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New Skye Fans!

Long time, I know. Have many excuses for not doing newsletter. Please send requests for such to New Skye Department of Redundancy Department... It's not like we haven't been gigging, though. See, Lagunitas pic below. 110+ gigs in 2015! Yeah, baby!

Resolved - I will personally strive to present these informative missives in a more regular fashion in 2016.

Just in, (as of 6 months ago), we have new additions to our little band of cohorts. Besides the usual suspects (Me, Robin, Bill & occasionally Dr. B., Ed Randol or Willie Perez) you will now see us out and about with Ted Dutcher on bass/vocals and/or Susan Ballinger on excellent fiddle/vocals!

All I can say is "Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K" when when Messrs. Iberti and Dutcher show up...

And, we are now if I may be allowed to toot our collective horn, somewhat of a vocal powerhouse with Susan/Ted helping Robin et moi. (did someone say, California Dreamin'?

Upcoming gigs below. Hope you're digging the Spectacular Spring as we are and looking forward to getting out in it and seeing y'all boogie with the band!

As always, Thank YOU for staying tuned in and supporting our musical endeavors. Hope to see you soon!

New Skye Lagunitas

3/30/16 & 4:20, Lagunitas - With special guest Matt Pliskin on bass. New Skye @ Beer Sanctuary!
(thank you, Lisa Benitez!)


TONIGHT! Thursday, April 14 – New Skye Quartet – Bluewater Bistro– 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Ah, the amazing Bluewater Bistro in Bodega Bay. Join us as we play to the sunsets, martinis, and the many fine people there enjoying the sublime... Gin Rummy too! ;-) Ernesto, Cindy and staff make this our favorite New Skye sundown spot.

Friday, April 15 – New Skye Quintet – French Garden Restaurant & Bistro – 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Hard to believe New Skye at Apple Blossom time at our favorite Bistro! Come down and enjoy the amazing food, drink. The French Gardenvibe always brings out the best New Skye performances and we will have our new quintet ready to play. Players come come and sit in for a tune!

Saturday, April 16 - New Skye Quintet - Jasper O'Farrell's – 12:30pm – Whenever pm
We are delighted to kick-off the After Parade Festivities for this weekend's Apple Blossom Festival at this venerable Irish Tavern. Drinking songs? Did Merle sing real good? Join the fun and Happy Spring!

Saturday April 23 - New Skye Duo - Santa Rosa Farmers Market – 9:30am – 1:00pm
The biggest and best market right in our own backyard. Stop by, say howdyi, veggie up and enjoy the New Skye...

Friday, April 29 - New Skye Quartet – Barley & Hops Tavern – 7:00pm - 10:00pm
We return to my hometown with great brews, food and an intimate setting that’s perfect for sing-a-longs. We just love playing this venue – so cozy, warm and the beer flows like music...

Saturday April 30 - New Skye Duo - Calistoga Farmers Market – 9:00am – 1:00pm
A really fun Farmer's Market that we love to play on the other side of the mountain in Calistoga. Always great to hook up with our friends in the Napa Valley and enjoy the late Spring bounty. Come on down!

Thursday, May 5 Robin, Michael & Susan – Bluewater Bistro– 5:00pm - 8:00pm
A special Cinco de Mayo with absolutely no Mariachi! Join us for an interim listening sunset gig where we will highlight repertoire from our "Songs in the Key of Nature" program that we will perform 2nd week in June in Yosemite NP.

Everyone is rushing as fast as they can to see New Skye @ Jasper O'Farrell's Saturday 4/16

Robin and her son Matt Pliskin @ Lagunitas
(thank you, Lisa Benitez)

Thank you once again, for all your support over the years. I hope you’ll stop by to enjoy the music and say hello, real soon.

Take care, Michael

PS. We have a lot of folks taking pics of the band when we play so if you have any that you like in particular or even ones you don't like, please send'em along so we can lively up our brand! (Thanks again to Lisa Benitez for this month's pics!)

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