Greetings Good People!!!
As the leaves and the temperatures begin to fall, we find ourselves filled with gratitude for all of the amazing musical moments we've shared with you this year!! And we are equally excited by the calendar full of fun that lies ahead.
Our last two months have taken us to the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC for a commemoration of the March on Washington... to Orem, Utah for our first visit to the fabulous Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. That incredible week ended with a trip to see the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The choir was preparing for a concert with the legendary James Taylor.
As the joy of remembering the March on Washington moved toward the tragic memories of the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL, we joined the community in that historically pivotal city for Empowerment Week 2013, performing Civil Rights Movement music and stories at 13 public libraries.
Kim continues to gratefully celebrate her graduation and to embrace her new scholarly role as Dr. Kim Harris, Ph.D. Reggie completed his 3rd year as Music Educator for the 8th annual Living Legacy Pilgrimage... 46 people from across the US, boarded a bus, making stops in Alabama and Mississippi to see the various sites and meet many of the people who made the Civil Rights Movement what it was...a national awakening. Information on next year's journey can be found at livinglegacy.org
In the coming months, more exciting opportunities to see the dynamic duo are on the horizon and we don't want you to miss any of them!! Be sure to check the calendar pages on www.kimandreggie.com for dates and updates. This month we return to Jonesborough TN for a week as featured tellers for the International Storytelling Festival. October also has us sharing music and message with UU congregations in Chattanooga, TN and Franklin, NC, before we take our Underground Railroad program west for dates in the school and concert dates in Fairfield, OH.
And there's a special date at month's end that takes us back to DC, to the Barns at Wolftrap. Our friends Terry and Greg Magpie will be celebrating their 40th anniversary year and we'll be there to join in the joyful festivities. So check our website and come find us when we are nearby. If we're not performing close enough to you, ask your local music venue sponsor, or send us a note to tell us who they are. We'll follow up.
Kim and Reggie