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Doug Blumer and the Bohemian Highway
Doug Blumer and the Bohemian Highway, 2014.
Sweet as a springtime breeze through the apple blossoms of West County, this lounge-country confection features the 80-grit croon of bandleader Blumer, backed by honky-tonk angel harmonies from music- and life-partner Nancy Blumer and drummer Jane Fossgreen. Completing the romantic double-double is Jane's own partner Kent Fossgreen on bass. Featuring the first recorded version of the Hoedown's theme song, "The Party's At Our House Again."
Particular favorites: The New Birthday Song, Dreaming of Spring.
July 22, Kenwood
Tickets are now on sale! The Hoedown is literally in our backyard, so space is, ahem, limited. We expect to sell out, so make sure to save yourself a spot by buying your tickets right here, right now. Before you forget. I know how you forget these things.
If you don't want to park yourself the whole time, here's who's playing when (subject to change, of course):
We still have volunteer opportunities available. Free admission, free beer - and the satisfaction of putting on a great show. Contact us if you want to be part of the team.
Want to play the Hoedown? There are still a few spaces left on the Goat Stage. Free admission, free beer, and a tip jar. Contact us.
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May 18, Kenwood
We finally gave up trying to explain the well-hidden pun in the festival's name when we noticed that nobody was laughing. (At least not with us.) So we're adopting a new moniker, more descriptive of the place and the event: what used to be the Cur-ville Dog Days Fest is now the Rockin' Heart Hoedown!*
This is part of our effort to spread the good word. After last year's fest, we realized that you can go too far with keeping things intimate - and you can go broke too fast. We need to get just a few more friends and neighbors over here this year if we want to keep this thing rollin' (and we do.)
You can help - it's easy. First, put it in your calendar and fer godsakes show up with your family and friends; second, take a minute to forward this email to one or two people you think would dig the scene. (If you want to do more, contact us - you could earn yourself a free ticket and our sincere gratitude.)
Holy smokes, it just gets better every year. Check it out:
*Graphics and new website to come. You get a few more weeks to say your goodbyes to the old familiar stuff.
Camaraderie, war stories, tasty beverages - and the satisfaction of putting on a great show. Let us know if you want to be part of the team.
When we heard Doug Blumer play "The Party's At Our House Again" on that makeshift stage at the first Dog Days Fest, we decided then and there to adopt it as our official anthem. Here's Doug playing it at the 2010 Fest.
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I (Dale) have been working on a cool website that brings the local music community together - fans, artists, and venues. I think it seriously rocks. Check out localmusicvibe.com.