Thursday, June 17, 2010

Spring 2010 - Traumatic Easter

We had a simply AMAZING month of March: the band played as part of the deVere's St. Patrick's Day Block Party (check out the YouTube video), as well as at McCormick & Schmick's, and ended up at Brew It Up! After that we performed at SS Peter & Paul for this St. Paddy's Day Dinner, had a BIG show at The Palms Playhouse in Winters, CA (got some video of that too, HERE).
April wasn't bad, started out great with a Contra Dance in Sacramento, then a really nice show at Evangeline's Cafe in Colfax. After that, Chris and I headed home, giddy from the great turnout and wonderful people we met.

We got home to our little apartment in Sacramento, whereupon we were robbed at gunpoint by three young black men. They jumped the fence (yes, it was a gated community), one had a mask, two had handguns, and they demanded our debit cards and PIN numbers, which of course we promptly provided. They took both our iPhones, and my entire purse, which among other things had about 10 CDs in it!! All in all, we were lucky, and we're able to get inside, call the cops and start that whole process.
To make a long story short, we spent Easter Sunday holed up in our apartment trying to start to deal with the trauma, and decide what to do. We then found a new place to live (thanks to Craigslist!), and were completely moved out by about a week after the robbery!! We're now in a much better place (a duplex, with a yard!!), and though we're anxious to be getting back to playing, being able to basically rest and recharge for the latter half of April and the entire month of May has been helpful!!

We'll be back to a few shows in July, some exciting shows coming up down the road, and look forward to seeing y'all out there!!

18 June, 2010