We hemmed. We hawed. Is it too soon? Will people come? Who should we have for the first one back?
Well, we decided and this is it:
Yes, our beloved Mark Gerking did the poster. And, yes, these are the two musicians that worked with David Olney on his last album. I think it’s going to be a magic night.
Do you get emails about our shows? If not, you should. Here’s the one I just sent out:
Anana Kaye and Irakli Gabriel
Friday, August 13, 2021
$20 donation at the door, all goes to the artists
VACCINATED guests only, please
Yes, we’re doing it!
We have been missing the live music in our living room too much for too long. We are utterly delighted to be welcoming Anana Kaye and Irakli Gabriel for our first house concert on the (hopefully) other side of the shutdown.
We first became familiar with Anana and Irakli when they worked with our beloved David Olney on the album Whispers & Sighs. And, as you may know, it was mere moments after finishing the final mixes that they got word that David had passed away on stage. Then, of course, came the pandemic. Strangely, but perhaps not surprisingly given the writers, these songs seem to have been written for this very moment.
We hope with all our heart that you join us and that you celebrate these artists, this music, David and what we have all been through. We’re thinking this will be a very special night.
As always, we’ll do a potluck at 6 with music to follow. We’ll have some iced tea, beer and wine. Feel free to bring something but it’s not necessary—there’s always plenty and it’s a nice chance to hang out and chat before the show.
Please reply if you think you can make it so we have a rough idea. Let us know if you have any questions.
Love to you all,
Cynthia and Ernie
Anana Kaye and David Olney Make an Exercise in Darkness, Beauty and Hope from the Nashville Scene
He’s a legend around here: Dave Olney made dreams that never die from the East Nashvillian and written by Irakli Gabriel