So much has happened between March 2014 and now I’ll have to give you the Readers’ Digest version to fill you in.
Apr--Went to Paris and Normandy for a CBA CLE trip
May--got a new car (Subaru Outback) and gave Bob my Fusion Hybrid. Did L1K at Highlander & SERFA, visited Linda Mitchell in Asheville, drove VA’s Crooked Road, had breakfast with my sister Rona & niece Marissa, played the Abington Sr. Center in Clarks Summit, PA and Barking Spider in Cleveland.
Summer--Played monthly at Edgewater Farmers’ Mkt; did Madison’s Songwriters in the Round, vacationed in Vail (tore a gastroc hiking but it healed w/in a month), played 3 stages (4 if you count the TWS Favorites mainstage teaser) at Fox Valley.
Autumn & winter--vacationed in Vegas, did the Bar Show, played the Songsalive! Awards Showcase in Sherman Oaks, visited with my longtime friends Dick & RaLana, played the Wheaton Indoor French Mkt (twice). And our EP Merry Humbug made two of the Roots charts: #4 in IL, #1 national Holiday!
2015: duo touring cut back due to Steve doing more solo touring
Jan--Chiberia came back--tore two glutes and got bursitis from shoveling a foot of snow and then slogging 1/2 mi. each way in a howling blizzard with 2’ of snow.
Feb--vacationed in Vegas again
Spring--toured Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Granada) w/CBA for CLE trip. Relived it at Rioja Fest. Then Bob got his colon perforated during a routine colonoscopy, had to have a foot of it removed and then his hernia popped and needed emergency repair. Had to cancel all out-of-town gigs, but did get to play the Chicago Indoor French Mkt.
Summer--quiet gig-wise, though did play the Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival and Neutral Ground in New Orleans (full gig, not showcase, during the Cutting Edge CLE conference); plus the CSC stage at Fox Valley. Had a great time, except for nerves over my abnormal mammogram, which turned into more imaging which led to a biopsy the day after Fox Valley. For what happened next, check the next post as well as my CaringBridge page.