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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Thank you, Thank you - NEVAH CD Release Party

On the behalf of the NEVAH band I would like to thank everyone for making our CD release party a fun filled successful evening.  As sometimes happens in the "heat of the moment" (great name for a song, oh yeah already taken) I forgot to thank some very important people, our wives, David Russell, and Scotty Reynolds.  Our wives have always been wonderful, understanding and supportive of our musical efforts, allowing us the time it takes to put it all together.

NEVAH CD Release Party at Next Generation Theatre
David Russell, who has been an enormous help to us at every show we play.  David schleps the equipment in and out of these venues, which in some cases is no easy task, and we could not thank him enough for his help and "sunny" smile, making a mundane task pleasant.

Scott Reynolds has willingly stepped up to the plate to help us over the years run our sound.  He has come to our practices to hear what we are trying to sound like, learns our songs so he knows who does what when, and listens intently during the show trying to find those correct levels and blends to make us sound as "good as possible."

We are truly blessed to have these people in our "musical" lives.

Additional thanks to Tracey for providing such a fantastic venue as "The Next Generation Theatre" for us, and all the other performing arts enthusiasts, enabling us to express ourselves in a comfortable and warm surrounding.

 In closing, literally and figuratively, we do "GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS"

Thanks again … "Phil the bass player."

Saturday, September 14, 2013

NEVAH's CD Launch Concert & Party is Coming to Next Gen

Oh Yeah … the long awaited
 – is happening – 
Saturday - Sept. 21, 2013

… we'd like to see each and everyone of our fans and friends at the Next Generation Theatre in Brewer, Maine - starting at 7:00 PM

You can call the …

Next Gen Theatre: 207• 989 • 7100

… and ask to be put in the "reservation book" 
(how cool is that - to be put in the "res-book")
and can even pre-purchase your tickets by phone 
if you'd like.

Hope to see you all there, it's going to be a blast … we've got a lot of surprises in store.


Friday, September 13, 2013

is appearing at the 
 in Blue Hill

This coming Friday - Sept 20th, 2013
From … 8:30 - 10:30 pm

… come down and join us for a fun evening of NEVAH music.

FYI: from what we've heard the food and drink at the 
Black Anchor is amazing

see you there …

the NEVAH banjo guy

Friday, September 6, 2013

Yens Kruger Awarded the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music

Hey … I have to let all our NEVAH friends know that another good friend of ours, Yens Kruger was just awarded the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music …

Very cool indeed … here's a link to the announcement:

… with some terrific video of Yens on banjo, Uwe on guitar and Joel on bass. If you have never heard the KRUGER BROTHERS - I highly recommend catching one of their concerts, whether at a music festival or in performance with one of the numerous symphony orchestras playing Yen's original compositions.

Please also visit their website:

Two years ago, Richard, Larry and I (Hal the NEVAH banjo guy) attended the first ever Kruger Brothers Academy. We had a blast … met terrific folks … learned a lot, played a lot of music and shared an amazing experience with everyone in attendance along with Joel, Uwe and Yens. When you visit the site … check it out.

Julie Macie - KB Academy 1
Larry, Hal, Brenden Macie, Richard, Danny Stewart
Julie Macie - Photo -
A large Jam at KB Academy 1
Jens at far right talking to Brenden