Sorry, it was a cheap rhyme for the taking, and somebody had to take it. So much has happened since last I wrote: we wrapped production on the third Andina & Rich CD "Chasing Lightning" (waiting for the other half of the copyright on one cover tune to clear before we master, do graphics and press). Have a matched set of bionic knees that work a helluva lot better than the old ones did (I can stand for much longer and walk much further than before). And there's 55 lbs. less of me! (Yes, it was deliberate--for health reasons rather than vanity, but if it keeps me out of the costlier plus size dept., I'll take it).
On to December--once again (12th year) , I'm in the Chicago Bar Show (we no longer call it Christmas Spirits because it's more topical than holiday-themed), "The Merry Old Land of Lawz." Not playing guitar this year--with 9 scenes I'm in, I have my hands full with costume changes and choreography as it is. We open this Wed. night 12/5 at 7:30 and run through Sun. aft. 12/8 (a 2pm matinee). Tix www.chicagobar.org or at the Merle Reskin Theater Box Office (right up till each performance).
And right after the curtain on Sunday, I collect my costumes and drive like a bat out of Hell to Glen Ellyn, where Andina & Rich will be the last act before the finale at WDCB's Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma's Holiday Hoot, at the College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Rd. from noon-6pm. Live music galore, refreshments, and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to entertain the young'uns.
Wed. Dec. 18, 6-9 pm finds me co-hosting the annual Andina & Rich Holiday Special for Folks Who Hate the Holidays (and even for those who like them), at the Brink Lounge, 701 E. Washington (at Brearly St.) in Madison, WI. Special guests will be Tom Kastle and Vita & George Levar (with whom I'll be doing carols trad and modern).
Busy in Jan. and Feb. too, but you'll just have to stay tuned for that.