August Schedule

Hey guys, we're getting ready to head to Texas to play four shows, and then when we get rested up from that we'll be heading north next week.

Here's our schedule for August:



Aug. 1-3 Fri, Sat, & Sun- Lake Itasca Family Festival, Bemidji, MN

Aug. 6 Wed, Central Methodist Church @ 7 pm, Verndale, MN

Aug. 9 Sat, Menahga United Methodist Church @ 7 pm, Menahga, MN 

Aug. 10 Sun AM, Sebeka United Methodist Church @ 10 am, Sebeka, MN 

Aug. 10 Sun PM, Motley Free Methodist Church @ 7 pm, Motley, MN 


Aug. 13 Wed, Sherman First Baptist Church @ 6 pm, Sherman, NY  

Aug. 15 Fri, Italy Naples Baptist Church @ 6 pm, Naples, NY 

Aug. 16 Sat, Marion City Park @ 2 pm, Marion, NY 

Aug. 17 Sun AM, Grace Baptist Church @ 10 am, Marion, NY 

Aug. 17 Sun PM, Williamson Baptist Church @ 6 pm, Williamson, NY 

Aug. 18 Mon, American Legion @ 5 pm, Hannibal, NY 

Aug. 21 Thur, Rose Community Center @ 6 pm, Rose, NY 

Aug. 23 Sat, West Chazy, NY (for more info, contact Bev Kipp @ (518) 696-5019)

Aug. 24 Sun AM, Log Chapel @ 10 am, Crown Point, NY 

Aug. 24 Sun PM, Thurmon Baptist Church @ 6 pm, Thurmon, NY


July Update and Schedule

 Hope everyone has been enjoying a blessed summer. We sure have. Our garden has been thriving due to the wonderful rains that have come our way lately. Today we're canning salsa-such rewarding work! 
 We've been playing a lot of music each week at farmer's markets and churches. It's been fun getting to see people we love and meet new wonderful people.  Guys, there are so many wonderful people in this world! 
  Here's a quick update on each of my brothers and sister:
  Anna is home right now. We picked her up at the airport last week and have really loved having her around. She enjoyed her time volunteer teaching in Costa Rica and got pretty attached to her students.
  Aaron is married now to a beautiful girl named Lydia. Lydia has a little red haired daughter named Merci, and they have a baby due in December.  We're all so excited!
  Josiah is still working maintenance at Camp Winnamocka. He's been fishing a lot this summer.
  Daniel is working on a construction crew down in Murfreesboro, AR. He's planning to go back to Fayetteville this fall and work on getting another year of college behind him. 
  Micah..well right now, Micah is running around the woods behind our garden like a wild indian, with a hatchet and his face painted up in hunter's camouflage paint. That boy is so full of life...  As much as I get aggravated at him, I can't imagine life without him! He keeps me laughing, and I'm thankful to God for giving me a buddy. 
  Mom and Dad are doing just fine. They're some kind of hard workers and are always learning new things. 
  And me. Abby. I've been so blessed by God, and everybody is so good to me. I don't really understand why, but people are always doing things to bless me. I'm grateful. And I'm loving this season of life. I'm still cleaning houses and helping people with their yard work every week and loving it. And, of course, music. I love music. And I'm getting to live my dream right now, playing music with a purpose. And the purpose is to share the Gospel. What is the Gospel? Oh! I'm so glad you asked! ;)  The Gospel is the good news that God loves you so much that He sent His holy and sinless Son to take upon Himself the wrath of God which you and I fully deserved because of our sin so that we could stand before the holy and just God and be called clean. Jesus took our punishment so that we could be adopted into the family of God.
"Because the sinless Savior died
My sinful soul is counted free
For God the just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me." (From the hymn, Before The Throne Of God Above).
  So amazing!  
 "I have good news to bring, and that is why I sing!" 

This is our schedule as of now for the month of July:

Fri July 11 Four States GMA Convention @ Wyndam Garden Hotel   7 pm

Sat Jul 12   Cowboy Church in Waldron, AR   6 pm

Fri Jul 18  Wake Village Baptist Church in Texarkana, TX  6 pm

Sat July 19  Huffine's Community Center in Atlanta, TX  5 pm

Sun July 20  New Hope Baptist Church in Bloomburg, TX  10 am

Sun July 20  Nevill's Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant, TX  6 pm

Sat July 26 Hope Chapel in Oylen, MN   7 pm

Sun July 27  United Methodist Church in Akeley, MN  10 am

Sun July 27  Bethany Free Lutheran Church in Bluegrass, MN  7 pm


2013 Changes

Hey folks! Guess what! The Hartleys are still alive. ;) I'll try to give you an update of everything that happened in the past year that was semi-important.  
 In May, we played our last show with the seven of us. 
 Josiah (20) moved to his place right outside of Arkadelphia, where he bought 4 acres and built a little 20X20 livable shop. He works a lot. Sadly, he doesn't play fiddle much anymore.  
In August, Dan(19) started his first semester of college at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He's getting a degree in Electrical Engineering. He likes it up there. 
Anna(23) is going to be intern teaching this semester, and then she'll graduate in May.
Aaron(22) finished his four years with the Army in June. He's been working construction, welding, and other jobs. He bought some land about 8 miles out of Arkadelphia towards the river. 
And that leaves Dad, Mom, me(Abby), and Micah. We are playing music (just locally right now), doing some pretty intense organic gardening, and eating some amazing food! ;)  We bought about 10 acres out of town and have been spending a lot of time out there clearing and dreaming. I don't know what all they dream about, but I dream about a horse.. :)
I'm 17 now and I'll be graduating from high school in May. 
Micah just turned 10 and he is becoming a real good little banjer picker. He's all into guns right now because Aaron gave him a 22 for his birthday. 
I guess that pretty much sums it up. I am so sorry for waiting so long to update this blog. I kinda forgot we had one... Anna was always real good to keep it updated (plus she's a good writer!), but I guess it's my job now.  
I hope everyone is doing great! To you people whom we usually get to see every year but didn't get to see this past year: we miss y'all and we think about y'all a lot. 

~Abby Hartley
 "So, then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." 
Colossians 2:6-7


2012 Changes

We've had a lot of changes during the past few months, and one of those changes is that we no longer have a separate website. For now, anyway, this is our website.

We are still playing together--just not as often. We have a few concerts coming up soon, and I'll just post some of them here!

18th: Free Bluegrass Festival; Hope, AR. (Fair Park)

27th: Harmony Grove High School; Harmony Grove, AR.

12th: Free Bluegrass Festival; Hope, AR. (Fair Park)

We look forward to seeing familiar faces (and, of course, new faces--I always add that!) at the Hope festival. Please come and visit with us! :)



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