Busy times around here. Emma’s (daughter) graduating from Middle School, Hilary’s (wife) practicing for her new recording, Ollie (dog) is licking his paws again and keeps following me around the house, Arni’s doing amazing art and getting ready to celebrate her birthday, Patrice is getting ready for the Mandolin Symposium, the group is trying to record the new song for Just One Angel 2.0, and we’re getting ready to head down to Northern California for a few shows. Phew!
The California shows are pretty exciting ’cause, in addition to returning to Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz — beautiful venue, by the way — and Twisted Oak Winery in Vallecito — great wine, great view, great bbq — we’re doing the first complete Bay Area Uncle Bonsai show in over 25 years. Yep, it’s hard to believe . . . other than the “Just One Angel” show a couple of years ago, we have not played in the San Francisco/Berkeley area since 1987 or 1988. But that’s not all; we get to play Freight & Salvage, in Berkeley, which is one of the premiere concert venues in the county AND has wonderful sound and the nicest staff.
Many of you know I’m not exactly a “glass half full” kind of guy . . . on a good day I might be considered a “hey, who broke the glass” person; on a normal day, maybe it’s more like “there’s a glass?” So, while I can’t wait to hit the stage at Freight & Salvage, I do realize that we’re playing on a Tuesday night, in summer, during a holiday week . . . we have no idea who’s coming but, we promise, both of you will get a great show!
If you want to get tickets . . .
June 29th: Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz (use the secret code UBVIP_SC0629 for a discount)
July 2nd: Freight & Salvage in Berkeley (Even if you can’t make it, tell someone to go!)
July 5th: Twisted Oak Winery in Vallecito (They’re having a pit BBQ too!)
See you next week