Thursday, August 27, 2009

beautiful music for our wedding ceremony...


Thank you so much for providing us w/such beautiful music for our wedding ceremony. You have the most beautiful voice and the songs you sang hold such great meaning to us. You helped to make our wedding day all the more special by being a part of it. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Sara & Tom Longstretch
Sara & Tom were married on the pier in Manteo July 24. Congratulations Sara & Tom!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Where has the summer gone?! Just a few more weeks 'til we start winding down...
Bagels to Beef has become quite the networking spot: we celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, life and death, introduce new neighbors...very neat...come have a bagel & coffee and enjoy life!

We saw dolphins at Millers on the waterfront last night...a first for me at that venue...they swam right off the gazebo.

The Jarvisburg Church of Christ Praise & Worship band, headed up by Gene Berry along with members Michele on guitar, Eric on guitar, Kim on flute, George on guitar, Bob on bass, Brian on drums, Donna on guitar & Kevin on sound did a wonderful job of raising the roof on Monday at our Christian Music Concert Series...thank you to all for sharing talents & time...& unloading & loading 2 trucks worth of equipment!! I was impressed with the mix...good job Kev! They will be at the ICO Family Festival at the Church of Christ in Jarvisburg Saturday Sept 12 ...check out the ICO web site ( for more info on this or call 480-0070. It's a fund raiser..all are welcome!

Christian Rap artist, Nick Jenkins aka NOTE

This Monday August 31 at Holy Trinity will be the last Monday scheduled for the concert series. "Note" will be back along with some special musical guests performing with me and on their own: Pastor DeCarmo from Stumpy Point Bay View Chapel on saxophone, Carolyn Hopkin (keyboardist) and Scott (vocalist) and who knows who else will show up! We will be presenting ICO and our local Food Pantry with donations of $500 each (raised through our "love offerings" from the series). I am so excited to be able to do this on behalf of our volunteer musicians and all the folks who came to enjoy the music. Thank you to all involved for sharing talent and to all who supported us...God is smiling upon you!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Kiss of the Egret

For those who remember the "kiss of the egret" last summer at Miller's on the Waterfront, the egret is back! and has a mate!! not to worry, the fishing line was removed so no more romantic encounters with my feathered friend.

Last night at Holy Trinity we had a great turnout for the Christian Music Summer Concert Series!

NOTE, our Christian rapper, did a terrific presentation of his new self titled CD and Curtis Campbell had us crying and laughing with tunes from his various CDs. Thank you to all for sharing and blessing the evening with your talents and presence. Next week the praise and worship band from Jarvisburg Church of Christ will be joining us, same place and time.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Ellen & Ron!

Well these newlyweds (just kidding) celebrated their birthdays a week a part at Bagels to Beef with the gang this week AND last week! of course no one told me ahead of time so I couldn't bone up on Melancholy Baby for year Ron! And to top it off, we had a surprise visit from Fr Jim! A good time was had by all - thanks for the brownies Ellen!!

Strumming in the sun

24/7 yes that's my summer's been great to see old friends and meet new ones and visit with family, and be surrounded by beautiful sunsets, dolphins and osprey... I am one blessed musician! It's August and we still have some fun gigs coming up: the Froggy Dog Aug 10, the Whalehead Club Wine Festival Aug 19, the Christian Music Summer Concert Series August 17 & 24, Taste of Edenton Sept 11, along with my weekly venues: Tale of the Whale, Millers on the Waterfront, Ortegaz Grill, Beach Bread Company and Bagels to Beef. We've celebrated anniversaries, birthdays, graduations and just plain fun times!

The Christian Music Summer Concert Series: last week we featured our first local Christian Rap artist, NOTE was his very first time on stage and he has produced his first CD: No One's Tough Enough with some original material. We're proud of you Nick...continued blessings on your ministry!! We also had some tunes shared by Nick Hodsdon, local musician- minister-story teller-historian, who did some instrumentals and sing-a-longs. "Thank you!" to both for sharing!

On Aug 17 NOTE will be back along with Curtis Campbell, vocalist/guitarist/minister.

On August 24 the Jarvisburg Church of Christ Praise Band will be with us! (this will be the last evening scheduled ...stay tuned for 2010 schedule!) Thanks to all who have been sooo supportive of all the venues and're the best!

Upcoming events: more info to come but put these on your calendar!!
Oct 24 Saturday 8am-4pm Finding Your Passion: spiritually & creatively
a workshop for women @ the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk.

Jan 31 2010 Sunday 3pm: singer/songwriter SARAH HART IN CONCERT @ Holy Redeemer church, Kitty Hawk

Feb 19-21 A weekend retreat at the beach for women only

May 27 2010 Thursday: Concert of Hope Holy Redeemer Church 7pm

and...rumor has it that there may be a new Christian CD in the works with a May release date

Come say "HI" next time you're in town at a venue or church...we're booking for the fall so if you're interested in me coming to your church, singing for a wedding or a living room concert, please contact me via email or call 252-441-2555

If Winston answers, tell him if he takes the message correctly, there's a treat in it for him!

Thanks from Chicago!

Janice & her family came to Millers this summer to say "Hi." We had exchanged emails last year so it was nice to put a face to the name! Janice is a teacher and is involved in her church's music ministry: a double hats off to Janice...thank you Janice for all you do!

Hi Kim, Thanks for adding to our great week in OBX. Your ministry has definitely touched my life. I've been in the music ministry for nearly 30 years, first in PA, a couple of years in SC (during grad school) and now at St. John Neumann parish in St. Charles, IL. Our group has done several of the songs on your CD's, including "God With Us", "Sweet Redeemer", and "So We Will Worship". In past groups, I've also done "Surely", "Holy Is His Name" (a favorite of mine) and "Wonderful, Merciful Savior." I'm also in a CRHP formation team currently, and I plan to share your gift with these ladies as well. Thanks so much! Sincerely, Janice Krouse