Archive for September, 2009
After getting back to Iowa from taking a flight down to the Washington DC area. I was in for the time of my life seeing old friends and meeting some VERY talented new ones. With a flight being MUCH faster than a 1000 mile one way car trip.
I want to thank my buddy Mark Newton for the opportunity of sharing his “Homecoming Pickin’ Party” in Fredericksburg, VA. Raising money for the James Monroe High School Athletics Dept. on September 19th, 2009, it was a bluegrass fund raising event that we all hope will continue for YEARS to come! The weather held- and everyone I chatted with had such a delightful time! The amazing volunteers and planning of this event was over12 months in the making and recording artists that came together for such a worthy cause made this such a huge success!
Also special thanks to Larry Jett (Sonrise) who invited me down to Wally Clever’s recording studio in Fredericksburg on Thursday 9/17/09. They are in the middle of recording cd #4 and tore it up in the studio! Sonrise is a southern style bluegrass/gospel band that is rock solid! Kind of ironic how I talked to the bass player Eddie Haynes about his son Justin Haynes (fiddler for 3rd Tyme Out). Saturday playing with Mark Newton on the main stage- Justin was sawin that fiddle to my “stage-left”! What an treat!
Pictures will be added soon so check back here and bookmark to your favorites!
Also a special thanks to all of the great folks at the Iowa City Fiddler’s Picnic! After just getting off the plane in Moline, IL. I zipped out to the fairgrounds and picked with some friends on Sunday afternoon. What a FUN time!
The Iowa band I have been sitting in with SLEWGRASS will be doing a concert Friday September 25th, 2009– Opening for Scott Cochran & Flannel. This will be a FREE show this Friday at Agave Tequila Bar and Grill in Coralville- show starts at 0830 pm. Bring a friend and let’s pack this place!
Here are a few updates on the music and activities I have or will be attending soon.
Got a chance to play with a local band here in Iowa City called SlewGrass.
Made up of some great local Iowa friends. They seem to be gaining quite a bit of popularity due to the original
songs & sounds we create together. Not what I could call a “bluegrass band” but an
americana/bluesy/acoustic sound that Iowa City does NOT have right now.
Word travels fast in the mid west- especially when people like something.
It features VERY tight 3 and 4 part harmonies- Guitar viola electric bass banjo (and some lap steel or dobro).
If you would like to catch a show this month, here’s where we’ll be:
10/09/2009 07:00 PM - Eagles Lodge
|hwy 6,across from Pauls
Iowa City, Iowa 52240
Description:Slewgrass presents their modern punkgrass stuff at the Eagles lodge!!
|09/12/2009 09:00 PM - The Sanctuary|
|405 S Gilbert St
Iowa City, Iowa 52245