July 2016 Newsdumpster

JULY 2016

That Ladder Looks Awfully Tall.

Since getting back to Vermont in April from our four-month 2016 Further West Tour, we've hung out at the farmers' market, bought a new car, got new tires and suspension stuff for the Blue Meanie, watched TV, played some northeastern shows, ate a ton of oranges, saw some people, updated a few electronic gadgets and Rebecca took yoga. All of a sudden it's July, and we're stressing out about our imminent combination four-month combo 2016 Into the Cornfield Tour of the midwest, which will dovetail into our 2016 Double-Crossing the Pond Tour of the British Isles.

When we started touring full time in 2004, we had already squandered our youth skidding down a bunch of dead-end roads. As totally middle-aged folk musicians, we've noticed that our demographic likes to make lists about the nuances of aging. Not wanting to be left out of the fun, here's ours:

  • Making sure our vitamin supplements are either chocolate or gummy.
  • Inserting the hair trap before bathing brings on a twinge of melancholy.
  • Downloading music is the latest thing, right?
  • 401(k) is a brand of window cleaner, right?
  • Keogh is a brand of cereal, right?
  • Showcasing helps to elongate your torso, pulls in your stomach and directs the viewers' eye upward. Distance helps, too (see photo).
  • Becoming jealous of people with senior discounts.
  • Grateful that library shows nearly always end before 9:00 p.m.

A Moment of Bluegrass, Please.

"O Lord," written for Rebecca's Sunday Afternoon album, was covered recently by Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers on their new album, Sacred Memories. You can hear it here. Hallelujah!

We have heaps of virtual photographs taken since our last tour. You'llfind them in our 2016 Home Turf photo album. Of course, a 2016 Into the Cornfield Tour photo album will appear magically on our Photo Albums Facebook page once we're actually in the cornfield.

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Sunday, July 4, 11:30 AM
Wardsboro 4th of July Parade & Street Fair
Main St.
Wardsboro, VT 05355
United States
Tickets: Free. Another set in the afternoon, TBD.

Friday, July 8, 7:00 PM
Dover Free.Library
22 Holland Rd.
Dover, VT 05341
Tickets: Free. Sponsored by the Dover Free.Library.

Sunday, July 10, 3:00 PM
Beech Tree Concert Series
Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Rd.
Old Westbury, NY 11568
Tickets: Free.w/ paid admission to Old Westbury Gardens. Suzanne Mueller accompanies us on cello.

Wednesday, July 13, 6:30 PM
Harborfront Park Concert Series
101-A East Broadway
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Tickets: Free. Sponsored by the Greater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council.

Friday, July 15, 7:00 PM
Kick Back & Groove Summer Concert Series
James V. Brown Library
19 E. 4th St.
Williamsport, PA 17701
Tickets: Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the James V. Brown Library.

Thursday, July 21, 6:00 PM
Butler Branch Library
21 Elm St.
Butler, OH 44822
Tickets: Free.
Friday, July 22, 7:00 PM
Tipton County Public Library
127 E. Madison St.
Tipton, IN 46072
Tickets: Free.
Saturday, July 23, 2:00 PM
Westfield-Washington Public Library
333 West Hoover St.
Westfield, IN 46074
Tickets: Free.
Sunday, July 24, 2:00 PM
Music in the McKenzie
Peoria Public Library
3001 W. Grand Parkway
Peoria, IL 61615
Tickets: Free.
Monday, July 25, 7:00 PM
Grayslake Area Public Library
100 Library Ln.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Tickets: Free.
Tuesday, July 26, 7:00 (doors 6:30) PM
Folk Festival Concerts with Lilli Kuzma
College of DuPage
WDCB Public Radio Studio
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Tickets: $10. Please send an email to lkupbeat@aol.com to make a reservation. Note from the host: The events are on Tuesday 'show' nights, as they're a 'two-in-one' concert format, first an hour acoustic show in our living room area, then a live studio spot that the guests can also sit in on. The time frame is 7 to 9 p.m., acoustic show 7-8, studio spot 8:30 to 9.

Thursday, July 28, 7:00 PM
Manhattan-Elwood Public Library
240 Whitson St.
Manhattan, IL 60442
Tickets: Free.
Friday, July 29, 12:00 PM
Waukegan Public Library
128 North County St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Tickets: Free. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Bradbury Room. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Saturday, July 30, 7:00 PM
Britt Public Library
132 Main Ave S.
Britt, IA 50423
Tickets: Free.
Monday, August 1, 6:30 PM
Hull Public Library
1408 Main St.
Hull, IA 51239
Tickets: Free.
Tuesday, August 2, 6:30 PM
Vinton Public Library
510 2nd Ave.
Vinton, IA 52349
Tickets: Free.
Wednesday, August 3, 7:00 PM
Hawarden Public Library
803 Tenth St.
Hawarden, IA 51023
Tickets: Free.
Saturday, August 6, 6:00 PM
Clarence Public Library
309 6th Ave.
Clarence, IA 52216
Tickets: Free.

Think you can get rid of us that easily?  Think again--way more shows here.

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