Sunday, June 22, 2008

Getting back into it

My hiatus is nearing its end and I'm itching to play!

Here's a status report:

The 229 Groove Collective is playing at the Farmer's Market next Saturday, June 28th. Come check us out and enjoy the market - hopefully the weather cooperates. We are losing our drummer and guitar player to dreaded outmigration at the end of the summer and wll be starting a search for replacements. If you know anyone, shoot me a message with details on how to get a hold of you or give me a shout at Popplers.

Remember the Urban Jam Session starts on Monday the 30th - 8:00PM. This will be every other Monday - check here or my facebook page if you're unsure of dates. We have a new lineup of musicians in the house band and it promises to be fun every week.

I've been asked to play sax with the Dick King Orchestra out a Turtle River State Park for their annual 4th of July concert on, well, July 4th. This is always a fun gig and it features a full big band comprised of local musicians.

Last, but not least: Still Fighting It has finally found a replacement for our soon-vacant drummer position! Welcome Austin Winger, a UND percussion student and Grand Forks native, to the drummer's throne. We'll be at the Blue Moose on Wednesday, July 9th and the Farmer's Market on July 12th - which will be our old drummer, Matt's, last public gig with us.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Born Anew

Just poking my head back in during my little hiatus from gigging - I talk to the management at the Urban Stampede and we've come to an agreement that the Jazz Jam will move to every other Monday night @ 8:00, beginning again on June 30th. I figure we all need a little something relaxing on Mondays, so see you then!

Oh, and speaking of new and born: it's a girl!

Very proud papa here!