Love giving of my time to my community
Oakshire Beer Hall 5013 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, Oregon 97218
My first paying gig in 7 months had me performing for residence at a nursing home in Beaverton, Oregon on Tuesday, September 22. I was hooked up via a bluetooth headset/mic that was connected to a small bluetooth speaker that a nurse would take from room to room so the residents could hear me.
Some of the sweetest smiles and reactions I’ve ever received took place. Residence would sing along in their chairs or beds, some of them grooving as best they could. Some of the best 90 minutes I’ve had during these Covid days.
I’m back again this Friday evening, July 13, at Rose City Food Park from 6-8pm. Great evening to bring the family, date night, whatever it may be. Wonderful vendors and some outstanding food.
I’ll play my take on lots of cover tunes from 50s-60s-70s, add a few originals just to spice it up. I would love to see some familiar faces and a few new ones. Please join me this Friday evening.
Rose City Food Park is located at 5235 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, 97213
This Saturday afternoon I’ll be playing some of my originals along with cover tunes at the Rose City Food Park (5235 NE Sandy Blvd) from 2:30-4pm. The weather looks great and so should the food. Stop on by – I’d love to see you.
HomeBrew will be performing this Saturday evening 8-11pm at Mallard’s at The Resort at the Mountain, in Welches, Oregon.
HomeBrew and the Terrapin Horns play the best in vintage party music from R&B, Rock and Swing.
I’ll be the warm up beginning at 7pm, performing familiar soft rock hits from Billy Joel, James Taylor, Van Morrison, Elton John, Kenny Loggins, Elvis Presley, Otis Redding and a few originals.
I have often mentioned how moved I am by this human experience we are all a part of. As a pretty high feeling individual (at least that’s what Meyers-Briggs tells me), I am most deeply moved by those moments when life is at its hardest.
I have found that simply validating a persons hurt, pain and loss, is far more comforting, because the person going through the difficulty feels heard. Sometimes, that’s all we really need. Being heard. Listened too, without judgement or clever bumper-sticker slogans.
The song “Shattered,” is about validating the hardship. Recognizing the reality of what has happened and offering to listen and just be there.