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November 23, 2016

A Fun Show in Roseville….. some Old Songs and Old Friends

Hello again to all our good friends,

The Holiday Season is upon us and we want to extend our very best wishes to everyone and their families for a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving that’s full of good food, good wine and good music.

Two weeks ago, we had a delightful time at the Clubhouse at Woodcreek Golf Course in Roseville and really enjoyed seeing some old friends we hadn’t seen in years. We had a great show and it was especially nice to welcome Bud back to the stage and revisit some songs we haven’t performed in a long time. We also were thrilled to have our great friend and original bass player Bob Derbacher join us on a couple of songs from the past. Ah yes, fun times abound!

Looking down the road, we just want to remind you of our upcoming performance this coming Saturday evening at the Sunnyvale Community Theater. We have invited two very talented special guests to join us for the show that we know you will really enjoy. You don’t want to miss it. There are still some seats left, but they’re going fast.

DATE: SAT, NOV 26
WHERE: SUNNYVALE COMMUNITY THEATER, 550 E. Remington Dr., Sunnyvale
SHOW TIME: 8 PM . For tickets please go to: http://sunnyvale.ca.gov/Departments/CommunityServices/Arts/EveningsofCulturalArts/CountyLineTrio.aspx
This venue has been a spectacular success for us over the years and we’ve always been received by a warm and enthusiastic audience. This will mark our 3rd performance here and we look forward to seeing our many friends from the Peninsula and South Bay Area. We’ve invited two very talented special guests to join us that we know will bring the house down. Don’t miss this show!!! Previous shows were SOLD OUT so we encourage you to make your plans in a timely manner. We hope you can join us and share in an evening of the great music of the Kingston Trio and a generous serving of nonsense and some special guests you don’t want to miss.

To access the SUNNYVALE COMMUNITY THEATER’S full season of shows, please go to bit.ly/2d5sLIX

DATE: SAT., DEC. 3

WHERE: LINDSAY COMMUNITY THEATER, 190 N. Elmwood Ave., Lindsay

SHOW TIME: 7:30 pm

ADMISSION: $ 20 For tickets please go to www.lindsaycommunitytheater.com . Tickets will also be available at the door.

This is a great little community theater that we performed at last year, and although it’s a bit removed from the Bay Area, we were greeted by a very friendly and energetic audience who were great fans of the Kingston Trio and music from the “Folk Era”. If you plan to be traveling south or be in the Fresno area, we hope you can join us. If you know friends in the Fresno area who might enjoy the show, please forward this email to them. We thank you. As always, we expect to have a rootin’ tootin’ good time and hope you can join us for our last show of the year.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE COUNTY LINE TRIO

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October 24, 2016

Salute to Pleasanton’s Firehouse Arts Center…..a First Class Venue

WOW….what a GREAT time. Our compliments to the City of Pleasanton and their state-of-the art Firehouse Arts Center. We’ve been performing for over 45 years and this venue now ranks number one on our list. The matinee performance on Sunday, Oct 23 was sold out weeks in advance and met all our expectations and more on performance day. Very nice promotional pieces and everyone’s efforts really paid off for a very successful performance.

Everything went perfect in the City of Pleasanton, from the moment the day started….. stopping off at the Bernal Safeway to pick up our “stage bouquet” of long stem yellow roses (which we give away after our performance) prepared by Liz in the Floral Department……. to the group dinner at the Pasta Trattoria restaurant in downtown Pleasanton to celebrate and cap-off a successful matinee performance.

The performance was a “fun filled afternoon and very entertaining”….according to show-goers. A big thanks to the Sanders Boys, Bill and Scott, for making another big hit with the audience and adding so much energy and fun to the show. The audience response and enthusiasm energized everyone. There was a Veterans luncheon going on up stairs at the Firehouse Arts Center prior to our show, and when they came down to join us they already had a head start in the “Fun Dept”, which gave us an “early boost”. It was great to meet with some of these folks after and a real honor and privilege to have them in our audience. Thanks for your service.

The curbside Load-in went as smooth and convenient as could be……ease of drop-off and packing/pick-up was great as well. The Firehouse Staff was as professional and easy to work with that one could want. A big thanks to the Bob, Karl, John, Chase and all the friendly ushers, volunteers and folks working the front lobby. The ambiance and acoustics of the Theater Show Room were the best we’ve worked in. We heard nothing but complements from the “comfortable seating to the perfect sound levels”. The “Art Director”, John handled the stage set up, props and lighting details in record time….and did an outstanding job during the show with some bright spots, fades to black and warm hues for the appropriate times and tunes, while the “Sound Expert” Karl went through the sound check in record time also, with excellent results in providing those special effects to perfection throughout the performance.

The accommodations were the best ever. The Change Room had a Stage monitor, was well lit, spacious clothes rack, exceptionally clean, with ample mirrors and seating, and a convenient restroom …. hats off to the designer and maintenance crew. The comfortable Green Room was the “frosting on the Top”….very easy to relax and do some pre-show prep….and again with a Stage monitor to keep an eye on the stage action…..TOP NOTCH. The food, snacks, deli selections and deserts were perfect…along with the available water supply on/off stage, coffee/tea, hot water and soft drinks…..all excellent. The whole experience and every detail was well thought out, handled and managed to perfection. A big shout out and thanks to Rob Vogt for making this all happen and his assistant and stand-in MC Bob Elliot who did an outstanding job all afternoon …..along with their total support staff. GREAT job.

We heard that ticket sales went very smooth and fast…..enough interest after we sold-out that we’re told we could’ve added another show…by the way, excellent promotion work with a very classy and professional pamphlet. It was great to hear all the kind words and compliments after…… this was like returning to our “Home Turf”, having played for 12 years, down the road at the historic Danville Hotel and Restaurant. It was great to see and visit with a lot of familiar faces in the area from our Danville days especially at this classy venue in Pleasanton.

Thanks again, Firehouse Staff and the City of Pleasanton for the pleasure of performing in your exquisite Firehouse Arts Center. The experience was more than “PLEASANT”. We’re looking forward to doing it again in the future.

the COUNTY LINE TRIO

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September 15, 2016

Website / link Correction to purchase Tickets for our Firehouse Arts Theater performance in Pleasanton on October 23

Hello again to all our good friends,

This is an update of the link for purchasing tickets for our Sunday, Oct. 23, 2 PM performance at the FireHouse Arts Center in Pleasanton. The correct link is www.firehousearts.org/events/county-line-trio/
Sorry for the inconvenience and we hope you can join us.

We’re taking some time in September for a little R and R and we look forward to our lineup of performances in the coming months.

In October, we are truly excited to be a part of the fine entertainment lineup at the Fire House Arts Center in Pleasanton. We are very much looking forward to performing at this fabulous new venue for us. We are certain you will love it’s exceptional atmosphere for live entertainment. We’re doing a special Sunday matinee that we know you will enjoy. We are gearing up to have an all out, no holds barred raucous good time. We sincerely hope you can join us for a great afternoon of sharing the music we love to perform, and a generous serving of absolute pure nonsense.

DATE: Sunday, October 23

WHERE: Fire House Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton

SHOW TIME: 2 PM

ADMISSION: All reserved seating. For tickets, please go on line to http://www.firehousearts.org/events/county-line-trio/ or call Box Office 925 931-4848, Box Office hrs. Wed. – Fri. 12 – 6 PM, Sat. 10 – 4 PM and 2 hrs before each performance.

We sincerely hope that all our East Bay friends and old friends from the Danville Hotel days can join us.

DATE: Saturday, October 29

WHERE: Rossmoor, Walnut Creek (private party)

Down the road

DATE: Saturday November 12

WHERE: CLUBHOUSE AT WOODCREEK OAKS, 5880 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd., Roseville

SHOW TIME: 7:30 PM Doors open at 6:30. Come early, seating on a first come basis.

ADMISSION: $ 35 Includes fabulous appetizers and decadent desserts. For tickets go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-county-line-trio-presents-their-salute-to-the-kingston-trio-tickets-27053404461?utm .

SAT, NOV 26 SUNNYVALE COMMUNITY THEATER, 550 E. Remington Dr., Sunnyvale. Show time: 8 PM

More info to come later.

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September 2, 2016

A Fun time and Full House at the Mission Concert Series in Fremont

IMG_4132Hello again to all our good friends,

Our recent performance at the Mission Coffee Roasting Co in Fremont turned out to be a really terrific evening and big success.  The audience was full of enthusiasm and the room was filled with energy. We had an absolutely rip roaring time and all the vocal juices and comedy bits were flowing.  We truly appreciate all who attended and made it such a special evening for us.  We’ll look forward to hopefully seeing you sometime down the road.  Thanks again to Wayne and Sue Brask for the invite and Andy on the sound. Thank you all.

We’re taking some time in September for a little R and R and we look forward to our lineup of performances in the coming months.  
 
In October, we are truly excited to be a part of the fine entertainment lineup at the Fire House Arts Center in Pleasanton.  We are looking forward to performing at this state-of-the-art new venue.  We are certain you will enjoy it’s exceptional atmosphere for live entertainment.  We’re doing a special Sunday matinee that we know you will enjoy.  We are gearing up to have an all out, no holds barred raucous good time.  We sincerely hope you can join us for a great afternoon of sharing the music we love to perform, and a generous serving of pure nonsense and fun.  We finally got notified that the event is now posted on their website for all to visit and get tickets. See below.  

DATE:  Sunday, October 23
WHERE:  Fire House Arts Center,  4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton
SHOW TIME:  2 PM
ADMISSION:  All reserved seating.  For tickets, please go on line to http://www.firehousearts.org/events/county-line-trio/ or call Box Office 925 931-4848, Box Office hrs. Wed. – Fri. 12 – 6 PM, Sat. 10 – 4 PM and 2 hrs before each performance.

We sincerely hope that all our East Bay friends and old friends from the Danville Hotel days can join us. 

DATE:  Saturday, October 29
WHERE:  Rossmoor, Walnut Creek  (private party)

Down the road

DATE: Saturday November 12
WHERE:   CLUBHOUSE AT WOODCREEK OAKS, 5880 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd., Roseville
SHOW TIME:  7:30 PM  Doors open at 6:30.  Come early, seating on a first come basis. 
ADMISSION:  $ 35 Includes fabulous appetizers and decadent desserts.  For tickets go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-county-line-trio-presents-their-salute-to-the-kingston-trio-tickets-27053404461?utm .

Bud Olsen reunites with us in full voice for the entire evening.  It’s been many years since we performed here and really look forward to sharing the stage with him again and returning to see our old friends.  We hope our good friends in Lincoln Hills and the surrounding area can round up a gang of “folkies” looking for a great time out, and join us for an evening of music and laughter.
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