Friday, February 28, 2014
The all request piano show tonight in New Braunfels, Texas was full of people requesting songs, and then taking selfies. I'm not sure why, but Instagram and Facebook probably have 400 new shots of people at arm's length tonight. My photo is a selfie, with people at the front of the stage taking a selfie with me in the background. Meta-selfie!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
The party in San Marcos, Texas was at Taxi's tonight! Brad Evilsizer played the drums while I did my thing on piano for the crazy crowd. I had a lot of fun this evening, mostly because the energy of the crowd was nonstop. Some friends of mine from other bands and other venues showed up to cheer me on! It was hard to believe, but from our second song until the end of the night, there were always people on stage dancing. Brad sounded fantastic, and I had a great time performing with him this evening!
Friday, February 21, 2014
Thursday night in New Braunfels, TX brought me to AJ's for my request-based piano show. I had a couple come back for the second week in a row, a group of first-timers who all told me they'd be back again, and a whole bunch of tables of regulars. Lots of singing and dancing, plus the girl who always rents me a car for my long trips finally showed up to sing the loudest!
Monday, February 17, 2014
Some serious blues was thrown down in Georgetown, TX tonight. I performed a show with Rob Roy Parnell and a great band including Jason Corbiere (drums), Scott Unzicker (guitar), Pat Whitefield (bass), and Derek O'Brien (guitar). The folks all danced to nearly every tune we played, which always makes me feel good. This was a fun group of guys to perform with, and I hope we get to do more shows together soon!
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Brad Evilsizer and I rocked Taxi's Piano bar tonight in San Marcos, Texas. I played lots of random tunes, as is the case with every request show I perform. Brad is a solid drummer, and he did great this evening. Thanks goes out to him and to the locals for making tonight fun!
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Happy Valentine's Day! Clay Rheinlander's (drums) first night at AJ's in New Braunfels, TX was tonight, and what a good time we had. The crowd was very involved and ready to sing and dance to most everything Clay and I did. We did more than a few love songs for the couples to get their groove on, too.
Sadly, after the gig I stopped at a gas station on my way home to witness a sad sight (see picture).
Friday, February 14, 2014
My solo piano request show went great tonight in New Braunfels, TX! People danced to lots of different requests, including "Do You Believe In Love" by Huey Lewis & The News, "Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch" by The Four Tops, "Hold Me Now" by Thompson Twins and many other random songs. Thank you to everyone for making it a fun evening with unique requests!
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Roger Glenn and I entertained a full house at AJ's in New Braunfels, TX last night. People were in the mood to sing and dance before we hit our first note, and they stayed until we finished our last song! I think they really enjoyed Roger's drum fills, because they asked for "Jack & Diane", "Freebird", and "In The Air Tonight" all in a row. Needless to say, we obliged.
Friday, February 7, 2014
New Braunfels, Texas was experiencing some cold weather tonight! Granted, not as cold as the north and north east are experiencing, but still very cold for Texas. I had a good group of people come in to hang out and request their favorite songs, and they sang and drank to keep warm!
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Howl At The Moon sent me on another great Piano-Show-To-Go tonight, this time it was located in The Woodlands, Texas with the talented David Lee Morris on the other piano, and the always amazing Joe Resnick on drums. The show, which was for the employees of the Hill's Pet Nutrition company, went great, and the crowd was very involved. David, Joe and I make a great three-way team!
Sunday, February 2, 2014
A brand-new venue in Waco, Texas was the site of my gig this evening with drummer Roger Glenn. It's a classy cocktail bar with lots of brick and cement floors, and amazingly, still sounds great! Brick, glass, cement, and metal usually make a room have way too much in the way of brightness and volume, but this club makes it work well for them. By the end of the evening, people were up dancing on the stage with us, and kept us playing with encore requests! I had a great first-time at Muddle!
Saturday, February 1, 2014
I like to think that each of us are the center of our own little universe. Sometimes we let people into our universe, and sometimes, others let us into their universe. Tonight in New Braunfels, everyone more or less stayed inside their own universe, and sometimes would bump into other people's universe. While inside my universe, I imagined a crowd of people at a Journey concert, each of them walking up to Steve Perry with a slip of paper. Written on that sheet of paper, was my name and the title of one of the songs I've written. Steve looks behind him to drummer Mikey Gammon, and they burst out into a sing-along version of "Mistaken Identity".