11 September 2017
We’ve just returned from headlining the 8th Annual Dan Fogelberg Celebration in White Bluff, Tennessee, about 30 minutes west of Nashville but very near where Dan lived (Kingston Springs) for a year or so in the early ’70’s when he recorded “Home Free”… It was a beautiful evening though it got a little chilly and damp.. The amazing Dan Fans hung in there with us as we played a bit later than we thought we would…. We had a lot of tunes to play! We were joined by the incredible talents of Bassist Bill Ritter, Multi-Instrumentalist Melissa DuPuy and Voilinist/Fiddler Deanie Richardson who took the presentation of Dan’s music to another level. It was an honor to headline the show and to share the stage with these fine musicians!
Opening the show were the likewise, incredibly talented Templeton Thompson and Sam Gay… Templeton has had her songs recorded by Reba McIntire, Jo Dee Messina and Little Texas, and along with Sam has written music for documentaries and film projects…
It was a great night of music honoring one of our musical heroes, Dan Fogelberg…
18 August 2017
We sadly announce the passing of Bob’s Mom, Lydia Ritter. She was an outstanding musician, composer/songwriter, arranger, teacher, choir director and mentor to many through her life. The gift of music was passed down through all her children. Bob claims only a small amount of her talent. “I would always casually joke that she had forgotten more about music than I could ever hope to know, and after listening to some of her work tapes from her career, I am not joking”.
We carry on in her memory, honoring her legacy and the gift of music that she gave.
May 24, 1930 – August 12, 2017
05 July 2017
We’re honored to officially announce here (though it has been known for some time) that we’ve been asked to headline this year’s Dan Fogelberg Celebration Tribute Concert on Saturday, September 9th near Nashville, Tennessee. Bob’s brother, bassist extraordinaire, Bill Ritter will join us once again. To headline the event last year in Portland, Maine was a tremendous honor and to be asked to to do the same this year in Tennessee leaves us at a loss for words. We are grateful to The FFoP for the opportunity, once again, to share Dan’s music with his ever faithful fans…
Go to www.fogelbergfoundationpeoria.org and click on “News & Events” for more info…
© 2017 Mary & Bob
02 November 2016
Due to heavy rain in the forecast, our June 23rd show @ The Southern Indiana Center For The Arts has been cancelled. Unfortunately, there is no make-up date so we hope to try again next year….
12 October 2016
It’s hard to believe it has been nearly 2 weeks since we departed for Portland, Maine to perform at the 7th Annual Dan Fogelberg Celebration Weekend. Our show was on Friday, October 21st at the Portland Club and we were pleased with our performance. We are also so proud of Bob’s brother Bill who played bass with us… he was spot on and made the performance so much better! It was a distinct honor to play Dan’s music for Dan Fans from all over the world, including his wife Jean. We’re grateful to Deb Jelinek and Eric Mills of the Fogelberg Foundation of Peoria for extending the invitation. We’re really at a loss of words to express what it meant for us to be able honor Dan through our performance. We appreciate the kind comments of old and new friends at the event and we look forward to continuing Dan’s legacy in our own shows and hopefully at a future Celebration Weekend!
22 June 2016
Albemarle Cider Works
(Photo By Jean Webber)
22 June 2016
We super excited to be able to perform at this year’s Dan Fogelberg Celebration Weekend in Portland, Maine. The event takes place at The Portland Club on Friday October 21st. Bob’s brother, Bill, will be joining us on bass and our set list has really come together – can’t wait to present it to all the DanFam there.. Sincere thanks to The Fogelberg Foundation of Peoria for the honor and opportunity to pay tribute to Dan!
25 May 2016
Just returned from a great road trip to Virginia. We were blessed with great weather to perform at Albemarle Cider Works near Charlottesville on Saturday, June 18th and Bold Rock Cidery in Nellysford on Sunday, June 19th. Thanks to the folks at both venues for the opportunity to bring our music back to Mary’s home state, and to the audiences for their great response! We look forward to coming back soon!!
Our view at Bold Rock!
(Photo by Jean Webber)
20 April 2016
We’re getting close to the busy season we’ll call our Summer Tour. We’re very excited and grateful for the opportunity to play many new venues this summer. We hope we can develop good relationships and make new friends and fans at these establishments. We always hope to be an asset wherever we play so please try to come out to the shows that are near you! Hope to see you soon!
15 March 2016
Too many things to keep track of… We need to mention a big thanks to Shawn Malone at Brooklyn Pizza in Seymour, Indiana for the chance to perform there for the first time this Friday, April 22nd from 6 – 9pm or so. Nice to have a place to play close to home!
29 February 2016
We’re super excited to announce 3 new venues this year! We’ll be performing a concert for children at Burkholdt Park in Greenfield, Indiana in June; at Willowfield Lavender Farm near Mooresville, Indiana in August; and Hanover Winery in Hamilton, Ohio in September. Check out our “Show Dates” for dates, times and web links. We are very grateful to these venues for giving us a chance to perform for them.
Hope to see you soon!
© 2016 Mary & Bob
13 January 2016
Wishing all a Happy New Year…
We had a little time off through the late fall and the Holidays. We’re looking forward to getting back to our performances in 2016, adding some new venues, continuing with our “old” ones, and planning on expanding our song base along with using more instruments and adding a bass player (Bob’s brother, Bill) as often as possible.
13 January 2016
We want to extend a special thanks to all the venues where we’ll play for the first time this year – Talon Winery in Shelbyville, Kentucky; Bold Rock Cidery in Nellysford, Virginia; Mystique Winery near Lynnville, Indiana; Best Vineyards near Elizabeth, Indiana; Columbus Farmer’s Market in Columbus, Indiana and The Switzerland County Public Library in Vevay, Indiana! We have several other new venues with dates pending as well!
Also sincere thanks to all the venues who are having us return this year! We are extremely grateful for the opportunity and hope to be an asset to your business!
© 2016 Mary & Bob
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