Solstice Fire 2014

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The longest night is over. We turned the sun again. Great solstice party, as ever, thanks to all of you. Of note this year, superior food in the random food pile and really tasty tunes by the fire.

I know, lets do it again!!

2014 winter solstice fire

2014 winter solstice fire

The night was still and cold, and the fire took a couple of minutes to get going. Jack took some video that was transformed into this time lapse.

lighting (starts small)

lighting (starts small)

Sadly, the keg was dead by 7:30?! It’s impossible to get the beer amount dialed in even after 11 years of practice. Oh well, there’s always bourbon.

Moon Hooch in da House

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Moon Hooch at the Bright Box

Moon Hooch at the Bright Box

Moon Hooch is a supremely talented band built around two saxophones and a drum kit. Phenomenal talent and energy. The band kicked off its new tour with a show in Winchester, Va at the Bright Box. The show was great.

Such tight polyrhythm. Mike Wilbur and Wenzl McGowen both play a mean sax.

Moon Hooch sax overload

Moon Hooch sax overload

The drummer, James Muschler, is incredibly talented and a joy to dance to.

Moon Hooch 12.19.14

Moon Hooch 12.19.14

James Muschler drummer for Moon Hooch

James Muschler drummer for Moon Hooch

Encore! We hope to see you again in Virginia.

After the show, it turned out that the band needed a place to crash. So we offered up Coal Stove Sink, some beer cheese, breakfast, some fiddle, and delicious cocktails (not necessarily in that order). The guys were delightful.

Beer cheese is good!

Beer cheese is good!

Quiet moment by the bar

Quiet moment by the bar

Breakfast was peaceful and delicious.

Wenzl McGowen centers by the fire

Wenzl McGowen centers by the fire

Hi Y'all! Moon Hooch in the house

Hi Y’all! Moon Hooch in the house

Too bad they couldn’t stick around for the solstice fire! Back on the road.

Go see Moon Hooch if you can.

Dogs Declare Solstice Fire Ready

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Puck sez "Fire ready to light"

Puck sez “Fire ready to light”

The solstice fire is ready. The weather report is improving (sorry cynthia). Time to turn the sun around!!

Spring-like day on the Shenandoah

Spring-like day on the Shenandoah

Sunlight begets fire light

Sunlight begets fire light

Before.

2014 fire

2014 fire

After (2013).

The Bitter Liberals in Loudoun County Saturday 12.13.14

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Come see some original music Saturday 12.13.14, including two never performed in public (yet) songs. Join us tomorrow at the Franklin Park Arts Center in Loudoun County! Reserved seating tickets on sale now.

Special guest, Richmond troubadour Charles Arthur will play an opening set and join the Bitter Liberals on stage for a few original songs.

Corcoran Brewing Company will provide cider and beer for those inclined to catch a buzz during the show.

who: The Bitter Liberals
what: Holiday Concert of All Original Music
where: The Franklin Park Arts Center, Purcellville, VA (map)
when: Saturday Night 12.13.14, doors open 7pm, music starts 7:30pm
why: Because original music is good
tickets:$15 in advance, $20 at the door

Wonder what we sound like live? Have a listen to these two tracks from our show in August:

To Rest in Your Arms Again

100 Cigarettes

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Please join us! See you there.

Abstract Art in the Shenandoah Valley

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Don Black at the Shenandoah Arts Council

Don Black at the Shenandoah Arts Council

Abstract. And Expressionism? Or so.

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Triptych by Winslow McCagg

Triptych by Winslow McCagg

Amy Barley hosts an opening.

Amy Barley hosts an opening.

Kathy Dansie

Kathy Dansie

Julia Menge

Julia Menge

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Don Black

Don Black

Live music by Chip Schutte

Live music by Chip Schutte

Don Black

Don Black

More to come.

Dogs Give Thanks for Snow

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It snowed the day before dead turkey day.

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solstice fire

solstice fire

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Oyster-shucktress and autres accoutrements..

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Stylin' with seafood

Stylin’ with seafood

mmmmm

mmmmm

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