Saturday, December 14: The Annual Riverdale Winter Festival (4:00 pm)
A lot of you know that we love being a part of the Riverdale music community, and this is the biggest event of the year. Eight bands in eight hours from 12:00 to 8:00, surrounded by lots of food and Christmas shopping. I'm still using the bike lights I got at this event 2 years ago. Here's the full schedule:
12:00 Rodeo Motel
1:00 Mike Elosh
2:00 Miles Spicer
3:00 Wild Anacostias
4:00 Band Brulee
5:00 Paint Branch Creek
6:00 Rick Franklin & His Delta Blues Boys
7:00 Jacob Panic
Saturday, December 21: Wind Ridge Vineyards in Darnestown, MD (3:00 – 5:00 pm)
(15700 Darnestown Rd, Darnestown, MD 20874 - (301) 750-9463)
It's no secret that Lou has a minor obsession with Neapolitan Pizza, and his favorite (outside of Naples of course) might just be Inferno Pizzaria in Darnestown, about 25 minutes north of DC. So when we heard that there is a new winery with bands right down the road from Inferno, we haunted the owner Roy until he gave us a date. We played here in November for the first time, and it's a great setting for music. They have a large covered area, very effective heaters, and lots of wine to keep us all warm. So the show will go on rain or shine. And if you need to warm up afterwards, you can follow Lou to the wood burning oven at Inferno. Because this indoor space at Wind Ridge is pretty small, we'll be playing it as a trio gig. When the weather improves in spring, we're planning to play in their large outdoor area, and we'll be bringing Mike on drums when that happens.
Saturday, January 11: El Golfo in Silver Spring (7:00ish pm until they kick us out)
We discovered El Golfo last year, and it's a nice place for music. There's a great room for listening, Latin American food, and occasionally dancing between the tables. It's the kind of place where we can play anything we want, so there's always the risk of Andrew bringing his accordion.
We also love playing private parties, which is a great way to introduce our music to people who wouldn't hear us otherwise. So if you'd like to host Brulee in your living room, backyard, office, Jacuzzi greenhouse, kitchen, yacht, private jet, safari tent, treehouse, basement, private South Pacific atoll, airport business class lounge, or Neapolitan pizzeria, just let us know.
The best way to hear about upcoming shows is to join the email mailing list. Go to the home page to enter your email address, and we'll add you to the list. We send about one email per month and jealously guard your contact details.
Brulee has played all over the Washington DC area. Some of our recent and more memorable shows have been at Villain & Saint, Sotto on 14th St, Twins Jazz on U Street, Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, Bossa in Adams Morgan, Lost & Found, Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, Jammin’ Java, Gemeny Winery, Running Hare Vineyard, Wonderland Ballroom, Republic in Takoma Park, Columbia Station in Adams Morgan, the Takoma Park JazzFest Jazz Brawl (which we won!), the Takoma Park JazzFest main stage, the New Deal Cafe, The Riversdale House Museum Summer Jazz Series, two Busboys and Poets, Mayorga in Silver Spring (RIP), Fireflies, Adams Morgan PorchFest, The Riverdale Spring and Winter Arts Festivals, the Takoma Park Folk Festival, Roofers Union in Adams Morgan, Aura & Lisa’s wedding, and Lex & Christine's wedding on a boat in Austria.