When internet became a thing, I was still using a landline. I didn’t get internet hooked
up to my home but a few years ago. Yes I know what century it is. I used a friends lap
top or the library.
There I was setting up my Heartland Tour and needed to move quicker to snag
some gigs that were time sensitive. I was surprised someone at every venue answered.
They were surprised someone called. Especially the gigs I was lining up in Nashville.
The process to play the Bluebird in Nashville is a thing. They require a demo just to
play the open mic. After that then maybe you get to play a showcase of 3 songs.
Barbara in Nashville, the very one Melissa Etheridge sings of,
https://youtu.be/uQ9ZR8OVlfQ is the very same one who books acts at the Bluebird.
Barbara picked up the phone one afternoon when I called. That call sent me to the
top performance level. I was offered one of the two slot choices that’s typically reserved
for famous Nashville songwriter’s or acts with a big draw.
That conversation is a whole other cool story and is what’s called luck in the business.
All those Nashville shows were lucky.
Posted March 10th 2023
The organizer said there's going to be hours and hours of music and that each artist
gets to pick a cover song to perform on their own or with the house band she had lined up.
I picked Heroin by Lou Reed.
if it was even suitable for general audience? Also I opted out of band rehearsal. It was
kind of far. So I sent a version of the song for cord changes purpose along with a note
answering some of their questions; trust me I'll make it work just start with a D guitar
chord. I would like to include the didgeridoo and fiddle players that are part of the house band.
the most faith in me were on the didgeridoo and fiddle, they blended into the guitars
stumming out that infamous D chord in my instruction note, the song emerged.
Somewhere in the song I found myself doing that rock n’ roll slide thing across the floor.
After the show the house band elaborated to me even more so how much
it was going to suck, now all bright eyed and bushy tailed we were laughing hard.
Posted November 19 Saturday 2022
My very special Save Bee Project is under way with
new raglan (baseball 3/4 sleeves) style T-Shirts
and hand made yarn Honey Bees in an effert to bring
awarness that bees and their hives are in danger.
Bees are essential to our food crops.
This explains it well;
While it's all about the bees however, I have added
some special personal touches into the shirt design!
4 shirt variations to check out! Go team Save Bees Go!
TY! Design by Steph S. at Gotham City Graphics
TY! Amalgamated Culture Works, especially Johnnie & also Curt!
TY! Remy at https://www.facebook.com/ArgyleBestiaryCo
Posted November 16 Wednesday 2022
T- shirts are in! Pictures will be up shortly.
Shirts choices are grey or white, Sleeve choices
are orange, denim, olive, maroon.
Posted November 11 Friday 2022
SPE Save Honey Bees Project-
New baseball t-shirts arrive soon.
Posted October 12, 2022
HBD to song single Metal/Country
Picture of SP Sept 18th /Burlington Vermont at Waterfront Park