It's Been A While!!

Well, it's been a while since I updated this site, and some fun things have happened.

In February I got to play the Brewin' Bistro, for SLCC TV, along with Mary Tebbs and her band Yes Ma'am! That was a fun time. Here is the YouTube link:
The video is pretty long, but my part begins just before the 7:00 minute mark, and goes for about 25 minutes. When the individual video clips are available I will add them to the site.

I have also started up a 2nd weekly open mic. This one is on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 9:00 at Ditta Caffe, located on 3300 S and approximately 1500 E. It used to be a nursery, and there is a big green plastic dome. We play inside and the acoustics are really cool! I'll post some photos from the 1st open mic soon.

This year I revised Rum Runner to be more streamlined and got it down to about 4:20. I entered that song and Love Will Always Find A Way to the Susanne Millsaps songwriting competition this year. Preliminary judging to determine the 10 finalists who will play at the Utah Arts Festival is almost complete. Wish me luck!

Next Friday is the State Fingerstyle Championships, at the Ogden Music Festival. I'm planning to play again this year, which means I have to stop bouldering until after the contest to preserve my nails. I still have not decided which two tunes I'm going to play, but I have a new instrumental which could make it into the mix. Andrea's Dream is fun to play, and when I get a good recording I'll add it to the site.

Speaking of climbing, I'm still at it. I caught some big air a few nights ago at the climbing gym when my arms flamed out at the very top of the wall. But my belayer did a great job of catching my fall, and I did a great job of pulling her 15 feet off the ground in the process! Not to be deterred, though ... we climbed for another 2 hours after that.

I have a fun new song, tentatively called Old Guy, that is a hoot to play. Again, when I have a good recording it will be added to the site.

Happy Memorial Day weekend to all!! Be safe out there.

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