Had some very nice gigs this past week. Two with my group and one with the Swing Daddies. I'm thankful to know some very excellent and accommodating musicians. I say this because my bass player and good friend, Andy Crawford, of the past several years will soon be leaving. He and his wife are going into the Peace Corps and will be in Guatemala for the next 2 years. Andy is a wonderful bassist and guitarist, and he will be missed in the local music community! His wife Erin is also a great friend of mine--she's one of those folks who makes you laugh and feel good about yourself in general. Hopefully the two of them will return somewhere near the area after their experience!
But back to the accommodating musician thing...Tim Brickner has been wonderful in that he learned several new tunes--and they aren't all easy!--in preparation for these gigs. He's a busy guy but hopefully he'll be available for other gigs in the future. Don't have anything set up yet but I'm working on securing a couple more Fat Jack's dates (in Bloomington) and maybe a Shoppes at Grand Prairie gig or two, if the person who books those gigs will ever return my (and Kevin's) phone calls.
And in case I forget to do this later, the gig schedule for next week is:
Thursday, August 4 @ Panache, 7:30 - 10:00 pm
Me, Kevin (piano), & Doug Falk (bass)
Friday, August 5 @ The Hotel Pere Marquette, 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Fulton Street Gang
Will update in the event anything changes. Enjoy the weekend!