Tuesday, March 9, 2010

key of F

Just a note about upcoming gigs. Finally hired a decent "grammy-sitter" and have a little more freedom. Have set up a little studio here on the Stuart Hall campus, and am recording some songs. Teaching a few lessons. I'll be posting here more often, prolly.

Been working on a bunch of stuff in the key of F: Big Bill Broonzy's "I'm a Southern Man"; the 19th century Irish ballad, "Bold Robert Emmett," which has a local Virginian historical connection; and a medley of other instrumentals---including 18th century Scottish lute piece, "I Wish I Were Where Sweet Helen Lies." There's great story in that ballad, involving jealousy, a botched murder, and revenge, but it goes on WAY too long to sing.

THIS FRIDAY, Mar. 12 at 8-ish at the Darjeeling Cafe in Staunton. Two full sets.

Friday, Mar. 26, 8-ish at the Mudhouse in Crozet. Two full sets.

Friday, April 9th, 7-ish at the Stone Soup in Waynesboro. Two full sets.

Still negotiating for the Batesville Store in April. Outdoor gigs! Yahoo!