Hey everyone! ‘Tis the season and I know you are all very busy and so am I! so I will not take up too much of your time.

I just returned from California to spend Thanksgiving with my family and friends and to record the long awaited much anticipated Whiskey In the Parking Lot! This song is going to be released as a single until we get the rest of the album recorded but the hope is that it will be included in my friend’s movie. Get ready for some rockin’ honky tonk! Details coming soon…

This month I will be returning to my home away from home, Doc’s Food & Spirits in Smyrna. I played there many weekends with the Larry Griffith Band, but as is the new custom I will be playing the month of Thursdays solo acoustic with just little ol’ me. Don’t worry, I’ll still be playing all your favorites, from Alicia Keys to India Arie to Lauryn Hill with the occasional country or Janis tossed in. This crowd is always fun and is truly good to me. I look forward to playing at Doc’s every time I return. You should join me! I will be playing the first three Thursdays (I am returning to WI over the holidays) and each Thursday I’ll be playing from 7-10. Doc’s is located at 2621 Cumberland Blvd in Smyrna GA 30080 (770)953-9354 or visit their website at www.docsatlanta.com. I will be at Doc’s the first three Thursdays, 12/3, 12/10, and 12/17.

On Saturday, December 12, I will be performing at the newest listening room in downtown Canton, The Snug. The Snug has a great atmosphere for live music and encourages original artists to perform for an attentive crowd. They have a weekly open mic on Thursdays run by a couple of my bandmates and are rapidly gaining a solid reputation for good music. I will not be bringing my band along with me for this particular outing, but there maybe a special guest or two and I will be playing tunes from the upcoming release ‘Unleashed’ so I wouldn’t recommend missing it… The Snug is located in downtown Canton at 190 E Main St in Canton, GA 30114. You can contact them directly at (770)213-4814 or online www.thesnuggastropub.com.

Bookmark_DisplayI would like to also let you know as the holidays are coming up that I do have a few inexpensive items for sale if you don’t know what to get for your friends… There are bookmarks, Bookmark Display stickers, and pens, as well as Moscow Mule mugs Mule Mug Display and of course I still have ‘Fly’ CDs for purchase. There will soon be a tab for merchandise on my website but in the meantime you can stop by one of my shows to make a purchase and see my lovely face or you can email me at strachotamandi@gmail.com and we can work something out.

As I said, I will be heading back to WI for the holidays. I do plan to have an annual homecoming show, but the date and time have yet to be determined. I can tell you that likely 12/21 or 12/22 I will be performing for some reunited Dominican friends as well as many of my other WI friends at Sportz Pub & Grill in Menomonee Falls. One of my high school friends runs this place so it has to be rad, plus they have all kinds of TVs for football and they serve food late night, which doesn’t seem to be as common in WI as it is here in the South (with the exclusion of good ol’ George Webb, of course!) Sportz Pub & Grill is located at N80 W13003 Fond Du Lac Ave Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 (262) 253-4002 or find them online at www.sportzpubandgrill.com (and yes, non-Wisconsinites that crazy looking address is correct!) Check back here for an update on the date and time of this event or feel free to visit my facebook www.facebook.com/mandistrachotamusic where I will undoubtedly be promoting it. And hey, give my page a like while you’re there!

That goes to all of you, Wisconsin friends, Atlanta friends, West Coast friends, East Coast friends, the land of Texas, wherever you maybe! Please check in every once in awhile to see what I’m up to (new album coming very very soon….) and please go to my facebook page and ‘Like!’ me www.facebook.com/mandistrachotamusic

Can’t wait to see you soon! Don’t forget to #supportlocalmusic and have a fantastic holiday season!