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The Flutterbies newsletter June 2010

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Hey Gang! Our Cooldog East Coast Tour was a hoot and a holler 🙂  We’re editing videos and live audio for your enjoyment and a collectible CD.  We will have links at very soon….



1623 Abbott Kinney Blvd – Full band electric set with Maureen Davis, Adam Daniel, Christopher Allis, Steve Whalen and special guest Marty Rifkin on pedal steel
We’ll be opening for the incredible Chris Joyner (a sometimes Flutterby as well!)
Full gig info is always posted and current at our website’s Shows page.


National Underground in NYC — we bookended our tour with 2 performances at Gavin Degraw’s main room on Houston Street in the infamous East Village.  The first night our pal Heidi brought the cast of Broadway’s “Mama Mia”!  The last night, we took the Double Happiness bus (that just sounds nasty) from Delaware to NYC, Oliva Restaurant manager Ramon gave me homemade Mama Juana (rum & honey) to warm my voice and we closed out our tour with college buddies in tow. I ended up roaming the East Village until 3AM,  got stuck in Tomkins Square Park and had to hop a five foot fence in dress/cowboy boots.  Yeah — I’m badass.  Hee.

The Delaware Friends of Folk Memorial Singer Songwriter Circle – Dover, DE — glorious chapel benefit concert at Wesely College – stained glass and vaulted ceilings carried the sound up and away… Adam played killed on a solo of “hallelujah” on grand piano — it was a church, right?

Cooldog Concert – Smyrna, DE — the gig that inspired the tour!  Paul Gumerman booked us at Cooldog and hooked us up with Helen Downing from Group E who planned the rest of the tour. Dan Navarro was in town, so we invited him to play too!  SRO house, killer BBQ, Nothin’ But Trouble Band backing us and those awesome dancing dogs — not to mention a duet w/Dan Navarro on “We Belong”. Who could ask for more?  You can buy a live concert CD of both our sets for $20 by writing

The Flutterbies with Dan Navarro


The Flutterbies at Cooldog

Bike Night @ Trader Lee’s in Ocean City, MD – Bourbon with bikers and a Classic Rock jam session where we joined in on Metallica, Starship & Zeppelin songs. Special thanks to Ocean 98.1 ( for the awesome 1 -hour interview & airplay/video streaming — We love DJ B.K.!

MANY MANY THANKS TO:  other wonderful tour nightclubs Frazier’s and the sweet, homey, Golden Fleece; George Dash & Tom Moran for posters/postcards and hospitality; Melinda Hall for lodging and concierge; Helen Downing @ Group E for keepin’ us busy and Paul Gumerman & son Tai at Cooldog Camp for Wayward Musicians for hosting The Flutterbies an entire week.


Ol’ Skool Rods, May 2010 lauds “…It is true what they say about lead singer Maureen Davis’ voice — smooth as glass and just as sharp…whose expansive vocal range and oil-well depth truly brings the always thoughtful, often poignant lyrics to a steaming, blistery boil. Davis can belt out a sultry sadness or rage that leaves one’s soul black and bluesy….” (By the way, our CD cover artist Jim Owens has a regular feature called “Rodz Noir” in this retro mag.  Dig it!)

Craig Horleman @ the Deleware State News gave us a great full-page feature writeup! Click here to read it.

See you at Stronghold June 15th!

Maureen & The Flutterbies