April Newsletter 2023
HELLO my friends!
The TONI LAND TRIO is officially launched with myself (guitar, vocals), Larry Fries (guitar, mandolin, vocals), and Kim Banfield (percussion, vocals). We are all songwriters and perform a mix of original songs and all time favorites. I like to hear music, particularly original songs in a small ensemble like this so I can really hear the songs. I also love a lot of harmony and both Larry and Kim do this wonderfully.
Here’s a little background on Larry Fries. He was born and raised in Colorado where he played in the band Gold Rush. After two albums on the Bear Record Label, he headed west and started his own production company, LDF Studios. Besides producing a bunch of bands, he spent much of his time playing in blue grass bands. He claims his favorite venues are “smoky old bar rooms and road houses” but I don’t think he’s really crazy about the smoky part to tell you the truth. He showed up in Brookings about a year ago. Lucky me.
I’m happy to be performing with my very dear friend Kim Devine. Kim has performed for years in this area with several bands including the Timbre-Duo (Classic Rock), Seventh Wave-Band, Sweet Town Little Band (Country) and others. She joined her husband, Perry Devine in a duo more recently. They recorded The Journey, a compilation of their original songs with Santa Cruz producer Keith Greeninger.Some of you may know I’ve been writing some ‘family-kid’ music lately and will be starting to perform that soon with our trio. My vision is that we have quality and wonderfully fun events for families. I won’t tell you too much but there will be kazoos, snacks, and funky chicken dancing. Stay tuned.
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Saturday, April 8
97895 Shopping Center Ave.
“For the Love of Music” Featuring the Toni Land Trio
Fundraiser for Harmony & Me Music Outreach
Line Up: John Canalin; Ken Dobberpuhl; Ranch Party.
Silent auction and raffles. Kids performances!
TONI LAND TRIO
Saturday, April, 29
The Kuhn Thai
925 Chetco, Brookings, OR
I recommend making reservations for parties over 3 since we’ve sold out when we play here. Food is fresh and delicious and the service is great. It’s fun and delicious!
TONI LAND & KIM DEVINE
Saturday, May 13
Brookings Art Walk
Ambience by the Sea
530 Hemlock St. Brookings, OR
Bring your moms for a special Mother’s Day Celebration. Yummy treats! Locally hand crafted home decorations.
Saturday, June 3
97895 Shopping Center Ave., Harbor, OR
Stagelights Songwriter Showcase. Lineup to be announced