Sunday, July 12, 2009

Woodshed Recording

For the last two weeks the band has been busy recording Annie's songs for her next album. With playing music at different functions and recording this summer has been quite busy for us. Annie is very hopeful to have the recording finished by September so check back from time to time see get an update of when the C.D. will be ready to release.
Last night was our gig at the Como Cafe and we played to a full house. Everyone had fun and the Cosmo Cafe had their prime & wine night so there was plenty great food and drink.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Band at Saginaw Vineyard

July 3rd was our band's big show at the Saginaw Vineyard. We started playing at 6:00pm and kept it going till 9:00pm. We had a great time and everything went quite well for us. The Saginaw Vineyard is a great place to sit and relax and every friday this summer they will be having live music for free for the public to enjoy. Our band is looking forward to going back to the vineyard on August 21st and play again. They were a great host and we really felt welcome and relaxed in their country setting. Any time you are out and about and want to sample some Oregon wine stop in a visit Saginaw Vineyard just north of Cottage Grove.
Just a little note for reminder, we will be doing recording work at Woodshed Recording Studio
here in Cottage Grove to try to have Annie's C.D. ready by September. All the songs we are recording will be originals wrote by Annie Mae and we are excited to finally be in the recording stage the next few weeks while Larry fine tunes the details at his Studio.
Here we see Annie just before our performance Friday night, probably thinking of memories from back home in North Carolina.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser

Come see Annie Rhodes Band at the fund raising event to be held
at the Big K Ranch on August 1. The money raised will be donated
to the Habitat for Humanity and there will be a dinner with music
and then followed with an auction. Annie has wrote a new song
that we will perform at the dinner and is dedicated to the
fund raising event. The Big K Ranch is hosting the event and also
has weekend packages to further help raise money.

Here is an brief summary from the Big K Ranch website;

The Bite – Pit BBQ Dinner and Auction

  • Enjoy a delicious Pit BBQ Dinner and participate in the fun and exciting auction sponsored by US Bank of Drain.

For reservations or more information call or email Cottage Grove Area Habitat for Humanity. All reservations are handled by Habitat for Humanity and not the Big K Guest Ranch.
541.767.0358 - –

We look forward to being a part of this big event and hope to see you there. It should be a great time and well worth it to raise money for such a good cause.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Father's Day at Shady Oaks

The Annie Rhodes band had a good time this weekend playing music at Shady Oaks in Cottage Grove. We had a little rain from time to time but everyone enjoyed the music and the great food. The Shady Oaks has beautiful flowers and plants available for customers and quality produce as well. The setting there is very friendly and beautiful and we had a lot of fun playing for almost three hours. We also heard that some people were here visiting from North Carolina and have heard Annie's songs playing on the radio back there in N.C. and were excited to see her perform live.
We are looking forward to playing there again sometime so check back to find updates on our performing schedule. It's looking to be a busy summer for us, so hope to see you out there some day.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Annie's Bio

Born Annie Mae Rhodes- in North Carolina- in a little town called Murphy, one of 10 children...
The memories of my childhood will ever linger, and as the words in "Carolina", remind me of those hard yet simple ways. Music was always a part of my life.
I remember my Mother playing and singing "I Never Will Marry" and Wildwood Flower" by the Carter Family, and I am told I was always singing and dancing to the music where ever it was being played. My first competition happened when I was twelve years old at a Boy Scout talent contest and I was so scared I thought there were drums playing when it was actually my knees shaking.

"Only A Memory Away" was written for my daughter who was attending school in New Zealand and each time that she came home and went back, I would be a mess for days. She taught me that there is no such thing as far away when there are beautiful memories in your heart. I am currently working on a new CD and hope to have it out by September. My passion in life is taking words and making them into stories with music and then performing my music for others to enjoy. My fellow band members give me a hard time about my performing with no shoes and going barefoot on stage; Life is to short to wear shoes!!

If you would like to listen to my songs or purchase them, go to Annie Mae is the artist and the title is "Only A Memory Away"
You can also hear or request them to be heard on WKRK in Murphy, NC by logging on to

Many blessings to all and may these songs touch your heart and bring you smiles, make beautiful memories every day...xoxo,Annie
feel free to e-mail;

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Open Mic Nite

Last night was open mic night at the Axe & Fiddle and everyone had a great time. Our band played 6 songs and all went well and we felt good with our performance. Some times when you play at different gatherings or functions, things will just seem to click or the audience is reacting good and makes the music better. Last night was one of those nights. We really had a great time. Rumor has it that we were asked by two different people to play for their functions later this summer. Yay!! As we find out the dates & times, I will post them here on our schedule.
So now we look ahead to the weekend where we will again play at the Axe & Fiddle, but this time we are playing the whole night as the main entertainment. We have been working in some new songs with drums added in now. We are excited to add this to our music variety and keep things fresh and interesting.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Back Alley Photo Shoot

Here are some more pictures of us hanging out in the back alley. Looks like the makings of a good album cover. At least we would like to think so. Maybe some day.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Western Oregon Opry Show

Last Christmas in the Western Oregon Opry show at the Moose lodge in Cottage Grove.

W.O.E. Fair in Cottage Grove

Here is Kelly singing Two of a Kind at the W.O.E. fair in Cottage Grove, summer '08

Axe & Fiddle

Today we went downtown to have some pictures taken for advertising. We are going to be playing at the Axe & Fiddle Club in Cottage Grove in April and then at the Cosmo Cafe in May. If things go well we hope to get more exposure and have more gigs to play at as the summer gets closer. Will try to video from time to time and post them on You Tube and here on our new blog, so friends and family can see us.

Cast of players;
Brad Markham- Banjo
Kelly White- Rythym guitar & Bass
Herb Hill- Bass & Drums
Neil Fain- Lead/Rhythym guitar; Vocals
Annie Mae- Lead vocals & mandolin

Up coming dates in Cottage Grove;
April 14- Axe & Fiddle, open mic night for Habitat for Humanity
April 18- Axe & Fiddle, 8:30 til late nite ($3.00 at the door)
May 2 - Cosmo Cafe, 6-8pm