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October 4, 2007

E-Letter Vol. 7, No. 10

I. Salutations
II. Upcoming Shows
III. Things I Love

October 3, 2007
Hello lovelies!
I am typing this from the Best Western in Dubuque, IA where Jenny and I spent the night after performing at Isabella’s. After a long day of steam and rain, morning arrived clear and cool across this river city. The tour has been pure joy to date, as we’ve been able to drive the midwest on some smaller, two lanes roads instead of the interstate. 183 north from Hays, KS to Elm Creek, NE put on a beautiful Kansas display with white charolais cattle pastures, slow nodding oil pumps, and great herds of antelope. Outside of Alma, Nebraska, at Harlan County Lake, we drove across a native wetlands restoration area dotted with snowy egrets and blue herons. It’s fantastic to see individual towns doing what they can to restore the natural order of things. It bodes well for both the indigenous wildlife and the midwest water table.

We’ll be in Fort Atkinson, WI this evening at Cafe Carpe (a show added after the last e-newsletter) and then on towards the heart of the midwest. Chicago here we come (should I root for the Cubs after all?!?).

I hope this finds you and your loved ones very, very well. Thanks for so warmly welcoming me back out on the road. It has been such a pleasure getting to see you again!

-Wed, 10/3/07 • Cafe Carpe, 18 South Water Street West, Fort Atkinson, WI • 8:00pm • 920-563-9391 • $10.00 suggested

-Fri, 10/5/07 • The Basement at Caryn and Danae's, West Allis, WI • 7:30pm • SOLD OUT

-Sat, 10/6/07 • Collected Sounds House Concert, Minneapolis, MN • 8:00pm • For more information or to RSVP, please go to www.parlorparties.com/bethamsel2007.html

-Sun, 10/7/07 • Octagon Center For The Arts, 427 Douglas Avenue, Ames, IA • 6:00pm • (515)232-5331 or www.octagonarts.org

-Thu, 10/11/07 • North Wolcott House Concert , Chicago, IL • 7:00pm • Doors open at 6:00 pm, so show up early and eat! For more information or to RSVP,
please go to www.6112northwolcott.com/houseconcerts

-Fri, 10/12/07 • The Indy Hostel, 4903 Winthrop Avenue, Indianapolis, IN • 8:00pm • (317)727-1696 for more information, or visit www.segmentofsociety.com

-Sat, 10/13/07 • River City House Concerts, Louisville, KY • 8:00pm • Doors
open at 7:00. Please call (502)290-8338 for more information, or visit http://www.rchouseconcerts.com

-Sun, 10/14/07 • Music Folk, Saint Louis, MO • 7:00pm • Music Folk is a high end acoustic instrument shop, and will be presenting Beth as the first in a series of excellent performances. Please call (800)892-2970 for more information, or visit www.musicfolk.com

-Mon, 10/15/07 • Aimee's Coffeehouse, 1025 Massachusetts Street , Lawrence, KS • 7:00pm • (785)843-5173 for more information.

-Tue, 10/16/07 • Kadee's, 210 East Spruce Street, Garden City, KS • 7:00pm • (620)271-9555 or www.gardencitykansas.com/kadees

Music: Sirius Radio’s channel The Bridge. Mellow, acoustic 70’s rock that was the soundtrack to my childhood.
Books: The History of Love, Nicole Krauss. Tom Plant and Dawn Dennison, formerly of Acoustic Coffeehouse, gave this to me for my birthday. Beautiful!
TV: Mad Men on the AMC channel. This perfectly, with extraordinary attention to detail, recounts the advertising world of 1960 without the haze of maudlin nostalgia. I am totally addicted.

Posted by bethamsel at October 4, 2007 6:20 PM