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.
Fun times last Friday evening at Cellar 55 in Vancouver, WA. Met some very nice couples who enjoyed some quality wines from a friendly and attentive staff. Even had some of the couples dancing to some tunes, including one of my originals. Sold a CD of my “In Those Days” album to a couple who liked my new song “So Much Fun.” They said the lyrics reminded them of their own relationship. Feel good moment for me.
Tonight, it’s rehearsal time with HomeBrew. We have an appearance on Tuesday Aug. 26th at Velo Cult Bike Shop. This is an event for the Special Olympics Oregon Multnomah County Local Program. Suggested entrance fee: $10. We are the first of two bands. We take the stage at 7pm and play to 8:15. We’ll be playing tunes from Van Morrison, Doobie Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, Chicago, and others. Did I mention this bike shop has a bar! Join us in the Hollywood District of NE Portland. This is just a fun band.
This weekend, I’ll be on the coast in Rockaway Beach providing musical assistance for an all-church retreat. Keyboard, guitar, banjo, melodica and ukelele will be making appearances as well. Looking forward to some old time campfire tunes, too.
I love performing at in-house concerts. I love the intimacy, the interaction, the laid-back, relaxed nature of it all. It is a perfect receipt for a truly memorable evening for both performer and audience.
“With about 30 dear friends and guests gathered in our living room, Chris gave us two of the most wonderful hours of his music, his humor, and his incredible talent. We savored every minute.” Kathy Peterson, Coeur d’Alene, ID.
I’m booking house concerts for this fall, and would love to celebrate an evening of music and stories in your home. You can contact me here.
This is one of those real casual gigs where I just bring my guitar and sing songs for a couple of hours. I won’t be the only musician performing at this fun event. Maybe we’ll get a jam session going at some point. I’ll bring my ukulele and melodica for added musical spice.
I’ll be performing from 10am-12(ish) this Saturday.