Two Grey Cats

Don and Doug


Two Grey Cats Monthly Blog
                   July 2024

 - June events

We started June with a fun show at  Holman Gardens in Spokane Valley and a Hawaiian party at the Hillyard Community Center.   Brookdale at 9-Mile was a real treat, as we hadn't been out there for quite a while.  

Mid-City Center (downtown) and the Spokane Veterans Center on 5th were also nice events.  We hadn't been to the Veterans home since before the pandemic and it was great to get together with those folks again after such a long break.

One of our favorite rooms is the little Bistro at Harvard Park Retirement on the south hill.  For this visit, we brought along a new piece of gear that Doug recently picked up - a Zoom mini-recorder.  Setting it down on the floor between us, we got a pretty good live recording of the show. 

We were so impressed with the audio quality that we uploaded the whole show (12 songs) to our music site.  A link to this recording is on our "Music Page" here on our website.  If you are interested in listening to this show, you can click on THIS LINK.  The recording is about 45 minutes total but divided into 12 individual songs.  You can listen live or have a free download of any or all the selections.

 - Coming up

July events include an outdoor show in the courtyard at Rockwood at Whitworth, a very nice facility.  Double shows at Park Place Manor, and fresh shows at Courtland Place, Providence Elder Care and St. Josephs are also on the schedule.  

Two small, family home style shows are also coming up.  Cornerstone Court and Sunshine Health AFH are two of the places which are more like a family living room than a group activity setting.  We very much enjoy the intimacy of playing unplugged without microphones and sound system in these small settings.  It feels more like visiting family than doing a big show, and we feel a close rapport with the residents.

See this month's photos, below.

 - Our Album

We are down to just a couple dozen copies of our "Classics" album on CD.  If you want a free copy, please let us know as they are almost all gone.  You may request an album by mail on our  CONTACT US  page. 

Our two previous albums, plus our new live recording from Harvard Park are all available for free streaming and downloading.  Follow the "Recordings" link on our  MUSIC  page.

Two Grey Cats is a music duo featuring Don Brumfield on guitar & ukulele and Doug Roberts on acoustic bass.  They play classic rock, pop, country and traditional music.  Don & Doug are long-time dance band musicians, now retired, who enjoy playing great songs in a relaxed acoustic duo setting.

Don and his wife retired to Spokane after living and working in California.  He played lead guitar in popular Bay Area bands for more than 50 years.  He retired to Spokane in 2015 and teamed-up with Doug as a duo in 2018.   Don is a fine singer and guitarist, and also enjoys adapting classic songs for the ukulele.  As a retiree, he also plays golf, rides his e-bike and does remote control rock crawling.  He and his wife now make their home in the Dishman Hills area of Spokane Valley.

Doug is from Spokane and a long-time area bassist.  He worked at the local library for many years and played in numerous popular local dance bands.  He plays an acoustic bass guitar in the duo, and also plays Fender bass & upright bass, guitar, piano and other instruments.  Now retired, Doug and his wife live in the South Perry neighborhood.  They enjoy riding their Harley Electra-Glide, swimming, and caring for their home & yard.  Doug also produces music recordings in his home studio.

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