Part 19 – Coffee Shop tour starts 6/8 – Brought to you by ME.

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May 28, 2013
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June 11, 2013
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This week’s blog is dedicated to the start of my 2013 Coffee Shop Tour. It begins this Saturday, 6/8 at 7PM at C’ville Coffee. I’ll be doing a talk about the book series, doing a Q & A, signing books people bring in, and books will be available to purchase. Before and after I do my thing, the famous Rockfish Gap band will be performing. Here’s the official line that appeared in last Sundays Daily Progress:

Author Fritz Franke, of Charlottesville, will be having a book signing and talk on his latest book, The Chosen One. It is the first book in a 6 book series: The Savior Project This event will be held at C’ville Coffee. Fritz will be doing a book signing and reading along with a Q & A session.

Accompanying Fritz will be the famous Rockfish Gap band led by the most awesome Edwards family. They’ll do a couple sets before and after Fritz’s time to make the evening really special. Fritz will have books available for people to purchase, but if you’ve already bought a book, please bring it in and he’ll sign it.

Fritz is a long time writer and native of Charlottesville. His previous writing experiences were as a newspaper columnist in the early 1980s with the University Journal; one of the student newspapers at the University of Virginia. In the early to mid-80s, Fritz was the Marketing Manager and Editor for the advertising firm, Word Merchants. In the late 1980s, Fritz designed, edited, produced, and wrote for the employee newsletter of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia. Recently, he has written and edited numerous IT technical articles and documents for the University of Virginia and other technical and marketing documentation in both the private and public sectors.

Rockfish Gap is a new band in the Americana genre made up of well-seasoned Central Virginia musicians. Bobbie Stiltner fronts the band with classic country/bluegrass vocals and steady guitar. Mitch Russell blends tasteful mandolin leads and his own vocal styles from an old-time/bluegrass/folk tradition as well as his own songs with intricate and introspective lyrics. Maggie Edwards drives the rhythm on bass while supplying lead and harmony vocals. Dave Brumbaugh adds the bluegrass drive with banjo and fiddle, and Ralph Edwards adds guitar and vocals to the mix as well as songs from the heart. The resulting combination displays diversity of style with unity of purpose – a hallmark of Americana. The mix of traditional bluegrass, interesting acoustic country, and original songs in multiple genres makes for an eclectic show with comfort and surprises.

C’ville Coffee, 1301 Harris St. 434-817-2633,

Dinner & Table service begins 1 hour before showtime. Our musicians receive 100% of the cover charge.

So I went over the 2 paragraph limit, but this wasn’t a normal blog this week. However …

NEXT WEEK – I gotta get back!

This week’s blog has been brought to you by Me. Since it is not of the regular flow, I figured I’d take the heat. But it is pretty important. Good times again. So check ME out.

Back to our regularly scheduled program next week.

So did anyone mind my straying from the norm?

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