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Welcome to our first letter of the New Year!

A lot of people are wondering out loud, "Where is my New Skye News???"

Well, we had such a busy holiday schedule all the way into the middle of January and then a bunch of Valentine's Day weekend gigs... Also, I was very busy touring with my new band pictured below...

We have a few dates now through March that I want to put out to everyone and as always, Thank YOU for staying tuned in and supporting our musical endeavors. Hope to see you soon!

Happy New Year

Working out with my new band, Gung Hay Fat Choy!
(Chinatown SF - thank you, Robin!)

Friday, February 20 – New Skye Quartet – French Garden Restaurant & Bistro – 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Thanks to Joan Marler and her wonderful staff for making this our home away from home. We are pleased to announce that New Skye will be here on the third Friday of every month (mostly) in 2015. Thank you again, Joan! The amazing food, drink & Bistro vibe always brings out the best New Skye performances. Players, come and sit in!

Saturday February 21 - New Skye Duo - Santa Rosa Farmers Market – 9:30am – 1:00pm
The biggest and best market right in our own backyard. Stop by, say hi to new manager and well-known Wine Country caterer, Pegi Ball, Veggie up and enjoy the New Skye...

Note, that I will be playing solo at this market on the first Wednesday of every month this year. Musical friends drop by to jam! Robin will also be there on those days but instead of being the delightful songbird, she will be in her own booth presenting her amazing Conscious Bodywork CMT skills by selling chair massage treatments and home-made spa products. Not to be missed! Stop by and see us starting Wednesday, March 4th!

Friday, March 6 - New Skye Trio – 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 thanks to Tish and crew. This evening we may be joined by special guests so, stop by, the beer flows like music...

Saturday, March 14 – New Skye Quintet – Santa Rosa Boys and Girls Club Crab Feed – 5:30pm - 9:30pm
We are pleased and honored to provide the entertainment for this great event for the last 8 years and it's always a blast. Please come down and support this worthy cause.

Friday, March 20 – New Skye Quartet – French Garden Restaurant & Bistro – 7:00pm - 10:00pm
See, above. Bring your intrument and sit in!

Friday, March 27 – New Skye Quarter – Tony's Seafood, Marshall – 6:00pm – 8:00pm
We love Tony's! BBQ oysters and the bay de Tomales that I love so well. Sunset, view, New Skye, what's not to like? Hope to see a lot of Barnaby's friends there.

Johnny Downer Memorial

Honored to be a part...
(Johnny Downer Memorial Celebration - Hop Monk, Sebtown - thank you, Uncle Bill and Christopher T.)

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 - I want to give an important shout out to anyone young or old (all playing levels) who are interested in an incredible opportunity to play music with world class teachers at one of the best music camps on the planet. I'm talking of course about the Walker Creek Music Camp held right here in the beautiful hills between Petaluma and Tomales Bay. Check out their Website. Or, call 415.663.1342. Thanks to Director, Ingrid Noyes, Robin & I will be teacher assisting there this Spring and it will be a blast. Please join us or tell a friend. Thank you! - mb

Walker Creek Music Camp

PPS - We have a lot of folks taking a lot of 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! - mb

To book the band call 707.953.9058 or visit

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