Looking for an intimate show where you can really hear the music and interact with the musicians? Join us Friday JULY 25 at Java Joe's. Starting at 8pm with a set by Frank Lee Drennen, the night will continue with a set by me and special guests. I might even make happy cakes...
"Java Joe loves music and he loves people and he has an enviable track
record of successfully, memorably bringing the two together." ~ SD Troubadour (read the article here)
Hope to see you there!
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
(intersection of Coast Hwy 101 & Leucadia Blvd)
SAT JUNE 28 @3pm
FREE SHOW. w/ Jack Tempchin & The Mattson2
more info at Summer Fun on the 101
Monday, May 12, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Popped the cork on itself --
Splattered my brains
I imagine now for ages
Something of Hafiz
To fall like
"I Imagine Now For Ages"
I woke up this morning feeling like it was all a dream. Love was in the air, in the room, in the music, in the words. Last night was our first For The Sender show in nearly a year.
To commemorate the release of Alex Woodard's second book of the book/album/concert series, For The Sender: Love is (Not a Feeling), we performed a ninety minute set of songs accompanied by readings of letters by the senders and stories of the artists. Lending their talents in voice and instrumentation were: Alex Woodard, Jordan Pundik, Molly Jenson, Jack Tempchin, Graham Nancarrow, Dean Cote, Keith Scott, Andy Powers, Patrick McClory, Brian Young, and myself.
(For The Sender books are based on the writing of Alex Woodard...and a project that evolved over several "family dinners" in which he asked a few songwriter friends to collaborate with him in writing songs about letters that fans had written to him. The letters are all stories of overcoming tragedy, hope, or uplifting in helping others. The songs do the same.)
|(L to R) Keith, Jack, Me, Jordan & Graham. Photo by Susie Nancarrow|
Working with such talented artists is a joy! With minimal rehearsal, yet the utmost professionalism and talent, this group assembled for what would be an unforgettable night punctuated by touching "thank yous" and piercing guitar leads. But why was it like a dream? Unlike any project I've ever been involved in, For The Sender truly connects people. It ties us through sharing our life stories and bonds us through emotion only conveyed through music.
My personal highlights from the show:
- "THIS BAND ROCKS!!!" shouted joyously by Jack Tempchin during the final few bars of our encore song (his "Already Gone") .... or maybe he said "KILLER BAND!!" ...you get the idea
- A poignant reading by Dan, of his letter to his friend who lost his life to ALS, followed by an energetic version of "Breathe The Sky" by Jordan and Molly, voices soaring
- Alex Woodard zig-zagging across the stage like a pinball, tripping everyone up on stage with his guitar cable, while excitedly directing solos, laughing, singing, and playing guitar during Graham's song "We Aint Got The Time"
- Singing Jack's beautiful song, "Act of God" with him
- Smiling and laughing and singing until my face hurt with Molly, Jordan and Graham