We are hard at working learning new tunes and lining up future gigs.
June 17, 2023: Porch Concert in North Park
We're still organizing this event, but it looks like it will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Spruce Street. We'll have another band follow us as well. More details will be posted as soon as we've nailed them down. We look forward to sharing some new music with our fans!
Jan. 21, 2023: Birdtopia Backyard House Concert and Potluck in La Mesa
Our host saw one of our porch concerts and asked if we'd like to play in her backyard where she had built a stage. Heck, yeah! We called the event Birdtopia, because the marvelous Bird Park B-Sides opened for us, playing vintage jazz. Two bird-named bands for the price of one! We played two sets, chock-full of awesome harmonies, rich instrumentals, intuitive drumming, and overall "quimsicality" (our way of stating quirkiness and whimsy in one word). Photography by Carlo Emami.
Nov. 5, 2022: Train Song Festival in Poway
Our first time at the Train Song Festival! We learned about 5 new train songs for the gig, and one of them was an original by Kristen Maher.
It was inspiring to hear the train whistle blowing of the 1907 steam engine as the train passed by the gazebo where we played. It added appropriate ambience to songs like Last Train Home by Pat Metheny, Last Train to Clarksville by The Monkees, and I Never Will Marry.
This was our first time performing at an event organized by San Diego Folk Heritage. And it was our first gig with our new drummer, Doug Hartley. More info on the festival ...
Aug. 27, 2022: Porch Concert in North Park
We put on a porch concert in North Park on International Porch Concert Day. We performed on the lawn of a wonderful neighbor, who helped set up a festive stage.
What a great turnout! About 60 people showed up with beach chairs, sat under the trees as the sun went down, and gave us great energy during the show.
We added new songs to the mix, as well as new instruments. Jessica Barlow, who plays violin and viola, debuted a song on electric guitar.
Many thanks to Jules Stewart, our guest drummer, who enhanced our songs with intuitive percussion. And to our loving roadies, who helped trouble-shoot stage set-up and fine-tuned our sound.
Dec. 4, 2021: Mid-City Community Music Holiday Concert in North Park
Sept. 18, 2021: Private Concert in Spring Valley
Our core band is (from left) Jessica Barlow, Kristen Maher, and Bonnie Nicholls, but we also have a freelance drummer, Jules Stewart, who completes our sound with killer beats.
June 19, 2021: Porch Concert in North Park
We put on another porch concert that coincided with a local block park party, celebrating the solstice with neighbors and friends, old and new. We are always glad when Jules Stewart joins us to lend her brand of intuitive texture on drums.
May 19, 2021: Porch Concert in Normal Heights
The pandemic meant no live music for a long time. Once everyone was vaccinated, though, we were ready to play for a crowd. But where? Fortunately, porch concerts had become a popular way to share music, and that's what we did. We discovered that our audience was as hungry for live music as we were, and it was a joyous occasion. Other great news: drummer Jules Stewart began performing with us.
August 2019: Mid-City Community Music Concert in City Heights
We enjoyed being part of an event that Mid-City Community Music hosted at the City Heights Performance Annex.
May 2019: Concert at Torque Moto Cafe
Torque Moto Cafe was a sweet little coffeehouse in North Park, and it had an outdoor stage that was perfect for our band. Our drummer at the time was Eric Bakovic.