They call their music Ameri-kind-uh, as their tunes repeatedly stray over the Americana border, blending country, pop, blues, beatnik jazz, swing, and old hippie influences.  Songwriters Henry (piano, accordion, vocals) and Kathleen Salvia (vocals, acoustic guitar) founded the band, enlisting Jerry Kuhel on guitar, mandolin, cello; fiddler Diana Greenberg; bassist Dave Golia; percussionist John Pearson, and others.  When not "sheltering-in-place" they can be heard regularly at San Gregorio Store and the Chit Chat Café.

May 21, 2020 

Hello Sageheads! 

Miss us?  We miss you!  We’re sorry we dropped off the radar, and yet, of course, we didn’t really go anywhere since COVID19 came to town.  All our gigs were cancelled of course, but still we feel we got off lucky compared to the many thousands of people who have lost their lives, the many more thousands of their surviving family members, those in recovery, people who are still sick or on respirators, and the 30 million people that lost their jobs and the ability to feed their families. 

We wanted to do something to make people feel better, so we created a little “sing along” that we live-streamed on Kathleen’s facebook page. It was called “Live at 5:05 Hold the Phone and Sing Along from Home.” We did it on our front porch. It lasted for about 7 weeks before the well ran dry.   It actually first started at 5 until we realized the Brisbane Shuttle Busses drove by right on schedule at 5:01 and 5:03. We mostly played cover tunes we thought would resonate with the situation and that people could sing or dance along to at home. Most days, there were socially distanced people out in front of our house, sometimes the cops drove by, and there were frequently motorcycles, as well as the relentless Brisbane wind. Every so often props or costumes were involved. It wasn’t really supposed to be about us so we mostly did not do our original tunes and we never pre-recorded anything.  It was just for fun.  

We were sometimes joined by socially distanced neighbor musicians Jerry & Melissa, or Dave & Big Lou. One time the Keller Sisters showed up and sang harmony from the curb on After the Gold Rush. 

We thought you might be amused by our song selection. Most of them are posted on Kathleen’s facebook page, and a select few are on the Flying Salvias facebook page, too.   You can view a "highlight reel" of some of the tunes here.

March 16         You Are My Sunshine (Davis/Mitchell 1939) 

March 17         When Irish Eyes are Smiling (Olcott/Graff/Ball 1912) 

March 18         Dairy Queen and Beer (ours) 

March 19         Happy Song  (ours) 

March 21         Puff the Magic Dragon – with Jerry & Melissa (Peter, Paul & Mary) 

                        Get Together – with Jerry & Melissa (Yongbloods) 

March 22         Three Little Birds (Bob Marley) 

March 23         Let It Be (Beatles) 

March 24         Lean on Me (Bill Withers) 

March 26         I Been Working on the Railroad (traditional) 

March 27         Rocket Man (Elton John) 

March 28         Oh, Wayne (ours) 

March 29         Sleepy Armadillo (ours) 

March 30         Spanish Pipedream (John Prine) 

March 31         Mambo Italiano (Rosemary Clooney) 

April 1             Nyquil Blues (Alvin Crow) 

April 2             Antontonilco (Flaco Jimenez) 

April 3             Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond) 

April 4             I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor) 

April 5             Alcohol (Kinks) 

April 6             She Don’t Worry (ours) 

April 7             Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen) 

April 8             Holding Things Together (Merle Haggard) 

April 9             Living on a Prayer  (Bon Jovi) 

April 10           Will the Circle Be Unbroken (everybody who ever played in a country band) 

April 11           Ripple (Grateful Dead) 

April 12           Someday Soon (Ian Tyson) 

April 13           Freebird (Lynrd Skynrd) 

April 14           White Rabbit  (Airplane) 

April 15           Happy Together (Turtles) 

April 16           Different Drum (Linda Ronstadt) 

April 17           Living in America (James Brown) 

April 18           The Happy Song (Pharrel Williams) 

April 19           Bobby McGee (Kris Kristofferson) 

April 21           No, No, a Thousand Times No (1930’s melodrama) 

April 22           Dave and Lou – Woolly Bully, Beer Barrel Polka 

April 23           Ain’t Got No Home (Clarence “Frogman” Henry) 

April 24           Bohemian Rhapsody redux 

April 25           Without You (Nillson) 

April 27           Subterranean Homesick Blues (Dylan) 

April 28           After the Gold Rush (Neil Young) 

April 29           Blind Man’s Bluff (ours) 

April 30           Stand By Me (a lot of people) 

May 2              Witchdoctor (David Seville & The Chipmunks) 

May 3              Why Get Up? (Mavericks) 

May 4              Breaking the Law (Judas Priest) 

May 5              How Can I Miss You When You Won’t Go Away? (Dan Hicks) 

May 6              Down to Seeds and Stems Again Blues (Commander Cody) 

May 7              I’ll Be Your Mirror/Love is All Around (Velvet Underground & Nico/Troggs) 

May 10            To Where You Are (Josh Groban) 

We’re thinking of starting up again soon, improving on the sound, and making the stream available by other means than facebook, but the focus will still be on one song a day aimed at making you happy or comforted.  We just want to do something to connect us all, a pleasant diversion, a way to go someplace for a few minutes without getting in the car….  We’ll save our concertizing until such time as we can all be together in the same room again.  For now, stay healthy, keep calm, and know that we miss you.  We’ll be back in touch soon. 

Kathleen & Henry 

HOW CAN YOU HAVE A TRIAL WITH NO WITNESSES? 

So much going through my mind!  Shakira!  J-Lo! How can you have a trial without witnesses?  Conflict, conflagrations, Koalas. WTF is up in Martinez with bad landlords and Armando’s… I mean, Armando’s was one of the pioneers in bringing life back to downtown Martinez. It is heartbreaking, and I’d be lying if I didn’t mention I'm especially sad that we were supposed to play there in April with The Keller Sisters, and at least get to say a musical farewell to the beloved old place. On a smaller note, our car got keyed right in front of our house. Meanwhile, I have three ideas for books and I don't know how to write a book... maybe they should be musicals instead... oh, wait, I don't know how to write a musical either.  Maybe better stick to focusing on one song at a time and connecting the dots later.  Oh yeah, and how can you have a trial with no witnesses? 

Well, that’s out of my system.  And now it’s time for music happenings. Here’s what’s coming up in February and March: 

Sunday    February 9      11am-1pm  San Gregorio Store
Stage Road & Hwy 84, San Gregorio   No Cover 
We’ll be a TRIO, with our buddy, Jerry Kuhel. 

Friday      February 14    7:30-9:30 pm  Chit Chat Café 
5 Manor Drive, Pacifica   No Cover 
BIGGEST BAND EVER – w/Jerry, Diana Greenberg on fiddle, Big Lou on accordion, Dave Golia on bass, and John Pearson on percussion.  

Saturday   February 16   3 pm – Live on KKUP radio!
91.5 fm on your radio dial or go  to www.kkup.org and you can listen online.  

Sunday    March 8        2 – 5 pm     San Gregorio Store
Afternoon show with FULL BAND! 

Sunday    March 22    2:00-5:00 pm   The Lost Church  REVISED 2/6/20
65 Capp St, San Francisco 

You really want to buy a ticket for this!  $20 advance/$25 day of show,.This will truly be a very unique and special show.  We are sharing the bill with our friends,  The Sound Field.  Doors open at 2; Flying Salvias will go on at 2:45, Sound Field at 4:00.  The Lost Church is a gem of a listening room/performance space, complete with a bar in case you get thirsty.  Pay close attention to the street addresses, or you might miss it! Very cleverly disguised behind corrugated metal siding. 

Okay, everybody, we’ll see you soon.  Be kind to each other! 

Love, 

Kathleen

KARMA IN RETROGRADE: GOD IS LAUGHING 

Hello Sageheads! 

November already. It’s amazing how fast time goes by these days.  Couldn’t wait to turn 18… it seemed like time dragged on and on.  Now, there’s a lot more sand in the bottom of the hourglass than in the top of it. Dunes and dunes of it to be slogged through in the quiet moments, all while new little grains of memories trickle down relentlessly.  Which brings me to this month’s subject, which was supposed to be Karma.  But since last month, I have been distracted by the theory of what happens when Mercury goes in to its retrograde phase. I have become convinced the two concepts are irrevocably tangled up with each other. 

         Karma:  The sum of a person's actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences. It is a Hindu belief in cause and effect.  It is a Christian’s idea of “going to their reward”  (or not).  For some of us, Karma is another name for “the Brownie Point System.” 

        Mercury in Retrograde:  An optical illusion that makes the planet appear to be moving backward from where we view it here on earth.  Side effects include wreaking havoc on communications, technology, information, and pretty much illustrating how when men make plans God laughs.    It lasts for almost 3 months a year. It’s going on now.   

Theory:  Karma and the shenanigans of Mercury in Retrograde are attracted to each other, like iron to a magnet, like a moth to a flame, like a fallen apple to the ground. 

Example: Recently,  I tried to do a good deed.  I picked up someone who lives a couple hours away, brought him back to the Bay Area for the night, then got up very early the next morning to take that someone to a doctor’s appointment. We check in and confusion is rampant. I have the email confirmation of the appointment in my smartphone which I wave around a lot, just to prove I am not crazy. We are informed that the computer should not have let us make the appointment, but that the doctor wants us to come back in February, which they would have told us about next January.  This is a classic example of communication gone awry. It was not the fault of any individual.  It was the retrograde ghost in the machine, apparently. 

Conclusion:  It can be especially risky to do any good deeds during this time, as the chance of something screwing up is high. It would follow then, that this is the time to plan your bad deeds, as they could likely turn out to be good. 

Question: Will I get Brownie points for the attempted good deed or was the failed appointment a punishment for maybe missing a few appointments in previous lives? 

Plan for the Future:  Come and see us and we’ll discuss.  Saturday Nov 9 at San Gregorio, Saturday November 23 as part of the special Nasty Women and Bad Hombres show at Tiburon Wine, and Sunday December 1 at the new-to-us and very cool Amado’s, in San Francisco.

Season of the Bitch 

Hello Sageheads!  

 I love this season. The way the air feels, the color of the sky at sunset, the way cats seem to take on a supernatural aura, even the 400 kids that come by on Halloween night. We really get into it, too, as our joints make ever-spookier sounds every time we get up or down in the treat distributing process. 

Then there’s the way everyone posts videos of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. I am so grateful to them!   I am greatly reassured that the mind in this 69 year old body made the right decision not to attend.  You could say I have aged out.  You could say I have pooped out.  You could say, “Wow, you look really good for 69!” I would say, "I dodged a bullet” by staying out of the fray, but in today’s vernacular, the metaphorical meaning has been stripped from the phrase, and its literal meaning is a real, and horrifying, possibility.  I’m not afraid to attend a public event because of that, however.  Mostly I just can’t stand walking miles to find the entrance, then crawling through a gauntlet to find somewhere to sit, let alone get back up again. (Although the getting up thing can be quite amusing to observe.)   Not to mention taking care of certain other necessities. Just too many people for me, unless of course, one has a place on the stage.  Friends and Family passes are nice, but ya still gotta get there. Yes, it must be the Season of the Bitch.  

I’d say Season of the Rant, but it doesn’t have the same panache.  Also, rants can be a daily thing with me;  I try to keep particularly major complaints down to sporadic outbursts.  In this case, I am beginning to alter my “music business plan” from playing at Hardly Strictly to a more guerilla-like tactic which entails someone surreptitiously placing my ashes urn on one of the stages, or maybe even scattering them.  It doesn’t even have to be an urn.  They could be packed into a fake microphone maybe.   

All this leads me to a few thoughts: 

  • I simply don't know how the booking system works and I'd like to know. There seems to be no way to submit your act for consideration.  No contact information anywhere that I can find. In the past, you had to be invited by Warren Hellman (RIP). That would be scary now.   But it appears to be a very closed system.  Maybe someone reading this post can offer some insight? 
  • How about a few slots for little old lady local singer/songwriters?  Just because we didn’t get famous doesn’t mean we aren’t really good.  We are.  And we bring great players with us.
  • Goal for next year:  Play a set at HSB.  While I can still stand up for an entire set! 

All the above aside, it is a nice touch that HSB streams the concerts if you want to see, for instance, Robert Plant, or the Chieftans, or the current flavor-of-the-month bands.  But for me, it just reminds me that they are there and I am not. 

Maybe there will be brownie points for playing Rocket Dog Rescue’s benefit, or all those Bread & Roses concerts over the years.  That would mean Karma is real. So, I dunno…. On the fence about that, too these days.  Next month’s subject of discussion:  Karma!  Write and tell me what you think! 

Meanwhile, we’re happy to be at San Gregorio with Jerry Kuhel on Saturday October 12 from 11am to 1pm, and at Chit Chat Café in Pacifica, on Saturday October 19 from 2 – 4pm with Jerry and Diana Greenberg on fiddle.  Also recently got to wear the Viking helmet with Big Lou’s Dance Party and that always makes me real happy.  Fun is, after all, is an important element to getting through this life.  As a matter of fact, fun, mixed in with peace, and love, is about as good as it gets! 

Peace, Love, and Fun to you all! 

Kathleen “Flying” Salvia

SEPTEMBER 2019 

September 2019 

Been digging in the past month or so, determined to finish some new tunes, and also finding fun cover tunes.  Sometimes we actually play more cover tunes than originals, particularly when we are doing what I call “ministerial” music, in order to entertain institutionalized audiences. This is the question haunting me this month:  When performing for institutionalized individuals, what is the place of cover tunes in the repertoire of artists who primarily play original music?  

There is nothing like playing a rock-solid-everyone-knows-and-loves-this-tune to open the door and shake hands with the audience.   Familiarity can be comforting as well as a lot of fun. On the other hand, it can also be really boring, whether you are listening or playing.  Armando’s in Martinez actually forbids the playing of “Mustang Sally.” As for me, I’ve come to the time in my life when the amount of notes left for me just might not allow for any more filler. I’m not sure I’m helping to make anyone’s life better by playing cover tunes at the expense of original music. I think it is all about balance. 

Playing for institutionalized audiences in particular represents a challenge in crafting a successful set list.  Must the ego crying out for self-expression and playing original tunes be spanked and put to bed without dessert? Of course not, but we must not forget we are there to serve others. When we perform original music, we are making ourselves vulnerable, and audiences sense that. This vulnerability is a great leveler.   

One solution to help balance the artist ego with the needs of the audience is to look for eclectic, maybe a bit obscure, cover tunes. Of course, if it’s on You Tube, how obscure is it, really?  Anyway, this solution may not always be the best one when seeking to provide familiar music, but it certainly doesn’t preclude the delivery of the comfort of music. Every so often what could be thought of as completely inappropriate (and perhaps even something you crossed off your regular set list years ago) actually provides a few moments of soul-cleansing abandon, for example playing “Jailhouse Rock” or “I Will Survive” in a prison. (Yes, we have done that. A lot. All praise to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Dept!) 

Ultimately, I just can’t help but think that the idea of dumbing down your set list is not always the best, or even the most therapeutic, way to go.  I feel strongly that just because an audience is institutionalized doesn’t mean their minds can’t be set free to wander and enjoy new experiences.  And opening your heart and mind to share music, whether original, familiar, or obscure, offers a mutually healing moment to everyone in the room. 

AUGUST WORDS FROM THE SAGES 

Hello Sageheads!

Our title this month sounds kind of presumptuous and egotistical, but it is August, and Salvia does translate to sage which is an herb, in addition to wisdom, so there you have it. I feel more herb-like than wise as I write this, so we’re going to keep it short this time. 

This month we’ll have Jerry Kuhel  (guitar, mandolin) with us for a double header on Saturday August 10, 11 – 1 at San Gregorio General Store, and 7 to 9:30 at Ocean Ale House (also with Melissa Vivas)  in San Francisco.  Friday August 30, 7 to 9:30, Kathleen and Henry will be at the Chit Chat Café in Pacifica with John LoGiudici on guitar and Diana Greenberg on fiddle. 

In the face of the recent horrors at the Gilroy Garlic Festival; El Paso, Texas; and Dayton, Ohio, I just can’t do my monthly rant about silly little things this time  Feel free to spend a couple minutes in silent contemplation:

Love and Blessings,

Kathleen and Henry

The Flying Salvias

JULY, JEWEL-EYE, NO-LIE 

Hey Sageheads!   

July means it is not only the San Francisco Bay Area Fog Season, but we celebrate the triumphant return of Jerry Kuhel as he joins us on Saturday, July 13, with guitar, mandolin, and whatever other instruments he feels like lugging to the San Gregorio Store, Hwy 84 and Stage Road, San Gregorio.  11 am – 1 pm, as usual. Hope you can make it! 

Sunday, July 21st,we will be at Bird and Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street, SF, as part of their Which Way West series. Henry and Kathleen will be playing with John LoGuidici on guitar,  Dave Golia on bass and Paul Revelli on drums 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation.

Also this month, through our work with Bread & Roses, we’ve put together a couple different ensembles to play at Napa State Hospital and the Menlo Park Veterans Administration Hospital.  These types of gigs are both challenging and extremely rewarding. It is the least we can do to try to spread some light around and we are grateful to both Bread & Roses, and to musicians such as Dave Golia, Diana Greenberg, Travis Jones, Ken Owens, and David Phillips for helping us with this important music ministry. There but for fortune....

You wanted to know what ticks me off this month. It might tick you off back at me, but I'm really bugged by this:  The SF Board of Education has voted to remove the WPA mural at Washington High School which memorializes the facts that our first President owned slaves and supported the genocide of America's indigenous people.  I don't believe the artist intended to glorify these horrific aspects of our history. This was a very subversive work and I applaud the artist, Victor Arnautoff, for creating it.That said, the fact that the art piece represents a true teachable moment that apparently has never been embraced in the classroom, is just plain sad.  Erasing the mural isn't going to hide our stupidity in ignoring it for all these years. A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots - Marcus Garvey.  See also: Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it - George Santayana. 

OK, hopping off the high horse, except that now I'm wondering how long before they take George's name off the high school altogether, not to mention Washington DC.  Comments are welcome, but please no flame throwers.  Better yet, come to a gig, and we'll chat!

Peace and love,

Kathleen

JUNE BUGS 

Hey ho, Sageheads!  Summer beckons with its many blessings. The weather has warmed, and for the moment, we in the Bay Area seem to be free of fires and floods.  Also, all the Oxalis in the yard finally died. Lucky us!  But to make this first paragraph even remotely relate to the title, here are a few things bugging us: 

  • Apple i-phone/AT&T people do not tell you that all your photos are automatically being uploaded to the “cloud”, thereby easily pushing your data allotment over the edge. Fifty dollars later, we figured it out on our own and turned it off.  I think you might have to turn it off again after every software update, but this remains to be discovered.
  • Neither Apple or Android peeps tell you that all your photos are going somewhere outside your phone,  until they let you know they have created little videos for you that you can post on facebook. 
  • The whole idea of “the cloud” in general. Really? I need all my data and records kept somewhere out of my control for a storage fee when I have perfectly good equipment of my own to keep track of everything with more privacy and as much redundancy as I need?   
  • The clothes dryer broke 
  • Kathleen’s gluteus medius hurts like heck 

Now that the “bugs” are out of the way, June seems to be offering a number of opportunities: 

  • There is finally enough time for Kathleen to practice going from a G chord to a B sus 4.   
  • There is time to write!  A couple new titles in the works include “Too Bad to be True” and “The Crankiest Woman I Know.” 
  • We are adding some covers to our repertoire in order to sit in with some of our friends. For instance, we’ll be sitting in with Crying Time for Honky Tonk Heaven at the Parkway Lounge on Friday night, June 14.  We’re doing “I Don’t Want to Have to Marry You” (ha!) originally by Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius, plus a couple others. Full Disclosure: Henry’s playing all night with this great band.  The club is at 1850 Park Blvd. in Oakland.   
  • Of course, we have our regular gig at the “clubhouse” aka San Gregorio General Store, on Saturday June 8. 
  • Don’t forget that on the 16th, we’re with Margaret Belton for her Patsy Cline tribute, “Today, Tomorrow, and Forever”, at Freight & Salvage in Berkeley. 

That’s it for now! See you soon. 

Kathleen & Henry

MAY MUDDLINGS 

Dear Sageheads, 

It’s been awhile since we have checked in. This is because we took a leisurely trip to Europe for a few weeks, and also had a few family occasions of sadness. Plus, sometimes we like to do little market-tests to see if anyone will show up without us bugging them; happily, this was the case and we thank you for that!  We are probably lying about the market-tests, the truth is we can't keep up the pace.  This likely will help to explain why we are so famous.

Regarding our European trip, yes Notre Dame Cathedral did catch fire while we were over there, but I swear all we did was ride by it during a boat ride down the Seine and take a picture.  We attended a performance of La Traviata at La Fenice in Venice and it is still standing, by the way. 

Becoming part of the Jones Gang Orchestra for the Mad Dogs & Englishmen Tribute in March was a blast. Sold out Rancho Nicasio! Joining Margaret Belton for her Today, Tomorrow and Forever tribute to Patsy Cline is next on the schedule, and you can get tickets for that here.  That show will take place on Sunday, June 16 at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley. 

One thing we have been asked to do is to give more notice of our own Flying Salvias Shows, so here goes: 

San Gregorio Store    Once a Month    11 am – 1 pm    Stage Road & Hwy 84 

  • Sunday, May 19   
  • Saturday, June 8      
  • Saturday, July 13 
  • Saturday, August 10    
  • Sunday, September 15   
  • Saturday, October 12 
  • Saturday, November 9 
  • Sunday, December 8 (Jones Gang follows at 2 pm)     

 

Friday, May 24     4:30 – 6 pm

Armando’s Happy Hour and a Half 

707 Marina Vista, Martinez 

Full band with Diana Greenberg – fiddle; Dave Golia – bass;  Ken Owen - drums 

 

Friday, May 31    7 – 9:30 p.m. 

Chit Chat Café 

5 W Manor Drive, Pacifica 

With The DG’s – Diana Greenberg on fiddle, and Dave Golia on bass 

 

Sunday, July 21        4:30 – 6:30 pm 

Bird & Beckett Books and Records 

633 Chenery Street, San Francisco 

Full Band! 

 

Hope to see you soon!

Kathleen & Henry

RIP Mickey the Cat 03.22.2019

RIP Mickey the Cat   03.22.2019

How Did We Get to February Already?  

January was a very stretchy month for Kathleen:  Just coming off recording with The Sound Field for their new CD, and playing with the Nasty Women & Bad Hombres.  First time I ever played guitar on other people’s songs, in a band, and also without Henry.  My new sisters, Nasty Women singer-songwriters Deb Grabien and Lauren Murphy are truly inspiring, empowering, and most of all, fun, to work with. And the Bad Hombres aren’t so bad either in that respect: we had Mark Karan on guitar, Larry Luthi on drums, and Nic Grabien on bass.  It was a blast!   

I’m sure Henry was off doing interesting stuff too, but I forget what.  I can remember as far back as an hour ago, though, when he left the house to go rehearse with multi-instrumentalist Jenny Kerr, who is also a fine singer-songwriter. Also, later his week he’ll be recording with Myles Boisen. 

Anyway, we’re busy! But we will finally make it back at the Chit Chat in Pacifica on Friday, Feb 1, 7:30 p.m.  The next weekend we’ll be back on the coast Saturday, Feb 9, playing at San Gregorio in the morning and with a full band at the Moose Lodge in Pacifica that evening. 

In March we look forward to the Jones Gang Presents Mad Dogs & Englishmen show.  The band will swell to at least 12 people, including me, Loralee Christensen, and Annie Sampson on backup vocals.  It is going to be a hoot, March 9 at Rancho Nicasio! 

Meanwhile, life goes on, with all its petty differences, major annoyances, moments of unadulterated joy, happiness, frustration, and just plain hate.  We are a strange species.  And though I gag at the thought of fake news, and rue the insidious internet plantings of lies as truth, I recently gleaned one  piece of solid advice, that is working pretty well so far:  Act kinder than you feel! 

Peace, 

Kathleen

Previous events

Flying Salvias & Sound Field

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The Lost Church, 65 Capp Street, San Francisco

Special Special Special! Appearing with our friends The Sound Field, in this exceptional performance space. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show, and are available now. If you don't go to any of our gigs all year long, this is the one you should not miss!!!

$20 in advance, $25 day of show

Mar18

Flying Salvias Sheltering in Place

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Our house, Brisbane, CA

We would have had some nice times together, at The Lost Church, The Ocean Ale House, San Gregorio Store, and the Chit Chat Cafe, had not the pandemic happened. We will still have some nice times together as soon as we are allowed to gather. Stay healthy everyone. It's cool to wear a mask!

Feb16

Catch us live on KKUP 95.3, listen online at www.kkup.org

Feb14

Be Our Valentine!

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Chit-Chat Cafe, 5 West Manor Drive, Pacifica, CA

Full band, including special guests, making it possibly the biggest band we've brought to the Chit Chat. Love will be in the air for sure! Henry and Kathleen will be joined by Jerry Kuhel on guitar and electric cello, Diana Greenberg on fiddle, Big Lou on accordion, and our rhythm aces - Dave Golia on bass and John Pearson on percussion. No cover, beer, wine, coffees, sweets and savories.

Dec1

Flying Salvias in SF!

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Amado's, 998 Valencia Street, San Francisco

Excited to play here for the first time in the "living room" of this great place. We'll have Jerry Kuhel with us, and we've also invited Diana Greenberg on fiddle. No cover, tips accepted. 21+

Nov23

Nasty Women & Bad Hombres Do It Again

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Tiburon Wine, 84 Main Street, Tiburon

Three woman singer/player/songwriters - Lauren Murphy, Kathleen Salvia and Deborah Grabien - will trade off for two sets of three original tunes each (okay, each woman gets a crack at one cover, too). They're joined by Bad Hombres rhythm section (Nic Grabien on bass, Larry Luthi on drums), with fabuloso guest hombres Mark Karan on guitar and Henry Salvia on keyboards.

Doors open at 5, so get there early if you want a choice of seating. Be prepared to drink some of the best wine and bubbly around, because proprietor Jerry Horn knows more about champagne and wine than most people combined. Music begins at 5:30 and ends shortly before 8. Admission is $20 per person and it all goes to the band, so come on out! It's a small, intimate seating capacity (25-30 maximum), so bear that in mind.

Reservations/Tix: This is practically a private event, but we can probably get you in! Email flyingsalvias@gmail.com

Bummers Ball 3

Castro Theatre, San Francisco

A benefit for Rocket Dog Rescue. Kathleen & Henry will be with Margaret Belton & The Patsychords. Henry will also be playing with our friend Mark Karan. Emmylou Harris headlines. VIP cocktail party 6-7 pm, live auction, silent auction.

San Rafael PorchFest

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Porch #8, 347 Bayview Stret, San Rafael

Come see us on Porch 8 from noon to 1 pm. This neighborhood music festival is a 100% FREE nonprofit community-organized event and has a stellar lineup. There will be over 60 acts performing on 25 porches in the Gerstle Park neighborhood in San Rafael, CA in Marin County. Info: https://www.sanrafaelporchfest.com

After Flying Salvias, Henry will head over to Porch 1- 203 Marin Street, to sit in with Jenny and Phil sometime between 1 and 2, then heading back to Porch 8 to play with JZ & The Hillside Stranglers from 2 - 3 and Mark Karan from 4 – 5 pm.

Flying Salvias & Friends

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San Gregorio Store, Stage Road & Hwy 84, San Gregorio, CA

Our only afternoon full band appearance at San Gregorio this year! Henry, Kathleen, Diana Greenberg on fiddle, Jerry Kuhel on guitar, mandolin, banjo, cello; John LoGiudici on guitar and mandolin, Dave Golia on bass, Paul Revelli on drums. It is going to be magnificent fun! No cover. All ages. Full bar. Shopping.

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<I>by The Flying Salvias</I><BR>
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