Chuck slicks back his hair, puts on a freshly pressed shirt and slacks, and patiently waits for his date to begin. Ginnie arrives soon after, wearing a fuchsia and black dress with pretty flats. Her driver opens the door for her, and off they go in search of her friend. Ginnie and Chuck met at another senior living facility seven years ago, and together they enjoyed many activities, especially dancing. Several months ago, Chuck’s health situation changed, so he needed to move across town to a different type of residence. However, Ginnie wasn’t ready to give up on her favorite dance partner just yet, so she hired someone to drive her to visit Chuck several times a week. While we are setting up our equipment, Chuck and Ginnie wait patiently, holding hands and watching. After a few minutes, Ginnie shyly [...]
How would you like to feed a family of 4 for a week AND receive a wonderful Christmas CD, all for only $10? That’s right, Sound Travelers, “Christmas in the Mountains Volume 7″ is here! Local (Brevard Co.) friends may purchase a CD from us (contact us ASAP), or go to www.hungerandhealthcoalition.com to order a copy. You’ll receive 12 songs by High Country artists (including Sound Traveler: this is the 5th year in a row one of our original Christmas songs has been chosen!) and help a most worthwhile charity – what better way to shop and help others this holiday season! Thanks for your support!
Patty says: please take a moment to read this incredible story Bob wrote about our new beautiful guitar! Go to our Facebook page to see a photo (Sound Traveler Band – link located on the right) We are so blessed! Thanks, Sam Ash! How many times have you seen ads offering unbelievable prizes to anyone willing to fill out and submit a form? Often when you turn the form over, there will be a thousand rules and regulations effectively eliminating you or anyone you know from actually having a snowball’s chance in – well, you know the rest. One morning, a long while back, as I was checking my email I saw a contest from the Sam Ash music company offering a beautiful Gibson “Chris Cornell Signature Model” electric guitar to some lucky participant who had an account with the [...]
Hey Sound Travelers, Mike Nunez of Florida Today conducted an interview with us and wrote a great article that appeared in the TGIF (Entertainment) section on Friday, November 8, 2013! Here’s the address for the online version – check it out: http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20131105/ENTERTAINMENT/311050044/Leap-faith-paid-off-Sound-Traveler-Band?nclick_check=1
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Sound Traveler’s going on live TV tomorrow (7.25.13) to promote our upcoming Poetry & Music Workshop at the Watauga County Public Library on Saturday, August 10 at 2:00 PM. You’ll find us on MTN Ch. 18 (Boone, NC) from 11:50 AM-12:00 noon, or go to http://mtn18.com/ for live streaming or to check out their archives at a later date.
From Patty: Hey y’all, if you ever needed more proof (as if you would!) that Bob is “All About Women”, here it is! He’s been featured in “All About Women”, a regional magazine here in western NC. And yeah, they talked about me a little bit too. Read the article on page 14 at http://issuu.com/mtimes/docs/aawjune2013/13?e=1079716/3347233. Thanks to Sherrie Norris for a great article! Don’t forget to click “Events” to check out our calendar. Hope to see you at a show soon!
We’re working on a music project as usual, and we want to learn a song for each of the 50 states. We are not looking for an official state song, unless it happens to be a really cool one like Tennessee’s “Rocky Top” – instead, we want interesting songs that represent/mention a state. They may be obvious (John Denver’s “Take Me Home Country Roads” for West Virginia) or subtle (Dan Fogelberg’s “Run for the Roses” for Kentucky). So put on your thinking caps and send some ideas our way! Thanks for your help! Here are the states that need song ideas: Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, & Wyoming.
Sound Traveler hits the road this week for Gainesville, Savannah, and North Carolina. We will be in our mountain home for about four months, breathing mountain air and playing mountain music. In preparation for our trip north, we’ve played dozens of shows in Brevard County, Florida. Many of these shows have been for familiar groups who are not only audiences but increasingly close friends. We’ve sung together, laughed together, and wished each other protection from harm until we meet again. We love going on the road, but we love our Florida home as well. We have played for so many strangers who then became acquaintances, and finally have become more like a part of our family. I especially remember something said by a dear older lady who just recently passed from this life. On the final day we sang together [...]
It started out to be a fairly typical workday for Sound Traveler: a senior facility in the morning, a lunch break, spare time at the library to work on promotion, and an afternoon show for another regular client. As we were packing after the show, the day shifted from something ordinary to extraordinary. The activity director, an energetic force of nature, quietly approached us to ask a favor. She said that one of her angels was preparing to go home to heaven very soon, and she wondered if we were willing to visit Doris’ room to play a couple of songs to ease her journey. As we entered her room, we found Doris in bed surrounded by her family who knew her time to go was rapidly approaching. The activity director took her angel’s hand as we started to sing [...]
In the news
All About Women, June 2013
Florida Today Best (front page)
The Avery Journal Times
High Country Press
The Beachside Resident
Chuck slicks back his hair, puts on a freshly pressed shirt and slacks, and patiently ...
How would you like to feed a family of 4 for a week AND receive ...
Patty says: please take a moment to read this incredible story Bob wrote about ...
Hey Sound Travelers, Mike Nunez of Florida Today conducted an interview with us and wrote ...