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The fire in the Santa Cruz mountains became an imminent threat to us late on Tuesday night and we evacuated to a friend’s house in Santa Cruz. We got all the instruments out and most of the very important stuff. Laurel has been kicking herself for forgetting the book she’s written all her instrumentals in over the past 15 years and her artwork, but ...

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Well, life looks a bit different then we all expected it might right about now! We hope everyone is hanging in there, staying healthy, and finding ways to connect meaningfully with loved ones, even from a distance. We wanted to update you on what's been happening for us.

We're starting the sixth week of our shelter-in-place here on the California ...

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We hope our first newsletter since last summer finds everyone doing well and making time to go out and enjoy live music. We got to see Scarlet Rivera, violinist of Bob Dylan's Desire fame last week. Dan had met her in his early 20s when she recorded on a demo Dan was doing with Columbia Records. It felt like a full circle moment for him to see her ...

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We want to thank you for tagging along with us this year and hope you'll enjoy this wrap-up of some of our favorite photos and experiences. We started 2018 off as we'll do again tomorrow night, performing in Laurel's hometown of Monterey, California at First Night, a family friendly, alcohol free New Years festival for the arts. We stayed off the ...

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First off, we have a little window between tours here to devote to booking house concerts and venues for 2018 and 2019. Please let us know if you would like to host us or know a venue or festival near you which we should approach! Thank you for your continued support!

We've been off the road for about a month now since our Canadian tour, and ...

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We're excited to be embarking on a new tour of Western Canada and the US Pacific Northwest starting just a few days from now, and we'll be premiering some new material slated for our next album!

But first, a little update... We enjoyed a great tour in February and March, touring southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, followed ...

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Hi everyone!

Well, we shopped around a bit last year in preparation for releasing "Between the Rain" and after receiving quotes of $5,000, $10,000, $15,000+ decided we just couldn't swing a radio campaign for the album. However, we did send to a dozen or so radio stations and DJs we already had relationships with throughout Canada ...

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Just a little update to wrap up a long, but rewarding year. We also want to tell you about a few final dates we have coming up this month in California and Nevada, and to preview the tours we have shaping up for 2017. If you'd like to host us for a house concert next year, we'd love to come play for you! Send us an email and we'll let you know how ...

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Well, we actually don't know how to get to #1 on the radio, without spending about a million dollars, but miraculously, our third album, Between the Rain sat at #1 for three straight weeks in Winnipeg, Canada's music hub, which is quite the honor, as well as ranking within the top five on the national Roots charts for most of this summer. Maybe third ...

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We just flew back from six weeks of touring western Canada and want to extend hugs and thanks to all those who attended our shows, bought CDs, wrote in our guestbook, and made us feel so at home. It was truly our pleasure to play for you! And, a very special thanks to our house concert hosts, venues, and festivals - we quite literally would not be ...

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We’re just back from a wonderful tour of Western Canada and can’t wait to share the new CD with our friends in the US! We have two central coast parties planned, one on April 9th at Don Quixote’s International Music Hall in Felton, CA with the full band, including Tracy Parker, Jimmy Norris, and Patti Maxine, plus soulful songwriter Amy Obenski and ...

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We’re six shows in to our Canadian CD release tour and wow, it feels good to be on a big tour again! We enjoyed an amazing homecoming in Dan’s hometown of Pinawa, Manitoba, with hundreds of people coming out to see us and over 60 CD sales. We just kept signing them... Blown away by the support.

Other highlights have included playing a number ...

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Incredible!! We've been floating all day knowing that our new album campaign on Kickstarter literally went from 52% to 100% funded overnight with one extremely generous donation. Our album WILL without a doubt be made now. THANK YOU!!!

We've seen an astounding show of support, and what's crazy is we still have two weeks to keep giving away ...

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The life of this duo just got a LOT easier! We’ve just learned that in late June 2014 Canada repealed it’s work permit requirements for foreign musicians playing time-limited engagements in the country. As a Canadian-American musical team, this is some of the best news we’ve heard all year!!!

After a petition through change.org rallied 143,481 ...

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We're excited and honored to have received an official showcase for the FAR-West Conference in Oakland, CA in October 2014. FAR-West is the west coast regional conference for Folk Alliance International, promoting acoustic music and education. We attended last year and had an amazing time playing, jamming, learning, socializing, and supporting an ...

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Our year started out great - relaxing after the long tours of last year in a cabin by a lake in British Columbia, planning a new album and a new show for tours later in the year...

However, just when we were getting used to not traveling, unexpected developments concerning Laurel's work permit for Canada suddenly separated us to our respective ...

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We made it through our big tour in one piece - across the Canadian Prairies, down the West Coast, across the Southwest and South and up the East Coast and through the Great Lakes states! A couple of the routes were repeated, but the the big miles, like through Texas, was driven between October and December.

We’ll be doing a personal songwriting ...

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We are in the midst of a short western Canadian tour on our way down the US west coast and back to California where we'll be touring for several weeks. Thought we’d make this duo official and start an actual blog!

We have been fortunate to have some “back by popular demand” dates from our last tours as well as some new house concerts and ...


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