Saturday, December 8, 2012

Artemis Gallery 15th Anniversary Party

Had a great time playing last night at Artemis Gallery for their 15th anniversary party. That is quite an accomplishment for John Crutchfield, who founded the popular gallery when there were very few there at all. It is at the corner of Lombardy and W. Main Street in the fan, an area that is getting to be known as the Gallery District.

There were quite a few familiar faces, and new folks dropping in as we got the music going. Meade Skelton, Chris Branch, and I played from about 6 PM to 10 as people examined the art work on the walls and display tables. Meade played his hit tune "Sweet Tea" and Chris Branch delivered some fine Neil Young classics to the appreciative crowd.

Also, a cake with candles was brought out, and we all gathered around to sing Happy Birthday. The music continued as people mingled inside and out on the rainyish night, this event was part of the First Friday series in the area.

Check out for a video playlist we created for Artemis Gallery with lots of performances and interviews from gallery events.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Maya Honeymoon

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Artemis Gallery "These Boots Are Made for Walking" May 4th

Karena's boots

Lindsey Phillips models her boots
Anna in hers

Here's the video playlist link above from Artemis Gallery and a few photos from May 4th "These Boots Are Made for Walking" show.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The 93rd Annual Powhatan County Fair was blessed with great weather all three days, and that added to the attendance. Rockitz provided music on Stage 2, which was right at the front gate on a long and narrow flatbed trailer. Kicking off the music Friday was Chris Branch, who might be the best Neil Young tribute voice in existence, then a great Dead-sounding band formerly known as Nougat, which includes Bruce Miller on bass.   (a video I made with scenes from the fair).
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In Laymans Terms

Nitro (featuring singer songwriter Wendy Pace) took the stage with their great originals and covers of Jefferson Airplane and Janis Joplin. Then we had Daddy's Radio with smooth retro covers going back to the 20's, after them came In Laymans Terms, a trio from Williamsburg. They rocked out with a 12-year old female bass player, a brother who's fourteen on guitar, and a mom on drums, plus a fourteen year old drummer who sat in and did muscular Ginger Baker riffs.  Danger Lights contributed original songs with a current rock sound next, and finally excellent r & b vocals and rocking vocals with  Bullets From Oz.

More on the Powhatan Fair coming up, plus Artemis Gallery and much more. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Beekeeeping Video with David Stover of Urban Backyard Edibles

Here's a video we did of  David Stover in Richmond, Virginia, a local beekeeper who works with Urban Backyard Edibles. Below is a link to a great beekeeping article in Health Journals, a free locally distributed publication. Contact David at and get your own beehive!

David demonstrates the smoker he uses to subdue bees.  

Monday, January 23, 2012

Bon Air Tour- Good Stuff Consignment and memories of Bon Air

We had a great time wandering around Bon Air, check out this video just posted. We'll be back to Bon Air February 12 to perform at Benny's BBQ 3 to 5 PM.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Floating Folk Festival at Artemis Gallery February 3rd 7 to 9 PM!

"Eros and Arrows": a show of creative Valentine cards
Friday, February 3, 2012

For the First Friday opening show on February 3, from 5-10PM,
Artemis Gallery presents Valentine cards made by local artists to express
everything that store bought cards never say. The deeper emotions that
come from romance and the taking of risks creates pain as well as
pleasure; no more saccharin sweet cards for Artemis Gallery!

Come and see what creative and talented artists have come up with to
express the theme of Eros!

The following artists will be presenting their works:
Emily Creery Thomas
John Crutchfield
Laura Goetz
Charles O’Donovan
Ginger Pennington
Jessica Pittman Jones
Awest Subagja
Debbie Talman
Dawn Vass
Dennis Wymer

There will also be light refreshments and acoustic guitar music provided
by the Floating Folk Festival. Artworks will be available for viewing
throughout the month of February on Saturdays from 12-5PM and all
other times by appointment when you call 804-353-2676.
Artemis Gallery
1601 W. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220