Albert and Gage e-Newsletter April 2010
please visit our website albertandgage.com
 

Greetings from the MoonHouse in lovely south Austin, Texas. 

Spring has sprung in Austin.  Gardens are being planted, oak leaves are falling (making everyone sleepy), closets are being cleaned, air conditioners are being serviced, cats are congregating on our porch, thistles are flowering before we get them pulled and lawns are being mowed.  The great news is that we can dine outside for the next couple months before it gets too hot! 

This month finds us celebrating Easter at sunrise on Rolke Ranch, taking the French band to Marble Falls, the trio to Arlington and La Grange and helping some incredible folks in Long Leaf, Louisiana raise some money to keep rejuvenating the Southern Forest Heritage Museum

We hope to see you out and about.  Our music is available at MoonHouse Records, and video is streaming at the Albert and Gage website.  Thanks again for your support. 

Chris and Christine


MoonHouse garden, winter's end.
photo by Chris Gage

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April 2010 Show Schedule
Full show schedule online here.

Dates, venues and times have been known to change.  Please call or check the venue's website to confirm.

Fri. Apr 2 Camp Street Cafe - Crockett, TX
   215 South Third Street - Crockett, TX 75835     877-544-8656
   www.campstreetcafe.com
8 pm
Sun. Apr 4 Rolke Ranch Easter Sunrise Service
   Picture bales of hay spread out on a hilltop, songs, a preacher, a cowgirl flag bearer on horseback, ranchers and friends at sunrise on a beautiful ranch near Franklin, Texas - open to all.   Contact: lisa@rolkeranch.com for more information
7 am
Mon. Apr 5 Donn's Depot - Austin, TX          Every Monday Night with Chris Gage and friends
   1600 W. 5th St.  Austin, TX    512-478-0336    
   Visit the "Monday Night at Donn's Depot" photo page
9 -1
Wed. Apr 7   First Wednesday at Donn's Depot has been moved to next week!!
April 14th!! Christine heads to LA for Recording Academy meetings. 
9 -1
Sat. Apr 10 Open Door Coffeehouse Concert Series - Arlington, TX
   Trinity United Methodist Church - 3321 West Park Row - Arlington, TX
   682-667-4175     Love this gig!

   www.opendoorcoffeehouse.org         opendoorcoffeehouse@gmail.com
7 pm
Mon. Apr 12 Donn's Depot - Austin, TX          Every Monday Night with Chris Gage and friends
   1600 W. 5th St.  Austin, TX    512-478-0336    
9 -1
Wed. Apr 14 Donn's Depot - Austin, TX  First Wednesday with Albert and Gage  
          (moved to second Wednesday)
  
1600 W. 5th St.  Austin, TX    512-478-0336 
   with David Carroll on big, red upright bass
 
Sat. Apr 17 Uptown Marble Theater - Marble Falls, TX
   Christine's "April in Paris" French Show
   218 Main Street - Marble Falls, TX 78654-5713
   830-693-9996  www.uptownmarble.com

Uptown Marble Arts Alliance announces the fifth annual "Paint the Town" plein air event in Historic Downtown Marble Falls. Over fifty juried artists will set up their easels. Collectors are invited to attend and watch the artists at work.
8 pm
Mon. Apr 19 Donn's Depot - Austin, TX          Every Monday Night with Chris Gage and friends
   1600 W. 5th St.  Austin, TX    512-478-0336    
9 -1
Fri. Apr 23 The Bugle Boy - LaGrange, TX
   1051 North Jefferson St. - La Grange, TX 78945 979-968-9944
  

The Bugle Boy has newly installed theater seating.  It just keeps getting better. Read all about this ground breaking venue here
8 pm
Sat. Apr 24 Donn's Depot - Austin, TX        Albert and Gage Band  
   (with David Carroll and Paul Pearcy) 
   1600 W. 5th St.  Austin, TX    512-478-0336 
9-1
Mon. Apr 26 Donn's Depot - Austin, TX          Every Monday Night with Chris Gage and friends
   1600 W. 5th St.  Austin, TX    512-478-0336
9 -1
Fri. Apr 30 Southern Forest Heritage Museum Fundraiser - Long Leaf, LA
   318-748-8404 www.forestheritagemuseum.org

A fundraiser in the piney woods of Louisiana.  Yup, the home of that famous Long Leaf Pine  home owners lust for.  The gig takes place on the site of an old saw mill.  Lovely. 
8-10 pm

Coming up next month!

May 2 - French music at Sun City in Georgetown, TX
May 5 - Albert and Gage trio at Donn's Depot
May 7 - Albert and Gage band at Central Market - Austin, TX
May 9 - Mother's Day afternoon concert at The Great Outdoors, Austin, TX

More shows and more details at our website!

Check out Christine's blog -
an experiment in making a commitment to something for no other reason than to
satisfy a creative longing to write and to dig in the dirt. 
http://asgrowsthegarden.blogspot.com  

A note from Christine:
    
Life in all its glory is making itself known.  I am learning to take it as it comes, which is not always how you want it to be.  Our parents are facing some real challenges and Chris and I are learning and letting go and stepping up and hoping that we are doing the right  thing.  I took an unplanned trip to South Dakota to move Chris's mom Darleen into an assisted living facility and it was a true honor to be there for her at a time when she needed my help.  This month we had a scare with my father's health as well.  We baby boomers are all being given the opportunity to give back to our folks now and I am surrounded by friends who are rising to similar challenges.  It is surprising to me how difficult and painful it is but at the same time how rewarding and affirming.  It is similar to how it feels to be a mother - unconditional love and no question about giving your all. 
     Thanks to my stepsons Sam and Casey for heading north and helping with the move - and to Ali for her cheerful Virgo self.  They're in training for when they have to do it for us!
     Love to all, Christine
  And a blurb from Chris:
     I've spent a good bit of time in the studio again lately.  I've cut tracks recently for Eliza Gilkyson, Marty Muse, Brian Langlinais, Walt Wilkins and the Mystiqueros, Judy Lunn, Lesli Wood and others.  Christine and I also began production on a single of "Wings of War" that we plan on having available by Memorial Day. 
   Want an inside look at the recording of Jerry Jeff Walker's "Down in Belize"?  Click here to watch a video of the recording session.  Jerry Jeff, Jimmy Ibbotson (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Brad Fordham, Steve Samuel and yours truly on the old Gibson archtop and accordion. The recordings took place at "The Zone" out in Dripping Springs, TX. 
   New projects include albums by Casey Yeager, Sarah Smith and Judy Lunn.  Music can be fun!
   Happy April, everyone.  Plan a vacation this summer and spend some time with your family.  I hope I'm able to take my own advice. 
  
     See you at the gig.
     Chris

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