Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Music is Moving Along

What a long time since I sat down to write a real post here...and this will be short, as I am, as always, short on time.

About a month ago, I made contact with an old friend of mine, Ben, who is a first class musician. He is excited about my originals and we are working on some arrangements for the songs that are already up on my blog/reverbnation sites as well as recording some of my more recent materials.

We have also been playing together....last friday i had a cookout/party here and ben and robin were a part of it, along with a group of friends who supported the music by their wonderful enthusiasm and/or vocals. Ken brought his guitar and played along a couple of songs, too... It was a great time and laid the foundation for yesterdays 'Open Mic' which turned into mostly a 'Marilyn and Ben' performance due to the lack of other players.... We did have a couple folks contribute such as Rob G, who i have finally met!!...and they added a lot to the good times....AND the rain held off...

It seems to be the time of 'no players' for other open mics around here too...a couple weeks ago, I stopped by the Mt Washington House in Hillsdale, NY and was the only player there too....so I played and sang and again had a few people sit in, but no one who wanted to take the lead....that was a good time too....

I am currently working out a gig in Hudson, my home town...to be announced. If you are local (or not!!!) and want to be sure not to miss a gig, please sign up on my reverbnation site.....you will only get a mailing when i am announcing a gig...

Now, out to my yard to mow the lawn....then to practice for the Neil Young Tribute in Jay NY, along with many fine rusted musicians....