Tuesday, May 3: Top-secret party in Riverdale... 

Aura and Lou will be playing from 6:00-8:00 at the 2-year anniversary party tonight at 2Fifty, the highly acclaimed barbecue place in Riverdale.  They were named best barbecue in the DC area by the Washington Post this year, so they're sort of a big deal.  It's a private party with lots of local culinary luminaries, but if one of our Riverdale area friends shows up early, maybe you can sneak in by carrying one of Lou's guitars...  

Next public gig is Saturday May 14 down at Romano Winery.  Come join us!

Meadworks on Saturday April 2! 

This Saturday, we'll be back at our new favorite place in the DC area: Meadworks in Hyattsville.  Ken Carter, the owner and head meadmaker, has provided a truly unique spot for music in our area.  We need more creative places like this in the DC area, so I hope you can come support Ken (and us).  Our drummer Mike can't join us this time, so we'll be an acoustic quartet with the great Franklin Wade sitting in on trumpet.  Lots of details about Meadworks are on our shows page.  So click above for all the information, and come say hello on Saturday night!  

Friday at Windridge Winery...The return of Lex O'brien! 

This will be our first 2022 show in the gorgeous outdoor setting at Windridge on their hill with the sunset view.  We'll be playing as a full quintet with the great Franklin Wade on trumpet.  Our drummer Mike won't be able to join, but here's some amazing news: Our original drummer Lex O'Brien is visiting from Austria this week, and he'll be taking his old seat behind the drums!  We're excited to play some of our older songs from the Lex era that don't get played much these days.  You can expect the return of "Count Sheep."  Windridge is about a 35 minute drive from where we live in Northwest DC, and Lou recommends ordering Inferno pizza for a pickup on your way home after the music. 

Sunday afternoon at 2:30 on the front porch! 

The only thing I miss about 2020 is the Sunday afternoon music out in our neighborhood.  This coming Sunday afternoon is predicted to be 75 degrees, which seems perfect for outdoor music! So come join us back in our usual spot on the 5700 block of 33rd St NW.      

We’ll be starting at 2:30 PM and probably playing for around 90 minutes.  Maybe more.  

This time, we’ll be a trio with Aura singing, Lou playing guitar, and our new friend Franklin Wade on trumpet!  We met Franklin last November, and he’s joined us at almost every show since then.  We played at a winery a few weeks ago as a small trio like this, and I really loved it.  We're so excited to bring Franklin to our neighborhood!  You can learn more about him here: https://www.wadetrumpet.com/about 

See you Sunday I hope. 

Back at Windridge this Friday! 

Thanks to everyone who joined us at Meadworks on Friday!  Such a great night!  This coming Friday, Aura and Lou will be playing as a duo indoors at the great Windridge Winery in Darnestown (near band-favorite Inferno Pizza).  Come join us if you can.  See the shows page for details.

Meadworks on Friday, February 4! 

Come join us on Friday, February 4 at the wonderfully unique Meadworks in Hyattsville.  We'll be playing as a quintet for this one.  Our amazing drummer Mike will be there, and the great Franklin Wade will be sitting in on trumpet.  Click on the shows page for details.

Meadworks postponed until February 4 due to Omicron! 

The peak of the omicron surge is expected to occur this weekend, and the Governor of Maryland has declared a state of emergency.  So although we REALLY want to play, we thought the right thing to do was to postpone the show planned for January 8.  The new date is Friday, February 4.  Click on the shows link for details.  See you there I hope.

Meadworks on Saturday, January 8! 

Happy Week 52 everyone!  Come join us on Saturday January 8 at the wonderfully unique Meadworks in Hyattsville.  We'll be playing as a quintet for this one.  Our amazing drummer Mike will be there, and the great Franklin Wade will be sitting in on trumpet.See the shows page for details.

Thanks to Franklin Wade and Rich Bloom! 

Really fun and freewheelin' night at El Golfo last night thanks to our special guests!  Franklin Wade dazzled on trumpet in his first time with our little band, and Rich expertly took over Mike's seat on drums for the evening.  Thanks to both for their adventurous spirit.  We'll be back at El Golfo on December 11.  See you there I hope... 

Saturday Nov 13 (6:30 pm) at El Golfo in Silver Spring...with special guests! 

We love playing at El Golfo!  Great people, fun Latin American food, good margaritas, a great room for listening to music.  We'll be playing some of the night as an acoustic trio, but we'll also have two special guests joining us.  Taking Mike's seat on drums will be the great Rich Bloom.  He joined us for a spontaneous collaboration over the summer at one of our front porch Sunday shows, and we've been trying to get him back ever since.  And I recently saw a trumpet player named Franklin Wade.  I loved his playing, and last night, I invited him to come join us on Saturday.  Apparently, he has an adventurous spirit, and he says he'll be coming.  I'm hoping he'll bring the harmon mute for some of that Miles Davis sound.  We haven't rehearsed with either of these guys, so it should be an interesting night!  See you there I hope.