Sunflower, okra, pumpkin patch

My sunflower, okra, & pumpkin patch at a farm in west Knoxville, TN. This has been my best gardening year ever!

July 2012 Knoxville TN quarry dip

Another favorite summer pasttime.

Big Move: Christabel relocating to the Virgin Islands!

This November I’ll be moving down to St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands.  I’ve toured down there for the past 3 winters and fallen in love with the place. I’ll fly the band down there to play in the winter and then I’ll fly back to the states to tour 2-3 times a year. I’ll still be around and the band is still together, don’t worry!

I’m going to shack up on the beach and practice music every day, write songs, make art, swim in the ocean, learn new instruments, record demos on the beach, and live on island time for a while. I’ve had some bad health over the past few months and I hope to fully recooperate while lying in a hammock sipping coconut water!

Iggie's, St. Thomas, VI

Garden & Gun

Here’s another fun write-up we got this summer. Garden & Gun’s July issue has a city portrait of Knoxville, TN and gave us a little mention!

Garden & Gun City Portrait: Knoxville, TN

“We may not have five stellar sushi joints. But we have a really good one, and the waiter remembers your cocktail order. We also have an unpretentious, burgeoning art scene, a handful of buskers, better local radio than New York and L.A. combined, and more homegrown roots music than seems fair. Maybe because Knoxville and its surrounding hills breed musicality. Maybe because Knoxville has nurtured such greats as Dolly Parton, the Everly Brothers, and Bill Scarlett, alongside modern marvels Robinella, the Black Lillies, Christabel and the Jons, the V-Roys, and Marina Orchestra. Maybe because Knoxville is cheap enough for musicians to actually reside here, and once settled in, they rarely leave.” - Allison Glock

Southern Living

There’s a big picture of me (tuning my D string) in the July issue of Southern Living. Near the back, in the Tennessee Living section.  Thank you sweet folks at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion for using my photograph. :)

Christabel in Southern Living, july 2012

Southeast tour this week

7/20 – Lowe Mill, Huntsville, AL
7/21 – Flying Monkey, Huntsville, AL
7/22 – Callaghan’s, Mobile, AL
7/23 – Three Muses, New Orleans, LA
7/24 – Banks Street Bar, New Orleans, LA
7/25 – Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin, FL
7/26 – Mockingbird, Tallahassee, FL
7/27 – Cafe Davinci, Deland, FL
7/28 – Swing dance, Orlando, FL