Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
"Beatles At The Barn" in Hobart, Indiana was a huge success. Three bands each performed an hour of Beatles music for a fund raiser put on by the orchard. Chris & Lou (with their band) was up first, then we took the stage as a trio, and the night ended with the Crawpuppies. I can't even begin to guess how many hundreds of people attended this event. The photos are a good starting point for how massive the building is. The stage is center of three huge barns, with a full balcony around the top. We played lots of the later Beatles stuff like "Martha My Dear", "Sexy Sadie", "Get Back" and many more! As soon as we hit our last note, we had to pack up and go off to our next show, which was about 20 minutes away. Our thanks to Tom Collins and his staff at the orchard for making this one of my favorite shows I've done to date!
Thanks so much to the folks at 7th & 8th for helping us put this together so quickly!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
We performed four 40 minute sets (as requested by the casino), and watched the crowd as they watched the thrusting-dance guy. Weird.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
On one of our breaks, Bill Ritter and I went over to the dueling piano club in the casino and sat in for a couple of Beatles tunes. I'm ready for bed now. Good night!
Friday, April 16, 2010
Against me? With me? Which is it?
It doesn't really matter because it was more of a team effort to involve the crowd rather than pitting us against each other. Whatever. It was fun, and I'm going to bed now.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Jake is one amazing guitarist, and I feel lucky to perform with him. We've only done a few shows together now, but each time he gets more and more comfortable with the group. Bill and I were only functioning on about three hours of sleep, but the energy somehow emerged from performing (and Zydeco's great food)! I hope everyone who hasn't been out to see us in a while can come check out Jake with DanHolmesGroup soon!
The show was at Bayview Gardens, a soon-to-be-but-not-yet smoke-free club. Needless to say, it was pretty smokey by the time we packed our gear to head home. The show was fun and the people who were there were great, but this being the eve of Easter and it being the night Michigan played (and lost to) Butler U in the Final Four made the crowd thinner than we had hoped. We still had fun and drove the 4+ hours to reach home by 6:00am. I was off to bed as soon as we got home because I had to be up again in three hours to make it to our brunch gig at Zydeco's by 11:00am!