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Clarke County House Concert at Clark’s House

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Clark and Ginger’s house that is. The hosts kindly set things up for some twenty-somethings on their way between gigs on their East coast tour (in multiple cars based in Augusta, Georgia). Ginger’s niece Bethany Davis is a great singer in multiple bands, one called “Bethany & Balducci” (see a youtube video here). This configuration included a bass player and another multi-instrumentalist.

Bethany and Balducci

Bethany and Balducci

The harmony was super tight.

A captivated host

A captivated host

Sweet six string bass

Sweet six string bass

Nice frenetic mando

Nice frenetic mando

Gotta love the live music scene in Clarke County!

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
Red dye number 5
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!

Where’s Aubrey and the Bitter Liberals in Berryville

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The 2.16.13 Where’s Aubrey Berryville show for the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center was a blast! An enthusiastic audience of just over 100 people raised $1145 for charity.

Rhine Singleton of Where's AUbrey

Rhine Singleton of Where’s Aubrey.

Aubrey himself, and Amy Barley.

Aubrey himself, and Amy Barley.

Much fun was had by all.

Gary McGraw (mandolin) and Rhine Singleton (guitar) of Where's Aubrey

Gary McGraw (mandolin) and Rhine Singleton (guitar) of Where’s Aubrey

The Bitter Liberals joined Where’s Aubrey for for six songs in the second set, including Has is Ever Been This Good.

Blue guitars.   (photo by Amy Barley)

Blue guitars. (photo by Amy Barley)

Thanks to Michael Hobert for the video and photography.

When the Night Will Let Me: The Bitter Liberals

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From The Bitter Liberals CD 13

As you know, almost all of the songs we write tell stories. We want to share those stories with you. So we’re posting the story behind the story for each song on 13 on our website for you to read. The plan is to feature one song each week for the next 12 weeks.

Read the story behind When the Night Will Let Me as related by Clark Hansbarger:
http://thebitterliberals.com/2013/01/23/the-story-behind-when-the-night-will-let-me/

Clark does a great job describing what happens as a song evolves when it hits musica. My favorite part of the song is the 4 part harmony on the simple chorus. Delicious.