Thursday, September 8, 2011

September 2011 - Newsletter

Hello, wonderful people!

What a busy summer this has been for us!  And so much fun, too.  We’ve played some fabulous shows and exciting festivals and have met some truly wonderful people along the way.  And through it all, we’ve experienced the camaraderie of friendship and family as we’ve gone through a few changes in our line-up. 

We’ve had to say farewell to Naiya this summer as she and her husband have taken jobs and moved to southern Utah.  Being the band-family that we are, however, she will never truly be gone from us and may very well join us on occasion in the future whenever she returns north to visit … or we head south.  Until then, we wish them both the very best of happiness in their new life adventures!

We are thrilled to welcome into the family double-bass player Allen Mautner, drummer Jason Deamer, violinist Jean Mautner, saw and percussionist Byron Owens (of La Decollatage) and Allison Martin (of Bellrave and The Last Look) on flute, percussion and vocals.  That’s what I call a growth spurt!  We are so incredibly happy to have each and every one of them in our midst!

Now that the season is winding down, we have some very exciting things in mind as we begin to focus on a completely new stage show, writing new music and heading into the studio to begin work on a full length CD.  We will still be playing a few shows during this time, but the bulk of our energy will be focused on creating a new and wonderful creature that I am sure will take your breath away!  We are very excited to begin on this next leg of our journey.  A small taste of this direction can be experienced in the Underground Gypsy Cabaret, next appearing at Bar Deluxe in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 23rd. 

Until then – and as always – here are a few of the things we love:
          Cucina Vanina - - We do love authentic Italian cuisine!

          Honig Sauvignon Blanc - - Mmmmmmmm!

          Katzenjammer - - Hot Norwegian band with a new CD on the way!

Much love to you all!
Juana Ghani

P.S. – We have new shot glasses!  These are frosted glass 2 fl.oz. beauties tinted with a hint of purple.  $5 each.  Make sure you get some at our next show!