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New Podcast & Back to School Update
New Podcast & Back to School Update

Hail Folks!

Theres a grand new Podcast episode up. It’s a far cry from Princess Harmony. Having much more to do with songs, hippos and runs to the grocery store. We hope you enjoy!

We’re reeling in on the performances out and about for a bit as we try and find our best gateway into the schools. We’d love to pop by and perform at your (or your kids’) school! Send an email if you’d like us to come to your school and we’ll get right on it!

We’re working very very hard on our homemade projects here – a picture book and a full-length album. These things started waaaaay back in March. Can you believe it? Some things just take a long time, I suppose. But they’ll be worth the wait, just believe you me!

We’ll keep you posted as things go about any more performances coming up. In the meantime – enjoy the podcast, and give a holler if you have anything you’d like to hear us do / hear us not do! Places to play? Songs to sing? Drop a line!

And here’s that podcast:

Princess Harmony & The Quest for Music – Part 8:  The Conclusion
Princess Harmony & The Quest for Music – Part 8: The Conclusion

Good and gracious people, we have reached the end of the epic saga of Princess Harmony and the Quest for Music.

What began as the jottings of a story idea on my notebook on a plane to.. West Virginia? Pennsylvania? I don’t even remember now… grew and transformed until it became an 8 part epic.

I had so much fun writing and telling the story, and watching the story and music and sounds take on a life of their own. I hope you all enjoyed the adventure as much as I did, and I hope you got to do some singing. The whole point was to find a way for music to sneak it’s way into our family – for Do Re and Mi to become things we could toss around at home… and it worked. Huzzah!

We’ll be taking it much easier on the podcast in coming weeks and months – shorter stories, and more songs!

Speaking of songs… our full-length CD is being mixed as I type. Look for a new Benedettiville CD available this fall or winter. Woo woo! A dozen tracks of musical rocking and imagination fuel.

I’ll miss Princess Harmony and her wonderful, magical, musical land. We’ll certainly be meeting up with Harmony and her friends again in the future. Until then, enjoy the podcasts, enjoy listening from the beginning (there’s a great playlist on our Soundcloud page where you can listen to them all in order!), and we’ll see you soon.

Take care.


Hail good folk!

If you, like me, are eager to hear the thrilling and long-awaited conclusion to Princess Harmony & The Quest for Music, then you probably don’t want to hear about how we’re on an amazing trip to Alaska* and, thus, will be delaying our podcast episode 8 for a week.

(*The Brothers Comatose are playing Salmonfest up here in Ninilchik, Alaska, and so we’ve brought everyone along for the adventure to the frontier lands!)

I’m sorry! The touring life and the podcast life can really butt heads sometimes.

We’ll be back in touch soon, and the amazing story will finally come to its glorious conclusion!

Talk to you soon!

=Gio & Family

Benedettiville in Canada!
Benedettiville in Canada!

Ahoy from our neighbors to the North!

We had an amazing weekend this past weekend traveling to Winnipeg Canada for the epic, incomparable, absolutely wonderful Winnipeg Folk Fest.

We got to add some international citizens to the growing population of Benedettiville, and we had a ball watching music, making friends, and celebrating our 10 year anniversary!

We’ll have part 7 of Princess Harmony & The Quest for Music later this week (get ready – it’s a lonnnnngggg one!), and we’re still hard at work on that album!

See you soon folks, and hope you like the new website look!

Kate Wolf, Bookstores & PH&TQFM Part 6
Kate Wolf, Bookstores & PH&TQFM Part 6

Hail hail hail!

We’re returned from the Kate Wolf Festival, and it was glorious. Such a great, great place to be with some amazing people. Family camp was amazing, the music was quite lovely, and we had a ball playing for the kiddos – we even had our own version of hecklers: kids who say poop and fart to any audience participation question.
It was rad.

We’ve also played at a few Copperfield’s stores around the county – our last one of this tour is today in Sebastopol. Hope to see you there!

And, finally – the new episode of Princess Harmony & The Quest for Music! We’re at part 6 of 8. Things are getting serious!

Enjoy, and we’ll see you soon.

Princess Harmony & The Quest for Music – Part 5
Princess Harmony & The Quest for Music – Part 5

Hail Folks!

Here we are on the Eve of our first of three Copperfield’s appearances, and we have a new episode of Princess Harmony for you – courtesy of our podcast! Enjoy the unfolding saga (and look for the next part in 2 weeks), and we’ll see you in Santa Rosa at Copperfield’s tomorrow (Thursday June 16!) at 10:30am.

Take care out there and remember to cast those music spells, sing the songs, and enjoy the adventures!

June-July Local Bookstore & World Tour!!
June-July Local Bookstore & World Tour!!

We’re playing some shows!!

Good people of Sonoma County and beyond – we’ll be playing a bookstore near you in the near future! Please come on down in the coming weeks, or come out to a festival, and rock it with us! Here’s the itinerary:

Thursday, June 16 – Copperfield’s in Santa Rosa – 10:30 AM – 11:15AM
Tuesday, June 21 – Copperfield’s in Petaluma – 10:30 AM – 11:15AM
Wednesday, June 29 – Copperfield’s in Sebastopol – 10:30 AM – 11:15AM
June 23 – 26: The Kate Wolf Music Festival in Laytonville, CA
July 7 – 10: The Winnipeg Folk Festival in Winnipeg, Manitoba – Canada

We hope to see you at one, two or all of the shows! Get those passports and let’s go to Canada!

See you soon.