Fun at Egan's

We had a packed house (sorry some of you couldn't get in----next time!!) and what an ideal audience it was, including so many good friends and new faces. And one couple who said they had no idea who we were or how they got on our mailing list but they decided to just check us out----for that gambling spirit their $10 bills in the hat were the most appreciated of all, and fortunately they thought it was worth the gamble.

We stayed afterward for a bit to have a bite to eat and watch the next show, Rochelle House, who was the perfect after-gig wind-down. Mellow, thoughtful, clean and studied jazz standards and at least a couple of her own, with two wonderful accompanists on guitar and bass. Hated to leave early but we wanted to go hang with Katie and pals for awhile.

Thank you, everyone, for coming out on such a cold night. It was so much fun to sing for you.

September Concert on the Peninsula

    Thanks to Gale and Steve for hosting our house concert. It's always been one of our favorite ways to present our music. Please contact us if you'd like to host a concert, or have a friend who might!
Never been to a "house concert?" It's a great way to hear acoustic music in the comfort and intimacy of a beautiful private home. No hissing espresso machines, no huge over-powered speakers. (Plus, there are usually cookies during intermission!)

Tumblin' Tumbleweeds

 We had a fine time singing over Labor Day Weekend at the 2010 Tumbleweed Music Festival in Richland, WA. Not to mention some excellent Mexican food.

(Thanks to Tom Rawson and Ron Dalton for the above photos.)
Thanks to Micki and all the volunteers for putting on this great little festival.

Meet the Seatles

"The Seatles", a home-grown fab-four sing-along band, performed at the Folklife Festival in May and the Columbia City Beatwalk on July 9. Thanks to the great folks at Awash Ethiopian Restaurant for their hospitality and terrific, savory food. The Seatles will go back into hiding for awhile... er, what I meant is we're on our world tour!!

Seatles 2010 stars Peter Langston (fearless leader, vocals, and bass player), Lance Haslund (equally fearless on lead guitar and vocals), Bob Conger (mostly fearless drummer extraordinaire), and Greg Scott (pretty much terrified rhythm guitar and vocals.)

Video: "The Seatles" in May at the Northwest Folklife Festival:

See you later!

Songwriters in the Round

Thanks to Dusty Strings and all the Victory Music folks for hosting the Feb 19 show. Our fellow songwriters-in-the-round - Bill Davie and Matt Price - were truly inspirational. We got a kick out of hearing some of their old and new songs. The big guitar room at Dusty Strings is a great place for an intimate show. Hope to see and hear you all again soon!

          Bill Davie
Matt Price                 

 Leslie & Greg

Thanks KRPS/If Nobody Sees

Just a little shout-out to KRPS in Pittsburgh, Kansas, a radio station I didn't know about in a place I've never been to or heard of. But suddenly I'm getting e-mails from people who have heard my old song If Nobody Sees and are requesting lyrics. So thank you, KRPS dj, who not only somehow got his or her hands on a copy of my CD Shakedown, but who must be spelling my name for people to be able to track me down on this website! I appreciate your support and would be happy to buy you a cup coffee next time I'm in Pittsburgh, Kansas (or Missouri, Oklahoma, or Arkansas, who are all served by this station)! I'll post the lyrics here for a little while, in case anyone else is looking. Leslie

If Nobody Sees
(c) 1983 Leslie Eliel

I saw you this morning though we did not speak
I watched you ride by looking tired and weak
Your body was saying Can I really go on
And I thought to myself, feeling sadly

I know nothing about you, if you're hungry or fed
If you're living alone or sharing your bed
But I saw that your beauty was hidden by pain
And that no one was there at your side

You thought you were alone as you struggled and tried
Pulling all of your strength from somewhere inside
Though I could not, I wanted to call you by name
And to sing to your heart and your sorrow.

May you always sleep well in a comfortable bed
May you have what you need of money and bread
And may you always have at least one loyal friend
Or a lover who knows when to hold you

May you always feel safe and at peace in your home
May the tears that you share be not always your own
And if you have young children may you always have time
To be with them, or alone, as you want to

And when your time is done on this earth here below
May your body and mind choose the same time to go
May you leave satisfied, knowing you did your best
And if nobody sees that, well I did.

Our writing process

G: "Does this sound better as a major seventh?"... ... L: "Is there any more decaf?"