Old is New and New is Old Again

Have spent a lot of time lately rehearsing for some upcoming performances! Here’s what’s been going on, and what’s on the horizon:

This Saturday’s Driftwood LA gig will add yet another Knights of Columbus hall to our list of conquered venues. It will also be our first show since last fall’s afternoon appearance at American Martyrs. Who knows when we will drift back onto a stage anytime soon…so drop by if you can, it’s free and open to the public.

Another project is the annual Drama Ministry production at Faith UMC.  Due to a variety of 50th anniversary activities at the church this year, the production has been scaled down slightly. Instead of a full-blown musical like previous years (The Wiz, Joseph, Godspell), musical director Steve Bullard has put together some classic Broadway selections. Over the last few years, I’ve alternated my role between guitar player and performer, and this year I’ll be onstage singing instead of playing guitar in the Devotion Band.

After that, it looks like I’ll be entering rock n roll mode for a while! Last year, my friend and former bandmate, guitar slinger extraordinaire Pete Sheppard invited me to join him in Craig Fall’s studio to add vocals to his version of Dylan’s Forever Young, which turned out to be a lot of fun.  Now he has suggested we do more recording, this time unearthing some of the lost relics from our Last American Heroes days. Other than a small contribution to Doug Spark’s NoVanGogh project, it’s been a while since I spent some quality time in the studio (the R & D Project back in 2004/2005) so I am looking forward to this. You’ll see my updates via Twitter and Facebook…

That’s all for now!

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