Welcome to the musical homestead of Vernam and Connie Cipher, who’ve been playing and singing together for more than 10 years on what Dad jokingly dubbed “The Planned Obsolescence Tour.”  Connie gets the last laugh now that the prophecy has been self-fulfilled: She’s all grown up and stealing the show.

FAREWELL, GAB:  Since Connie wasn’t even 10, we’ve enjoyed playing at Great American Bagel in Westmont and Western Springs.  Some of Dad’s favorite memories are of little girls who watched in fascination as our girl did her thing.  Now she and they are all grown up and the Bagel management has decided to discontinue its songwriters’ showcase, so on April 30 we had the sad privilege of being the last people to perform there, at least for a while.  Thanks to Andrea and other staff who gave us dozens of chances to play there, letting Connie hone her skills from such an early age.

NEW:  The singin’ Ciphers will perform at our very favorite
summertime venue, the Downers Grove Classic Car Nights on Friday, June 9.  We’ll play from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Main St. Metra station.

We will play at the Downers Grove Farmers’ Market on the Saturdays of July 29 and September 23, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Hey, we’ve been asked back to Geneva’s pastoral Windy Acres Farm on the Saturdays of October 7 and 14, from noon to 5:00 p.m.  It is a truly kid-friendly spot, with non-stop fun activities.



Website of songwriter Vernam Cipher