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Dear Friends,

On Thursday my band, Jeremy Darrow-bass, Brent Truitt-mandolin, Ben Sanders-fiddle, and I had the pleasure of playing at Nashville’s own, 12th South Taproom. Thanks to all our friends who came out to see the show! It was a Big Time.
I wore my second favorite dancing dress– a yellow polka dot number made new, out of vintage material. How cool is that? I purchased this little number a few years ago at Zachary Smile, a NYC boutique located on Laffeyette St. south of Houston. It was more expensive than the kind of dresses I usually spring for, but if you could see how the skirt twirls when I spin, you’d agree it was totally worth it.
Thanks for reading friends!
Sincerely,
Nora Jane
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Dear Friends,

A lovely women took the time to sketch our band during our debut performance at Jalopy Theater in Red Hook, Brooklyn in July. I was thrilled to find this sketch on her wonderful blog–check it out at http://blog.ukulelechicken.com/tag/jalopy-theater/page/2/
Thanks for reading friends!
Sincerely,
Nora Jane
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Dear Friends,

Last Thursday…no no, two Thursday’s ago I joined my two friends, Stephanie McKinney and Rachel Hester in dressing up for a full costume required speakeasy party. It was hosted by Jonathan and Cassandra of the Tin Cup Gypsies– a rockin’ band featuring guitar, fiddle, a small squeeze box and a cajone! Amazing food, music and…costumes!
I wore a dress my mother gave me this past Christmas–it absolutely passes for 20’s but I fear it is more probably 60’s given the metal zipper up the back.
Thanks for reading friends!
Sincerely,
Nora Jane
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Dear Friends,

Yesterday I signed a management agreement with Dan Herrington (top right) and Mitchell Fox (top left). I am so thrilled to have them on my team. Hurray!
Thanks to my legal council David Crow (pictured above, left.)
Thanks for reading.
Sincerely,
Nora Jane
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~~Above is a photo snapped at this year’s Appalachian String Band Festival (Clifftop, WV)~~

Dear Friends,

It’s true–I love to dance. As a tot I took tap lessons but that is the extent of my formal training. I first discovered what I was missing out on when I ventured down south to the Galax Fiddler’s Convention in Galax, VA and discovered flatfoot dancing. Like the music, people dance to participate and be an active part of a community. What a wonderful way to live!
Living in New York I was introduces, by a Virginian friend of mine, to the New York City Barn Dance, held every third Thursday at the Hungarian House on the upper East Side. It was there that I fell in love with dancing as a community activity. If you live in New York– go check it out sometime; you;ll not regret it.
Since moving to Nashville, Monday nights often find me down on Broadway dancing in Robert’s to John England’s great western swing band or to country classics rendered expertly by Monty Good and the Honky Tonk Hero’s.
Come on down and join me if you’re ever in town.
Thanks for reading friends.
Sincerely,
Nora Jane
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