- We’re undaunted but sorry to post cancelation of the “Melody First” show at the Woodstock Library tonight January 19th, due to the looming bad weather.
- Anyone interested in hosting this shew please contact us here or on fb messenger. Woodstock NY is our center. Southern VT, western Mass and Conn, eastern PA, northern NJ and all up and down eastern New York State. See you next time!
Well, we did it.
After nearly 11 years in the Bishop Arts District of beautiful Oak Cliff, TX, ( a mere flash in the pan to Lisa’s 35-year residency,) we decided in the spring of ’17 somehow to move to my family’s old farmhouse in the Catskill Eroded Plateau of New York State. After immense help from all quarters of our Dallas and music-loving support community, and one near-miracle after another, we now drive two green subaru foresters with NYS plates, are vigorously exploring the local open mike community of Woodstock, Shandaken, Rhinebeck, Red Hook, Nyack and other towns. We have reconnected with my brothers and sister, my daughter and grandkids. (2019 update: we’ve recently moved across town in Woodstock to a rental house from our dear un-named Friend From Serendipity.) We’ve also reconnected with The Jack Hardy Songwriter’s Collective in the East Village.
Meantime, we’ve found workable day gigs; I’ve re-acquainted myself with the local construction community, and Lisa’s developing her private lesson students, while cranking out yarn, hats, and fabulously original knit projects.
Hey Folcii, We still live and breathe here in our Bishop Arts Nest of Fulmination. We’re going Fulminational.
We’re still allowed to play music on the street here, and I intend to keep that up as long as possible; among my most meaningful of gigs. You never know who might be listening. My favorite are the families with young kids who may never have seen such a thing as a street musician, and maybe don’t quite know what to make of it.
I’ve been playing some Fender bass with a rag-tag ensemble. Good to pull out the Stax and the Volts.
Markley&Balmer have a couple gigs this month, and are determined to celebrate mid-life Valentine’s Day in any way we can.
Lisa’s got some teaching spots open for students on Saturdays. Check her out at lisamarkley.com
Stay sane, stay safe,
Video technology students of North Lake College produce and shoot Persistence of Vision as part of their production workshop (I and II) classes. This specific show features the musical husband/wife team Lisa Markley and Bruce Balmer and was produced during the Fall 2015 semester.