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In Like a Lion

MARCH 2009 NEWSLETTER OF THE STAIRWELL SISTERS – All-Gal Old-Time String Band

In like a Lion, people!

Wrapping up February with some very exciting shows…followed by just one concert from the Sisters in March before everyone takes to the four winds, only to meet back up in May…in Scotland! We hope you were able to catch Voices of a Peoples History – see below for news on that incredible event. We think the Bruce Springsteen cover we worked up for the show will make it into our set lists! Meanwhile, catch your Sisters soon…or well see you this Summer…

xo, Evie, Lisa, Sue, Martha & Stephanie

NEWS

The San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival was a whole lot of fun, and many thanks to all the volunteers that helped it go. All the gals had great shows with various bands The Knuckle Knockers, The Crooked Jades, Evil Diane – and together we had a real dancing show at the Café du Nord late on a Tuesday! Thanks to the Mad Cow Stringband, down from Davis, and the new, awesome Black Crown Stringband for sharing that show. Check out Mike Melnyks photos (scroll down to see other galleries). Were looking forward to the beautiful Lark Theater this weekend with Corinne West, an up-and-coming singer/songwriter with a hot new band.

In other news, more than you ever wanted to know about Evie is in a new interview with InnerviewWorld.com check it out!

Well folks who would have thought we would be sharing a stage (and a backstage!) with Josh Brolin, Boots Riley, Benjamin Bratt, Kerry Washington, Diane Lane and other luminaries as we did for Howard Zinn & Anthony Arnoves live performance of Voices of A Peoples History at the sold-out Mission High School Auditorium last night? Not only was the company amazing, but the performance itself was a beautiful and moving portrait of the struggles of people throughout our nations history. As much as we have seen progress in Civil Rights, Womens Rights and more, the more it became clear that the power struggles in this nation are far from over. How much things remain the same. Special thanks to Todd Chretien and the ISO for putting on this amazing event, and for having the good taste to bring us on as musical guests ;) We were honored to support this project.

 

 

THE GALS WITH HOWARD ZINN AND ANTHONY ARNOVE

 

EVIE AND JOSH BROLIN

 

THE GALS WITH BOOTS RILEY AND BENJAMIN BRATT



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