Well Gossip Lovers,
Here’s a G Lady “hat’s-up:” Drag that weary carcass up and over to Rick’s Place in York, Maine – tonight - for a serious pick-me-up. Oh, and do it early because if you don’t you’ll be listening to Hank and Dixie from a room away.
No doubt about it, Hank, (on guitar) Dixie (on violin) and the Knotty Pine Boys, (Dixie suggests "pronounce with a Maine accent)," pack the place on Tuesday nights. Folks gather early, order some homemade potpie, settle in and wait for the fun to begin about 6 p.m.
And believe G Lady when she says, when these two start wailin’ on their strings, there’s a whole lot of family-appropriate fun going on.
A few weeks back Dixie took Doug Martin’s latest balsa wood violin for a spin, never has the “Tennessee Waltz” sounded better. – Try that one with a baby on your back folks!
Okay, so I exaggerate a tad, but only a tad. Hank and Dixie do arrive with Levi strapped to one or the other’s back. (The picture above & to the right is of Dixie arriving at Rick's with Levi - not Hank - in hoodie, strapped to her back).
And if that cutie petutie gets a bit vocal during the night, Hank or Dixie straps him on and continue with the strings. (Check out the picture below to the right. See that little face peering over Hank's shoulder? Levi).
Haven’t heard about this incredible family event yet? Well it’s likely neighbors are keeping it to themselves hoping for a better seat. If it weren’t G Lady's job to spread the word, I might not have mentioned it myself.
But there it is folks; one of the best-kept secrets on the seacoast. By the by, there’s only a few gigs left till next winter; tonight show, nothing on May 5, but back again through May 19.
When not being Hank and Dixie these two perform as their alter egos. You can catch Dixie as Joyce Andersen this Sunday at Inn on the Blues. She has a big gig in Exeter on May 30 and lots in between. (Info here).
Hank – aka Harvey Reid - is heading out of town for a short tour, and then he’s back for a number of area gigs. (Info here).
Well there’s the good word for the day folks.
Tune in soon. G Lady is heading out shortly to get the scoop on “the scary mannequin” issue. Will report back very soon.
Yours in the love of family music time,
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