This is Ari writing from beautiful Lake Dunmore in Vermont where I'm teaching at a chamber music camp for the next two weeks. Mia and I had the best time with Lula Wiles on our #MaineFiddleCampReunionTour last week and are overjoyed to post this video we recorded at Northampton Community Television. To watch Lula Wiles' "Good Ol'American Values" in 360 video, click here!
Spring has truly sprung over here in New England. We hope you are enjoying the waning of the daffodils and the promise of more gorgeous blooms to come.
We are gearing up for some shows in May, and could be coming to a town near you! Boston folks, we're especially excited to be playing at a People's Cafe fundraiser for Centro Presente on May 13th, and the very next day we'll be crooning while you eat brunch at Club Passim on the morning of Mother's Day. We hear they have an amazing new brunch menu and that mothers eat for free on this day only! We can't think of a more perfect gift for the mom(s) in your life than a Live Music Brunch followed, perhaps, by a stroll along the Charles.
Tickets are on sale now for our May concerts and June tour with Lula Wiles. Catch us in Boston, New York, New Jersey, Maine, New Hampshire, and western Massachusetts.
Here we are, as usual, brainstorming ideas for new material
Our mother grew up there, Ari went to school there, many of our dear friends and family members live there, and yet we haven't played any concerts in the midwest since 2013. In other words, we couldn't be more excited to be heading to Chicago and parts of Wisconsin in March. And LOOK! We made this fun graphic:
What better way to begin the new year than with a website overhaul? We hope you like our brand new corner of the internet—lots more updates are on their way. In the meantime, we are excited to play three shows this weekend in Maine and New Hampshire and three more shows in March in our home away from home: the midwest.
2016 was both wonderful and tough — Ari got married (wonderful) in the midst of our mind numbing presidential election (tough). We launched a new series of living room concerts around Massachusetts called Benefits With Friends which support organizations doing effective, good work in the world. Our first concert in December was a wonderful success and we have more in the works. Stay tuned!
Wishing peace to all this year,