2016 Was a Heck of A Year. How About We Don't Talk About It.
As you may know, January means we begin our annual Further West Tour, which involves a southern US road trip, and either a stint in California or New Zealand, within about four months. We wanted to see what would happen if, after touring through the American south, we parked the Blue Meanie in California, hopped a plane to New Zealand, hopped another plane to the United Kingdom, hopped yet another plane back to California, continued up the west coast and trundled back through the Rockies, Badlands and Midwest. Turns out it would take a little over six months and involve 70-something shows. Well, we're doin' it, which raises two important questions:
What if the world is not round after all?
Are you nuts?
The answer to both questions is yes. On the third hand, this means that we'll have more time at home for the second half of the year, doing more hub-and-spoke shows and fewer continent-crawling month guzzlers.
The Blue Meanie just had its plugs re-sparked, its springs re-leafed and its capacitors re-fluxed and is ready to hog some serious road. This month's menu has Hungrytown ordering up a main course of Flordia followed by east Texas with an intermezzo of Mississippi.
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Friday, January 6th, 7:00 PM Library Coffee House North Indian River County Library 1001 Sebastian Blvd. Sebastian, FL 32958 Phone: 772-589-1355 Admission: Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the North Indian River County Library.
Saturday, January 7th, 2:00 PM Orlando Public Library 101 E. Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32801 407-835-7323 Admission: Free.Sponsored by the Orlando Public Library.
Wednesday, January 11th, 7:00 PM Private Engagement Sarasota, FL
Thursday, January 12th, 6:00 PM Indian River County Main Library 1600 21st Street Vero Beach, FL 32960 772-770-5060 Admission: Free. Sponsored by the Indian River County Library System.
Saturday, January 14th, 7:00 PM Winberg House Concerts Sarasota, FL 34238 Admission: $15. We've had a few requests for a public performance in Sarasota, so here it is. Please call or email Lu Winberg to reserve a seat at 941-918-8333 or email@example.com.
Sunday, January 15th, 2:00 PM Countryside Library 2642 Sabal Springs Drive Clearwater, FL 33761 727-562-4970 Admission: Free. Sponsored by the Clearwater Public Library System.
Friday, January 20th, 4:00 PM Fort Walton Beach Public Library 185 Miracle Strip Parkway, SE Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 850-833-9590 Admission: Free. Sponsored by the Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative.
Saturday, January 21st, 2:00 PM Robert L. F. Sikes Public Library 1445 Commerce Drive Crestview, FL 32539 850-682-4432 Admission: Free. Sponsored by the Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative.
Tuesday, January 24th, 7:00 PM Quisenberry Library 605 East Northside Drive Clinton, MS 39056 601-924-5684 Admission: Free. Sponsored by the Jackson Hinds Library System.
Thursday, 26 January, 7:00 PM MasterWorks Concert Series Hurst Public Library 901 Precinct Line Road Hurst, TX 76053 817-788-7300 Admission: Free. Sponsored by Arts Council Northeast.
Saturday, 28 January, 12:00 PM Tyler Library 201 S. College Ave. Tyler, TX 75702 903-593-7323 Admission: Free. Sponsored by the City of Tyler, Texas.
Sunday, January 29th, 3:00 PM Bulverde-Spring Branch Library 131 Bulverde Crossing Bulverde, TX 78163 830-438-4864 Admission: Free. Sponsored by the Bulverde-Spring Branch Library.
Monday, January 30th, 7:00 PM New Braunfels Public Library 700 E Common St. New Braunfels, TX 78130 830-221-4300 Admission: Free. Sponsored by the City of New Braunfels, TX.