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!
For the fifth year, we have been invited to play for the quick and the dead at Hollywood Cemetery. The Friends of Hollywood Cemetery Picnic is May 7 and we start at 1:00 p.m. and will go to about 3:30 p.m., with another vocal group standing in between our two sets. Free and kid friendly! Y’all come!
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.
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!