I’m back at Rose City Food Park this Saturday afternoon from 3-4:30pm, as one of the featured musician’s for their Mini Brew Fest. The weather for Saturday looks hot, which means, cold brews and live music wait for you. I’ll be jamming cover tunes from Hall & Oates, America, Billy Joel, Elton John, Elvis and some of my own stuff.
Sit a spell and cool down this Saturday afternoon.
We’re back at it again this weekend for Estacada’s 50th high school reunion. Besides our regular playlist of classic R&B, rock and swing, we’ve added a set of songs from 1965 to stir up senior year memories.
Back in late June, I was on the coast in Manzanita, performing mainly originals and some cover tunes at The Hoffman Center. Intimate and responsive crowd. Sold some CDs, too. I was joined on stage for Elton John’s, “Love Song,” by long time friend, Sher Ireland.
Been jamming all summer with the band, HomeBrew, at mostly private events like, auctions, to weddings, graduations and an upcoming 50 year high school reunion.
This Friday evening, April 17, I’ll be at Cellar 55 in Vancouver, WA., from 7-9pm. Playing tunes from Billy Joel, Elton John, James Taylor, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Christopher Cross, Kenny Loggins, Jackson Browne, Neil Diamond, Fleetwood Mac and many others. I may throw in an original or two as well.
End your long work week and begin your weekend at Cellar 55.
Many a great moment at tonights gig at Cellar 55 in Vancouver. But none sweeter than it’s final moments. Our last song was the classic by Leonard Cohen, “Hallelujah.” A request. With our acoustic guitars, Jeff Haagenson sat upon a stool adding some tasty licks, while I led the song. With each passing chorus it got sweeter and sweeter. The reason? We had a group of choir members from Columbia Presbyterian Church in attendance. By the time we reached the final chorus we went a cappella and it sounded the sweetest of all. One of those sacred moments in a performance that was serendipitous.
My appreciation to Jeff Haagenson for his talent and friendship. To the staff at Cellar 55, you treat musician’s with respect and you pay us. Thank you.
I’ll keep you informed the next time I’ll be at Cellar 55. No doubt, Jeff and I will return together.
Jeff and I have played in a full band together for nearly 13 years and off and on as a duo. I invited Jeff to join me this Friday to resurrect some of our favorites we haven’t played in awhile. Our set list includes: Jason Mraz, Hall & Oates, Ingrid Michaelson, Train, Bruno Mars, Dan Folgelberg, James Taylor, along with some original blues instrumentals and whatever else comes to mind. Each of us will also take turns doing some solo stuff, as well.
Join us this Friday evening starting at 6:30. Great way to end your week and start your weekend.
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.