Posted by erynnmarshall on Friday, October 23, 2009
My goodness friends… Oct 23, 2009
A lot of things have happened since I last wrote. Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
I hope you all and enjoying the fall and finding some time for creative pursuits or favourite hobbies. At this time of year I like to delve into some new fiddle tunes, visit friends and just reflect on life and music over a cup of tea inside the warm, country house here.
Many of you may not have heard yet but I recently made a big move. Last spring I was offered the job of Music Program Manager at the
So I did not delay. I packed my bags. The cat and I flew South. Now I organize the concerts at BRMC and our last season, although hectic, was a wonderful experience!
We had everyone from bluesman Nat Reese, old-time bands Kentucky Wild Horse and the New North Carolina Rambers, bluegrass bands Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder to country boy, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives. I’m really looking forward to next year already! Once I plan the coming concert season I will post the news on the music center’s website: www.blueridgemusiccenter.org for all to see.
The most exciting news is my band, The Haints Old-time Stringband, have a brand new CD out called, Shout Monah. Reviews are due out soon from the Old-time Herald, Banjo Newsletter, Penguin Eggs and Sing Out magazines so keep an eye out for those. Shout Monah was just nominated for two Canadian Folk Music Awards: Traditional Album of the Year and Ensemble of the Year. Wish us luck! We find out Nov. 21st. If you would like to order the new album please visit: www.thehaints.com Samples can be heard on both websites: thehaints.com and this one.
Despite my move The Haints will keep playing and touring. We wouldn’t have it any other way. We have fun sending tunes back and forth to one another and look forward to the times when we can get together. Music is just a very natural thing between us. We are planning a tour along the
This week I head to one of my favorite fiddle camps to teach: Augusta Old-time Week in
When I return I hope to get back in the recording studio some more. Last year I started recording tracks for my next solo CD called, Tune Tramp. I’m recording fiddle tunes and songs with my old-time buddies from all over
Back at the homefront I’m still unpacking boxes, trying to find the spatula and such.
I painted four rooms and planted some flower bulbs around the front that will bloom in the spring. I love the fall and hope you do too! Well…I think I’ll go pick up my fiddle.
Thanks again for visiting me here and come back soon. The kettle is on the stove and the rosin is on the bow.
Warm Regards, Erynn
John Gent Says:
Friday, October 23, 2009 @5:31:29 PM
Good to "see" you again. Glad the move turned out to be a good thing. I wondered about that. Taking a girl out of the NW and moving her to the eastern mountains ... kind of scary I'd imagine.
I'm still REALLY enjoying Calico (yeah, Meet Me in the Music too!). You wrote a note about playing January Eighth ... did you ever get that done? (that was the date you sent the CD's to me)
Anyway, cheers and the warmest regards to you, too!
Saturday, October 24, 2009 @4:37:07 AM
Hey, Erynn! Congrats on your sweet new job. Checked your website. Your new CD is great!
Saturday, October 24, 2009 @1:45:54 PM
I think BRMC is lucky to have gotten you.
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