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Posted on August 3, 2010 with 0 comments
It’s been an interesting summer, so far; full of touring, a new CD, knee surgery, and radio comedy.
Knee surgery? Yes, Sandy’s knee went wonky on her just after we came back from Hays, KS. She had the procedure done last week and is recovering swiftly. She is slowly beginning to brave stairways again. She’ll be fine by the time we get to our big event later this month.
BIG EVENT? Yes, we have finally done it! Our new CD, “Two Guitars, A Dulcimer, and an Attitude”, is ready to roll. We’ll be holding our Wisconsin CD Release Party on August 12th. Here’s all the info:
CD Release Party
Brink Lounge 701 E. Washington Madison, WI
Thursday August 12th
Showtime: 7:00pm
Cover: $10.00 (it includes a copy of the new CD)
If you bought a copy of the CD in advance, bring it with you. We’ll waive the cover. If you bought a copy of “Appetizers” (The sampler of six songs from the new CD), bring it with you. We’ll cut the cover in half.
We’ll have special guests Norm Siegel on bass, Julia McConahay on fiddle, and Nancy Rost on keyboards.
The CD is now available at CD You can get the CD itself or download it at .
For our friends in Chicago, Sandy is beating the bushes to find a venue for a Chicago area CD Release Party. We’ll tell you the details when we’ve got them nailed down.
Allright! Enough ad copy! News Time!
We’ve had one heck of a busy summer. We’ve been touring from Minocqua, WI to Hays, KS. Here’s some of the highlights:
Woolpy House in Minocqua, WI
We stood out on a dock singing to several tourboats full of people. It was great fun. Tara and Jerry, who run this occasional house concert series, were wonderful hosts and treated us like family. We thank them for their kindness and hospitality. We’ll post some pictures of it on the website soon (including pictures of Jerry passing the tip jar to the tourboats from a kayak).
The French Market in Lisle, IL
This is an outdoor farmers’ market that happens every Saturday near the train station in downtown Lisle, IL. Somebody there had corn that was so sweet you could eat it raw. It was raining when we started and clear but very hot by the time we finished. We had a wonderful time anyway.
Café Semolino in Hays, KS
Café Semolino is a lovely little place in, we happy to say, thriving downtown Hays, KS. Several of Stephen Lee’s relatives came up from Witchtah (and a couple all the way from Oklahoma) to see the show.
We’re looking forward to getting back out that way next Spring.
KOPN 89.5 FM in Columbia, MO
We made a stop, on our way back north, to make some music on KOPN’s “Sunday Morning Coffeehouse” (9:00am-noon on KOPN) program. We talked, laughed with host, Steve Jerrett, and even did a live version of Stephen Lee’s weekly comedy show “Penguin Shoeshine Theater”.
“Penguin Shoeshine Theater” (PST)? That’s the new, weekly, three-minute comedy spot that Stephen Lee does every week as feature of “Sunday Morning Coffehouse” on KOPN 89.5 FM in Columbia, MO. PST comes on at about 10:00am. But, you just might want to listen to Steve Jerret’s whole show. He has great taste in music (we’re not just saying that because he plays us). The program can be heard each Sunday on line at You can hear one or two individual episodes anytime on Stephen Lee’s website at One other thing. We’re planning a tour around the East Coast and place near it in late February and early March. We’ll be starting in Pittsburgh and going from there. We’ll post the details as we get them.
More later.
Be well.
Sandy Andina and Stephen Lee Rich