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Birthday Show in New Hampshire: Where’s Aubrey

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Where’s Aubrey
photo by Tom Singleton

What’s the best way to celebrate birthday 52? With a show in New Hampshire of course. Where’s Aubrey played a show in the middle of nowhere in New Hampshire for a receptive audience at the Mole Hill Theater. As always, we played a benefit performance, this time for the LEAF (nutritious lunch) program of a public charter school operating out of the same revamped machine shop where we played the show.

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A machine

We played our sets right next to a huge blue machine. Not sure what it actually used to do. Stamp out complete cars??

Where’s Aubrey and the big blue machine

The show was high energy and fun, one of the best we’ve played.

Where’s Aubrey: Gary McGraw and Rhine Singleton

Laying into the fiddle

Rhine sings

Mando and the big blue behemoth

Where’s Aubrey in Alstead, NH

no silly allowed? definitely no silly.

fiddle and the big blue behemoth

What kind of stuff does it take to play an acoustic act??

the stage

Well, to be fair, we played our two set show. Then after a break we electrified the whole thing with drums, bass, and electric guitar. The LEAF Cutters were born. Dancing happened. Much fun was had.

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A message from Rhine

Dear Friends and Music Lovers –

Because you and so many others turned out last Saturday night, we not only had a total blast playing music, we raised $1250 for the healthy lunches program at the LEAF school through donations at the door. The silent auction brought in another $1000, so the event truly was a smashing success!

And, you were a wonderful audience to play for. So, we’re sending our heartfelt thanks. Hope to see you at another music event before too long!

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Pictures from the Where’s Aubrey Habitat Show 12.29.17

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We played a show last year. Hah. OK, last year was only 7 days ago, but it’s true. During the show, we dropped a new CD called “diversion” which you can order for yourself. Have a listen to our favorite track!

BTW, the super delicious cover art is by Eli McGraw.

Collectively, we raised $1181 for Habitat for Humanity’s work in Clarke County, bringing Where’s Aubrey’s all concert total to $15,662.

The concert was a blast to play. Here are some pictures. In each set, we started out with only two people on stage, Gary McGraw on violin and Rhine Singleton on guitar.

Where’s Aubrey performs at the Barns of Rose Hill 12.29.18 (photo Amy Barley)

 

Eventually (during both sets) we were joined by stunt guitarist Allen Kitselman and drummer Nick Schrenk (both of the Bitter Liberals).

Nick Schrenk of the Bitter Liberals plays drums with Where’s Aubrey 12.29.18 (photo Amy Barley)

 

The gang’s all here. Allen Kitselman play stunt guitar with Where’s Aubrey 12.29.17 (photo Amy Barley)

 

Where’s Aubrey plus two Barns of Rose Hill 12.29.17

 

The highlight of the evening for us was honoring our biggest fan and long time Berryville arts supporter Michael Hobert. Here’s what I said about Michael from the stage.

Michael Hobert (photo Jen Lee)

 

Rhine Singleton (photo Tom Singleton)

 

Where’s Aubrey mid-jam (photo Tom Singleton)

 

Gary McGraw (photo Tom Singleton)

 

Rhine concentrates (photo Tom Singleton)

 

Paging Allen Kitselman, Allen Kitselman to the blue courtesy guitar (photo Tom Singleton)

 

The energy was palpable during the show. Thanks to the 100+ people who came to see Where’s Aubrey perform. We’ll be back.

Where’s Aubrey Jams at Barns of Rose Hill 12.29.17 (photo Jen Lee)

 

Goofing off on stage (in the middle of a song) (photo Jen Lee)

 

Yeah, this is fun (photo Jen Lee)

 

Sensitive Big Boy Music not just reserved for the Bitter Liberals (photo Jen Lee)

 

Yessir (photo Jen Lee)

 

What a Blast! (photo Jen Lee)

Where’s Aubrey at the Barns in Berryville 1.29.17

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Where’s Aubrey will play a benefit for Habitat for Humanity’s work in Clarke County FRIDAY 1.29.17 at the Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, VA.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW

Learn more about Habitat for Humanity in Clarke County.

100% of proceeds from the concert go to Habitat.

We will be releasing our eighth CD the day of the show. Art by Eli McGraw. Music by Rhine Singleton and Gary McGraw. At the show, we’ll be playing all of the songs from the new CD plus some of your favorite Where’s Aubrey tunes.

We will be joined on stage by Allen Kitselman and Nick Schrenk of the Bitter Liberals.

See you Friday!

Where’s Aubrey Benefit Show for Habitat for Humanity 12.29

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Where’s Aubrey is at it again, playing a benefit concert! We hope you will join us in Berryville on Friday 12.29 as we debut our new CD “diversion” and tick our philanthropy total up over $15K while directly benefitting Clarke county residents in need of housing.

Tickets are going fast, so please get yours now.

GET TICKETS HERE

Cover art by Eli McGraw

Music, Love, Laughter and Charity in a Barn

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Take a 95 degree day, a cool concrete floor, sawdust, music gear, great friends and live music, and what do you get? A fantastic show.

Gary McGraw having a blast

Gary McGraw having a blast

A magical evening supplied by Peggy Duvall and Where’s Aubrey. Thanks you guys!

Not only did we all have a great time, we also raised $553 for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

The stage before the show.

The stage before the show.

Feet

Feet

A song about a cocktail.

Rhine SIngleton

Rhine SIngleton

Where's Aubrey on a sultry summer night

Where’s Aubrey on a sultry summer night

This xylophone is not stolen property

This xylophone is not stolen property

Gary McGraw of Where's Aubrey on mandolin

Gary McGraw of Where’s Aubrey on mandolin

Gary McGraw of Where's Aubrey on violin

Gary McGraw of Where’s Aubrey on violin

Special thanks to Michael Hobert and Emily Shepardson for the pictures and videos.

Where’s Aubrey Barn Concert FRIDAY 7/22 (RSVP)

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We hope you will join us for an impromptu barn concert featuring Where’s Aubrey on Friday July 22nd. We’ll be raising money for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. The concert itself is free with a $20 donation suggested for the Food Bank.

Who: Where’s Aubrey is Gary McGraw (fiddle, mando, vocals) and Rhine Singleton (guitar, vocals)
What: Benefit Barn Concert (BYOB/BYOC)
When: FRIDAY July 22nd, Parking 7:15pm, music 8:00pm
Where: White Post, VA
Tickets: RSVP and reserve yourself space (we are counting noses)

FOR MORE INFO AND TO RESERVE SPACE, CLICK HERE

We’ll be playing songs that the audience wants to hear from our repertoire. Have a listen to our music on the Where’s Aubrey website.

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.

Where’s Aubrey in the Studio

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On a day that started with a very early drive by the frozen Shenandoah River, we headed to National Media Services to record an all new Where’s Aubrey CD. The songs were written in India, worked over in Italy, recombobulated in New Hampshire over several days, performed live in Virginia and were finally ready for the crucible that is the studio.

Will Shenk and Rhine Singleton prepping

Will Shenk and Rhine Singleton prepping

Rhine Singleton of Where's Aubrey

Rhine Singleton of Where’s Aubrey

Will Shenk, the master sound engineer was once again a joy to work with.

Will Shenk setting up Gary McGraw

Will Shenk setting up Gary McGraw

Just a few mics for this session.  Gary McGraw of Where's Aubrey/

Just a few mics for this session. Gary McGraw of Where’s Aubrey/

The highlight of the day was the addition of James Muschler of Moon Hooch on the tabla. Just wow. So much fun to play with James!

James Muschler of Moon Hooch records with Where's Aubrey

James Muschler of Moon Hooch records with Where’s Aubrey

Now comes the engineering, which will take several weeks. And then a brand new CD!

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?!