We had a great time yesterday as live guests at KYRS on the Crossroads Show. Thanks to host Bob Rice for inviting us back for the 3rd time and to those who listened in! It’s shaping up to be a busy year for us with 9 cities so far on our calendar. And….for the 1st time we had t-shirts made to celebrate our new cd so if you would like one ($15 shirt or $30 shirt plus cd) drop us an e-mail. Thanks for the great responses we have had so far to the new release and we hope to see you at a show soon!
Thanks to everyone who joined us last Friday – a totally full house and a truly memorable night!!! It was great fun to share another event with Dan Maher and to have the talented musicians Brad Keeler and Jim Pittman join us for our set. Now onward we go. Check our schedule as we continue to add show dates for 2011.
Our last post of 2010 comes with thanks to many people for a wonderful musical year. We especially want to thank the talented musicians who joined BRTC on stage including: Jerry Cartwright on blues harp, Bob Rice on electric bass, Larry Weiser on clarinet, and Brad Keeler on more insturments than I can rembember. We also want to thank KPBX Spokane Public Radio, KYRS Thin Air Community Radio, The Spokane Folklore Society, the Three Rivers Folklife Society, and Artichoke Music in Portland, among many others for inviting us to share our music at their venues and events. For us 2010 ended with a big photo bang – our 1st Cherry Street Studios open house was a huge success (see Art page). We will continue to combine our music travels with our love of photography and host an annual photo show every December. Look for more music shows to come as we are back to working on our 2011 show schedule. Happy New Year! Bill & Kathy
Oct. 16, 2010 – Sometimes you just gotta have fun. A couple days ago Bill took a break from the stress of putting the final touches on our cd, sat down with our old $99 Silvertone we got from Dutch’s (our favorite music/pawn shop), and a brass slide, and he wrote a new song. As usual Buddy dog followed him downstairs to the recording studio. One take…..and don’t miss the surprise ending. Enjoy!!! Listen:[wpaudio url=”http://theblueribbonteacompany.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Rainy-Song.mp3″ text=”Rainy Song” dl=”0″] What’s new? House concerts at Bill & Kathy’s house! Last night was the 1st of what is shaping up to be a regular series. We (The Blue Ribbon Tea Company) kicked off the night followed by Eric McEuen and Mindy Dillard (Heartroot) from Portland for the 1st stop on their 1st nation wide tour. Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart will join us on October 9th, and The Hollands on March 22nd.
Summer 2010 The summer of 2010 has been great so far. We performed several shows around the Spokane area including a KPBX Kids Concert at the Bing Crosby Theater in July. It was fun to be back on our favorite stage, this time taking a break from our more serious songs and performing to a house full of kids of all ages. Immediately following the kids concert we took off for the National Folk Festival in Butte, Montana where we kicked back and enjoyed listening to great music from all around the country and all over the world. Later in July we made a trip to Portland and played for some wonderful people on a floating house on the Columbia River…a magical evening. While in Portland we finally made it to Artichoke Music where we met more new friends and got to hang out in the store with Dick Weissman strumming just a few feet away from us. Artichoke is much more than a store and a must visit location...