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.
Just landed a last minute private gig for this Saturday evening. Going to play for a 40th wedding anniversary at Cathedral Tasting room in Dundee, Oregon. The happy couple has already requested a Bobby Vinton tune that was their first dance 40 years ago. Gonna bring my best crooner voice for that one.
Playlist will include some 50s and 60s, and of course my usual set of Elton John, Billy Joel, Beatles, James Taylor, Van Morrison, Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers and others, along with a few originals to keep things fresh.
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 weekend I perform with the band, HomeBrew. This 11 piece classic R&B party dance band will be entertaining at a couple of private functions. Today, it’s a college graduation and BBQ summer party out in Hillsboro, Oregon. Playlist for this event includes: Al Green, Van Morrison, Chicago, Stevie Wonder, Brian Setzer, Muddy Waters, Steely Dan, KC & the Sunshine band and others.
Sunday, a wedding reception in NW Portland, where we’ll have a “striped down” (colloquially speaking) version of HB. This playlist includes: Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles, The Beatles, James Taylor and of course – others.
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.
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.