Albert and Gage e-Newsletter March 2010
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Greetings from the MoonHouse in lovely south Austin, Texas.  Life is slowly returning to normal after our trips to Los Angeles for the Grammys, Memphis for the Folk Alliance Conference, and Chris' trips to Phoenix with Jerry Jeff and then on to Pierre, South Dakota to check on his Mom.  Travelling was smooth overall, the exceptions being a flat tire in Memphis with just enough time to change it and for Christine to get Chris to the airport in Little Rock (and then finish the drive to Texas with a fever and slippery roads), and the fogged in airport in Pierre that forced Chris to hire a car to drive him 3 hours to Rapid City to catch an alternate flight.  There's one flight out of Pierre on Saturday.  One.  At 8:04 am.

March finds us playing a few shows, getting our health and strength up to snuff, and starting some new studio projects.  Oh, and it must be time to plant the vegetable garden for spring.  Our winter salad bar was very successful, even with a few bouts of ice and snow. 

Chris and Christine

 


Canadian geese winter in Pierre, SD every year.
photo by Chris Gage

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March 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.

Mon. Mar 1 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
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Wed. Mar 3 Donn's Depot - Austin, TX  First Wednesday with Albert and Gage  
   1600 W. 5th St.  Austin, TX    512-478-0336
   with David Carroll on big, red upright bass
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Fri. Mar 5 Waldo's Coffeehouse - Waco, TX
   Universalist Unitarian Church
   4209 North 27th Street, Waco, TX 76708 (254) 865-4194
   Love the people, love the gig, concert held in the sanctuary for
   great sound and spirit!
7:30 pm
Sat. Mar 6 Spicewood Arts Society Concert Series - Spicewood, TX
   Spicewood Vineyards -
   1419 County Road 409  Spicewood, TX 78669 - 830-693-5328
   Tickets via www.spicewoodarts.org - a lovely winery hosts this concert series
   in their event center.  $30 Ticket include hors d'oeuvres.  Cash bar for wine. 
7-9:30 pm
Mon. Mar 8 Donn's Depot - Austin, TX          Every Monday Night with Chris Gage and friends
   1600 W. 5th St.  Austin, TX    512-478-0336
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Mon. Mar 15 Donn's Depot - Austin, TX          Every Monday Night with Chris Gage and friends
   1600 W. 5th St.  Austin, TX    512-478-0336
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Sat. Mar 20 Artz Rib House - Austin, TX
   A&G are proud to be part of the Annual Songwriter's Showcase
   Lots of writers all week long; we close the show around 9 PM
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Mon. Mar 22 Donn's Depot - Austin, TX          Every Monday Night with Chris Gage and friends
   1600 W. 5th St.  Austin, TX    512-478-0336
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Wed. Mar 24 Dosey Doe's - The Woodlands, TX
   25911 I-45 North The Woodlands, TX 77380       281-367-3774
   A new venue for us with a great reputation and great food!
   David Carroll joins us on bass.   www.doesydoescoffeeshop.com
8:30 pm
Sat. Mar 27 Chris with Jerry Jeff Walker - Austin, Texas
   Jerry Jeff's Birthday Show at The Paramount Theater   www.jerryjeff.com
 
Sun. Mar 28 Chris with Jerry Jeff Walker - Gruene, Texas
   Jerry Jeff's Birthday Show at Gruene Hall   www.jerryjeff.com
 
Mon. Mar 29 Donn's Depot - Austin, TX          Every Monday Night with Chris Gage and friends
   1600 W. 5th St.  Austin, TX    512-478-0336
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Coming up next month!

April 2 - Camp Street Cafe - Crockett, TX
April 4 - Rolke Ranch Easter Sunrise Service - Franklin, TX
April 10 - Open Door Concert Series - Arlington, TX
April 17 - Uptown Marble Theater - Marble Falls, TX (French show!)
April 23 - Bugle Boy - LaGrange, TX
April 24 - Donn's Depot - Austin, TX
April 30 - Southern Forest Heritage Museum - Long Leaf, LA
More shows and more details at our website!

Check out Christine's new 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:
    
I'm not sure what to write about today.  My world for the last week was very small - mostly the couch, our kitty, cough medicine and tea.  Repeated bouts with bronchitis this fall have left me a bit depleted and I know I'm not alone.  This has been an unusually cold winter for us Texans and our bodies seem to be showing the stress.  For a girl raised in the blizzard country of upstate New York you'd think I'd have more stamina and tolerance for 30 degrees.  Actually I've enjoyed the cold ad wet weather.  Soon enough it will be 100 degrees for weeks on end and no rain in sight. 
     But first, springtime!  I have had some distractions from my gardening and blogging (like travel, freezing rain and illness) but still I've managed to stay connected to our great outdoors these last couple of months.  I've cleaned up and weeded and cut back and pruned and planned and I'm ready for the good stuff - planting and growing and creating color and life in our world.  Veggies will go in next week so that we can keep eating out of the garden this summer.  We've had an amazing lettuce crop this year - it inspires me to tend to the next round of food and put some squash, cucumbers and tomatoes on the table. 
     A bunch of cool gigs this month and next.  Hope to see you out and about.     
     Christine
  And a blurb from Chris:
     I made an unplanned trip to my home town last week.  Christine had dropped me off in Little Rock for a flight to Phoenix to meet up with Jerry Jeff, and I had been getting emails that my mom needed some attention.  I was lucky enough to get on a flight to Pierre (there's not many) and spend a couple days making tea and taking care of business for her.  She's doing okay, and I hope she'll be around for a long long time but she needs a little more help than she did even a few months ago.  Mom, if you can get your email open....I love you and I'll be back soon. 
     I got a funny look from the airline lady in Denver when I asked for an aisle seat on the last leg.  They're all aisle seats, as I discovered.
  
     One thing I decided on my trip.  I'm going to be nicer to my kids from now on so they'll take care of me when I start to need a little help. 
     See you at the gig.
     Chris

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