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Robyn Hitchcock at the Barns of Wolf Trap 2.6

Robyn Hitchcock at the Barns of Wolf Trap 2.6

Leave it to our dear friend Cyn to get us out on a Wednesday night to see Robyn Hitchcock play a makeup show. The original date was snowed out way back before the flowers came up. As always, Robyn put on a superior show. Delicious and polka dotted.

Oh, and the seats were great (thanks Robyn).

This will be fun!

This will be fun!

Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock

Blinded by the blur

Blinded by the blur

A sensitive boy sings songs

A sensitive boy sings songs

Channel your inner harmonica

Channel your inner harmonica

Purple robyn

Purple robyn

Yellow Robyn

Yellow Robyn

Invisible Robyn Hitchcock

Invisible Robyn Hitchcock

Music at the Shed: A Double Whammy Day

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First there was video and droning.

And then there was music and recording. These pics from a Marcus eye view (mostly)

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Mr Rossie on the console (and composing)

Mr Rossie on the console (and composing)

Dr McGraw on the fiddle

Dr McGraw on the fiddle

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Mr Ranum in da shed.

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Repeal Day = Oysters, Music, and the Berryville Passage

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On repeal day (82 years into the project), we gathered a set of major musicians, set up a drum kit by the bar and played some music.

By 3, it was time for a last round of Berryville passages.

We left a mess.

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!

The Bitter Liberals in Leesburg FRIDAY 10/9

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Come hear the Bitter Liberals play all original music at the Tally Ho Theater in Leesburg this Friday night October 9th!

Set list here.

Tickets here.

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The Bitter Liberals

The Bitter Liberals

Bitter Liberals Shiva

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From last night’s Bitter Liberals show in Winchester, VA.

The Bitter Liberals Shiva

The Bitter Liberals Shiva

Where’s Aubrey at the Brightbox Theater Raises $500

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The good news is that the Brightbox is a fantastic place to see a show. Great sound. Really nice space. Good food and drinks. The bad news is that it’s pretty far from Where’s Aubrey’s Clarke County comfort zone (not to mention New Hampshire).

The stage at the Brightbox Theater (with the orange chair)

The stage at the Brightbox Theater (with the orange chair)

The enthusiastic but tiny crowd on Friday 7/17 did manage to raise $500 for Dakota’s Dream Animal Rescue, putting Where’s Aubrey’s fundraising total up to a respectable $13,928. Thanks to our concert goers for their generosity and kindness! We had serious competition from local favorite Robbie Limon (playing outside at the new amphitheater just down the street) and the Bluemont Concert Series performer just across the street. Dang. Special thanks to our bestest fans who made the trek out to Winchester. We love playing for you guys.

Where's Aubrey live at the Brightbox

Where’s Aubrey live at the Brightbox

Rhine Singleton of Where's Aubrey

Rhine Singleton of Where’s Aubrey

Gary McGraw of Where's Aubrey

Gary McGraw of Where’s Aubrey

Where's Aubrey on stage

Where’s Aubrey on stage

The show was good. Here’s some video. The first three are from the new CD Chaukori Blue. You can buy a copy of the new CD here.

Allen Kitselman, a fellow Bitter Liberal joined us for four songs, including Devlish Situation.

Where's Aubrey in Winchester

Where’s Aubrey in Winchester

Original art by April Claggett on the stage and on the CD cover

Original art by April Claggett on the stage and on the CD cover

Where’s Aubrey’s Chaukori Blue Released Today

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Come help us celebrate the release of our new Where’s Aubrey CD Chaukori Blue with a release concert in Winchester tonight.

Tickets here.

More information here.

Get the bits: bandcamp: CD Baby: Where’s Aubrey

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Where’s Aubrey CD Debut and Charity Fundraiser Friday 7/17 at the Brightbox

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The new Where’s Aubrey CD Chaukori Blue will be released at a concert Friday July 17th in Winchester, Virginia.

Tickets are available now.

Like all Where’s Aubrey performances, the show will benefit a local charity Dakota’s Dream Animal Rescue. Please join us for an evening of all original music inspired by Rhine’s sabbatical in India.

who: Where’s Aubrey is Gary McGraw, violin/mandolin/vocals, Rhine Singleton, guitar/vocals
what: CD release and benefit concert
where: Brightbox Theater, 15 North Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA
tickets: $12 in advance, $17 at the door (buy your tickets now)
when: Friday July 17, doors open at 7, music starts at 8

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Please help us spread the word. Get a pdf copy of the poster. For more about the making of Chaukori Blue, see this entry.

College and the Arts: Elias String Quartet

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Monday night in college and the arts land it was Beethoven. We went to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in San Francisco to hear the Elias String Quartet play three Beethoven Quartets. For more on what this fantastic quartet is doing, also see the beethoven project.

Jacob, Jonathan, and Eli enter a church

Jacob, Jonathan, and Eli enter a church

St Mark's Lutheran Church

St Mark’s Lutheran Church

The Elias Quartet

The Elias Quartet

The music was sublime and moving. Wow. Listen.

Sara Bitlloch, violin
Donald Grant, violin
Martin Saving, viola
Marie Bitlloch, cello

From Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Opus 95 “Serioso” (3rd movement)

Beethoven String Quartet in F Major, Opus 135
Allegretto
Vivace
Assai lento, contante e traquillo
Grave, ma non toppo tratto; Allegro

Beethoven String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Opus 131

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