Here is a cool video show by a gentlemen named Jared Freidenberg. It turned out really cool and we had a blast playing (we always do).
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1. The Breaks
2. Send ‘Em Away
3. Hard to Find
4. Whatever Happened
5. North Bound Gospel Train
6. This House
This weekend I ventured up to Telluride with a number of my fellow musicians from the local area to participate/observe Jazzfest. This was so much fun! Roy Hargrove, Victor Wooten, Mike Dillon, the Stillwater Advanced Jazz Combo AKA Grand Central, and my favorite, Organism!
I had two much more low-key shows to play at the Peaks Resort in Mountain Village. It is a great backdrop to play music behind. Its hard to call it work when you have the time of your life! Special thanks to Dave Ciani for all the hospitality during my stay. You are a great friend and I can’t thank you enough.
So, New Beginnings…… we have started the early process of a new cd. This began when we were lucky enough to have Dr. Stuard grace us with his presence on flute, keys and organ. This time around we will also be debuting Neil Hemphill on the drums. This next album is surely something special in the making. Stay way tuned as I update you with more on its progress! In the meantime, check out our current EP, “The Breaks” on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, CD Baby, or right here on this website.
Here is a photo from my hike in between shows
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The past week was yet another successful journey in music, and to be more general, life. I have noticed a number of changes in the way I perform, sing, conduct business, socialize, etc…..I can definitely say it is one giant leap of maturity on all aspects (minus the fact I still act like a kid most of the time). The things I used to deem acceptable in my world of creativity have become sub-par, and has been noticeable in the music I have been writing lately. I wouldn’t call it a change in complexity but more a shift of focus on the song as a whole, as opposed to one component of a song (a chorus, a lyric).
I also got a chance to play with a new drummer this week. His name is Alex Morrow and I must say, he was really fun to play with. Diverse, yet always in the groove. It’s amazing how changing a drummer for one day can take the music different places (kind of like how no two snowflakes are alike). It was a very fun week all together and I am excited to see what all these new musical ideas become as I rough the edges out. Here is the schedule for the upcoming weeks. Next week (7/21-7/28) we will have Easton Stuard in from California on the Keys and Flute (AAAAMAZING PLAYER). Be sure to check a show out.
18th @ Season’s 5:30pm (Solo)
21st @ Private Event
19th @ Derailed 7pm (Solo)
25th@ Season’s 5:30 (Solo)
26th @ FLC Community Concert Series Buckley Park 5:00pm (Band)
26th @ The Summit 10:00pm (Band)
27th @ Four Leaves Winery 6:00pm (Solo)
27th @ Derailed Saloon 9:00pm (Band)
28th @ The Balcony 6:00pm (Band)
In my endless pursuit of happiness (wink, wink) I am always searching for venues where I feel as comfortable as possible….places that force you to express yourself and be vulnerable to a good listening crowd. These are moments that remind us musicians why we do what we do. This week I had the luxury of performing in two venues that evoked that exact feeling I speak to. The first was the Sorrel Sky Gallery. There is something about performing around other artists and their work that always gets the creative juices flowing. Very receptive crowd and the whole gallery was filled with energy and vibrancy. I look forward to stopping by again and not only checking out the art, but playing again as well! Thanks Shanan!
the next day I made my way over to the Rochester Hotel’s courtyard for an outdoor evening show. The courtyard was intimately lit, with a beautiful stage and a more than comfortable feel. I must say, it was one of the best crowds I have been in front of in a long time. I got to tell the stories behind the music and really get into the moment. It made for a very special night. Thanks to Kirk and all the folks at the Rochester. Here is a photo someone took and posted to the website this morning. See you all tonight at the Underground: 9pm showtime