Russel Dean and Johnny K will entertain May 1.
Do you wonder how the human brain processes the music it hears? I do. When I improvise and words spout from my mouth, I wonder where they were heard. Original ideas are hard to come by! I've said that before. Parts are heard and shaken, stirred, poured or effervescent as they exit the brain. I just move on to the next. Everything has been sung and everything has been heard; let's just mix it around a little...pretend it's new.
What fun I had to discover who wrote the song Bartender's Blues. Folks love that song, and now I've played harp to it! James Taylor wrote Bartender's Blues.
Days ago a couple friends talked about stones and the pain each had of "passing a kidney stone." Then I thought of a doctor's prescription to drink lots of beer for good health (Guiness' old saying?) - whether or not it is true, I don't know. But that's the germ of improv called "Ahyu 'Speer."
I've heard people say Minne-Snow-ta. For good reason. Folks also could say Minne-Frost-Bite-ta, but that doesn't roll off the tongue poetically.. Christmas day could be a very cold one…among several other cold days. Stay indoors and play warm games!
You might guess from my song, Musical Genius, that I do not yodel. !! I never thought I would want to yodel. Well, if I could yodel on one song only - this one, I think I could live with it!
Return to the simplicity of recorded music, to instill a sense of intimacy with an audience, to remove the electronica and electronic "production values" that disguises the human voice and heart, that is what I want to do.
Join us at another musical gathering, the Second Friday Arr Walk in Springfield. 715 Main Street- White Cloud, 5-8 PM.
I'll perform at the White Cloud with OutlawYogi from 5 to 8. Other musicians I know will stop in and join us.
John and Garden Variety Trio perform at 11:00AM Sat. 11/10, at the newly-opened Hometown Buffet restaurant at Gateway Mall. We enjoy and want to share our vocal harmonies!