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07.18.14

We're putting together a video for our song "That Old Pair Of Jeans", and want you to be part of it! Follow the link below, get the free download, lyrics, and follow the simple directions to submit your part to our video. Easy. http://tonicsolfa.hs-sites.com/tsfjeans#   Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you in our video! Tonic Sol-fa Read More...

07.1.14

Drum-roll please! The winner of our DVD / Concert at your house contest is…Kathy H. and Sarah H.! Our very, very close runner-up is Marcia Z., with whom we’ve opted to provide (what we hope is) a suitable second place award. Thanks to everyone who participated, and watch for upcoming contests, concerts, and announcements. Greg, Jared, Mark and Shaun Tonic Sol-fa Read More...

06.4.14

Hey everybody! Just in case you didn't get our recent e-letter, we wanted to give you an opportunity to participate in this contest as well!... Check out this deal and/or contest (depending how you look at it)! Have you been wanting to introduce all your friends and family to our music? Do you have employees/co-workers already needing gifts for the upcoming holiday season? Are you in need of Tonic Sol-fa DVDs for any reason? Now is the time to make your purchase! Beginning now through the end of Read More...

05.22.14

TSF fan, Today just might be your lucky day! In two unrelated, yet probably very related incidences, two small boxes of CDs were discovered. Actually, there were three, but only two were Tonic Sol-fa recordings (the third was a collection of Greg's "The Bangles" albums). The first box contained 17 copies of our (1995) release of "4 Hours and 12 Days". The second box contained 47 copies of our (1996) release of "Left Turns (in Cross Traffic)". We've had many requests for these albums over the yea Read More...

05.2.14

Ok.  So it's May now.  Wouldn't you think that the weather should act accordingly?  I do.  But is it?  No.  Can I ask more questions?  Yes.  Should I stop now?  Who knows?  You?  Me? Yes. Often times, I find that what the calendar says it should be like outside and what the weatherman tells me don't agree.  However, I'm not gonna let this lame spring get me down - no sirree.  I'm going to accentuate the positive - and get excited for the summer time we have ahead of us!  We are currently hard at Read More...

05.1.14

It is finally spring here in Minnesota?  It is, right?  I compose this as we travel through IA and enjoy a bit of sun (on the dead brown grass and barren trees). Spring is coming, right?  In any case, it's the perfect time for a revamp... a renewal... a rejuvenation... or any other "re" word one may wish to insert in this sentence.  To that end, we will be rolling out a new website, new pictures, a new show, new tours, a new recording or two, a unique video, and maybe even different clothes.  Wh Read More...

04.30.14

We recently met some of our fans at Feed My Starving Children to pack boxes of food for one of our yearly events to support our annual charity. After donning the hairnets, we all got busy packing food into bags, and bags into boxes. At the end of our shift, we managed to pack 15,120 meals into 70 boxes! Our shipment will be going to the Dominican Republic (one of nearly 70 countries served by FMSC). Thanks to FMSC for their continued work, and to our fans for their donated time! We all had a bla Read More...

04.3.14

Due to inclement weather forecast, tomorrow's show in Princeton, MN has been postponed! Details for the new date will be posted when confirmed. Read More...

04.3.14

Fundraising Thermometer by: www.easy-fundraising-ideas.com We're already off to a great start, thanks to our awesome fans! Let's keep those dollars coming. Our goal is easy, if each of you were to send in even $1. Remember, donations can be made directly at the FMSC website if you’re using a credit card. (Click the box in the section marked “Additional Information." Then use the drop-down box marked “What prompted you to give today?” and select Tonic Sol-fa at the very bottom). - Mail checks to Read More...

04.2.14

Over the past weekend, in an attempt to take advantage of the fifty-plus degree weather, I headed out to the garage for the ultimate battle, human vs. possessions. I am not exaggerating, it was not only physically grueling, but a mental drain as well. My garage contains a few specific types of items; lawn and garden equipment and supplies, bikes and sports gear, tools, trash, recycling, moving boxes that have not been opened in years and the unofficial Tonic Sol-fa Hall of Fame complete with va Read More...

03.31.14

Those of you that don't get our e-letter, or have it casually placed in your spam folder, may have missed some of the following information... We’re writing to let you know of a great charity that we’re raising money for this year, Feed My Starving Children. This great organization has a simple approach - hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children and adults - and they ship these meals to nearly 70 countries around the world. We were also excited to know that a single meal Read More...

03.24.14

Spring is here!  Time to make a change.  For a few years, TSF has been touring, recording, and generally waking up on January 1st with another year past.  We'd like to take a detour.  Maybe we can record many of the songs we've never gotten to or push the talents of the individual members?  Perhaps we rehearse music specific tours, change the image and take our places as one of the best vocal groups in the U.S.  We are still standing after many years, and we still wish to push boundaries.  No ma Read More...

03.21.14

Know what I like about March? In my mind, it's the "transition" month.  You know, that month that bridges the gap between winter and spring, thus harkening a new beginning!  And who doesn't like a new beginning?  Besides people who like their normal beginning, I mean.   But sometimes they might like new middles or endings, right?  Mayhaps. What I'm really trying to say is that good times are on the way!!!  Spring turns into summer soon enough, and that means it's time to bring out the flip flops Read More...

02.6.14

As I was driving down to the cities the other day, I happened to catch a program on MPR discussing five things you wish you had known when you started your career. This particular segment featured five journalists and as I listened to their stories, I couldn't help but wonder the same thing? What do I wish I had known when we started Tonic Sol-fa? I thought about a bit, and, of course, there is a long list of things I wish I had known twenty years ago. For instance, I wish I had realized that al Read More...

01.9.14

Christmas was a blur.  The first week of January was a blur (shout out to the 1/3 of our population who's also suffering from this - expletive deleted - cold/flu).  As TSF looks forward to our first regular shows in 2014, I am reminded of memories...Faces of people who were our biggest fans for a day and faces of those who've been with us nearly this entire journey...All good memories....Thoughts of nearly blowing up the B&B in Pennsylvania, of the lightning storms in Nebraska, of the jet do Read More...

01.8.14

Guess what everybody - it's 2014!!!!  What what?  Aw, yeah.  Time to get your 2014 on.  For Reals.  Yeah. You know what I like about this year?  Lots of things.  Lots.  Can't even tell you.  That's how much.  For one thing, it's TSF's 20th Anniversary.  Yup, we might even have cake.  Not sure yet.  I like marble.  20 years?  Really?  That's like almost as long as Jared's latest probation, Mark's most recent sweater purchase, and Shaun and Greg's songwriting partnership.  How many of you can say Read More...

12.18.13

Wow, this Christmas tour has flown by! The shows have been a blast, the Tonic "Selfies" are steadily improving and the audiences are awesome. My hat is off to one of the nominees for this year's MVP, Dane Johnson, our audio/video technician, stage manager, truck driver, etc. Dane does it all so we can arrive for sound check, perform, hang out with the audience after the show and then head off to the hotel without worrying about the load-in/load-out, technical issues, etc. It is pure luxury and w Read More...

12.3.13

What are some of my all time favorite Christmas songs, you ask?  Oh, you didn't ask?  Well I'm gonna tell you anyway. I've always been a sucker for a good version of "What Child is This" and "Lo, How a Rose e'r Blooming", and who can deny the sweet, lovely simplicity of "Still, Still, Still"?  Not this guy. However, as every year passes, and TSF continues to search for and/or write the next Yuletide favorite, I like to hearken back to my childhood, and relive the days of hearing (and perhaps I'v Read More...

12.2.13

The shows are SO enjoyable (and different) this year... People seem to be responding en masse to the new "Earth Stood Still" project, requesting singles of "Leaving Heaven" and commenting on the various, unexpected surprises in each show.  I feel like we are singing better than ever (mostly due, I'm thinking, to a year of overdue voice lessons!), and there seems to be a bigger sense of holiday in the air.  We are coming to your city so spread the word!  I look forward to hearing YOUR reaction!!! Read More...

11.12.13

Hey!  Hey You!  Guess what month it is?  GUESS WHAT MONTH IT IS!!!  It's November - woot woot!  Know what that means?  I do!  It means our holiday tour is about to begin!  And I mean soon!  Too soon, you ask?  I think not.  Why do I think not?  Because you can never get into the holiday mood too early.  Or can you?  Know what I'm talking about Target?  I kid.  Or do I? I guess what I'm trying to say is,  I'm excited to get started on the 2013 tour - man is it gonna be great!  We've got some new Read More...

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