Monthly Residencies in the Bay Area

Hello Friends!

This is a quick note to let you know we currently have 3 regular gigs each month in San Francisco and Oakland so you don’t have to check your watch or your email or your calendar or even our website (though we still encourage that for all other shows, shenanigans, and sometimes just for the embarrassing pictures we post of ourselves).  We play the following places once a month and love returning each time to the fantastic staff and regulars we’ve come to love.  Come check out these great spots and see what we’re talking about.

With dependable regularity (until we get fired) we will be HERE:

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month: Blondies Bar and No Grill (540 Valencia).  {Mission, SF}

Every 2nd Friday of the month: Cafe Van Kleef (1621 Telegraph) {Downtown Oakland}

Every 3rd Thursdays: Tupelo (1337 Grant) {North Beach, SF}

In other news, we just returned from a 12 day tour through Montana, specifically Bozeman and then a few little towns on the high line–the little highway that parallels the Canadian border where impressively cold weather can occur.  We lucked out on the weather (and the car’s life expectancy) and were met with the warmest welcomes from the nicest folks.  We were accompanied by our good friend, Jake Fleming, on sax.  Here are some shots from the road.

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At one point, a kindergartener pooed his pants and a teacher later apologized for the “Code Brown.” This is, we believe, a first for us. But we can’t be sure.

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I don’t really get it either.

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A lovely gal displays the next auction item at the (highly successful) first annual Bootlegger’s Ball in Sidney: a custom made Tommy Gun. They’ll just worry about registering it later, I guess…

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We got a book of our pictures done during our concert in Malta, then we encouraged the talented young lady to sign it. The resemblance was striking. A kid’s drawing of a man’s beard is, I think, my new favorite thing.

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We got to play the MonDak Heritage Center which was full of beautifully curated treasures from every aspect of life in the pioneering days. A fantastic display!

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The keys were in the ignition. I just don’t know where to park that in San Francisco.

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Malta, Montana

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Saco, Montana.

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Nashua, Montana.

That’s it from our end, for now.  We hope to see you down the line.

-Tumbledown House