Sunday, December 10, 2017
Man, the crowd was crazy tonight in New Braunfels, TX! Michael Carrandi and Joe Resnick joined me on stage to entertain the masses. We had several celebrations happening with birthdays, anniversaries, and new engagements all represented. I received so many smiles and “thank you”s from the audience that it warmed me up on a cold night. Michael and Joe were both fun to perform with, and the crowd liked the whole evening’s show!
Saturday, December 9, 2017
My Friday night in New Braunfels, TX, was spent with David Lee, swapping with him between piano and drums while playing folks requests. Lots of requests and lots of people graced our stage over the course of the night. I’ll be back for more tomorrow night!
Friday, December 8, 2017
Chris Wallis and I drove through about an hour of a blinding snow storm tonight in Texas. I have never experienced the sensation of driving into diagonally blowing, half-inch-sized snowflakes while my mind suddenly decided that the car was no longer moving forward (when it was) until tonight. It was a weird and scary sensation. After the snow eventually turned to rain, we made it about 8 miles outside the club and we were pulled over by the police. The officer was very nice and gave us a warning for doing 72 in a 65 (right where the speed limit dropped from 75), and we made it to our show with about 15 minuets to spare. The club was packed and ready to party, so we set up quickly and launched into our show, and powered straight through until the end. Slightly dazed, we packed up amid many people complimenting us on our show, and had an uneventful drive home. I like adventures with Chris!
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Sixth street in Austin, TX, on a Tuesday evening with Mikey Gammon was a little cold, but we still put on a show for the people. People requested tunes by everyone from Billy Joel to Metallica. I enjoyed performing with Mikey again, and it was entertaining to watch him flip sticks in the air and try to catch them. Before the end of the night, the bartender flung him a water which bounced off the snare drum and hit Mikey in the...well...let’s just say Mikey sings a little higher than he used to now.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
I performed with Matt Wilson Band for a wedding in Austin, TX, tonight. We had a lively bunch of people at the reception! I played the second keyboard parts for the band which included Matt Wilson (piano & vocals), Kevin Flatt (guitar), Jimmy McFeely (bass), John Duran (drums), Karol Moore (vocal), Kristi Grider (vocal), Rich Haering (trumpet), Jim Buennig (sax), and Leo Gauna (trombone). I enjoyed the show and look forward to next time! Congrats to the newlyweds!
Saturday, December 2, 2017
We had a great crowd in New Braunfels, TX, tonight! The talented Heather Ray joined me on stage as we took turns at piano & drums all evening. Wayne, a fella who just retired from law enforcement and is becoming a fireman, was given a surprise party at the club, and it was great to play for their group, as well as all the other birthdays and bachelorettes we had in. Once again, Heather knocked it outta the park and was a pleasure to perform with! The two of us will team up again at Moonshine & Ale on 12/15/17! Yay!
Friday, December 1, 2017
A Thursday night in Round Rock, TX, presented Mikey Gammon and I with a listening audience. We had tons of great requests. My favorite part of the night was due to a birthday party. A guy was given a bicycle bell to put on his motorcycle, but we incorporated it into our show in several well-timed spots! It was a fun crowd!
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Wednesday night on 6th street in Austin, TX, with Chris Wallis was fun! Lots of great and unusual requests hit the piano tonight. I think we played more than an hour’s worth of tunes together for the very first time! Chris is such a pro drummer, and he makes it easy for me to have fun. Thanks to our new fans who just relocated from New Jersey to Austin (I can only assume it was to be closer to us, lol)!
Sunday, November 26, 2017
The night before my birthday started off a little slow in New Braunfels, TX, but by the end of the night, the club was hopping! David Lee, Chris Wallis and I played tons of requests for the crowd, and at midnight, David serenaded me for my birthday! We had some fans onstage at the same time who danced for me as the crowd sang along with David. It was a great way to start my next trip around the sun.
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
Happy thanksgiving! Andrae and I took requests from the tryptophan-laced crowd tonight as people escaped their family for a little drinking and singing. We had some great requests and some thankful people in our audience. I’m glad I could spice up some people’s holiday tonight. I always enjoy playing with Andrae!
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Heather Ray and I represented Rock It Man Entertainment in Austin, TX this morning for a dueling pianos show from 10a-11:30a. Kato Kalin hosted our stage as the random fans in full costume came through the front doors of the convention center. This was one of my favorite shows I’ve done over the years with Heather! Christine Barton-Holmes came along as our photographer, and she took some great shots of the insanity. Heather is always a joy to work with, and her “I, Zombie” costume, complete with hot sauce was fantastic! Thanks to Rock It Man Entertainment for having us represent them in Austin!
Saturday, November 18, 2017
David Lee and I played together in New Braunfels, TX, tonight. It was kind of an odd crowd, but they still were requesting songs and enjoying what we played for them. After the show, someone told me that the Michael Jackson tune I played was bad. I asked, “Bad, bad...or bad, good?” They said, “Bad like the baddest Michael Jackson ever played Bad”, so I was good!
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Our final Monday night show for 2017 was so much fun! Roger Glenn (drums), Kevin Humphry (guitar), Bill Ritter (bass) and I wore our Dan Camp shirts in honor of Bill’s first visit to Texas, where I kept him busy for a week. These fellas are true musicians and it was an honor sharing the stage with them (and also with Chris Wallis on Saturday night) while Bill was in town. Normally, Kevin plays bass with us, but he is a great guitarist too, so between listening to him on guitar and Bill’s interactions with a couple great drummers, I’ve been a happy camper at Dan Camp! A big thank you to Tantra for a fun season of shows, and also to Christine Barton-Holmes for always taking great photos of the group!
Sunday, November 12, 2017
In San Marcos, TX, Bill Ritter played upright bass with Chris Wallis on drums and Kevin Humphrey on guitar! This was the first show for Bill in Texas, and the first show with Kevin on guitar. It was a great success, and fun because we kept calling it the “Dan Camp Talent Show”. Also, my parents, niece, brother and sister-in-law, and wife all showed up wearing “Dan Camp” shirts! So much fun.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
A wonderful Monday evening in San Marcos, TX, with my musical buddies, playing our brand of funky original tunes and oddball covers. We had a good and interactive crowd that sang and danced to our tunes. I like playing at Tantra, but next Monday is our last show for the winter holiday season. I’m sure we’ll return in 2018, but make sure to come out next Monday when guest bassist Bill Ritter will be joining us for our last scheduled show!
Sunday, November 5, 2017
This is the beginning of Wurstfest in New Braunfels, TX, so the club was packed tonight! Roger Glenn (drums) and David Lee (piano) helped me entertain the crowd. It is my pleasure to share the stage with these two talented guys. Thanks to all for making our show fun!