I was just pulling weeds 2 days ago, out in my yard. I got up yesterday, and thought I would do it again…but it was snowing and the temperature was 25 degrees. Well, I guess Fall is done here in southern Michigan! But, at least to me, it feels like Spring is just over the horizon …now that we are in January…at least you can almost see it from here. Isn’t this the Month of the Seed Catalogs??
We are really looking forward to the touring ahead, and there is a lot of it. Concerts start tonight, Continue reading
Last weekend’s Flint Folk Festival was a moment to remember. The pavilion filled quickly for Hayley Reardon’s set. Just out of high school (!), Hayley is already a seasoned professional: self assured on stage…the crowd loved her.
Then Don White and Christine Lavin performed 🙂 Hilarious, quirky, poignant…3 standing ovations throughout their set plus a standing ovation when it was over!!!!!! There is really nothing else like them out there.
It was great to see and hear former Flintite Dan Hall again. He is doing amazing and important work: writing songs with kids in schools. He has a series of recordings in the works featuring them…can’t wait…I expect they will win awards.
James Taylor’s sister Kate was next. What joy she had as she performed! 🙂 which is really what its all about…where you are and what you bring to the stage…and she brought it all.
Then Mustard’s Retreat took the stage. Really, what can I say?? Continue reading
A very nice article by Robert Reid of the Waterloo Region Record in advance of our 2/14 2015 show in Kitchener, ON!!
“Few individuals have done more for acoustic music in the last 40 years than David Tamulevich.
I know this is a large claim for a person most people don’t recognize. But hear me out.
Tamulevich has been performing with Michael Hough since 1974, when the two students met in the Michigan university town of Ann Arbor. A year later they formed Mustard’s Retreat.
They debut at Folk Night at the Registry on Saturday.
Although this is the first time the folk duo is appearing at the popular acoustic series, it is not the first time Tamulevich worked with series artistic director Jack Cole.” Read more…
I sit here on Solstice night,…..thinking about the celebrations that are going around all around the world..at this very moment…from the smallest, personal rituals to great bonfires blazing with light and voices ringing out in song…and how humanity has taken this moment to pause and reflect, acknowledge and honor ourselves and this world we share, ..for so many thousands of years. I love feeling, and being a part of that chain of life. Blessings of the season to you all!! 🙂
And as I am contemplating all of this, in comes this link from fellow singer/songwriter Dan Berggren….a wonderful and celebrated poem, and the lyrics Michael and I put together a number of year ago. Synchronicity 🙂
What a fun year we have had!! So rewarding! A new CD…a bundle of shows with Peter Yarrow….our first shows ever in Georgia and South Carolina….opening AND closing the Flint Folk Festival…with my Mom and sister in attendance :-), and further connecting with my Lithuanian roots….and so much more. I know I say it a lot, but it can never be said enough: we thank all of YOU for making this career of ours possible.
We have an exciting 2014 lined up already, and we hope that our cross paths with you somewhere in there, and we get to share some conversation, stories, and music. We wish you the best, here at the end of the year. David…and Michael