Saturday, November 9, 2013

Our new recording adventure begins!

Wow! It's early! We must be flying to LA to make a new record. What?????? Yes! Yay!


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Cyrus travels again

Cyrus says he's glad to be ramblin' again. Heading to Ohio to retrieve the Airstream from the mothership.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Home repair heaven, thanks Dad!

Nailing up the wooden siding with Dad! Real wood to match the whole rest of the house! Zippity zippity!


Friday, August 30, 2013

Rolling merrily again

After a short spell getting to know our new lawn mower and reacquainting ourselves with our beloved energy smart tumble dryer, we are back on tour. Saturday, hear us at 8pm CST on WFMT's Folkstage (tune in at 7pm to hear all the acts). Sunday & Monday at the Fox Valley Folk & Storytelling Festival in Geneva, IL, west of Chicago! Gorgeous festival full of kindness, a true songwriter's festival! http://foxvalleyfolk.com/


Friday, August 16, 2013

Sailing into the future with you

This ship is sailing into the hands of some dear friends celebrating a special event this weekend! All hand sewn which was very fun for me to do. Thanks to all of my sewing elders and friends who have encouraged me. Sewing calms the spirit and brings joy!




Saturday, July 6, 2013

Backstage in Conwy, Wales

Just finished our third night playing at the North Wales Bluegrass Festival!!!!! We love this festival so very much, it's been amazing to be back after two years away. Here we are backstage...


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Harmony

We thought the name of this boat said it all. We feel very lucky to be traveling this world together sharing our music with friends along the way.


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Alley cat in Fliey

Alley cat in Filey. Very friendly and soft. Thought Kim & Momwould like this one. Just finished rehearsing for tonight's concert at Dreamer's Folk in Redruth, Cornwall. It's good to be among these kind, strong-voiced folks!


Friday, June 14, 2013

Toast and jam ahead

Heading up to DC to catch our flight to the land of toast and jam. Thanks to our friend Chris for taking his bread maker out of storage. Much obliged!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Minnie Mouse!!!

The perfect end to our visit to California -- we met Russi Taylor, the voice of my favorite Disney character, Minnie Mouse!!!!! I was so gobsmacked that I couldn't speak. I didn't even tell her that I was Minnie for three Halloweens & for the Disney half marathon. My mind went blank when she spoke in Minnie! AND she had pink hair like I've always wanted....my my my;)


Monday, June 3, 2013

Russ & Julie's 2013!

Well, what a time we've had here in LA! Thanks to Russ & ulie for the photo from Saturday night's house concert & thanks to Susie Glaze for letting us borrow a few Hilonesome fellas for "Silver Rocket."


Friday, May 31, 2013

Way Station Birthday Session

Yesterday was one of those days where we planned to do something magical for my birthday & it was truly magical! We had a lot of help with the fairy dust and laughter. Thanks to Dave, Dillon O, Denny, Craig & David J. for making music and merriment with us! The Way Station Birthday Session Crew.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Overall a great time in Portland


Feeling happy and refreshed after a terrific weekend visit to Portland with Susan & Rob. And look Marcella & Greg, and Sarah Hankins crispy new Pointer overalls!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Oregon = heavenly

Oregon! You just astound us! Can't wait to see our friends Rob & Susan tonight in Summit for our first ever Oregon concert. Thanks to Karl for putting this together. New song debut tonight, squeak! 7 pm, Summit Center (little community center in little ole sweet Summit, OR).

Thursday, May 16, 2013

More campground sessions

In our screen tent control room yesterday. It rained a little while we tracked Billy's vocals. More fun adventures recording while on tour! So excited to discover that we can do this and get super sounds!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

A boy and his first guitar

Thanks to the folks at Guitar Showcase in San Jose for reuniting Billy with a 1967 Teisco Del Ray guitar. That was the first guitar he bought with his paper route money.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Flatfoot dancing girl

Tonight at 7pm in Los Gatos, CA: Jeni & Billy at The Woodshed at Keith Holland Guitars! Thanks to Wayne for this great photo from our Wednesday night concert at the Ugly Mug.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Magical times

Tonight @ 7:30 our first concert at the Fiddling Cricket music series at the Ugly Mug in Soquel. Thanks to our kind friend Amber for the terrific photo of our Saturday concert at the Red Barn in Los Osos!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

In time...

Tonight! Los Osos, CA. Seven years ago a man named Damian bought the first copy of Sweet & Toxic on CDBaby. I wrote to him and asked him about venues in his area. He mentioned The Red Barn. Tonight's the night. Come Damian, come all and make the night sparkle and shimmer with your presence!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Atascadero house concert

Getting ready for tonight's house concert in Atascadero. Come one come all. Details on our website at www.jeniandbilly.com. Meet lady spot, master of ceremonies!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Malibu dreaming

Thanks for Dillon O'Brian, Barry Sless, & Dave Way for a singular first night in LA at the Moonalice concert in Mailbu! Back to telling stories and making music tonight in Altadena: Coffee Gallery Backstage at 7pm. Our only two-set show in LA. New live CD recorded out here in hand. Wheeeeeee!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Getting there...

We are finally entering the greater Los Angeles area!!! Can't wait to be back at Camp Snider in just a little while! Thanks Merlin & Debbie for being your tremendous selves!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Cyrus in hat

Thanks to our terrific friend Gerry for this portrait of Cyrus honoring his travels through Texas!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Airstream mishaps, but the show goes on!

Wow, yesterday our rock guard window shattered and blew off the Airstream. No injuries to the cars behind us. And everyone was so nice checking on us. Today, the fridge decided to be intermittent...we hope it will hang on until the fall. No time for repairs til then! But the show goes on & we are excited to be back in Fort Stockton, TX! It is such a friendly place. Giving a concert will be a nice respite from the recent camper misadventures! Tonight, 7pm.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

More Airstream recording sessions

More from our Buffalo Gap, TX, recording sessions. Billy is in the control room here, also known as The Great Outdoors at Abilene State Park. I am in the vocal booth also known as our galley. This sure is a lot of fun!!! And it's a great way to keep our recording chops while we are touring.







Friday, April 19, 2013

Portable recording studio

From my "booth" in our Airstream recording studio:) we decided to try some tracking on the road during fallow times on this tour. Today's control room is the gorgeous Abilene State Park, Texas.

Cyrus, our trusty friend

Cyrus has made a new friend in Buffalo Gap, TX.



Thursday, April 18, 2013

It's ok if you can't do everything before a tour

Cyrus says: We were much too busy to do a good grocery run before we left Nashville. Not to worry. The great thing about life on the road is all of the chances to do the same things we do at home, but in different towns. Today we got some excellent Bombay spiced crunchy chickpeas & guitar strings all within view of the Dallas Cowboy's stadium. Now on to Abilene where we will perhaps record some new songs...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

On our way out west!

Tonight, 7pm, Conway, AR @ The Faulkner Van Buren Library! First concert of the tour! New CD is in hand!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Hey everyone! It has been an age since I posted here. The FL/AL tour turned out to be super busy and we were both sick for a week during one of our two free times. Then we got back to Nashville and went right into an intensive few weeks of finishing the Live CD that we recorded out west last year. Once we sent that off, we turned our attention to taxes and preparing for what is turning out to be a five month long tour! Whoa!

The great news is that the new CD is here! So, I have the scoop on how you can order it direct through us.

Two ways to order the new CD for folks here in the USA: First you can send $18 (CD, postage, etc, included) to jeniandbilly@gmail.com on Paypal. Please include your address in the notes and if you would like the CD signed and what names to include when we are signing it. Or you can send a check for $18 to Jeni & Billy to my parents who are handling our mail while we are on tour and they will let us know you are paid up. For their address, just message me. We'll have the CD up on CDbaby, Itunes, etc in a few weeks, but this will work in the meantime and we actually get to keep more of the sale in this scenario too which is always nice! Folks in Canada and the UK, I am not sure what to do since the postage to Canada is $7.50 and to the UK, $9.50. That adds quite a sum to a $15 CD. Message me if you want to go this route or you can wait until we reach you on tour this year!

I did make one very special sewing project during the few days we had off before the Disney Princess Half-Marathon in FL. And I will share that sometime on down the road. It's still a work in progress . . .

Smiles,

Jeni







Saturday, January 12, 2013

Heading out on tour

Picking up our traditional sub stop-heading-out-on-tour sandwiches! Then it's hello sunshine. :-) first concert is on Tuesday in Naples, Florida! Six weeks of vitamin D topped off with the Princess Half Marathon at Disneyworld!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Our Lady Prayer Pillow

I made this pillow for our very special friend Anet! We share a love of Our Lady. I embellished the front with sequins. The back has two pockets for prayers to be slipped inside. And pompoms just seemed to complete the picture. This is one of my favorite things I have ever made because of its intended recipient & because it was my own idea from scratch. I want to make more prayer pillows!