News from the Stairwell

The weblog of The Stairwell Sisters – All-Gal Old-Time String Band

Archive for September, 2006

New York, the NE and more

Stairwell Sisters at Lincoln Center

Taking it all the way back, we’re remiss in not writing about our trip to New York City and points North. Lincoln Center kicked it off – free, out-of-doors, and we’re grateful the rain didn’t start till after we were done. Sorry to Robin & Linda Williams who followed us! We also would have like to stay to hear Percy Sledge, but it had been a very long day. After resting a bit, we headed back out at midnight (keeping on California time), to a bar in Red Hook, Brooklyn when they didn’t mind if we crowded round the entrance and played till 4am. Thanks to Thomas Bailey for scouting us a place, Joe Bass for coming out at 2, all ready to fly to the UK next day, and our homegirl Sabra, joining us from her road trip.

Several dates in NYC, then on to Boston, lobster, and a plethora of fans who filled Cantab’s on what should have been a slow Tuesday. Ithaca was a real treat – a full to overflowing Chapter House throbbed with people dancing, even on the slow, depressing songs. How great to introduce old friends Mac Benford and John Hoffman to our California girls. As always, a major thanks to Sally Freund who took us in to her beautiful country home, a respite under any circumstances.

Read more

Comments are off for this post

Good Old Village Persons do BOTMC + “Wish I Was”

Stairwell Sisters as Good Old Village Persons at BOTMC

You bet!

AND, Sue’s song “Wish I Was” was just nominated for song of the year in the bluegrass category – Just Plain Folks Awards!

Comments are off for this post