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Classical music in the studio today just up the Shenandoah in Front Royal.

Janet Bailey, Gary McGraw, and John Bailey

Janet Bailey, Gary McGraw, and John Bailey

It is always a joy to be outclassed as a musician! Second violin for me.

Another great day with Will Shenk at National Media Services.

And there was some Bitter Liberals work as well.

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Clarke County Arts Collaboration

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My band the Bitter Liberals just played a house concert in a barn decorated with original paintings by Winslow McCagg. In true cross pollination, the show was put on by the proprietors of the Duvall Gallery where Winslow is showing. Living in a county where artists support each other like this is a joy.

Artwork by Winslow McCagg (this one titled Stone Age) defined the stage

Artwork by Winslow McCagg (this one titled Stone Age) defined the stage

The stage is set for the Bitter Liberals

The stage is set for the Bitter Liberals

The Bitter Liberals in White Post

The Bitter Liberals in White Post

For more on the show, see the One Barn posting on the Bitter Liberals website.

The Bitter Liberals nominated for two Wammies: Vote early, vote often

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The Bitter Liberals have been nominated again this year for two Wammies! We are psyched!!

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We’re up for:
Best Folk Contemporary Group
Best Record Design (for Again)

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If you are a member of WAMA, please consider voting for us. We would greatly appreciate it. Vote here.

Particularly psyched Bitter Liberals fans can register for WAMA membership and then vote. It’s $35 to register for basic membership which includes voting. The registration page is here.

Where’s Aubrey in Blue for the River

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Playing the Where’s Aubrey show in Berryville on 1.3.15 for C Spout Run was a great joy. Performing in a room where you can hear a pin drop even though there are 80 people there actively listening is simply magical. We love living our music for you.

We had an absolute blast. Gary McGraw of Where's Aubrey

We had an absolute blast. Gary McGraw of Where’s Aubrey

Rhine Singleton of Where's Aubrey

Rhine Singleton of Where’s Aubrey

In the 22 song set list, 14 of the songs were brand new. We will be recording them in February. Michael Hobert shot a bunch of video (click on the song titles below).

SET ONE
Now that the Past is Gone (from Always Near Empty)
Brown Like Your Cinnamon (a pair from Blue21A)
Break It Apart (a pair from Blue21A)
Five Swimming Pools of Whiskey (from Blue21A)
Breathe the Mountain Air

Breathe the Mountain Air was performed with an Indian slide show

Breathe the Mountain Air was performed with an Indian slide show

The Miles Roll By
Don’t Set Me Down
It’s Hard To Imagine
All of the Ways that we Tried
A Blue Blue Day
Falling Down Like Rain

SET TWO
It Ain’t That Far to Fall (from luminous)
Holes in my Pride (from Dirt Road)
Always Rainin (from 100 Feet Above the Ground)
Someone Come and Change My World (from 100 Feet Above the Ground)
Like A Wave
I’m Blue
Conflicted
Now and Always
Another Day

With the BITTER LIBERALS
Up To Heaven
M O N E Y

Devlish Situation (from Always Near Empty)

The Bitter Liberals on stage with Where's Aubrey

The Bitter Liberals on stage with Where’s Aubrey

Rhine Singleton of Where's Aubrey

Rhine Singleton of Where’s Aubrey

Of course, the orange chair was in the house!

Of course, the orange chair was in the house!

Watch the multimedia slideshow version of Breathe The Mountain Air

All pictures by Michael Hobert and Amy Barley.

Thank you Berryville!

Thank you Berryville!

The benefit concert raised $1270 for C Spout Run who showed these videos before Set Two. Thanks to our audience for their generosity.

A sketch of Where's Aubrey by Joel Winstead

A sketch of Where’s Aubrey by Joel Winstead

And then, the Berryville Passage run. Hey, is that Aubrey?!

And then, the Berryville Passage run. Hey, is that Aubrey?!

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.

12.13.14 Bitter Liberals!!

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Poster by April Claggett. Photos by Amy Barley (@amybarley). Music by gem (@cigitalgem).

Buy tickets online.

More here http://thebitterliberals.com/2014/10/27/the-bitter-liberals-at-franklin-park-arts-saturday-12-13-14/.

The Bitter Liberals Need YOU Saturday Night 8.9

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Come help the Bitter Liberals celebrate the release of “Again.” Click here for info and TICKETS.

Summer Harvest

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The fruits of our labor.

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Come help the Bitter Liberals celebrate the new CD!

Electric Triangle

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In a new summer solstice twist, we put together an impromptu electric band. Gina Faber suggested we call ourselves “Electric Triangle,” which we did. We came up with set lists at 3:30pm the day of the party! Woo hoo.

Here is our rendition of Donnovan’s “Season of the Witch”

Electric Triangle ingredients include:
100% Where’s Aubrey
75% The Bitter Liberals
100% All Natural Fibers
100% Joehammed and the Acoustic Martyrs
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Rum

We prevailed upon Allen Kitselman to play the Ghengis Angus song Rooster against his will.

The world famous staff of Electric Triangle:
Rhine Singleton, guitar/vocals
Clark Hansbarger, guitar/vocals
Allen Kitselman, guitar/vocals
Gary McGraw, violin/mandolin/vocals
Gina Faber, guitar/harmony/ELECTRIC TRIANGLE
Joe Faber, keys
Nick Schrenk, drums
Mike Aaron, bass

Here we are covering Radiohead’s “High and Dry”

Thanks to Jacob West for the video!

The Bitter Liberals Return to Berryville

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Concert tomorrow. We’re psyched. Come see us.

Some really good press, no thanks to the venue where we’re playing which seems only to promote out of state bands who play bluegrass in stupid hats: Leesburg Today Covers the Bitter Liberals

Concert details on the Bitter Liberals Website.

A supremely great photograph by amy.

The Bitter Liberals at musica: gem and allen kitselman

The Bitter Liberals at musica: gem and allen kitselman

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