Saturday, September 19th, 2009
at the Strubler Music and Art Barn
3630 Collins Road Oakland, MI 48363
7-9:30 p.m. 10.00 Adults 5.00 Students
Featuring the Cherry Blossom Ramblers with Doc Lawrence Probes and Donna Wilson (Interlochen, MI)
with Ann Strubler on fiddle
Theresa Dalton will be opening for the Ramblers
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Summer has been full of many things….in Michigan, the weather has been cooler and a bit more rainy than normal. As a result, weeds and flowers have flourished around the homestead, and mornings have been perfect for bikerides or jogs up the Paint Creek Trail and back. Earlier this summer, daughter Sarah and I joined forces and played a gig in South Lyon, outside on the deck of the Gallery Cafe. It was especially sweet to play and sing with Sarah, and we filled 2 hours with several sets of our individual songs, and duets of both covers and originals….There was a wonderful audience camped out on and around the deck…."Summertime…and the livin' is easy…"
Sarah and Theresa Dalton will be performing in South Lyon, individually and together, both original songs and covers.
Where: The Gallery Cafe, 101 S. Lafayette, S. Lyon, MI, 48178
When: June 26, 2009, 7-9 p.m.
Cost: Free! Please support the Gallery by buying their great coffee, soup, and snacks.We will both have cd's for sale.
We'd love to see you. Feel free to bring friends.
Coffee House Website: http://gallerycafesl.com/index.html
Map to Event: http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?address=101%20S.%20Lafayette%20Street&zipcode=48178&state=MI&city=South%20Lyon&country=US
To hear Sarah's music: www.sarahdalton.com
This one was special…After Rufus Harris shared some of his music in his inimitable style, I was invited to the stage. Rufus asked me a few questions about my early musical influences, etc. I then began my performance set, sharing "A Child's Hymn" and "Your Sweet Love"' before Ann Strubler joined me on the stage to play with me on two more songs, "Celtic Canticle" and "I Will Wait for You". I was so thankful for the receptive audience, and now they were ready for the featured performer for the evening, Larry Hover, who performed his set of songs brilliantly! We were then treated to a last few songs from Rufus Harris, to complete the 4thFriday Concert for May, 2009. Here's a slide show of photos from the event you may enjoy.
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I am so excited to take part in this month's "4thFridays" Concert at Ford Performing Arts Building in Dearborn. Date is Friday (duh!), May 22nd; doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is $10. The featured performer that evening is Larry Hover. Richard and I have heard samples of his music, you won't be disappointed. Listen for yourself, here is his website: www.larryhover.com. As for me, I'll be sharing songs from my "Your Sweet Love" CD. Rufus Harris also will be playing with his band. It will be a FUN night! Hope you can come out, relax, sit back and enjoy. Look forward to seeing you all there!
For a map or directions to the Performing Arts Center Click Here
For further info, go to www.theCampOnline.org.
Well, sometimes it pays to explore. For Richard and my anniversary, we slipped away for a long weekend to London, Ontario. Unbeknownst to me, Richard, (my erstwhile manager) found on the web an open mic concert in London, Ontario, on one of the days we were to be there on our getaway. So on this particular day, we found some folks at a small storefront, (Old East Studios), and signed up to do a few songs. We enjoyed listening to the performers, ranging from a threesome, singing original songs with 2 guitars, bass and harmonies, to a harmonica playing/singing man performing Willie Nelson… I was last, and had decided to do one of my favorite Beatles songs, In My Life, and 2 originals, Your Sweet Love, and Wish. It was a great audience, and by request did one more, ending with When It's All Been Said and Done, (Robin Mark). Apparently, the "folk roots" run deep in this neck of the woods, and it was fun to add this to our getaway!
New songs have been few and far between for me lately. It has seemed that having time and focus and inspiration from God are how new songs spring to life with me, and when I get too busy this creative process suffers….Also, when I find myself in a winter of the soul, I more clearly sense the need to draw near to God and find help and answers in the midst of pain can lead to new songs,,,but, in the meantime, I continue to sing and share the songs I have written in past years. It's so gratifying when some song special to me speaks to someone. Like "Never Give Up", when someone is discouraged; or 'He spoke a Word", as someone is needing a word from the Lord in their lives, and their faith is stirred up to hear of how God does speak to individuals, and that communication can make all the difference in his/her life. After all, the songs are inspired by "real-life" experiences of an ordinary woman living life in this world, and dealing with genuine challenges. Hope they do speak to someone!!!
“A Child’s Hymn” (1986)
This song came out of a quick skim through an old McGuffey’s Reader we had around the house. I came across a poem, with this title, and the sentiments it expressed seemed so simple and pure. I picked up my guitar, and as I contemplated the words, the melody came. While, of course, in the words it is a prayer, I think of it as a sort of “Mission Statement”, dependent upon God to make it happen. When life gets all-too-complicated, this song definitely helps me keep it in perspective.
To Listen to a Sample Click Here and Scroll Down to the First Song
Come Hear Theresa on Friday, Feb 8th
at the Blue Note Café
7 North Saginaw in Downtown Pontiac, Michigan
8 pm $5 cover charge map
A New Music CD, a collection of original songs
featuring D.S.O. Violinist
Listen free to song samples
or get the CD or MP3s on line at:
Or purchase the CD at:
The Give Thanks Bakery
in Downtown Rochester
Walnut between 2nd and 3rd Street
“You'll find a rich devotional experience in this acoustic offering of original songs”