It is a real honor for Oak Lane to be included among the 20+ bands playing to benefit the Fisher House at the Hunter McGuire Veterans Center. The event is at the Glen Allen Cultural Center and we’re on at 12:40 on the Cafe Stage. All details are here: http://www.rvabluegrassjam.com/
Oak Lane will be first on the bill at the Party On The Avenues held by the
Westhampton Merchants Association on October 2, at Libbie and Grove Avenues. We start at noon. Band will consist of Tim, Russell, Andy and Massie. Come see us!
It was a beautiful (somewhat chilly) Sunday afternoon a couple of weeks back at Historic St. John’s Church on the corner of East Broad and 24th Streets in Richmond’s most historic district. We had a great time and Ian Currie, who ran sound for us that day, took this nice shot of us on the west side of the church.
Oak Lane is heading over the hill…well, up the hill, actually, Church Hill. We will play at the St. John’s Church Foundation picnic on October 18, that’s a Sunday. The gathering is in the afternoon (after church, naturally) and we expect a good crowd of supporters for this fine institution. Maybe we’ll see you there.
We were privileged to play for the 45th Anniversary celebration of Elk Hill Farm, in Goochland County, where educators and counselors help young people face overwhelming challenges, from early trauma and adversity to serious mental and behavioral health needs. Good people, good work.
Here’s a performance from the Hollywood Cemetery Friends picnic earlier this month with Andy Smith leading us through Hank William’s “Hey Good Looking”. Let us know in the comments if you like his version.
Here’s a video where bass player Bill Hardy leads us through Johnny Cash’s “Folsum Prison Blues.” May 4 was a beautiful day to sing and play at the Friends of Hollywood Cemetery Spring Picnic.
Oak Lane will make an appearance for the Friends of Hollywood Cemetery at their annual spring picnic May 4. We’ll be in the glade just down the road from the main entrance, and there is plenty of room to spread out a blanket and have a picnic with your family. We’ll post the set list soon, so check back!
On October 19, you can see us when we play at “From Church Hill With Love” up on the St. John’s Church property cresting Church Hill. We will be one of three bands that evening, so plenty of music to choose from. This is a fund raiser for the church’s outreach ministries, but also a gift to the parish and community. The festivities will begin about 5:00 PM, with barbeque, bluegrass (that’s us! and more!) and beer. Come on up the Hill to 23rd and Broad.