Well Howdy Ya’ll! This is us checking in with you! We set out on the 4th of July and have so far been to Indian Valley Virginia, Cleveland and just left Canton Ohio! We had a rained out porch concert, weather imposed visit with two of our BFF’s Johnny and Linda Franklin at their beautiful B&B Heavens Holler located in Indian Valley Va. good food, wonderful talk and some much needed rest for our returning bike enthusiast Russ! Viva Italia huh babe? We are hoping to have a rescheduled Hootananny in the Holler on the 28th of July. Also looking to fill in August 2nd through the 4th in the Raleigh NC. Area so if anybody has a house, back yard , or porch available and wants to host a show, just let us know! Ok, where were we……oh. So then we went to Cleveland and played for an intimate group of music lovers and a great time was had by all! Thanks to Jim and Rebecca for your sweet spirits! After the show we high tailed it to the land of my first breath…..Canton Ohio!!!!!!!!!!!! We arrived in the wee hours at the Casa De Dixon Jones! Mom and Dad were waiting up for us (don and Marti that is!) and we talked until 3am in the first of a three night chatathon! We played the next night at Don’s Basement were upon The wonderful Marti Jones and Don Dixon sat in with Russ and I for a really fun show featuring audience participation in the form of reminesing ! We had old baby sitters….Gretchen….We had Ms. Phyllis, who gave my mom/ me, a baby shower back in 1959! Also along was her daughter Tina who was the Ohio president of the Cowsill fan club! AND a brother of a guy who played little league with one of my brothers! Epic right?
Next day spent hunting down birth house (found it, thanks Phyllis!) hospital born in and church attended by a very young Cowsill Family! Whew!!! Ok so we said fare thee well,….sort of, to the Dixon Jones Gang (Thanks also to Shane for sharing her beautiful, insightful self with us ) and are as I (susan) type this blog, on our way to the Windy City (already staring up, the Prius is flying all over the road !) Chicago! Playing a house concert being held at the Filament in town…..Word is they are opening it up to the public so walk ups are welcome! Can’t wait to see niece Marissa and her BF….. No, wait, that’s not right anymore, a BF is a best friend now as in like, BFF is that right? So we will go with beau, that sounds sweet and old fashioned just like PB!l lol! (That was an insider folks!). So that’s us in a nut shell! The 10th Anniversary (of our wedding that is!) Tour rolls down the highway with a song in hearts and gratitude piled high on our plates…….Next stop Wisconsin! Bring on the cheese!!!!!!
Tonight & tomorrow, walk-ups welcome!
8:00 pm at the Filament Theatre
4041 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago 60641
Tomorrow: 6:00 pm at 716 Vermont St., Ripon, WI 54971