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The Park Lounge rocked on Saturday night. There is always a song that stands out at each gig and on Saturday, it was Wild Nights by Van Morrison. Great turnout from my friends. Thank you all for coming out and having some fun and thanks to Bobby and Arrien behind the bar!!!
I am spending a week in Austin to check out music, food and southern hospitality. Last gig in November is The Park Lounge on November 16th. Kickin it off at 8:30pm and rockin til midnight!!!
Played at Toomey's Tavern for the first time this past Sunday afternoon. No chance to publicize it as it popped up days before. This local town favorite bar is on the South Shore and has some great atmosphere. Going back when the weather is warm to play the outdoor deck and watch the sun set.
What a blast at Heckscher Park last Saturday. Beautiful day with thousands of people checking me out. I played a one hour set of the best "pop" I have in my songlist and thanks to the best sound guy on LI, Jerry, I sounded great. Great to be part of this LI tradition.
Last Saturday Nite at C'est Cheese in Pt. Jeff was a night to remember. I played my best acoustical set ever. Beautiful night, wonderful crowd and good friends made it a very special night to perform. The first set started with my acoustic version of "You Shook Me" by ACDC, followed by a great little medley Beach Boy and Everly Bros tunes "Help Me Rhonda", "Little Deuce Coupe" and "When Will I be Loved" that flow perfectly together. Next, a soulful, sweet version of Neil Young's "Helpless", my funky, jazzy version of George Harrison's "Taxman", some protest songs from the Sixties including "Eve of Destruction" by Barry McGuire and "Fortunate Son" by CCR, the sweetest version of Paul Simon's "Slip Slidin' Away" that I can remember doing, a nice little medley of the Byrds' "Feel A Whole Lot Better" and George Harrison's "If I Needed Someone", followed by The Allman Bros. "Ramblin Man", some Darius Rucker's "Wagon Wheel" and Fleetwood Mac's "Second Hand News". Thrown in for dramatic effect was the troubling and controversial "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People followed by the rejuvenating and contrasting "Teach Your Children" by CSNY. Oh, and somewhere in the mix was my special version of the Beatles, "Hide Your Love Away". A first set that was flawless and fulfilling to me as a performer. The crowd and the staff were wonderful and since it has been a while since i sang at C'est Cheese, this felt like coming home!!! Thanks to my friend Joe C. who supports local muscians whole-heartedly and runs the best of the best restaurants in Pt. Jeff. Of course, special thanks to my wonderful partner, Annette, for giving me incredible support.
I finished four tracks with Tom at On Track. Super experience, great studio at affordable prices. Tom is the best. Many thanks!!!!
Wonderful little bistro with atmosphere, good food and service and music. Check out this place especially when I am playing.