Spring Activation!

Hello dear friends! 

Spring has sprung and we are so excited about all of the new opportunities and experiences that it has provided. We have just returned from an exhilarating tour through Colorado and New Mexico, playing 8 shows in 10 days, and meeting so many friends along the way. Through our journey we grew as compatriots and as colleagues, and we all feel like more of a family than ever before. Now that the gushy stuff is out of the way, here are some highlights! I’ll start with the upcoming events and end with stories from our Spring Tour 2017! 

We are thrilled to be opening for Gipsy Moon at The Wildflower Pavilion Concert Series April 21st. Gipsy Moon is a 5-piece folk band that mixes originals with old world traditional songs, and they are releasing their newest album ‘Songs of Olde.’ Tickets are available at http://shop.bluegrass.com/gipsy-moon-4-21-17-wildflower-pavilion 

On April 28th we will be celebrating guitarist Ian Hendrick’s birthday in style at The Globe Hall in Denver, CO. Joining us on the bill are bands Chella & the Charm and Broken Land. Doors are at 5pm and the show begins at 6pm. Tickets are available at 

https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1430836 

Fort Collins music festival FoCoMX will be hosting Foxfeather on April 29th at The Mainline Ale House. We are so excited to get to be a part of this year’s festivities. Check out tickets at 

http://focomx.focoma.org/tickets 

On May 5th we will be opening the season up at The Gold Hill Inn! It is sure to be a rip-roarin’ time and we would LOVE to see your smiling face there! More information at 

http://www.goldhillinn.com/music.html 

And now for the TOUR!!!!! 

Night 1: The Gold Pan Saloon in Breckenridge, CO 

After meticulously cleaning and packing our van, Barb, we piled in and hit the road on April 6th. It was a fun drive, full of laughter and excitement for the days to come. We arrived in Breckenridge in the dark and chill, and loaded our gear into the warmth of The Gold Pan Saloon. We were greeted by locals, tourists, friendly staff, and friends who had made the trip to see us. Though we had to tetris ourselves onto the small stage, we were in high spirits and kept people dancing all night. At midnight we celebrated Laura’s 30th birthday with a round of tequila shots, and continued playing through the night. What a great way to start our tour. 

Night 2: Steps in Ridgway, CO 

April 7th saw us in Ridgway at Steps, the new(er) bar in the small town. Greeted by smiling and gracious owner, Dan Easton, we set up and played a well received set. April 7th was Laura’s true birthday and we were fortunate to have so many friends and fans come out to celebrate night number 2 with us. Laura was presented with the “Birthday Chalice,” which she brandished throughout the night. Huge thanks to Steve and Carol Smith for allowing us to stay the night at their stunning new home, an oasis of relaxation. 

Night 3: The Balcony in Durango, CO 

We have always been suckers for Durango. The people, the mountains, the grid, all of it just feels so right. This time was no different, and The Balcony welcomed us back with open arms. Three nights in we were all feeling a bit tired, but once we hit the stage the energy of the crowd and the excitement of performance made us forget any of our woes. We could not speak any higher of our sound engineer that night, Tyler Rice. If you get the chance to catch his band, Liver Down the River, you should jump on the opportunity. 

Nights 4, 5 and 6: Arroyo Hondo, NM and Taos Mesa Brewery in Taos, NM 

We were fortunate to have Sunday the 9th, and Monday the 10th free. We took the opportunity to escape into the mesas around Taos, NM. Thanks to a bit of research by Laura we found a lovely, off-grid, yurt-like house, complete with 360 degree views, a wood burning sauna, and enough beds to keep everyone off of the floor. With limited cell service and no wi-fi, we were able to escape for a moment and enjoy the natural beauty of NM. We hiked, we used the sauna, we had fires, cooked amazing meals and played music. On Tuesday night we drove down to the Taos Mesa Brewery. It was a lovely stage and we had Jackson Price and the Blue Rockets open the night for us. We filled our bellies with delicious food and good beer and streamed our show live on Facebook. 

Night 6: Cowgirl Bar in Santa Fe, NM 

The Wednesday morning sun rose and we left our quaint and comfortable cabin to travel down to Santa Fe. There we wandered over to the interactive art gallery “Meow Wolf.” If you haven’t been, you need to go. It was utterly fantastical, like a house out of your childhood dreams. The seemingly normal house environment surprises you with tunnels in the fireplace, a new multi-universe in the refrigerator, and a musical ribcage. These are just a few of the secrets hiding in this adult fun-house. After we had explored every nook and cranny we headed to the Cowgirl Bar to play some tunes. This was our second time at the Cowgirl and we had just as much fun as before. Everyone was kind and gracious and the show went wonderfully. 

Night 7: NPR affiliated KRWG-FM in Las Cruces, NM 

Dry River Blues host Trevor Hodgkins first found out about Foxfeather when he found our CD in his mailbox (thank you Patrick!) and liked the look of it. When he listened to the album he liked it so much that he began playing it on his show and mentioning it on his Twitter account @DRTrevorFM . Through the magic of social media we got wind that he was playing our tunes way down in Las Cruces, NM and we decided that we just had to go visit him. So, we set up an interview and an onair performance. We were pleasantly welcomed to the studio and played, talked, joked, and had a great time with a new friend. 

We would like to extend our deepest thanks to Linda Bernhold for opening her lovely house to some road weary (and smelly) musicians. It was a pleasure to meet you, and we hope to see you soon. 

Night 8: The Mineshaft in Madrid, NM 

An old mining town, transformed into a quirky artist community, Madrid (pronounced MAD-RID), NM is a special place. Gritty, friendly, and fun-loving people from a diversity of backgrounds have found their way to Madrid, bolstering the community and creating a palpable “Welcome Home” feeling. We played a great show, with what felt like the whole town hootin’ and hollerin,’ and finished the night on the front porch of The Mineshaft chatting and singing with the locals. Thanks to Lynn from Belmont, TX for opening up a room at her B&B for us, and for warning us that there is sulfur in the water. 

Night 9: Tommyknockers Annual Luau in Creede, CO 

Oh, lovely, magnificent Creede, how we adore you. We returned for our sophomore excursion to Tommyknockers Bar for their annual Luau and were immediately handed margaritas and plates of barbeque. The locals waved and welcomed us into their party as though we were old friends, and everyone was ready to boogie. Before we had even begun to unload the van we had people asking to buy t-shirts and offering us assistance with the heavy equipment. We had a blast performing and getting to know everyone. Thanks to our lovely bartender back in Durango, Kat Short, we were fortunate to have accommodations for the evening. Jenna and Chev hosted us at their unique cabin, The Stone House. The original owner was a local legend and Jenna’s mentor before his untimely death, and she took the property over. Every room has it’s own charm and it is clear that building it had been a long process of love and inspiration. 

Day 10: Home on Easter 

We awoke in Creede, in The Stone House, tired and happy. After packing and tidying up, we headed down to town to grab a quick coffee and be on our way. Instead, the people of Creede pulled us into their Easter Sunday brunch, offering us a buffet of delicious food and some of the best iced tea we had tasted. We were so happy to see such a special slice of Creede life, to feel the community support that they all shared. 

After brunch, we hopped in Barb, full and smiling, and began the drive home. 

Hope you enjoyed our little tidbits and thanks for following Foxfeather! 

Check out our website www.foxfeathermusic.com 

Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Spotify at Foxfeathermusic 

See you soon we hope! 

Foxfeather

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