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EFO @ THE BIRCHMERE JAN 15, 16 & 17 2010
Saturday is SOLD OUT!

It's time again for our annual three date run at The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA over the MLK Weekend (Fri Jan 15, Sat Jan 16* & Sun Jan 17 - Monday's a holiday).  Returning to accompany us on stage will be fiddle/mandolin wiz, Jake Armerding.  Also a remarkable solo performer, Jake will open Saturday's show.  Opening Friday's show will be the award-winning husband & wife duo The Honey Dewdrops.  Sunday's opener will be the sensational CT-based traveling roadshow Caravan of Thieves.  Three great openers. One great weekend. C'mon out!


EFO on Lowen & Navarro Tribute CD

It's finally here! Keep The Light Alive is the long-awaited tribute CD to our friends, Lowen & Navarro. We're pleased to be among an impressive list of fellow contributors, including Jackson Browne, Keb' Mo', The Bangles and many others. Proceeds go to a great cause, so check out the CD's official website for more details about how to order.

Robbie Schaefer Solo in Bethesda MD on Dec 13

EFO's Robbie Schaefer has a solo show presented by the "Out of the House Concerts" folks at Gaffneys in Bethesda MD on Sunday, December 13 at 7:30PM.  Good food, nice location - make a night of it.  Email your RSVP to

Robbie is also coming off a hugely successful solo headline show at The Barns of Wolf Trap in Vienna VA, just the other week.  Check out the fine review of his latest CD in The Washington Post.

Michael Clem to Play With Various Acts in Charlottesville VA & Cambridge MA
including a solo opening set in Cambridge on Dec 30

In December, EFO's bass whore Michael Clem will play low end for three different acts: neighborhood friends Old Calf on Dec 4 & 22 at The Southern in Charlottesville VA & w/The Pollocks for their CD Release on Dec 12 also at The Southern.  Clem will then play bass with Ellis Paul at Club Passim in Cambridge MA on December 30 & 31 (performing an opening solo set on Dec 30's late show). On Saturday, January 2, Ellis Paul & his band band (Clem, Don Conoscenti & Rad Lorkovic) will return to Charlottesville for EP's CD Release at The Southern.  All of this info is spelled out at Clem's website.

Q - Do you think we can get Clem to play bass?
A - Only if we ask.

Julie Murphy Wells With a Holiday Gift Reminder

You want some serious sparkle under your tree?  Contact  Julie, at to place your order for the perfect gift from Silpada Designs. Silpada designs features .925 sterling silver and gem-based products including rings, belts, necklaces, watches, earrings, bracelets - EVEN A MEN'S LINE.  And, as an added bonus, just for Edheads, order by December 6th and receive a free silver polishing cloth. Silpada actually donates $1 on every cloth sale, to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  Since 2004, they've donated over 1 million dollars to help those  who suffer from Type 1 diabetes....a disease very near to Julie's heart.

And don't forget...

The same "Sophisticated Lady" show that sold out three months in advance this past February is coming back to The Barns of Wolf Trap in Vienna VA (Saturday, April 10, 2010).  Julie reunites her stellar jazz quartet to accompany her through an evening of lovable standards and show tunes (and a few costume changes).  Tickets are on sale now - don't be unsophisticated and miss out!  Visit Wolf Trap's website for details.

Holiday Tip(s) of the Month

Winterbloom is an extraordinary collection of starlets from the singer-songwriter community (3 of whom EFO has shared the stage): Antje Duvekot, Anne Heaton, Meg Hutchinson & Natalia Zukerman. This quartet will be performing a limited number of dates to support their fine recent collection of Holiday songs.  Check out their MySpace Page for more info and sound samples. One show not to miss - Dec 17 at Jammin Java in Vienna VA.

Our old friends Groovelily have been getting a lot of attention and rave reviews for their original holiday stage production Striking 12. They will also have a limited run of dates on the East Coast - Arlington VA, Portsmouth NH & NYC.  For more details, visit their website.


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You can't go wrong for Holiday Shopping with EFO and solo merch.  Go to Bulletproof Store

Thanks for all the emails-
Have a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a Joyous (insert your own occasion here)!

Hope to see you at a show in 2010
Folk-Rockin' Your World Since 1991