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July 2017 - July 13, 2017

Rustic Riders – July 2017 News

Happy Summer –

We had a great start to our summer season playing for Salem Art Works – Music on the Hill in Salem, NY. We highly recommend going out of your way to visit this “Art Farm”. A very magical evening playing overlooking the foothills of the Adirondack and Green Mountains. This month we’re playing a new venue and returning to some old ones. Thank you for supporting live music! Let us know where you would like us to play near you.

We’re continuing to train for the MS Ride in Rochester on 9/9/17. If you’re interested in supporting or joining us here’s the link. Rustic Riders MS Bike Team 2017.

July Events
• 7/15/17 10:30 – 1:00 Saranac Lake., NY Farmer’s Market
• 7/18/17 7:00 pm Blue Mountain Lake, NY
• 7/21/17 10:00 am Tupper Lake, NY Goff-Nelson Memorial Library
• 7/26/17 7:00 Concerts on the Bluff, Plattsburgh, NY

Details for these are on our website - Click on Calendar


Music for Sale - CD’s can be purchased directly through us or through CD Baby. Thank you for supporting new music! Buy Rustic Riders CD's

Looking Ahead – August
• 8/8/17 7:00 pm Authors Night Hoss’ Long Lake
• 8/14/17 6:30 pm Morristown, NY
• 8//12/17 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Saranac Lake., NY Farmer’s Market
• 8/18/17 7:00 to 8:30 pm The Hub, Tupper Lake

August 2016 - August 9, 2016

Such a fun July – Tupper Lake Library, Adk Loj, Art Walk and Local Farmers Markets. We debuted three new songs! We had an overflow house of family the first week of August and looking forward to some vacation at the end of the month. We’ll be doing a lot of bike riding and fund raising in preparation for the MS Bike Ride – The Hudson River Ramble September 17, 2016– Come ride – 10, 30, 61 or 100 miles - or donate to MS. Check out the link - Rustic Riders MS Bike Team

CD's are for Sale Here

August 2016 – for more information see our schedule here

All of these events are free!
* Tuesday, August 9th Author’s Night at Hoss’s Country Store, Long Lake
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Fun night of music and books. Authors and musicians will be there to sell and sign merchandise. We looking forward to jamming with old and new freinds.
* Thursday, August 18th St. Williams at Long Point Music Series
7:00 pm Concert at Raquette Lake School
We return for our 3rd time to this series. We’ll be featuring a lot of new music.
* Friday, August 26th Raquette River Brewing
4:00 – 6:00 pm
We’ll be playing to support one of our favorite local brewers. Good Beer. Good Food. Good Music.

July 2016 - July 4, 2016

We had great fun in June performing at a school program. We really enjoyed planning with staff, writing a new song for it and the kids were so responsive!

"Lisa and Klaus Meissner of The Rustic Riders … were fantastic! Their enthusiastic presentation energized our students and filled our day with a happy spirit! We look forward to having them become regular presenters in our school!" Carolyn Merrihew, Retiring Principal LP Quinn Elementary School, Tupper Lake, NY

"The Rustic Riders were incredible. They definitely know how to work with elementary students, using just the right amount of talking, singing, participation. The students came away with a great experience. I would definitely recommend them to any school." Margaret O'Leary, Adirondack Day Coordinator, LP Quinn Elementary School, Tupper Lake, NY

If you’d like to see us at your school let us know.

We’re looking forward to a fun summer. We’ve some new songs to premier.

We continue to bicycle and are looking forward to Hudson River Ramble in September – Come ride – 10, 30, 61 or 100 miles - or donate to MS. Check out the link - Rustic Riders MS Bike Team

CD's are for Sale Here

July 2016 – for more information see our schedule here

All of these events are free!

* Saturday, July 9th Saranac Lake Farmer’s Market
Music 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, Market 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
* Thursday, July 14th Tupper Lake Farmer’s Market at the Wild Center
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
* Friday, July 15th Goff Nelson Memorial Library, Tupper Lake
10:00 am Children’s Performance – with a new song!
* Saturday, July 16th Loon and Trails Center, Saranac Lake
Time TBA, Music to help celebrate the opening - another new song
* Thursday, July 21st Third Thursday Art Walk, Saranac Lake
5:00 – to 7:30 pm
* Friday, July 22nd Canton Farmer’s Market, Canton
9:00 am to 2 pm
* Saturday, July 23rd ADK High Peaks Information Center, Lake Placid
8:00 pm – 9:00 All Ages - presenting yet another new song!

Looking Ahead

* Tuesday, August 9th Author’s Night at Hoss’s Country Store, Long Lake
7:00 – 9:00 pm
* Sunday, August 14th Keene Valley Congregational Church
10:00 am – Special music
* Thursday, August 18th St. Williams at Long Point Music Series
7:00 pm Concert at Raquette Lake School

April 20216 - April 13, 2016

Notice the blossoms on last spring's crab apple tree!
We had so much fun this winter playing at 2 art openings, 4 cross country ski centers andV alentines Day at the Lake Clear Lodge. Yes we actually had some snow this winter. March was spent visiting family and writing new music. We’re looking forward to sharing it it with you.

We’re also starting to bicycle and are looking forward to growing our MS Bike Team again. If you would like to ride this fall in the Hudson Valley and raise funds for MS – we’d love to have you join the Rustic Riders. Check out the link - http://tinyurl.com/jmxztfm
Hope to see you out and about this spring!

April 2016

* Friday, 4/15/16 7 pm

ROTA Gallery

39 Bridge St, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Plattsburgh

Cost: $3 - $1

ROTA is a cooperatively owned art gallery, music venue and community space. We’re looking forward to sharing some new music.

* Saturday 4/16/16 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Deacon's Fund Spagetti Dinner

First Presbyterian Church of Saranac Lake

53 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY

518-891-3401

Cost: Free

Donations to the Deacon's Fund will be accepted. This fund helps all neighbors in need. We'll be providing music during the dinner.



* Sunday 4/24/16

Coffee House - Tupper Lake Ecumenical Council

St. Thomas Episcopal Church Parish House

8 Brentwood St, Tupper Lake, NY 12986

Tupper Lake, NY

Phone:(518) 359-8786

Music will focus on aring for the earth and all her critters - human and others!

Looking ahead

May 2016

* Saturday 5/7/16 7:00 pm

Earth Care Coffeehouse: 3nd Annual Pete Seeger Tribute

Float the Boat

First Presbyterian Church of Saranac Lake

53 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY

518-891-3401

Cost: Free

Donations to “Float the Boat” the Clearwater Restoration Fund will be accepted. http://www.clearwater.org/float-the-boat/
We are hosting music and storytelling. Performers include: Curt Stager, Celia Evans, Duane Gould, Nancy Bernstein, Lisa and Klaus Meissner, Mike Shepard, Mark Palyswiat, Tom Techman and others. There will be lots refreshments.

*Friday, May 13, 2016 7:00 pm

Russell Opera House

4 Pestle Street,

Russell, NY

Music from our latest CD “Wake Up” and more and in historic venue with great acoustics!

February 2016 - February 6, 2016

Knock Knock!
Who's There? Snow! Snow who?
Snow laughing matter.

The winter that isn’t is a joy for some and a terrible disappointment for folks who like winter and for all the plants and critters that rely on the seasons to survive. Lots of snow is not such good news for our southern friends. Ah well. Though there are always fluctuations in the seasons – this year is the most extreme we’ve seen in our 36 years in the Adirondacks. As I write there are a few stranded flakes floating by. Here’s hoping they gather strength and we get a few inches.
It’s been three years since we sent out a February newsletter – The past several winters have been full of time to create and try new things. We’re playing out our new and traditional music with a few covers this February and wanted to share the news.
We’re also continuing to be excited about our newest CD “Wake Up!” - Very timely for this winter. "The message is as strong as the music is beguiling--an album for your home and for your planet!"--Bill McKibben http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/therusticriders
February Gigs

February 12th 4 pm to 7:00 pm
Adirondack White Out Weekend
6 Hamele Street, Wanakena, NY 13695
(the Old General Store)
Free

Winter Photo Contest Opening at Otto’s Abode - Live Music, Bonfire & Refreshments (free). Adirondack White Out Weekend is a 72-day festival celebrating the beauty of winter in Star Lake, Cranberry Lake, and Wanakena, (Clifton-Fine, St. Lawrence County, NY) Fun winter activities for the entire family. http://adkwow.webs.com
February 14th 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Hohmeyers Lodge on Lake Clear
6319 State Route 30
Lake Clear, New York, 12945
(518)–891–1489
No Cover

Valentines Day Music for Great Camp Dinner at the 130-year-old lodge. The Hohmeyer family has been preparing award winning meals for 50 years here. Reservations recommended http://lodgeonlakeclear.com/ Friday, February 26th 4 – 6 pm
St Lawrence County Arts Council – Eric Thacher Art Exhibit Opening
Art Gallery at Town Hall
18 Elm St Potsdam NY 13676
315 – 265 - 6860


We’ll be providing music for the art exhibit "Scenes Which Appealed to Me" by local artist Eric Thacher. Thacher’s outdoor paintings are inspired by the abstract distribution of shapes and colors in a scene http://slcartscouncil.org/
Saturday, February 27th
Planned Parenthood Event
Cascade Ski Touring Center
4833 Cascade Rd.
Lake Placid, NY 12946
518- 523-9605


We’ll be providing music for this event, but you don’t need to wait. They’re having farm dinners on Fridays in February with live local music and local foods. Hopefully we’ll be skiing soon – but we always need to eat https://www.facebook.com/cascade.ski
Sunday, February 28th 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ski and Music
Paul Smiths VIC
8023 State Route 30
Paul Smiths, New York 12970
518-327-6241
Free with Day or Seasonal Trail Pass

Hopefully we’ll have great snow by this! Concert of winter music in the Great Room (with great acoustics) at the Visitor’s Interpretive Center. http://adirondackvic.org/Music at the Paul-Smiths-VIC (If you follow the link, Notice the fine guitar in the photo – built by Klaus with Adirondack Spruce logged in Tupper Lake. Inlay work by Dave Nichols)

Song for Winter Solstice - December 22, 2015

I don't have a good recording of this. Email if you would like a "bare bones" recording.

Let Love Survive
Words and Music: Lisa Meissner, Copyright 2013
With thanks to poet Richard Thompson and Carl Sagan


The stars shine on the world tonight
Across the cosmos our dreams take flight
The earth is such a fragile place
Whirling through this vast dark space

Chorus:
Guide our feet on paths of peace
Help our hands extend their reach
Warm our hearts so that we
Embrace and hold these mysteries

Ancient days and ancient nights
Forged these lands from fire and ice
Our future’s found in rocks of old
In days to come, in stories told

Chorus:

At this darkest time of year
Let us not forget to hear
Our children’s children; their laughs, their cries
Above all else let love survive

Chorus:

December 2015 - December 18, 2015

We are so grateful for everyone that has taken to time to listen to our music. We enjoyed meeting you at concerts and events and listening to your stories.
We are not going to add our voices to the multitude asking you to share the holiday spirit by shopping. We do ask that you share the holiday spirit by caring for each other, hearing each other and reconciling our differences. Life is too precious to waste.

When every day is Christmas everybody cares
No one is lonely, everyone’s aware
Of the needs of our neighbors living far and near
When everyday is Christmas everyone is dear
Every day’s miraculous; every day’s a treat
Remembering those who’ve gone & those we’ve yet to meet
There’s no need to compare who has more and who has less
When every day is Christmas everyone is blessed

Peace, Lisa and Klaus


PS If you are moved to share our music, shipping is one cents at CD Baby through the holidays. http://www.cdbaby.com.

Upcoming Gigs

*12/31/15 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mt Van Hoevenburg, Lake Placid, NY
Grand Opening of Josie’s Cabin. Hopefully we’ll have snow. If not we’ll have songs of snow and there will be be refreshments. Come ski, bike or hike! Mt. Van Hoevenberg

*1/22/16 6:30 pm
Dewey Mountain Recreation Area, Saranac Lake, NY
Ski Jam - A Friday night tradition. Ski, eat and sing (but not with your mouth full!)

September 2015 - September 11, 2015

The leaves are starting to turn in the mountains and we have two events coming up this month. We’re looking forward to returning to the Remsen Arts Center on 9/11 and to seeing folks from Remsen and the region again. It’s a great venue. Please pass this email on to anyone you know in the region – Old Forge, Lowville, Rome, Utica and spots in between! Thank you.

Our other big event tis the MS Bike Ride on 9/19/15 in the Hudson Valley. We’re raising money to support research and services for people with Multiple Sclerosis. If you would like to make a donation directly you can here. (Though the picture is a different team, this is the correct place to donate.) We’ll also donate all our profits from CD sales this month.

Our new CD “Wake Up!” is now available online at CD Baby. Keith Gorgas has reviewed it. Read it here. Bill Mckibben says "The message is as strong as the music is beguiling--an album for your home and for your planet!" If would like a signed hard copy let us know if you want a copy by replying to this email. We have dropped off copies locally to Ampersound in Saranac Lake and Hoss’ Country Corner in Long Lake.

Friday September 11, 2015, 7:00

Remsen Arts Center, Remsen NY

We’ll play some brand new songs, some traditional tunes and songs off our 3 CD’s. Fee

Looking Ahead

Sunday October 11, 2015 – Loon Celebration.

Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Free – donations accepted.

Fundraiser for the BRI Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation.

Friday October 16, 2015, 7:00 Chateauguay Town Theater.

Double Bill with Josée Allard, a Canadian Singer Songwriter currently based in NY. Fee

July 2015 - July 8, 2015

Wake Up!

We’re so happy to have warm weather and summer! Our new CD “Wake Up!” is finally getting reproduced this coming week. If you would get a copy please respond to this email! (See below for the liner notes.)

We’ve a fun summer planned - our July schedule is all free! See the full schedule and get more information at the Rustic Riders.

July 2015

Saturday, July 11, 2015, Saranac Lake Farmers Market , 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Saturday, July 11, 2015, ADK High Peaks Information Center, Lake Placid, NY 8:00 – 9:00 pm

Friday, July 17, Waddington Summer Concert Series , Island View Park, Main Street, Waddington, NY 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Sunday, July 26, 2015, Saranac Lake Presbyterian Church, Sermon in Song 9:45 am

Wake Up ! Liner Notes:

Lost Dog – Ellen Rocco of North County Public Radio hosts a weekly Blues Show. The station is great about announcing lost dogs across our region. One day there was 5 announcements and I thought there’s a song in there! Here it is.
Chicken Soup is Nice – An ode to all the wise women who have nurtured us.

Someday – Think of a family member whose 60. At age 20 you’re looking at a photograph of them at 40. Some day you’ll be as young as they were then.

Wake Up - Climate, personal and political change is real. So is hope.

Small Farms Rising – Inspired in part by the film of the same name by Ben Stechschulte and with appreciation for community gardens and farmers markets.

The Storm is Coming – I began this song as Hurricane Irene was approaching our area. As with many disasters – we get to appreciate our neighbors. Disasters are also opportunities to learn!

Shine Your Light – a gospel tune.

Keeping Time – Inspired by the Adirondacks and the Rocking Chair Festival in Saranac Lake.

Dancing in Heaven – our parents’ story.

Traveling – a lively meditation on life.

Holy Ground – A song of appreciation for our lives and our planet. Sing along at home!

Drop in the Bucket – Reading Eaarth by Bill McKibben was both depressing and inspiring. We need to make personal change and advocate for political will. Thanks Bill.

Take Me – Inspired by Jeannie Freeman who taught us how to see with all our senses and showed us that it really is possible to herd cats!

Order CD's for the Holidays - November 8, 2014

September October 2014 - September 9, 2014

Rustic Riders September/October 2014 News!

We had great fun meeting lots of new folks at our August gigs - from Rouses Point, to South Colton, Fredonia to Virginia and Quebec!

Going the Distance for MS!
This month we’re focusing on raising funds for Multiple Sclerosis. Both Klaus and Lisa will be riding in the Hudson River Ramble on September 20th. Lisa will Join the MS Team and run the Adirondack Marathon in Schroon Lake on September 28th. 12 years ago our daughter was diagnosed with MS. The treatments she is receiving today didn’t exist. She is still active and teaching! If you would like to help go the distance you can send checks made out to National MS Society/Upstate NY Chapter c/o Lisa and Klaus Meissner, 206 Coreys Road, Tupper Lake, NY 12986

You can also donate for the bike ride on line at
http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/NYRBikeEvents?team_id=363180&pg=team&fr_id=23737
Or donate on line for Lisa’s Marathon Run

http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/FinishMS/NYRDIYEvents?px=7609996&pg=personal&fr_id=23703
Thank you all for you moral and financial support!!!

Music Happenings:

Sunday, September 21, 2014 International Peace Day
Saratoga Peace Fair
Presbyterian – New England Congregational Church
24 Circular Street,
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
12:00 – 4:00
We’ll help start the music from 12:00 - 12:25.
http://pnecchurch.org/wordpress/peace-ing/

Friday, October 3, 14 Remsen Arts Center
9627 Main Street
Remsen, NY
(315) 831-2787
7:00 – 9:00
Admission: $7.00/$8.00

Future Gigs
➢ Saturday, November 15, 2014 People’s Village Café, NY, NY
➢ Saturday, December 20, 2014 Will Rogers, Saranac Lake, NY

July 2014 - July 7, 2014

Rustic Riders July 2014 News!
(Please pass on to anyone you think might be interested.)

Happy Summer! It’s been a great spring and we’re looking forward to playing with our friend Joe Dockery again. We had great fun at the Keene Valley Farmer’s Market on Sunday! We’ll be back in Keene Valley on 7/16/14. Hope to see some of you there!
We’re also busy training for the MS Hudson Ramble Bicycle Team fundraiser. Lisa is also hoping her back will let her raise funds for MS at the Schroon Lake Marathon in September. We’ve been busy working on our 3rd CD tentatively titled “Wake Up”. Still no release date, but we’ll let you know and send you an early sound file!
In the mean time we have some great fun planned. See the full schedule and more information at the Rustic Riders.

July Gigs:

Sunday, July 13, 2014
Saranac Presbyterian Church
Sermon in Song
9:45

Wednesday , July 16, 2014 with Joe Dockery
Back Porch Music Series
Keene Valley, NY
6:30 – 8:30

August Gigs
Wednesday August 6, 2014 Colton Riverside Gazebo with Joe Dockery
Thursday, August 14, 2014 Rouses Point Summer Concert Series
Saturday, August 16, 2014 ADK High Peaks Information Center
Sunday, August 24, 2014 Keene Valley Congregational Church
Sermon in Song

Fall Gigs
Sunday, September 21, 2014 Saratoga Peace Fair
Friday, October 3, 14 Remsen Arts Center

December 2013 - December 23, 2013

Rustic Riders – December 2013 News

As the year closes and the days darken it’s time to remember all our blessings and the wonderful people who’ve touched us. We are truly blessed to share our journey on this earth with you. We look forward to meeting you again and sharing adventures in life and music in 2014! We go back to finish the recording we started last year with Dan Duggan and look forward to sending it out into the universe this year! In the meantime here’s some lyrics that I wrote for this time of the year. It was inspired by a poem by a friend of a friend who was inspired by Carl Sagan. The Folk Process! I put a bare bones recording on Sound Cloud. Let Love Survive This is the first time I’ve done this. Please email us at rusticriders@gmail.com and let us know what you think.

Love, Lisa and Klaus “Mice-ner”


Let Love Survive
Words and Music: Lisa Meissner, Copyright 2013
With thanks to poet Richard Thompson and Carl Sagan


The stars shine on the world tonight
Across the cosmos our dreams take flight
The earth is such a fragile place
Whirling through this vast dark space

Chorus:
Guide our feet on paths of peace
Help our hands extend their reach
Warm our hearts so that we
Embrace and love these mysteries

Ancient days and ancient nights
Forged these lands from fire and ice
Our future’s found in rocks of old
In days to come, in stories told

Chorus:

At this darkest time of year
Let us not forget to hear
Our children’s children; their laughs, their cries
Above all else let love survive

Chorus:

November 2013 - November 7, 2013

Rustic Riders - September 2013 News

We had a great time at the Loon Festival at the VIC in October! In November we have a few duo gigs, but we are continuing to practice new material with Joe and we look forward to sharing it.

Thank you everyone who donated to our MS Bike Team. We had a wonderful ride in Columbia County on a beautiful September Day. It was great meeting new friends the next day at the Saratoga Peace Fair and to share the stage with some of my idols especially Joseph Bruchac and Dan Duggan. In October we took a break and visited our new granddaughter Emma in Minnesota. All the MS research support has really helped her mother!

We’re playing closer to home in November. We look forward to seeing you around.

PS As you do your Christmas Shopping remember that CD’s make great gifts! Support you independent music makers. You can order from us directly and pay what your able. Email mail us at rusticriders@gamil.com or you can order through CD Baby. Rustic Riders Music for Sale Locally CD’s are also for sale at Hoss’ Country Store in Long Lake, The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, Ampersound and the Community Store in Saranac Lake.

November Gigs – Check here for more details.

Give the Spirit Sale 1st Presbyterian Church, Saranac Lake
Friday 11/8/13 from 4-7 pm
Saturday 11/9/13 from 9-1:00 pm
Alternative socially responsible holiday shopping: Maya Works textiles and beads, SERRV handcrafts, Equal Exchange coffee & tea, Heifer Intl. Living Gift Market, Shallow Wells and The Saranac Lake Skate Park Committee will be taking Holiday. Wreath Orders! Duane Gould will provide music on Friday and Lisa Meissner will provide music on Saturday.

Sunday, 11/17/13 – 9:45 am
1st Presbyterian Church of Saranac Lake– Sermon in Song
Church Street, Saranac Lake NY
The Kingdom has come!

Friday, 11/29/13 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wild Center, Tupper Lake, NY
The Wild Center - Black and White Friday

It's Black, & White, Friday!
Normally the day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday. At The Wild Center this year, November 29th is Black & White Day. Black & White with Night and Day, our pair of skunks, just two of the highlights of the day.
A Trunk Show of local Adirondack Artisans will fill the Center, showcasing local photographers and painters, jewelry makers, knitters, leather goods and more. Unique items from The Wild Supply Co. will complete your holiday shopping with free gift-wrapping.
There will be live music with Rustic Riders for those recovering from their Thanksgiving feasts, seasonal treats from the Waterside Café for those who still have room to eat and indoor crafts for the kids. Taste the sweet flavor of maple treats like maple spun delight and sugar on snow.
The best thing? Admission is just $5 for adults and free for children 14 and under. Admission is free for members.
Avoid the crowds, bring the family, and whatever color you choose - make it a local day.

September 2013 - September 6, 2013

Rustic Riders September 2013 News

We’ve had a wonderful summer and met people from all over the country! Listed below are some of the fun and inspiring events we will be playing at this month.

We will also be riding the MS Hudson Ramble on 9/21/13. If you would like to help raise funds to end Multiple Sclerosis and enjoy a scenic, supported bicycle ride please contact us at rusticriders@gmail.com . There are distances from 10 to 100 miles. If you don’t want to ride but would like to support the cause you can send a check to National MS Society c/o Klaus and Lisa Meissner, 206 Coreys Road, Tupper Lake, NY 12986 or donate on line at MS Society – Rustic Riders.
Thank you for all your support for our music. We hope to see you around soon!.

Lisa and Klaus

September Gigs – Check here for more details.

Sunday, 9/8/13 – 10:00 am
Keene Valley Congregational Church – Sermon in Song
Keene Valley NY
http://www.kvvi.net/~kvcc/ Like the potter, God remakes us each day!


Friday, 9/13/13 - 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Parkview (Above the Blackbird Café) Canton, NY
http://www.theblackbirdcafe.com/ The Rustic Riders with Joe Dockery will be providing music at the Parkview. Good locally inspired food and drink!

Thursday, 9/18 /13 5:00 pm – 7:30
Saranac Lake Third Thursday Art Walk – Berkley Green
http://www.saranaclakeartworks.com/artwalks.htm Jeff Couture will join us with new music and fiddle tunes.

Sunday, 9/22/13 12:00 – 4:00
Saratoga Springs Peace Fair.
The Presbyterian and New England Congregational Church
24 Circular St., Saratoga Springs, NY
http://pnecchurch.org/wordpress/peace-ing Spa City Peace Fair 2013

Lots of wonderful musicians including Joe Bruchac, Dan Berggren, Bob Warren, the Solidarity Singers and more. Peace and Social Justice groups will be there. We will join the closing ceremonies at 3:00.

August 2013 - August 6, 2013

Rustic Riders August 2013 News!

We’re having lots of fun this summer and hope you are also. It’s been fun playing across the North Country as duo, as a trio with Joe Dockery and as a quartet on occasion with Joe and Jeff Couture. After all the rain - we had a wonderful outdoor concert in Star Lake. We also enjoyed sunny days at the Farmers Markets in July Potsdam, Saranac Lake and Canton. The market in Keene on 8/4/13 was beautiful and dramatic – rain and sun, wind and calm! The weather changed by the minute and we loved the beautiful, dramatic views of the High Peaks. We look forward to seeing you this month!

August Gigs – Check here for more details.

8/10/13 - 7:30 pm

Big Moose Community Chapel Concert

Joe Dockery will join us on guitar and vocals. We hope to reconnect with friends and visitors from the Fulton Chain of Lakes. We’ll play new music with traditional routes, standards and fiddle tunes on various string things.

8/11/13 - 9:30 am

Big Moose Community Chapel – Morning Worship

We’ll be helping with music the next morning at the Chapel. Here’s a link to a story North Country Public Radio did on the Chapel.

8/13/13 – 7:00 – 9:00 Hoss’ Country Store – Authors night

Meet Adirondack musicians and artists. This is an event not to be missed! Hoss' Country Store

September Gigs

We're looking forward to playing in Keene Valley, Canton and Saranac Lake. Check our website for more details. Rustic Riders

9/21/13 MS Hudson River Ramble

If you would like to help raise funds for MS and enjoy a scenic, supported bicycle ride please contact us at rusticriders@gmail.com. If you can't rider, but would like to support MS you can send a check to National MS Society c/o Klaus and Lisa Meissner, 206 Coreys Road, Tupper Lake, NY 12986 or donate on line at MS Society – Rustic Riders. (As you can see we need all the help you can give – with family events, music and work, we have done much fundraising yet!)

Thank you for all your support!

Lisa and Klaus

July 2013 - July 1, 2013

Rustic Riders July 2013 News!

Summer is here!

It was a cool rainy spring and many doubted that summer would every come again. But it was not a figment of our imagination. We’ve lots of fun music planned and hope to see you out and about! Joe Dockery is joining on guitar and vocals at most gigs and Jeff Couture will be fiddling around with us at some. Check out our website calendar for more details. the Rustic Riders


July Gigs:
7/4/13 – 5:00 pm with Joe and Jeff
The Hedges, Blue Mountain Lake
We’ll be playing for the guests at the Hedges 4th of July Picnic. (some sing along songs requested)

7/6/13 - 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Rocking Festival, Saranac Lake

We’ll be hosting the Express Rock Contest at the Farmer’s Market. Bring you stories, songs, poems, dance to celebrate the healing power of rocking chairs and the Adirondacks. Enter to win a prize of a $100 gift Certificate at the Saranac Lake Saturday Farmer’s Market. Contact Dan Sullivan at ADKmassage@gmail.com to sign up before hand. You will also be able to sign up that day if space permits.

Sponosred by: Historic Saranac Lake/Saranac Wellness Network

7/6/13 - 8:00 pm with Joe and Jeff
Adirondack Mountain Club HPIC
Concert
Concert with the Rustic Riders including Joe and Jeff. We’ll play Lisa’s new music, some American Standards and traditional fiddle tunes on assorted string things – fiddle, cello, mandolin, tenor banjo, bouzouki may make their appearances.

7/12/13 - 2:00 pm with Joe
Clifton Fine Hospital
Concert on the lawn of the Clifton Fine Hospital and Nursing Home for residents and community. This event is part of the "Music on the Hospital Lawn" series.

7/26/13 9:00 – 2:00 (just Lisa)
Canton Farmer’s Market

August Gigs


8/10/13 - 7:30 pm with Joe
Big Moose Community Chapel Concert
8/11/13 - 9:30 am with Joe
Big Moose Community Chapel – Morning Worship
8/13/13 – 7:00 – 9:00 Hoss’s Country Store – Authors night

November 2012 News - November 4, 2012

Rustic Riders November 2012 News

Sending prayers and good energy for all the people struggling with Sandy’s aftermath!

Help with the New Recording!
We will start recording our third CD this winter. If you would like to help pick the songs you have two choices: You can come to a house concert (see below) or if you’re not able to do this, we will send you a homemade CD. Email mail us at rusticriders@gmail.com

We’ve had a wonderful fall. 10 years after her diagnosis with MS our daughter ran her first marathon with Lisa. You can read about it here. November 4th we had hoped to still run the NYC Marathon together, we even got to NYC , but Sandy had otter ideas. Here’s praying for all the folks affected by the storm.

Free Download for November

“Walk This Road” – Our wish for political discourse. You may enjoy it even if you are on election overload! You can down load it free at CD Baby. Scroll down the list of songs until you see the green “free” label. While you’re there, if you’re so motivated, you can write a review or buy some music!

November Gig:

Friday, November 16, 2012: 7:30 pm - House Concert in Coreys
We have too many songs to fit on the new CD! You can help pick out the final song choices. We’ll have some home brew and treats, but you’re welcome to add to the mix. It’s free, but we will accept donations towards the recording expenses. Please RSVP so we can send you directions if needed and be sure there’s enough goodies! rusticriders@gmail.com

December Gigs:

Saturday, December 8, 2012: 7:00 – 9:00 pm - Left Bank Café
Enjoy some good food and listen to some traditional holiday and new music on various string instruments.

Sunday, December 16, 2012: 5:00 pm - Adirondack Mountain Club
Northwoods Chapter, 1st Presbyterian Church, Saranac Lake
We’ll help with some holiday music and some original environmentally oriented songs. There’s a covered dish supper. Contact Ed Grant for more information.

Rustic Riders September 2012 News - September 14, 2012

We had a wonderful summer playing for you at Farmers Markets across the North Country and the Lake Clear Lodge, raising funds for the Saranac Lake Food Pantry and the Upper Saranac Lake Foundation at a concert at the historic Church of the Ascension in Saranac Inn, singing “Come Dance with Me” as the sun was setting in Oxbow as Beulah Walruth danced with her friend and playing to a standing room only crowd at the restored Durant Church at St. Williams at Long Point.

We also figured out how to track where people are listening from on the web site. If we understand the data correctly we had a big surprise. Guess what country listens most to our music? (see * below for the answer)

We have other activities this fall and so have only a few music dates. If you would like us to come to your area in the future send us a line.

Our main activity for September is raising funds for Multiple Sclerosis. In addition to the ride described below, our daughter, Catherine Meissner Guglielmo is raising money for MS. She was diagnosed when she was 20. Ten years later she is running her first marathon in Hartford in October with her Mom! It’s been great fun calling before and after hard workouts and long runs to compare notes. While on a long run she decided to write a blog. You can read and donate at http://decadewithms.blogspot.com/.

Free Download for September: “Tomorrow Today”

Originally a song written about living with MS, but it relates to all of us throughout our lives. Contact us and we’ll send you the free MP3. You can listen at the web site.

Fall Gigs:

Thursday, September 20, 2012, NSI Band on the Run 5:00-6:30 pm

Saranac Lake Third Thursday Art Walk – Berkley Green

The folks for NSI will fill down town with popular music to dance and sing with. Stop by to dance and sing with us all. NSI is also having an Art Show opening. Come meet the artists and enjoy the art in the Saranac Free Library Cantwell Community Room during the Art Walk. The art is up and around and will be there for several weeks. They have done some incredible work.

Hudson River Ramble: MS September 22, 2012

We will be at the MS Bike Ride in Schodack, NY. The Hudson River Ramble has ride options 0f 10, 30, 62 and 100 miles along the eastern side of the Hudson River. We’ll be biking a shorter distance this year and then playing. All routes are fully supported and offer spectacular scenery as well as the opportunity for you to help more than 12,400 people affected by MS in Upstate NY. Enjoy a barbeque dinner, chair massages, and performance by the Rustic Riders after the ride! Register today at www.msupstateny.org or call 1-800-FIGHT-MS (Press 2) let them know you’d like to be on the Rustic Riders Bike team. Our band name originally was our MS Bike Team name.

If you’re not able to ride, but would like to help us raise funds to eradicate MS you can donate on line or send a check to us c/o the National MS Society, Upstate NY Chapter, 206 Coreys Road, Tupper Lake, NY 12986

October Dates:

October 6, 2012 Hammond Mission Fair, Hammond, NY

We’ll have the times next month.

*Where are the most people listening on line?

China – any one know any Chinese to put on the front page of the website?

July 2012 News - July 5, 2012

Rustic Riders July 2012 News
June was wonderful. Greetings to our new friends from our adventures at Will Rogers, Russell Opera House and White Pine Camp. We really enjoyed playing for you! Thanks for singing along! We helped raise funds for some stage lighting at Will Rogers. We reveled in the wonderful acoustics at Russell and were surprised by some folks who traveled some distance to enjoy it. Thank you David Katz for the photo in this months news! We loved the intimacy and history of the White Pine Camp. I also finished several new songs that I look forward to debuting in the coming months.
Weve had a busy month ahead and hope to see you out and about.
Free Download for July:
In honor of the 4th of July: Walk this Road Together
A working democracy is depends on dialog and compromise. Heres our wish for political discourse.

July Gigs:

Farmers Markets - Well be playing at a number of them this month and love to support our Farmers by providing musical ambience and musical energy.

Friday, July 6th 3:00 - 6:00 pm Ausable Valley Farmers' Market
Friday July 13th 9:00 - 2:00 pm Canton Farmers' Market Lisa Only
Sunday July 15th 9:30 - 2:00 pm Keene Valley Farmers' Market

Sunday, July 8th 10:00 United Community Church, Tupper Lake Service in Song

We will lead worship with scripture and mostly original music reflecting on strength in weakness. Well present older songs and three brand new songs that reflect this theme.

July 13th 6:00 Hohlmeyers Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat - Philosphers Pub
We start playing music at 7:00 pm The Lodge has incredibly wonderful, locally sourced food and a wine cellar and an extensive collection of beer. They have wine and beer tastings. You dont have to stay to eat to enjoy the Philosophers Night.

Sunday, July 22nd 5:00 - 6:30 Concert: Church of the Ascension 5:00 - 6:30 pm
For more information call 518-891-4778
Free Will Donation Benefits the Saranac Lake Food Pantry and the Upper Saranac Lake Foundation.
Originally scheduled in 2011 the night Irene would not say good night, we will play some new and old favorites in this historic log church built in 1884.The stain glass depicts not only traditional themes, but also small Adirondack animals and in one window a former pastor sitting in a rowboat. The acoustic should be great! Were really excited by this concert and look forward to seeing you there!

August Gigs:
8/2/ 12 Oxbow Historical Society Summer Concert Series Oxbow, NY
8/14/12 Authors Night at Hoss Country Store, Long Lake
8/23/12 St. Williams at Long Point, Raquette Lake
Labor Day Weekend - Jamming at The Last Gasp

Hudson River Ramble: MS September 22, 2012
Looking ahead to September we will be at the MS Bike Ride in Schodack, NY. The Hudson River Ramble has ride options 0f 10, 30, 62 and 100 miles along the eastern side of the Hudson River. Well be biking a shorter distance this year and then playing as the riders come in. All routes are fully supported and offer spectacular scenery as well as the opportunity for you to help more than 12,400 people affected by MS in Upstate NY. Enjoy a barbeque dinner, chair massages, and performance by the Rustic Riders after the ride! Register today at www.msupstateny.org or call 1-800-FIGHT-MS (Press 2) let them know youd like to on the Rustic Riders Bike team. Our band name originally was our MS Bike Team name.
If youre not able to ride, but would like to help us raise funds to eradicate MS you can donate on line or send a check to us c/o the National MS Society, Upstate NY Chapter, 206 Coreys Road, Tupper Lake, NY 12986

Rustic Riders News May 2012 - April 28, 2012

It was snowing this morning in Coreys!

A big thank you to everyone who came out to listen and support Earth Day events! We look forward to seeing you in the coming months. If you would like us to play for your event or house concert, let us know!

Free Downloads for May:
In honor of Mothers Day: Another
In honor of Memorial Day: We Remember

4/29/12 Coffee House:
Lisa will host a Coffee House-Open Mic at the Paul Smith’s VIC Sunday April 28, 2012 at 6:00. Free to Paul Smith’s College community. $5.00 for the general public. Bring you ears to listen or if you are so inclined your poetry to share, voices to sing and instruments to play.
More information at: Coffeehouse
Retreat for Female Military Spouses:
May 18-20 at Ampersand Bay Resort in Saranac Lake. There are still some spaces open! There are scholarships available for spouses of NYS National Guard. If you know someone who might be interested, please pass this on!

Participants will have an opportunity to reconnect with a deeper sense of self by using the arts, nature, ritual and the common experience of women who are married to or have a significant relationship with a soldier. Our Retreat will be lead by storyteller Karen Glass, mother of a soldier serving in Afghanistan, and Jordanna Mallach, a member of the Vermont National Guard who has served in Afghanistan. Workshops will be led by women skilled in using movement, music, journaling, and art to reduce stress, tell their story, foster communication and enhance sense of well-being.
This event is hosted by Creative Healing Connections and Homeward Bound

For More Information Click Here or call 518-390-3899

Memorial Day Weekend we’ll be part of the crowd and picking and singing with friends at the GottaGetGon (ggg) it’s a very affordable family folk festival. See you there!

June Gigs:
6/2/12 Will Rogers Saranac Lake
6/9/12 Russell Opera House
6/17/12 1st Presbyterian Church Saranac Lake - Sermon in Song
6/19/12 Private Concert at White Pine Camp

Rustic Riders April 2012 News - April 13, 2012

The Springing Times!
Rustic Riders April 2012 News

The water in Coreys is exceptionally low this year as compared to the record highs of last year. Go figure! As I write it’s a glorious day full of music and hope. In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day this month, we are offering a free download of our “Song of Hope” from our CD “Among These Hills” (Just click on Song of Hope to get it!)

After some physical limitations this winter, it’s great to be playing music with folks again. We had a great time meeting and playing for new and old friends at the ADK Harvest Fundraiser and celebration of small farms and on St. Patrick’s Day and the ADK Mountain Club Loj in Lake Placid. In the coming month we will be playing a lot of new tunes related to the care of the earth in honor of the 50th anniversary this year of Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring and for Earth Day.

April Dates:

Sunday, April 15, 2012, 4:00 - 7:00pm Fundraiser for the ADK Green Circle
44 Hollow Lane, Wilmington, NY

There will be an educational tour of this areas first and only LEED Gold certified home on the market. All are welcome. Complimentary food and wine will be served. There will be a silent auction including a gift basket from Conscious Designs in Lake Placid. Also live entertainment by the Rustic Riders and a Hula Hooping demonstration! The Green Circle’s mission is to create a forum that will educate and inspire both ourselves and our community to choose sustainable living practices. Sustainability means meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. By promoting these practices in our lives and in the community, we move towards living in harmony with our earth and each other.

Saturday, April 21, 2012 7:00 pm Earth Care Coffeehouse
1st Presbyterian Church, Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY

Free. We will be celebrating Earth Day. Folks are invited to share music, games, poems and stories or to just come and listen as we celebrate how we are called to care for the earth.

Sunday April 22, 2012 Earth Day Celebration, 4:00 -6:00 pm
Pendragon Theatre, Brandy Brook Road, Saranac Lake
Free. Donations Accepted

This is not one of our gigs, but we encourage folks to attend! The Wildlife Conservation Society and the Adirondack Green Circle partner to present Jerry Jenkins, Ecologist and Author of "Climate Change in the Adirondacks: The Path to Sustainability". After Jerry's compelling talk, there will be a brief question and answer period followed by 5 "Action Stations" where guests can find out about ways to reduce their carbon footprint.

April 29, 2012 6:00 pm Coffeehouse at the
Paul Smiths VIC
Free Paul Smith’s College Community, $5.00 General Public

Lisa will provide the opening music. People are invited to share stories, songs, poems, readings at the Open Mic. Come to listen, share or Jam! We hope to continue the earth care theme.

December News - Music on Sale - December 4, 2011

Wishing everyone peace and joy in the New Year!

Among These Hills for Sale
We’re excited to share our new CD “Among These Hills” with you. We recorded again with Dan Duggan who also arranged and plays on it. Bill Chamberlain adds his gourmet mandolin, mandola and banjo, Henry Jankiewicz plays some tasty fiddle and Sue Grimm intones some fantastic flute! Lisa sings plays guitar and cello and Klaus adds the beats. It’s an eclectic mix of folk styles. The physical CD has a great cover by Caitlin Meissner. You can preview it at www.rusticriders.net. While there you can order physical or digital copies of this and our 1st CD “Hearing Hearts” through CD Baby. We also have copies at stores in Lake Placid, Saranac Lake Tupper and Long Lake. Email Lisa at rusticriders@gmail.com for details.

On Sale for December - 2 for $25 (Gifts that keep on giving!) "
Through the month of December, you can purchase both CDs together (or two of your favorite) for just $25. If you order directly from us we will pay for shipping and handle it lovingly! You can email Lisa at rusticriders@gmail.com to order directly. They are also on sale at CD Baby but you will have to pay shipping. (Love not included). Amazon has physical and digital copies. You can also purchase through iTunes, http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-rustic-riders/id295177112. So many choices!

A Gift from Us - Free Download in December
This month only “It’s My Turn” will be available as a free download from http://www.rusticriders.net/music.html As you gather with family and friends and take photos this season, we hope you will send photos of people of different generations enjoying each other. We’d love to turn this into a video to share!

Love
Lisa and Klaus

Among These Hills on CD Baby - October 21, 2011

Our second CD Among These Hills is now on CD Baby. You can get a physical disc through them or by emailing us. It's also available at Ampesound in Saranac Lake and Hoss' Country Store in Long Lake.

Among These Hills is here! - September 30, 2011

Our new CD Among These Hills is here. Still waiting for it to get added to CD Baby, iTunes, etc. so people can order. We have some at local stores and you can order a copy directly from us. Email us at rusticriders@gmail.com.Busy sending out copies to radio DJ's.
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