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News from the musical world of Christine Albert and Chris Gage
JANUARY 2015

Hey and howdy, friends and neighbors, salutations from the MoonHouse in beautiful Austin, Texas where the chowder has been eaten, the presents unwrapped and the new year rung in.  The highlight of our holidays was having grandson Brody Tyler Gage come up and sing "Santa Claus is Coming To Town" on stage at the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar.  Watch it here.

We offer our sincere apologies if you tried to order CDs during the holidays and found them back ordered.  We've fixed the problem, but we're very sorry if your order didn't get processed. 

Tough duty coming up, a bunch of great local shows and recording sessions then a week in Belize with Jerry Jeff and Susan Walker, then straight to Los Angeles for GRAMMY week, culminating with the live TV show on Sunday February 8th.  Christine will stay in L.A. for a Stevie Wonder taping, but do not worry...Chris will red-eye home in time to be at Donn's Depot on Monday Feb. 9th.  (Whew...we knew you were worried). 

The hobby photographer and chef teases your palate this month with photos of homemade dishes from his kitchen.  Hmmm...both hobbies at once.  "Enjoy..." 

As always, thank you for the support... 
Chris and Christine


Shrimp cocktail with fresh sauce and homegrown salad


Patty melt on homemade yeast bread


JANUARY 2015
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. Jan 9 Waldo's Coffeehouse Concert Series - Waco, TX
    
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship - 4209 N. 27th Street - Waco, TX
7:30 pm
Sat. Jan 10 Second Saturday Concert Series - Houston, TX
    
6104 Auden at Rice Blvd. Houston, TX      houstonfolkmusic.org
7:30 pm
Sun. Jan 11 Chris plays in the Riverbend Church band  
Mon. Jan 12 Mystery Monday at El Mercado
     1302 S. First, Austin TX   78704    512-447-7445
    
This week:  January special guest Bill Kirchen! Christine will be in DC, NY and Philly this week...

Monday Night at Donn's Depot  --  Chris Gage at the piano
     1600 W. Fifth, Austin TX 78703   512-478-0336  Special guests from all over the world!!
     chrisgage.biz/donns      donnsdepot.com    
watch the Esquire TV promo

7:30-9:30

9:30-1

Wed. Jan 14 Strange Brew - Chris Gage & Friends
     5326 Manchaca Rd., Austin TX   78745   512-828-7636
     This week's guest: Phil Hurley - with David Carroll and Paul Pearcy
     strangebrewloungeside     
chrisgage.biz/strangebrew
6-7:30
Thurs. Jan 15 Donn's Depot  --  Chris and Christine filling in for Murphy's Inlaws
     1600 W. Fifth, Austin TX 78703   512-478-0336
9 - 1
Fri. Jan 16 Dolly Parton Tribute and Benefit Concert
     Information will be provided soon!
7 pm
Sat. Jan 17 Spicewood Arts Society Concert Series - Spicewood, TX
    
spicewoodarts.org
7 pm
Sun. Jan 18 Chris plays in the Riverbend Church band  
Mon. Jan 19 Mystery Monday at El Mercado
     1302 S. First, Austin TX   78704    512-447-7445
    
This week: January special guests Bill Kirchen, Blackie Farrell and Floyd Domino (with Christine and David)!

Monday Night at Donn's Depot  --  Chris Gage at the piano
     1600 W. Fifth, Austin TX 78703   512-478-0336  Special guests from all over the world!!
     chrisgage.biz/donns      donnsdepot.com    
watch the Esquire TV promo

7:30-9:30

9:30-1

Wed. Jan 21
thru
Jan 27
Chris and Christine spend a week in Belize with Jerry Jeff and Susan Walker
    jerryjeff.com   
     No Strange Brew Shows 1/21 or 1/28
 
Mon. Jan 26 Mystery Monday at El Mercado
     1302 S. First, Austin TX   78704
     This week:  January special guest Bill Kirchen, David Carroll and a mystery guest! Christine will be in Belize!
7:30-9:30


Sautéed Chilean sea bass with roasted radicchio and mushrooms


Seared scallops with pasta and fresh tomatoes


More shows and more details at our website

Every Monday at 7:30 - Christine hosts Mystery Monday at El Mercado
Every Monday at 9:30 - Chris Gage at Donn's Depot
Every Wednesday at 6 pm - Chris Gage at Strange Brew

February 14 - Christine's Annual French Valentine's Show at El Mercado in the soon to be unveiled new music room!
March 4 - Christine featured on Sun Radio - live at Guero's
March 7 - Unitunes Concert Series in Houston
April - dates in Fayetteville, Little Rock and Oklahoma City (also Chris and Red Willow Band are inducted into the South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!)

more info here


Butternut squash soup with pumpkin oil and Mexican cream


Roasted cauliflower with gluten free pecan crust
 

A note from Christine...
     I told Chris I could write my note in seven minutes, which is how much time I have before I have to get ready to leave for a gig.  It usually takes me seven hours to reflect, rewrite, ask for special photos to be added to my post, etc!  I'll keep it simple.
     I am ready to embrace 2015.  The holidays were actually restful for me this year (once Christmas was passed) and I slept more than I have in years.  The key was that there were no expectations - no one was waiting for me to answer an email, no back to back appointments, days were less structured and home, family, pets, reading and self were the priority.  Kind of like when I was a young hippy girl who just had to show up for a gig and make a few booking calls during the day!
     Now, to hold on to that lack of urgency as my life gears back up into overdrive.  That is my New Year's Resolution.  Not doing too great just yet, but one can aspire. 
     I lost a dear friend just before Christmas.  She accomplished a lot in her life, but in the end I know it was her home, family, pets, and self that really mattered - just like during my quiet week.  Time to keep those at the top of the to-do list.  RIP Ronna.
      Love,
          Christine

  And a blurb from Chris...
     New beginnings.  2015.  I can usually hang with New Year's resolutions pretty well, this year it's to try and make my big body a little smaller.  Wish me luck.  Of course, this is when I post a half dozen pictures of food that I love to cook and eat.  Oh, well.  You gotta eat something, right?  It might as well be tasty.  Everything in moderation.
     Headed to the small island of Amergris Caye off the coast of Belize in a couple weeks.  Jerry Jeff Walker and his wife Susan have had a house there for many years, and his fans come in from all over the world to spend a week at Camp Belize.  Really, they're on their own but Jerry Jeff boats up the coast twice during the week to perform at Fido's, the coolest club in San Pedro.  I'll be along to play guitar on a couple of the shows and I'm sure he'll ask Christine to jump up and sing along at some point.  I remember a couple years ago she actually came onstage still holding her pina colada!  Life is good.  And their habenero sauce is HOT!!
     Here's a link to the video I made for JJ's birthday after our first trip to Belize.  Filmmaking is my third hobby!   Watch it here. 
     Hug somebody close.  See you at the gig!
     Chris



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