A couple of things going on into my New Year. I'll be part of the Hank Williams show at Godfry's this Thursday and sitting in with Ryan Rettew and maybe also Emily Neblock Jan 9 at Chaplin's. Always a pleasure to sit in with these two talented ladies. I hope to see some of you at these shows.
Once again the Bash was a big success and we thank every one who came out to the show. Special thanks of course to the Staff at Chaplin's and Dave Loves Donna and especially Black Rue! Keep on Rockin folks!
In the "Well, you can't please everybody" department. Some one scolded me for relating a conversation I had with another musician about a recording they were on. I didn't quote the person, just gave my impression of the conversation... so is that putting words in that other person's mouth? Not sure, but whom ever I offend out there, it was not intentional. As far as this being a public forum? I didn't think any one reads these rantings of an aging fiddler... but,... I guess they do.
Matt Gordon and I will be playing at the Collegeville Farmer's Market behind Di Vinchi's Pub this Oct 18 from about 9am-1pm I think they said. (I just need to know the starting time!) This should be fun, full of suspense and infectious energy!
Listening to a really nice quiet CD Mark Howard produced and ends up being sold near the cash register in places like Cracker Barrel. It has Matt Combs on it and I forget all who else, but it's a very nice CD even though Matt doesn't seem all that enthusiastic about it. Mark produced a lot of John Hartford albums and I did meet him a couple of times over the years. If you're out there Mark, this is a very nice CD and has a bunch of familiar tunes on it and I've given copies to a couple of my fiddle students already... It's a good CD for them to learn the tunes from and also play along with. I'll have to pop it out of the juke box CD changer so I can see what the title is and the players... Been thinking a lot about Hartford and the people I've known through him and surrounding him lately...
I posted a Video of myself with the Birthday Bash guys playing an Ernest Tubb tune on YouTube. You can go to the Town Square section to watch it. I'm an old man now so it takes me a while to learn how to use all this new technology, but I'm getting there... We've got a wedding this week, then a couple gigs with the Kris Yeaworth Trio and the Manatees. They'll get posted in the Calendar area as soon as things get locked down.
I've posted a Video of my own finally on YouTube. Just go to the Town Square on my web site here and go to Video. I've got some new things on the calendar. I'll be sitting in with the Manatees in Sept and Ted and the Trio are back at Fitzwater Station in August... This Sunday!!!