As I look back on the past year, I’m thankful for our music family for helping me sustain sanity in this insane world. You supported 18 performances with favorites like Ari Hest and Chrissi Poland, Jesse Terry, Denise Reis and Craig Bickhardt; and you heard Johnny Irion—he and Sarah Lee Guthrie will be back! Your generosity contributed to the livelihoods of 33 artists. Your faith in my curating skills allowed me to introduce you to new artists--Sofia Talvik, Shawna Caspi, Jeremy Aaron, Matt Bednarsky, Ryanhood, Teddy Kumpel. Jim and Sam began a new tradition with their delightful New Year’s Day concert. Every show this year had a least one first-time guest, our Facebook page grew by almost 100 likes this year, and we’re closing in on 1,000 likes! 2018 promises more of the same—a mix of favorites, a couple of “names,” and several emerging artists I’m excited to introduce to our gourmet audience.
May this holiday season fills you with joy…you can find it in the simplest of ways and sometimes in the most unlikely places. Keep your heart and mind open, smile at strangers, give plenty of hugs, and we’ll let music sustain us through 2018.
"Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier.'" - Alfred Lord Tennyson