It’s been a while since we’ve been in touch.  We’ve been busy with several adventures but are now getting back to performing.  We’ve been in the studio recording a single that will be released shortly.  We went to our first music conference in several years, the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance, in North Carolina.  But most exciting is that Carol sang at Carnegie Hall in March; no foolin’!  It was with a choir as part of the National Festival Chorus.  Singers from all over the country joined together to present a program called “Hope Rising.” Singing at Carnegie Hall?  Sublime.  Singing “If I Fell” with a busker at Strawberry Fields in Central Park?  Priceless.
Here are some upcoming events:
First, this Sunday, July 31, we’ll be a featured performer on the Hootenanny Cafe radio show on WTBQ in New York.  They’ll be playing a number of our songs, plus we got to choose the topic/theme of the show, which is “Happenstance.”  You’ll hear songs about happenstance/chance encounters by songwriters from all over.  Should be fun!  To listen live, it’s at 9:00 pm Eastern time at  But you can also hear it later at your leisure on the site
Here are the upcoming live shows:
Sun., Aug. 7, 6 pm, Benefit for Roxborough State Park
4751 E. Roxborough Dr., Roxborough, CO, 80125
Come to this show not just for the music but the beautiful rock formations.  One of the nicest places to spend an evening, plus with your donation you’ll be supporting one of our most beautiful parks! 
Mon., Aug 15, 5:30-8:30 pm. Evenings al Fresco
Oak Grove, Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St., Denver, CO, 80206
$20 members; $30 non-members, 720-865-3500
Strolling the gardens while listening to acoustic music; what could be better?  Other performers that evening include Perpetual Motion and Star Edwards!
And for those wanting to plan ahead:
Weds., Sept. 7, 5-7 pm, In Concert
Grand Lake Gazebo, Grand Lake, CO
We’d love to see you at one of the shows, but if you can’t make any of them, you can at least hear us on the radio!
We hope you are staying healthy at this difficult time.  We are.  However, like all musicians, there is not much happening right now as far as shows.  However, we are continuing to practice and work on new material.  And we may be posting some videos on YouTube, so stay tuned!
This Saturday, Feb. 29 (and Sadie Hawkins day to boot), we’ll be playing a song in the Swallow Hill Faculty Concert.  So come out to hear us and the many other talented teachers at Swallow Hill.  The first set is acoustic; the second set, well, get ready to rock out!  (And Willie will be playing on a few other teachers songs as well!) 
We recently sent in our video for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert contest!  (The main requirement is you have to play an original song by/at/in back of/in front of a desk)  So here it is:
For you history buffs, the desk is an antique school desk, late 1800s, from Willie’s family.  It’s worth checking out the video for the desk alone!  (Not to mention the lovely tulips strewn casually upon it’s surface.)


We’re getting excited about our Swallow Hill Concert in a couple of weeks, on Sat., March 16, 8 pm.  It’s part of the Top of the Hill Concert Series, in Tufts Hall, Swallow Hill Music Association, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver, CO, 303-777-1003, $12 advance; $14 door.  For tickets, visit

It’s going to be filmed, so we’re hoping to pack the place with whistlers, whoopers,  and woo-hoo-ers! (Not to mention clappers, if that’s all you can muster)


We’ve rescheduled our benefit concert for Roxborough State Park (after our rainout in July):  Here are the details:
Sun., September 16, 4-6 p.m., Concert to benefit Roxborough State Park 4751 E. Roxborough Dr., Roxborough, CO 303-973-3959 
We hope you can join us in supporting this beautiful park — the Fountain Formation (and others!) in all its glory.  Thanks for being a Bridge and Fountain support!
Carol and Willie
(and assorted deer, mountain lions, bears, foxes, towhees, grosbeaks, penstemons, lupines) 


We’re here at the Independent Music Awards in New York City! The awards ceremony was held earlier this evening, and, although we didn’t win in the Holiday Song category, we did win the VOX POPULI AWARD in the category, i.e, the popular vote, thanks to all of you who went online to vote for us. (Hmm…or maybe the Russians were somehow involved?) We even got a plaque and got to do an interview with all the other winners. When asked what we did to get so many fans to vote, I (Carol) said I thought it was because everyone thinks Willie is so cute. That is the real reason, right?

So THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for helping to make the evening special for us! We’ve met a number of interesting musicians from all over the world, and from all different genres, learned a few things, and made some contacts.

Now we’ll spend a few days taking in a few “sights.” We already took a stroll through Central Park yesterday, and visited Strawberry Fields and listened to a little girl sing “Imagine” along to the song playing on her phone. Imagine all the people…gathered around IMAGINE and clapping and cheering for her after she was done.

Thanks so much, again.



Jubilant Bridge has been nominated in the 16th Annual Independent Music Awards, Holiday Song category, for “A Bell A Bird A Star.”  This is like the Grammys, except it’s for independent musicians, and it’s international in scope.

We’ve also been invited to the awards ceremony/celebration at Lincoln Center in New York on March 30th-31st!  We will be there!  (Well, Carol is trying to convince Willie; seriously?!!)
The winners will be announced at that time, so we will keep you posted.  Meanwhile, start spreading the news….


 We’re doing our annual show at Solid Grounds Coffeehouse in Albuquerque on November 4th at 7 PM. St. Stephens UMC, 4601 Juan Tabo NE, Albuquerque, NM, 505-293-9673, ext. 111, 

This is always one of our favorite shows: great sound; warm, inviting atmosphere; warm, inviting coffee and baked goods….  Come by if you’re in the neighborhood!

The Grassy Hill Songwriting Competition is this Saturday, September 9, at 11:30 a.m. at Edgerton Park in New Haven, CT.   If you’re in CT, come out to support us and enjoy the rest of the CT Folk Festival!  Afterward, we’re doing a house concert and some open stages in MA and NY, traveling to VT for some hiking in the Green Mountains and to visit Carol’s alma mater, Middlebury College, and visiting numerous friends and family members, before heading down to Austin for Folk Alliance.  On the road again!     
For the songs “A Bell A Bird A Star”  and “My Mother Gave the World To Me,” from our latest CD, Carol was recently selected as one of five finalists in the Grassy Hill Songwriting competition!  So we’ll be going to the Connecticut Folk Festival on September 9 to play those songs as part of the competition.  Looking forward to being back in Connecticut then!
We’ve been invited to perform at the Colorado Solo Artist Awards on March 1 at the Oriental Theater in Denver, and would love to see you there to support us! Here are the details:
Colorado Solo Artist Awards
Wednesday, March 1, Oriental Theater
4335 W. 44th Ave., Denver
Doors open at 6pm; show starts at 7 p.m.
Our set time is: 7:20 p.m.
There will be many other acts as well!  Further information about the event here:

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here:
We’re looking for fan support to advance to the finals and to win studio time. Vote for us there!  We’ll also have our CDs for sale, including our latest, “A Bell A Bird A Star.”
Thanks for being a Bridge Support through “Bridging the Music” on March 1. (Duplicate bridge metaphor is totally coincidental!)
Happy New Year!

With the release last month of our CD, “A Bell A Bird A Star,” Jubilant Bridge made the “Top 10” in the folk world: #7 on Folk DJ for the month of December!  (Folk DJ is an organization of folk DJs throughout the country, and the world, actually, who post their playlists.)  Plus, we were in the top 10 in all three categories: Top Album, Top Song (“A Bell A Bird A Star”), and Top Artist!

The CD also just received a lovely review from a music reviewer/blogger at Significato Journal.  You can read it here:
If you didn’t get your copy of the CD before Christmas, you can still get one here:  It’s a great listening experience any time of the year, and there are a number of songs that aren’t specifically seasonal, such as Carol’s song “My Mother Gave the World To Me” and Willie’s three instrumental compositions.
And speaking of those instrumentals, Willie is a Finalist in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (an international competition) for “Winterlude,” in the instrumental category. Yay, Willie!
We hope you’ve been having a healthy and productive new year so far.  If you’re still looking for some resolutions to make, why not make one of them enjoying more music?

Show In Virginia at Ashland Coffee and Tea

Just a reminder that we have a show in Virginia next week, for those in, or visiting, the Richmond/D.C. area.  We’re excited to be playing at this major acoustic venue for the first time!  Here are the details:
Thurs., Dec. 22, 8 PM, Ashland Coffee and Tea
Christmas Show Celebrating New CD
100 N. Railroad Ave., Ashland, VA (near Richmond)
$7 advance/$10 door 
We’ll be primarily performing the new music from our Christmas CD, with a few Jubilant Bridge favorites added in.  Kick off your holiday weekend with this show!
In need of gifts and stocking stuffers?  Family and friend gathering music? Songs to curl up by the fire, and the tree, with?  It’s not too late to order our new CD, “A Bell A Bird A Star,” in time for the holidays, here: For those of you who already have the CD, you can write a review at this link as well. We’d love to hear what you think.
Finally, we’d like to wish you peaceful holidays, and thank you for all your support this past year in helping us realize our dream of “A Bell A Bird A Star,” timeless music to come home to every cold December.


A Bell A Bird A Star Released

Our new CD, “A Bell A Bird A Star” is officially released!

Hear it all now at

And from there, you can easily buy the CD from CDBaby; or go directly to our page at CDBaby:



Season’s Greetings!  Check out the two Christmas songs, on our Music page, we’ve recorded so far for our Christmas CD!  We spent some time in the studio this fall working on it, and will resume in the new year.   (Listen to Carol sing in French — pardon the accent.)



Another beautiful mountain town show this week: Grand Lake Gazebo, Wednesday, August 26, at 5:30 p.m.   Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic dinner (as usual, there will be a nosh pit).


Come to the Arkansas Valley.  We’ll be playing Thurs., July 16, at 7p.m. in McPhelemy Park in downtown Buena Vista (Hiway 24), at the base of the beautiful  Collegiate Range.