Who are we kidding? The St. James’s Church Parish Picnic, for which we are proud to be the house band now for 8 years, was held on the birthday of guitarist/singer/songwriter Russell Lawson. Can’t say as we blame him for claiming it was his party. Notice in our photo (thanks, Larry!) that Bill is playing his upright!
We return as the house band for the St. James’s picnic on September 17 (hey, isn’t that Russ’s birthday?) down near the river in the usual spot. Pray for clear weather. Here’s what we looked like last year. Ain’t much, but the music is grand. This time, bass man Billy Hardy plays the upright! Man, we are making progress!!
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.
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.
October must be church month, because we’ve got half our gigs scheduled in connection with church events! 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. 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.
Hey, look, we’re in the picture from last year on the home page page! In the back with the instruments. Cool.
Oak Lane will provide the musical foundation for the FREE coffee house at Centenary United Methodist Church on Sunday, October 7 at 6 PM.Mainly gospel and all acoustic. Richard Rumble will be sitting in on bass, so be sure to come!
Here’s a reminder you can print out for your refrigerator!