Eric and Suzy channelling their inner flamenco at a house concert in Austin Texas. Drawing by Howard Rains.
Welcome to our schedule page, here's where you can hear us during the next little while. Suzy and Del Rey will be performing in northern California in May, and Eric has a guitar extravaganza planned with Jody Stecher and Scott Nygaard in June. We have started working on a new duet CD, of blues (with a few rags), as yet untitled - it should be out sometime next fall. This spring and into the summer, Eric teaches mandolin and guitar classes at the Freight & Salvage. We are looking forward to summer 2013 when (among other things) we'll oonce again both be teaching at Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend Washington. Suzy is the Artistic Director of this amazing traditional music gathering. The 2013 faculty includes old time (from the south, midwest and northwest), Louisiana Creole, Basque, Quebecois, central Mexico, Cape Breton, Polish Texas, Klezmer, and more! Registrations are now being accepted. Also, Suzy will be teaching at Week One of Montana Fiddle Camp, Eric will be on staff at David Grisman's Mandolin Symposium, and Eric & Suzy also both will be on staff at Lark Camp. Looking way ahead, we'll both be at Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell in late October, our first time in that part of the country in a very long time.
LATEST CD RELEASES: Eric's Kleptograss CD is available from CDBaby Kleptograss at CDBaby.com With Jody Stecher, Scott Nygaard, Paul Shelasky and Paul Knight (plus Suzy on a few cuts), it includes Eric's great cross-cultural "Jibaro Hoedown" plus tunes from Greece, Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Mississippi Delta, Kentucky, etc. The Todalo Shakers "Tickled, Too" CDis also available from CDBaby; it features fresh and funky string band blues from the 20s and 30s played and sung by Eric & Suzy plus W.B. Reid (from Seattle) and Frannie Leopold (Mendocino) with the incomparable bassist Matt Weiner (Seattle).Suzy's CD with Del Rey, "Hen Party", has gotten some really nice reviews! Check out this one from Acoustic Guitar: Hen Party review, Acoustic Guitar and also this cool one, in both Spanish and English (scroll down to see it) Hen Party review from La Hora del Blues. You can buy Hen Party at CDBaby: Hen Party at CDBaby.
Weds. April 10 - Alan Senauke CD release show at the Freight Eric & Suzy join a stellar backup band to celebrate the release of Alan's new CD, "Everything Is Broken." The other musicians playing include Kate Brislin, Bill Evans, Chad Manning, Sandy Rothman, Jon Sholle, Yassir Chadly. More info here:Alan Senauke at the Freight
Thurs. April 25 - Suzy Thompson & Mary Flower PLUS Craig Ventresco & Meredith Axelrod at the Freight - Mary Flower, from Portland Oregon, is a world-class fingerstyle guitarist and lap slide player. She and Suzy will team up for the first time on the blues and ragtime songs that they both love.Craig Ventresco is a virtoso guitarist whose music channels earlier times in a powerful and uncanny manner; his partner Meredith is a strong guitarist whose singing is an unusual combination of demure and passionate. Mary and Suzy will perform as a duo, Craig and Meredith will perform as a duo, and they'll also play in various combinations. Craig and Mary on guitars is going to be amazing!!! More info here: Suzy, Mary, Craig & Meredith at the Freight
Weds. May 1 - Gerry Tenney & Hard Times Orchestra, with Josh Kornbluth Eric & Suzy join Gerry Tenney and friends for a night of working people's music, to celebrate International Worker Day, with very special guest Josh Kornbluth, the brilliant monologist and writer of "Red Diaper Baby" fame!Gerry Tenney at the Freight
Fri. May 3rd (time TBA, either 3:00 or 4:30) - Del Rey & Suzy in Petaluma, at the Lagunitas Brewing Company's TapRoom & Beer Sanctuary - It's in Petaluma (not Lagunitas) and we'll be performing in their lovely and roomy outdoor space, with excellent food and plenty of beer, all ages are welcome. Admission is FREE (we hope you'll contribute to the tip jar!) Address is 1280 No. McDowell Blvd. Petaluma, CA, 94954. It's kind of hidden away behind these large industrial looking buildings but is worth finding. Lagunitas Brewing Co. TapRoom website
Sat. May 4 - Del Rey & Suzy in a "Sunset and Roots" house concert in Oakland, CA This terrific house concert series takes place at the home of Cindy and Eric Canup in the Montclair hills. Phone is 510-338-1211. Gather at 6:30 PM, music at 7:30 PM. Cover includes: great music, ecelctic crowd, sunset over the bay, beer, wine and food. What a deal! If you like, bring something to munch. For reservations, address and directions, please email: May 4 RSVP
Sun. May 5 - Del Rey & Suzy, Santa Cruz House Concert! We look forward to returning to this beautiful room that is perfect for acoustic music, not far from the UC Santa Cruz campus. For reservations, directions, etc, please email Santa Cruz house concert.
Thurs. June 13 - Eric Thompson, Jody Stecher & Scott Nygaard at the FreightIf you love guitar music, you won't want to miss this one-time-only collaboration between three of the greatest flatpickers ever! At the Bay Area's best listening room, the Freight & Salvage.
If you are interested in booking Eric & Suzy (with a band, or as a duo) for your wedding, party, or other special occasion, please visit our Weddings and Parties page.
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