Hi County Line Trio friends. Hope you are enjoying the Holiday Season as we are. We just completed our final performance for 2015. …..and what a good time it was. A very enthusiastic audience welcomed us at the Lindsay Community Theater on Saturday, December 5, for our Kingston Trio Tribute performance. This was our first venture to the Central Valley of California…..and it was a memorable one. Even the drive there gave us special meaning to our first album’s title song, “Going Home” or as it’s sometimes called, “California”. You really appreciate the lyrics “…….worked her fields and worked her orchards, up and down her (California) Central Valley……..”. It was especially moving to conclude our performance with that song. We drove through some of the most picturesque and fertile farm land in the State to get to Lindsay, which is located about 40 miles south east of Fresno just off Hwy 99. Lots of white fences surrounded quaint and sometimes very upscale farm homes lining the highways showing off their pastures with grazing cattle, dairy cows, sheep and goats…..alternating the landscape with various crops and orchards of oranges, almonds, grapes and of course olives. After all this is the home of the Lindsay Olives.
We began the afternoon meeting Jim, our host and the Lindsay Community Theater Manager….and Charles, a music teacher in Lindsay and another theater volunteer …..both doing an exceptional job at getting things set up and doubling as sound and lighting engineers. After the sound check we were all ready to sample some of the local dinning. And we did….a great meal was had by all at the popular Mexican restaurant , Chinas (pronounced Cheenas) right around the corner from the Theater.
The show was electric and the evening was exciting. We came up a little short of filling the theater but the warmth and enthusiasm from the friendly folks of Lindsay made up for that 10 fold. It was a GREAT night with an early invitation to come back next year. Thanks so much to Jim, Nancy and Charles and all the other volunteers for making it a truly memorable Holiday Show at Lindsay. We’re looking forward to return engagement.
Earlier in November we had another very successful show at Angelica’s Dinner Theater in Downtown Redwood City. We were trying an early start time for our Sunday evening show, which proved to be a big hit. Angelica’s is one of our favorite venues and there was a special feeling that night with the beginning of the Holiday Season. Just having recovered from a previous nite of Trick ‘n Treating and Halloween parties and despite all the “candy hangovers” the room was filled with an enthusiastic and responsive audience….. lots of new faces and many familiar friends. Let us take this time to thank all of you special folks who came out over this past year and continue to support our shows and motivate us along this 46 year journey of performing Kingston Trio tunes and other 60’s folk music…..and just plain having fun. As always, a big thanks to Peter and Angelica and Randy, the sound/light engineer, who makes us sound/look so good.
Merry Christmas to all and have a Great 2016 !
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