11/29/2023 News

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Season’s Greetings!   CD’s make perfect gifts, for sale on our website or at any show.   We sell lapel pins & squeezable pianos, too.   Special offer:   FREE Walking Mary’s Blues CD with every $20 you spend, expires 12/31/23.   (Do not order that CD online- we’ll ship it with your order automatically!)   Yes, you can still buy CD players, boomboxes & stereos, the best ways to support/enjoy your fave musicians’ art!

It’s hard to believe that Mary’s CD was released 30 years ago on 11/1/1993, Live from St. Pete 20 years ago on 2/15/2003, & Boogie Woogie Staircase 15 years ago on 7/28/2008!   Even more amazing, Dr. Blues & I celebrated 40 years wed on 6/18/2023.  We are blessed!

We were honored with a 2-page feature story in the Feb/Mar 2023 issue of Big City Blues magazine,  a photo in July 2023 Tampa Bay magazine, & a mention in Shana Smith’s 2022 novel Islands of Cedars.   Thank you all!

Thanks to these Frequent Fan winners of 2022:   #1 Linda Meckes, #2 Wayne Kaffai (each came to 30 shows),  #3 Priscilla Hoon (20 shows), #4 Teresa Gonzales-White, & #5 Ellen Streich (10 shows each).   Ask for your FREE card at any show.   

We had an awesome tour in August 2022, including our debuts at Lebanon Blues Fest & Artscape in Ohio, + enjoyable returns to play Slippery Noodle in Indianapolis, Bloomington Boogies, Indiana,  Diamond Teeth Mary Fest in Huntington, WV, & Adelphia Music Hall in Marietta, Ohio.   Thanks to all these venues & fans who came- so good to see you all!

In Oct. 2022 + Oct. 2023 we again played Two Rivers Music Fest in Dunnellon, FL.   We’ve played this cool event (formerly Jazz Up Dunnellon) 17 times since 2002.   It was great to hear & jam a bit with Keith Caton Blues Band again too!

We were thrilled to hear Ringo Starr in Clearwater, FL 9/26/2023.  He is now 83, but you’d never know it- what a show!   We last saw him when he was 70.   Nothing like a real Beatle in person- wow! 

Sadly, we’ve experienced more sorrow since the last posting.  A fave cousin/musician/supporter passed away during that tour in Aug. 2022…we so miss Steve Garris.   And we had just returned home from the road when my mom, Edna, passed on 9/8/2022, so we had to fly back to Ohio 2 days later.  I played Amazing Grace & Will the Circle Be Unbroken at her funeral, not an easy thing to do.   Since then, we  miss her love, generosity & support immensely but feel so thankful for her.   We also lost Aunt Carol Clark in May, 2022, as well as Frequent Fan Midge Powell in June 2023.

Which makes us even more appreciative of all of you- fans, friends, family.   Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays & New Year…God bless us everyone- Peace on Earth, Love & Music,  Liz  (& Dr. Blues, of course!)