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UPCOMING APPEARANCES:

The Hilo in North Adams, MA!
Sunday Feb 23 at 7 PM
So excited to be playing our newest listening room. Mariah Colorado and Felix Sun join me.  Hoping you can make it out to a rare home town appearance!

Feb 23 The Hilo North Adams, MA
Mar 8 House Concert Philadelphia, PA
Mar 9  Sacred Heart School, Camden, NJ (History Alive Presentation)
Mar 15 House Concert Sharon, MA (with Ukes)
Apr 5   Tucson Folk Festival Tucson, AZ
Apr18 Moriarty, NM House Concert
Apr 22 Monterey Court Tucson, AZ with Peter McLaughlin
Apr 27 – May 6 Grand Canyon Raft Trip  Arizona
May 16 Old Songs Ukulele Festival Albany, NY (with Ukes)
May 17 Somerlele Ukulele Festival Somerville, MA (with Ukes)
May 26 Kerrville Folk Festival Kerrville, TX
Jun 1 – 3 Kerrville Folk Festival Uke School Kerrville, TX (with Ukes)
Jun 20 Dreamaway Lodge Becket, MA
Sep 9 – 17 Ireland tour! Currently full, Waiting list only.

Happy New Year Friends!

One of my ongoing new year’s resolutions these days is to let myself slow down.  In terms of health, I’m still healing from a challenging year and hoping to make more progress with my shoulder and wrist.

I have so much to look forward to this spring!   I’m excited to be performing at The South Florida Folk Festival February, as well as at The Hilo, North Adams’ newest listening room.  I can’t tell you how excited local music lovers are to have a real venue nearby!  Once again, I’m heading west in March to hike and raft my beloved canyon.  On my birthday, I have a canyon song swap with Pete McLaughlin at Monterey Court in Tucson.  Please come help me celebrate!

Mariah and I are excited to be prepping for three ukulele festivals this coming spring.  This May, we ‘ve been invited to take part in The Old Songs Ukulele Festival in Albany, NY, as well as Amy Kucharik’s Somelele in Somerville, MA.  Then we will head back to Texas to teach and perform as part of Kerrville Folk Festival’s Ukulele Camp.

I’m not retiring…yet.  But pondering.  I still enjoy touring and can’t imagine my life without it, but recent health events have forced me to set some limits with myself about how I tour, how long I stay out for, etc.  In November of 2020, my husband and I will embark on a much-needed sabbatical.  We are planning to drive across country again. Even though I’ve toured non-stop for the past three decades, there are quite a few places in the middle of our country that I haven’t had a chance to get to.  I would welcome the opportunity to play for you if you have a house concert or community venue.

Happy 2020 to all! May we all be blessed with clear vision and the courage to pursue it.

DOWNLOAD OUR NEW RECORDINGS:  The Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra just put the finishing touches on a three song recording.  You can support us by downloading our songs at Bandcamp.com.

GRAND CANYON RAFT TRIP: SOLD OUT!  The open seats filled very quickly...Let me know if you’d like to join the waiting list on this “Bucket List” adventure, which takes place April 27 – May 6, 2020. We spend ten days rafting the length of the canyon, starting at Lee’s Ferry and pull out at Diamond Creek.

IRELAND: SEPTEMBER 9 – 17, 2020 SOLD OUT!  We’ll visit castles from the middle ages and learn about the geological and religious history of Ireland. We’ll kayak under the stars in Skibbereen, visiting with phosphorescence and fairies, and we’ll participate in concerts, Irish pub sessions and a private music party. Drop me a line at blewis@williams.edu to be on our waiting list.

ARTIST EDUCATOR:  Most of you know that I often go to schools to talk about my family’s emigration from Germany in 1940, during WWII.  This year, I presented again at Monument Valley Middle School in Great Barrington, MA, Grand Canyon School in Grand Canyon, AZ, Mount Anthony High School in Bennington, VT, and just added Herberg Middle School to the list.  Drop me a line if you know a school or teacher that would be interested in hosting this timely presentation.

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For more information, go to Reverb Nation. Call before you head out!

 

ORDERING INFO:  Checks & Loveletters and all of my older recording are available. for purchase or download from CDBaby.

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Hope our paths cross soon – Bernice