Sunday, September 25, 2011
Tonight was a party in New Baunfels, TX with Brian on drums while I played piano. A big bachlorette party was there from the beginning for bride-to-be, Kristen. Lots of fun with them, and also with everyone else who filled AJ's. Towards the end of the night, the crowd got on a big 80's kick, so the last 45 minutes sounded like a Kay-Tel double CD special of the best of New Wave. Totally tubular, dude.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
This morning, I performed for the San Marcos Farmer's Market on the square, in front of the Texas Music Theater. I couldn't have asked for nicer weather! It helped that I was in the shade, but it didn't get too hot until after my 10am-11am set. The folks seemed to enjoy my music. I had lots of great feedback from the people roaming the market after I finished. Hope to come back to perform again soon!
Friday, September 16, 2011
Hey everybody! Tonight was packed with piano players and drummers and drummer-piano players who all had a chance on the stage. First, drummer Mikey took the stage with Kayla, a new piano player to AJ's. Then, I swapped places with Kayla to play a couple hours with Mikey. Mikey let Kayla sit in for a couple of songs on drums mid set with me still on piano. After Mikey returned to the stage, we played a few tunes together, and then his lovely wife, Summer (who is also a regular piano player at AJ's) came up and took over the piano, while Kayla took over drums. Finally, Mikey and I took the stage to close out the night. Wooo hooo! Party!
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Tonight was crazy in New Braunfels, TX! I had my first show with Brian (with an "i") Short, on drums, this evening, and he was fun to perform with. Every song I threw at him, he stepped up and hit it. The crowd was in a good mood and ready to sing along. For some reason, "Bennie and the Jets" was requested (and played) multiple times, and every time they'd sing along. Also, there were a bunch of people celebrating different things, and they all were great sports for letting me sing to them!
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Joe Resnick and I were back for more fun tonight in New Braunfels, TX. We both agreed on how cool the crowd was tonight. Great requests, people singing along, and everyone was there to have a good time. My favorite request of the evening came from four guys out to have a good time who really, really, really wanted to hear "Walk Like An Egyptian". I did my best to perform it for them, and they danced, like Egyptians, for the entire song. Cool.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Joe Resnick and I played tonight in New Braunfels, TX for about three hours of every kind of song you could think of. Bob Marley, Beatles, CCR, White Stripes, Radiohead, Dr. John, Otis Redding, Van Morrison and so many more. The crowd arrived a bit late, but we still had fun with them. Joe can really play just about anything he wants to, and he proved it over and over again this evening. Tomorrow, we'll return for more mayhem!
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Our first night at the Legendary White Swan was cool. Not too many people, but that was expected for our first show from 6p-9p on a Tuesday night. I still had a great time performing with Chris Wallis (drums) and Pat Whitefield (bass). We are in the process of refining our sets, and this is a great venue for it. I'm hoping to build Tuesday nights into something special in east Austin. If you're reading this, come out and say hi next week! We'll be at the 'Swan at least through September on Tuesdays.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Folks in New Braunfels, TX were rocking tonight with Joe Resnick (on drums) and I as we played every request they threw at us. Joe's a great drummer, and he backed me up on everything from Red Hot Chili Peppers to Lovin' Spoonful. I made a few new fans tonight who were very gracious to us about our performance. Then, as I was about to leave the club, I checked my email and had a few new fans from Japan, too. Thank you to everyone for being so supportive of live music!
Friday, September 2, 2011
Rafael "Coffeeboy" Ibarra on guitar joined me tonight for a fun show at Tantra Coffeehouse in San Marcos, TX. We played quite a few blues tunes and some New Orleans soul, and while on break, I had many people come up to tell me how much they liked what we were doing, and what a great guitarist Coffeeboy is. One of the cool ways we approached some of the tunes was with the help of the app Garage Band on my iPad. We used some swinging drum loops to accentuate our sound, and it worked out great. I look forward to the next time Coffeeboy and I get a chance to jam!