November 26, 2013
It’s been a good week. This week HBR: played a good chunk of our current repertoire over 5 shows; met some new friends and fans; played music in a living room for someone in his last days of life; played music in a living room for a new widow; danced til 5am at an underground dance club in Seattle; canoed; sold out two nights; had one night with strangely few people; hatched some new songs; received three cases of Deschutes beer from the brewery’s marketing director whom I met at a Thai restaurant; drove from Bellingham home to the Bay in one day.
I think we’ll put this one in the WIN column. Now home to a chill week with our families and then off to Santa Barbara, SLO, Flagstaff, and Phoenix the next week. -Nat
November 13, 2013
Dear friends in Northern California and Oregon,
We regret to tell you that we must cancel and reschedule the shows we had planned this weekend in Arcata and Eugene. Our banjo player Erik Yates’ father passed away suddenly, and Erik is going to spend this weekend with his family at the memorial.
The Eugene WOW Hall show is rescheduled to January 24, 2014. The Arcata Humboldt Brewery show is rescheduled to January 25, 2014. Tickets bought for this weekend’s show will be honored at the January shows.
Next week’s shows in Oregon and Washington are still happening, and we’re looking forward to getting back to it:
Wed. November 20 – Ashland, OR – Unitarian Fellowship
Thurs. November 21 – Bend, OR – Necktie Warehouse
Fri. November 22 – Portland, OR – Star Theater
Sat. November 23 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
Sun. November 24 – Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo
Our thoughts have been on Fred Yates as he passed from this world. He’ll be missed. We’ll keep singing through the bad times and the good times.
-Erik, Bryan, Aaron, Lucas & Nat