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Dear Wonderful People,
Hello! And welcome to the brand-new mailing list! This one is way cooler than the old version, because: a) the old version was actually just me pressing “reply all” and hoping for the best, and b) now we’re using a fancy website, which allows you to subscribe or unsubscribe yourselves and for me to enter you folks into groups based on your location! So now if you find yourself in the wrong group, let me know and I can change it. Thanks in part to our recent “February is for Friends” tour, we have groups for: Seattle, Olympia, Portland, Eugene/Corvallis, Sisters/Bend, Ashland/Medford, Tahoe, Davis, The Bay Area, L.A., San Diego, Colorado, Idaho, New York, and Out of Country. This way you can receive an email only when I am coming to you, or have something extra special to shout to the world. Ta-da!
So, how was the tour, you ask? I think Katie and I are both going with, “a-mazing.” (Click here for the blog post written from the road).
The rest of the tour was similarly wonderful, featuring more kindnesses from friends and family, unexpected adventures, and meeting all kinds of strangers who seemed to really enjoy the music! We got to jam with a child prodigy in Ashland and sing for punk metal bandmates in Medford and for retired hippies in Corvallis. Just before Tahoe, we learned how to put chains on a car (FUN), and Heather took us sledding between shows! Reeling from seasonal whiplash, we drove into warmth and sunshine and hipsters in San Francisco, and ate the most delicious hot dogs ever (wrapped in bacon–genius!). In between all these things, we also drove many miles and got to play music, music, music.
I know some of you couldn’t make it to a show, and I say, fret not! Methinks this was not the last tour for Arbielle. I’m also hoping that a future tour may take us east… Walla Walla, Spokane, Boise, Colorado… New York City, perhaps? 🙂
If you wanted to buy the CD but didn’t get a chance, you still can acquire the digital version (which features additional album art!). Find it here or visit www.arbielle.bandcamp.com. Physical copies are now available from me, or at your favorite local music store (if that music store happens to be Artichoke Music, at 3130 SE Hawthorne Blvd # A Portland, OR 97214). We’ve already sold over 100 copies, thanks to you!
Most of all, it was great to get to see so many of you guys! Thank you, thank you, thank you for making our first tour such a wonderful adventure.