NEWSLETTER: May Showers Bring May Flowers? 

Rain.  Today marks 12 days in a row the DC area has had rain fall leaving us feeling like we're in Seattle (or anywhere in the Pacific Northwest we guess--which we're visiting this summer, yay!).  While it's been wet for a while we're quite busy, entering wedding season, and counting down the weeks until Sara is done with another school year.  In our newsletter we have some show announcements as well as some shared photos from our trip to New England in March. 

Promo Time! 

There's always shows.  So time to note a new spot, old spot, and festival involving dogs this month. 

Thursday, May 12th "Return to Fireflies" 7-9pm 
Fireflies Alexandria, VA 

This is a spot which has seen music come and go in the last few years.  All the while they have a great stage, food, and we enjoy playing at this Del Ray neighborhood restaurant.  Join in and we'll bring out some originals as we usually do here. 

Sunday, May 15th "Pups 'N Pints" 1-3pm 
Dogfish Head Fairfax, VA 

It may be odd that cat people are playing a dog fundraiser.  But we respect all animals and this one is for a great cause in the name of rescuing dogs.  Music will be all day and we play early afternoon. 

Friday, May 20th "Another World of Beer" 9pm-12am 
World Of Beer One Loudoun Ashburn, VA 

Yes, another WOB (as it's known) has opened with it's 50 taps and over 500 beers.  This one's in the newly built One Loudoun and the FarAway Trio is ready to rock this stage, just as we have the other two in Northern Virginia. 

Our Travels: New England 

If you haven't gathered by now, we've been in travel mode ever since the day we met.  Over "spring break" in March (we're using that term loosely since it felt like winter) we spent a week up in New England, hitting Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.  It was Sara's first time seeing other spots in New England besides Boston where she'd been before, and we got in a little bit of everything: the sea, the country, and the city.  Plus Brian got to show her the University of Massachusetts where he went to college. 

You can check out some of our photos from the trip which involved many craft breweries and great food.  Gotta try the local stuff wherever you go! 

We Got Props (from a band we love) 

Recently we took in a live concert and decided to risk standing up right next to the band up front.  The band is a favorite of ours called The Wild Feathers, who we highly recommend checking out (they're like the Eagles on harmonies with a modern southern rock/slightly pop sound).  After the show we met their guitarist Taylor--who after we said we covered their hit song "The Ceiling" recognized us from doing the song on Facebook Live during Snowzilla (we tagged them in the post).  Of course we nerded out upon hearing this and were very grateful to know a great band checked their own social media! 

We hope to see you out there at a show soon and don't forget we can do private events outdoors now....once it stops raining of course.  Also we're planning on doing another from our home Facebook Live feed concert at some point, so look for that.  Stay dry out there! 

Much love, 
Sara & Brian

NEWSLETTER: Green Beer and Wedding Season Near 

Last we wrote was just before a crazy snow storm hit the DC area called Snowzilla.  Unfortunately it canceled all our shows for the weekend, but left Sara with a mini-vacation as school was out for the entire next week.  Luckily we were smart though and tried out a new feature on Facebook called "Facebook Live", where for 30 minutes at a time were able to put on a live concert two nights in a row from our living room.  It was fun and helped our cabin fever as well as others with it.  We plan on doing another live concert on Facebook sometime down the road. 


St Patrick's Day Madness 

March isn't just for college basketball brackets.  It also hosts one of the biggest drinking days of the year where many people pretend they have Irish blood--St Patrick's Day.  Green beer will be poured, amateur drinkers will get their first taste of Irish Car Bombs, and for us, we have a couple shows to note: 

March 17th 6pm-1am 
McGinty's St Patrick's Day Celebration 
Silver Spring, MD 

For the 6th straight year, Brian will be hosting a lineup of five local artists all night long in the downstairs bar of McGinty's in downtown Silver Spring, MD.  We will be a part of the night playing around 7pm for a set.  The night also includes local favorites Jason Masi, Throwing Plates, and Andrew Burleson.

March 18th 10pm-1am 
Daniel O'Connell's 
Alexandria, VA 

As our trio with Shaun, this is bound to be an epic night and for the first time we'll play a few Irish rock tunes along with our blend of rock and pop upbeat tunes. 

Expect large crowds out both nights and we highly recommend Ubering to and from to be safe.  Hope to see you, Slainte! 


So You Put a Ring On It 

Over the past 3 years we've been getting more and more wedding inquiries and are up to having played around 15 weddings.  We have played ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions separately as well as playing all three for the entire wedding.  Our reviews are stellar because we make anyone's wedding about them and the type of music they want.  Plus we work very closely with coordinating entrance and exit music, logistics for setting up, and meet up with the client and any wedding coordinators or venues to go over all the details.  And yes, we do play same sex weddings for those wondering. 

If you or anyone you know got married and are interested in acoustic music for any portion of a wedding, you can reach us through our contact page for rates and more details on how we work. 


Thanks again for reading and this time next month we'll be taking a little vacation north to New England for a week for lobsta, brews, and wicked fun.  Til then, enjoy the last month of winter and we look forward to sharing a green beer with you! 

Much love, 
Sara & Brian

New Year's Eve at Twisted Vines 

We're happy to announce our New Year's Eve plans are in full effect!  As we've done the last two years we are playing at Twisted Vines in Arlington, VA. Below is information about what they are doing, this is a ticketed event so grab one soon!

Looking for a fun, relaxing way to bring in the New Year? Grab your tickets now for the Twisted Vines New Years Eve Extravaganza

A fixed price dinner and countdown party extravaganza, perfect to celebrate the new year. 

Join us first for a fixed price menu from 7pm-9pm. There will be four courses created by the chef for the evening, with specially selected wine pairings for $75/person (plus tax and gratuity, wine club members receive 15% if reservations are made before December 20, 2015). 

Starting at 9:30pm, we'll begin the countdown party! 

We'll have passed appetizers and desserts all night to curb your hunger while sipping on some great drink specials! We'll have party hats, favors and entertainment from FarAway as you hang out with friends and count down to a sparkling midnight toast. 

Tickets for the countdown party are $75/person (plus tax and gratuity). If you choose to join us for both the dinner and the party, tickets for both are $125/person (plus tax and gratuity). 

Wine club members receive 15% off tickets if they are purchased prior to Monday, December 20th. We limit sales to 50 people to ensure everyone gets a seat so make sure to purchase yours soon!

Original Shows this Fall 

It's been a while since we've done an all original show, and like that we have TWO to announce!  Please join us for these upcoming shows with our own music.

November 21st 7-10pm
Cafe Amouri's First Basket House
107 Church St NE, Vienna, VA 22180

We're joining forces with Third Heart and Peyson Tremayne to play a Basket House show on Saturday, November 21st at Cafe Amouri in Vienna, VA.  What's a Basket House show?  Back in the 1960s the Village in NYC had a growing folk scene and often you'd find a basket being passed around to support the artist playing.  We're happy to be a part of this as Cafe Amouri is locally owned and also runs Vienna Idol which we were a part of this year.  Please make a trip out to see some locally grown music!

December 9th 6-8pm
"Rock and Roll with a Punch"
Renaissance Washington in Dupont Circle
1143 New Hampshire Ave NW Washington, DC  20037

Join us for a couple hours of music as well as a local beverage.  This hotel is pairing music up with local beer, wine or a cocktail for a relaxing happy hour show near DuPont Circle next month. 

Vienna Idol 

We are proud to announce that we made it into the final round of Vienna Idol! Come on out to the Vienna Town Green on Friday, June 5th at 6:30pm to support us and vote for us to win! 

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