happy new year from the Possum Family Singers–See you in January!
Matty has quit the band, so we are three again. A broken plate=more room in the cupboard. For now we are reorganizing the set list and digging deep for songs that have been neglected or forgotten. The current lineup is Ann Wright, banjo, fiddle, cello, guitar; Art Peterson, accordion, Ukulele, guitar; Laurie Miller, bass, all on vocals.
Expect SPECIAL GUESTS in the Ghost chair–last week Greg P. this week Kurt R., then, who knows . . . (Art is in the photo–he was the photographer)
We still play on at the Starry Plough Pub most (except the second) Saturdays, 5-7 PM Pacific. Well worth a stop-by; no cover, good American-style pub food, many taps, wine, and other beverages. Kids welcome, too.
Minutes away from the third anniversary of Scruffy’s untimely demise (4/6/13), still feeling that deep pain of having someone you love snatched away in the night, so unceremoniously, but, hey, that’s me. I was there . . . Maybe it’s you, too. Perhaps our fourteen fans and followers would enjoy a few gratuitous memories of our funny founding member..
Well lookee here–the Possum Family Singers return to the Starry Plough today Saturday September 19, 5-7 PM . .
Come see us Sunday October 4 at the Native Here Nursery fall plant sale, noon to 3 PM. A beautiful setting, admission is free, a chance to shop for native local plants to get in the ground before the rains come!
August 15–Possum Family Singers, Starry Plough Pub Happy Hour, 5-7 PM
August 22–Laurie and Art at Cotati Accordion Festival– Matt, Ann, further lineup TBA
August 29–5th Saturday appearance–Possum Family Singers, Starry Plough Pub Happy Hour, 5-7 PM
September 5–N O S H O W–Matt will be at Strawberry–Laurie and Art Peterson in Iowa–with Anita Bryant ! ?
September 12–Second Saturday, Leo Lobo and Friends at the Starry Plough 3-6 PM
September 19–back to normal–Possum Family Singers, Starry Plough Pub Happy Hour, 5-7 PM
See you there!
The Possum Family Singers appear regularly at Berkeley’s Own Starry Plough Pub and Restaurant, 3101 Shattuck Avenue at Prince on the Oakland border–on the First, Third, and Fourth Saturdays of each month, from 5-7 PM. (and sometimes? the fifth see below) There is no cover charge, we do appreciate the tips, and beer! The burgers and pizza are great, so come hungry.
new listing: Sunday, July 19th – 2pm – Art on accordion, Laurie on bass at the SF Accordion Club – Oyster Point Yacht Club, 911 Marina, South San Francisco – www.sfaccordionclub.com
July 23, 8 PM (3 songs), Possum Girls and Art Peterson, Caffe Trieste 2500 San Pablo at Dwight Way, Berkeley (with LaWanda Ultan and Friends)
Art will be playing the Cotati Accordion Festival on August 22 for the reunion of Those Darn Accordions, of which he was a founding member. He will miss that date at the Plough, and also 7/18, for a private party in Walnut Creek.
August 31 (or so) Art and Laurie will leave for Iowa for the National Traditional Country Music Festival in Le Mars–perhaps we will play the Plough on 8/29, the 5th Saturday in August, missing the first Saturday in September. Stay tuned . . or tune again . . . . we will.
July 4 the Plough will be closed. No Possums will appear SO EXCITED! Saturday June 20 the Possum Family Singers play the San Francisco Free Folk Festival.at 2 PM, zipping back to Berkeley for our 5 PM set at the Plough. We will perform in the Chapel, this year the festival is at St Cyprian’s, 2097 Turk Boulevard (at Lyon) San Francisco (directions), Art will be giving the Accordion Workshop in the Community Hall from 12:30-1:30 PM Sorry to miss all the great players, especially Don Burnam at 8, and the Strange Angels, closing the show at 9 -10 PM!