talk to. Some were more interested in the music writing process while others showed more interest in the performing aspect of songwriting, but everyone was so great! I gave Kim all the credit where it was due, going on about how HE taught me how to play banjo and mandolin and more good songs than I ever would've learned on my own, etc.

So anyway, it was an interesting morning and a really fun experience.

In performance news, we might have a November 2nd date coming up; I'll keep you posted.

Sunday, September 30, 2007


I realize now after reading back over the past posts that I had the date of last Friday's show as July 28 instead of September 28. Whoops! Hopefully anyone who reads this is smarter than I am and realized the mistake.

I don't know why this is underlined all of a sudden, I can't turn the underlining off. Anyway, nothing on the menu until 10/20, due to birthdays and THE FEAST OF THE HUNTERS MOON (!!!!!) so maybe we'll see you all at the Klein Brot Haus!

And maybe next time I post, the whole thing won't be underlined!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A New Gig

This Friday, 7/28 we'll be playing over at Village Coffee House from 8-10. That's in the Village, on Purdue's campus.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

And We're Back!

Now that the internet is conveniently located in Annie's living room, this blog should be a more reliable source for music news. We played Java Roaster last weekend, which meant setting the mics around the sofa upstairs and lounging through two hours of playing songs. Ah, coffee shops. It was great! We might be playing Village Coffee House in the near future, and possibly a Starbucks as well?

Upcoming Events:
Friday, 9/21 - "All-Night Yard Sale" Kim will be playing. Location unknown? Maybe he will jump on the blog and fill that part in.

Saturday, 9/22 - Starbucks on 26. This is a Kim-Only show, possibly a Kim and Jacob show. Also, it's a patio show!

Friday, 10/20 - "The Coffee Beat" at the Delphi Public Library, Delphi, IN. Come enjoy some coffee and a quiet evening in the library loft! I think it starts at 7:00 or 7:30.

Friday, 10/27 - The Klein Brot Haus in Brookston, IN. Yummy food, good company, and a couple of musicians messing around with their instruments. Definitely not to be missed!! (Try the shrimp pomodoro or the prime rib--YUM YUM!) 6:30pm-8:30pm

Also, we did a PODCAST interview tonight for the Journal & Courier, to be aired in a week or so. Hopefully we don't sound too idiotic. Eek! Probably we do!