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Here’s where you can find us over the coming days and weeks:
Fri., July 15...Stir Crazy, 7:30, 864-0264, 4015 MacArthur Ave, Richmond, duo, free (though tips are greatly appreciated). I love to support locally-owned businesses; Claire and her team make this wonderful spot a real destination in North Side. Great food, beer and wine also served. http://stircrazyrva.com/
Thurs., July 21...Music in the Barn, Worsell Manor, Warwick, MD, 8:00 pm, doors open at 7:00. We are so happy to return to this amazing venue, especially knowing that Robbin Thompson’s spirit fills the estate; Robbin introduced us to the wonderful people at Worsell Manor and helped get this concert series going. If you will be in the area (near Delaware) or are planning a weekend escape, please consider joining us and even staying in this exquisitely restored historic home. You can see for yourself how beautiful it is at http://worsellmanor.com . You can also get more information about the concert series and order tickets at the web site.
Fri., July 22...Bluemont Concert Series, 7:30, on the lawn at Old County Courthouse, 115 West Davis St., Culpeper, VA, trio, $5 per person, $4 Bluemont Friends & Seniors, $2 kids under 12. We’re so happy to bring the trio to Culpeper’s Bluemont show, and if you live out that way or know folks who do, please join us for a summer evening of music. If it rains, the show will be moved inside to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 114 N. East Street, Culpeper. Thank you to the wonderful Bluemont staff and volunteers who bring music to smaller communities throughout our beautiful Commonwealth!
Thurs., July 28...private event. If you’re having a party or any kind of event or gathering where folks might enjoy some live music to accompany their socializing, please send me an email. I can make it work for virtually any budget.
Sat., Aug. 20...Quioccasin Station, all-day family-friendly event with music, food, and all sorts of things. I don’t have all the details about this yet, but we’ll be playing 11-2 at or near Tin Pan, a really wonderful music venue participating in the festivities.
Sun., Aug. 21...Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 6-8 pm, $5, 504 Main Street, Reedville, 804-453-6529, duo. What a beautiful town Reedville is, and the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum is a lovely gathering place. Come early and bring a picnic—chairs and tables will be set up, and you can also bring your own. If weather acts up, we’ll be in Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, and you’re welcome to bring your picnic and chairs inside. Please visit http://rfmuseum.org for more info on the museum itself and the summer concert series-—there’s a show there this Sunday, 7/17.
Thurs., Aug. 25...private event that might turn out to be public; I’ll keep you posted if it is.
Fri., Aug. 26...private event, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Cedarfield, where I have made so many friends over the years! Happy anniversary, Cedarfield!
Do you, or does someone you love, spend a lot of time tapping out rhythms on the table, on a coffee mug, in the air (air drums are so cool), or on any flat or bumpy surface? Maybe drum lessons are the answer to rhythm beating inside! Chris Parker, the drummer in my band and also my wonderful husband, has been teaching drums and percussion for over 16 years and has students of all ages and abilities. Lessons are at a fine arts academy housed in a West End church. Visit http://www.chrisparkerdrumteacher.com if you’re interested or know someone who might be; Chris will really appreciate it! Drum lessons make a great gift, and music students do better in math than their counterparts who don’t take music lessons. Honestly! Look it up!
We are so excited that we can direct our friends and fans to iTunes or Amazon.com to buy our CD, “This Life”! Of course, you can also purchase physical copies at our shows and see for yourself what a lot of makeup, a good hair straightener, and excellent photographers can do to transform a shrimpy, plain Jewish girl into, well, someone who might be mistaken for tall.
Here are the links to a few reviews of “This Life,”: http://cdhotlist.btol.com/cddetail.cfm?yy=2012&mm=4 (scroll down); http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/155849-susan-greenbaum-this-life/ ; http://www.roughstock.com/reviews/susan-greenbaum-this-life . You can also write your own reviews at Amazon and iTunes, if you’re so inclined.
I’m tickled to tell you that I have reached my “friends” limit on my personal Facebook page! What would really be great is if you could “like” my music page; I always have posts there about shows and other things important and not-so-important. Just go to https://www.facebook.com/susangreenbaummusic and click on “Like.” I’m sure you know the drill; it’s really easy! This is how Mark Zuckerberg became a billionaire in his 20s; he recognized that we all just want to have friends, and we all just want to be liked. Pretty simple formula, really. Now why didn’t we think of that and also have mastery of computer code and other technical stuff? Well, you’re already my friends, and I already like you, with or without Facebook!
Be good to yourselves, and be good to each other. Every day, every hour, we receive a gift with every breath. And we never know what the next hour or day will bring. So make the most of the one you’re in now. I’ll do my best to do the same.
Thank you again and again for all of your amazing support as I travel this bumpy road in the wacky and challenging music business. It’s literally support that you provide to me—by showing up at our performances, purchasing our music, telling others about us, sending thoughtful emails and sharing inspiring words at shows, just being aware that I exist as a signer-songwriter. So many incremental steps along this road have been subtle in their importance, but add them all up, and here I am: Signed to a very respected and impressive label, sharing my FIFTH recording with you and perhaps many who had never heard of me. The best way I can thank you is to remain true to you as a writer and performer and to never forget how it is that I enjoy a wonderful career as a singer-songwriter. How is it? It is because of everything you do for me. I will always do all I can to be worthy of your support and kindness.
I love singing for my friends, and you are all my friends. If you want to say hi at a show, I really hope you will! I love what I do, and I just want to make people happy with my music. I’ll keep doing my best to get positive performance reviews from all of my bosses-—because you’re my friends and my bosses. Thank you so much for all the support you give me, week to week, month to month, and year to year. I can’t wait to share my new music-—and old music—-with you!
Thank you so much for coming out to hear us play!!