Michael Kelly

New Deal Cafe

Thanks to everyone at New Deal Cafe for coming out Wednesday. A lot of people were hurting that night. I heard some really nice comments about the music but I want you to know that it works both ways. I needed to do some healing myself and having such a wonderful, receptive audience was the perfect antidote. A very special thanks to Frank Kayser for doing sound! Also, if you got my email I was mistaken about the move. New Deal Cafe is not moving, but rather, Chef Karim is moving, although possibly just around the corner. If you’re a fan of his food like I am, that’s good news! Peace!

Hunter’s Run

Great to be back here in Virginia! Started playing inside the barn but by general consensus we all moved out to the patio where the sunshine was brilliant and we all took in the first truly autumn like Sunday afternoon of the season.

9 at 49 West

Another great evening of music! Special thanks to Rachel Plett for hosting in Justin’s absence and to Sean Hetrick for doing sound!

Linganore Vineyards

Great event! Thanks to everyone for making the drive and hanging out!

Great Frogs Winery

I set up early and sat back and watched for a bit. Before me were 20 or so tables formally set with white tablecloths, flowers and dinnerware … in a field out in the country. It was so cool … well actually it was like 100 degrees, but it was still cool! Then like in something out of an Antonioni movie, all of these people came driving up through the fields and had a party. Great Frogs wine flowed freely, wood oven pizza was served continuously from a food truck and I played and played. Check out Great Frogs Winery when you get a chance.

World Folk Music Association

Thanks to WFMA for having me out to play this wonderful showcase. Great sets by Know1Else and Lilt. Wonderful audience. Hope to come back again!

9 Songwriters at 49 West

Thanks to everyone for coming out! It was a great night. It’s a synergistic concept, the 9, brings the best out of everyone.

Brewer’s Alley

Playing in the Green Room! Wonderful show in the ol’ historic building once again. Frederick just has it down, from grass roots support for artists to putting on a great show month after month.

Common Ground on the Hill

Another memorable music experience, what a great week!

Hunter’s Run

Sunshine, an afternoon on the deck, in the country, in a vineyard. Did I mention the bluebirds flying around? Great place to spend an afternoon.