My three hour mid-day gig in Kennewick, WA., at Hughes Physical Therapy – celebrating their 25th Anniversary, went extremely well. Lots of good folks dropping by enjoying munchies, therapy and of course, some tunes.
Taking a little over 400 mile round trip working excursion east to Kennewick, WA., to help the Hughes Physical Therapy celebrate 25 years in business. Owner, David Hughes, is the cousin of my wife, Barb Hughes, and he’s hired me to perform music from 11am-2pm this coming Friday in his office in Kennewick, WA.
Being a 3 hour gig, my typical music selection will be peppered with more instrumental songs, most of them originals. Fun to pull those out from time to time.
Looking forward to seeing some of my wife’s extended family along with good driving weather.
I, along with songstress Cynthia O’Brien, will reappear once again for your Friday evening, end of the week, kick back with a red or white wine in hand, musical treat at the Vancouver wine tasting room, Cellar 55 from 6:30-8:30pm We so enjoyed our last visit, especially when several guests decided that our rendition of Brown Eyed Girl on ukelele’s was so much fun, they got up and danced.
Our playlist will include, more than likely the aforementioned Van Morrison cut, along with a steady diet of Kenny Loggins, Linda Ronstadt, Dan Fogelberg, Elton John, BIlly Joel, Ingrid Michaelson, America, Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor, Neil Diamond, of course our favorite band, “And More.”
Come chill with us this Friday at Cellar 55 from 6:30-8:30pm. Who knows, it just might change everything in your life. Or not.
Today would have marked the 59th birthday of one of my older sister’s birthday. Martha, lost her battle with cancer at the age of 3 1/2. I was 18 months old when she died and have no recollection of her. However, we have plenty of pictures to remember her by.
Over the years, I’ve written several songs in Martha’s memory. The most recent was in 2013. Today is a day of gratitude and remembering.
This week in music finds me preparing for two gigs. Tuesday evening, HomeBrew, will be performing at Velo Cult Bike Shop, 1969 NE 42nd Ave, in Portland’s historic Hollywood District. We play from 7-8:15pm and are the first of two bands. It’s a benefit for Oregon Special Olympics and there is a $10 suggested donation. Showing up early is highly encouraged.
Wednesday evening, what used to be my monthly Jade Lounge gig has gotten even more intimate. Meeting in a home with Jade Lounge band members and friends for an evening of sharing songs we all know, along with hearing some originals. Should be a wonderful evening of music and laughter.
It’s the 4th Wednesday of the month, which means the Jade Lounge band I’m in will be prepping the stage, or in this case the sofa, for some very special guests. A group called The Better Halves will play an hour long set at 8pm.
You just never know what might happen when a group of music enthusiasts combine their talents to see what happens.
It all starts at 7pm. Stop on by the Jade Lounge 2342 SE Ankeny St Portland, OR 97214.
Beautiful day to be playing music for the folks at Cotton Cloud Natural Bedding in NE Portland. Super nice folks and easy on the eyes store layout. Played for all kinds of patrons of all ages. A fun two hours spent on this Saturday. Cover songs from Billy Joel, Elton John, Beatles, Elvis, Van Morrison, Jimmy Buffet along with some originals from my album, “In Those Days,” done acoustically. However, any time I performed with the ukelele, that got the best crowd reaction.
This Saturday, July 19, I’ll be playing in front of Cotton Cloud and Natural Bedding on NE 7th and Broadway, under their large awning. I’ll be there from 11a-1p. This is all part of the NE Broadway Summer Super Sale.
Just booked Friday Aug. 8, at Cellar 55, from 6:30-8:30pm. Located 1812 Washington St. Vancouver, WA 98660. I’ll be playing classics from Elton John, Billy Joel, James Taylor, Elvis Presley and others.
Great crowd, nice evening with the garage door open letting in all the summer warmth into the restaurant. Folks seemed to enjoy some the classic oldies I did with my own twist to them along with some of my originals. Really connected with those listening. Great vibe in that place. Hope to come back again, soon.
Wrote this song last year after dropping off my daughter at college. I had an interesting exchange with young teenage worker at Taco Bell. The song is called, “Precious.”