September 05, 2005

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It’s great to be home from the road. Our almost-five-week Summer Tour went well- wonderful to see friends and familiar faces up north in Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, and Kentucky. The Cincy Blues Festival was a high point for us, sharing the Arches Piano Stage with Ann Rabson, Henry Butler, Ricky Nye, Rudy Blue Shoes, Big Joe Duskin, Todd Hepburn, Craig Brenner, Bob Seeley, Mr. B., Henry Gray and others. The Atwood Yacht Club said they had the best crowd ever. We were totally surprised when Barry Mellitz, our fan from Connecticut, walked into our show at the Parkersburg Moose Lodge in West Virginia. Check out our GALLERY page for new tour photos.

We are heartbroken by the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Mississippi, the birthplace of jazz and blues. We will be a part of a Benefit Concert at the Ringside Cafe in St. Pete on Tuesday, September 13th. Many of Tampa Bay’s best musicians will also be performing at this benefit.

Regrettably, after a successful public reading on May 16th, the theatrical production on the life of Diamond Teeth Mary has been halted due to the dissolving of the Live Arts Peninsula, who had planned to produce the play. However, New York playwright Levy Lee Simon and many of us here are hopeful that his play will be produced by another venue.

Liz laid down a piano track at Zen Studio this week for Tom Scudiero’s new CD. It’s on Tom’s rocking original “She Took It All.”

Also, we continue to work on material for our next CD. Two of our brand new songs, “Etta Kitt” and “Taxi Driving Woman”, were well-received on the tour.

We were shocked and saddened when we got the news on the road that our friend Lovey Rochester passed away August 19th. We will surely miss her enthusiastic spirit at the gigs, and our deepest sympathy goes out to her twin sister Dovey and family.