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April 4, 2009
SPRING, GLORIOUS SPRING!! Yes it is here, and in Vermont, that means MUD!! It is officially mud season, and our dirt roads are deteriorating rapidly. Always a challenge trying to keep autos clean, especially the tires. But along with the not-so-good comes the awesome...Maple syrup and all the accociated treats!!! This season, the sugarhouses have been really cranking...looks like a banner year for folks in the sugaring biz.
Speaking of sugar, check out the new duo that
Janet Fox and I started, North Country Sugar.
We’re doing lots of classic rock covers, some
reggae and blues, and even some standards f
rom way back. I’m really digging performing with
Foxy, as our voices fit together really fine. We are
fortunate enough to have been chosen the “house
band” at Arvad’s Grill & Pub in Waterbury, VT.
Every Friday from 6-9PM, we do our thing in the
Pub. It’s a great family atmosphere, and we also
get to sample the amazing dinners and drinks
which have helped the restaurant gain an enviable
reputation in the area.
In the studio, we’re working with some new singer-songwriters, as well as our individual original tunes. Randy and Leslie are demoing songs for the next Laslo Cameo release, and I’m doing the same for Briny Deep stuff. Tom Bianchi and I are emailing files back and forth in order to complete the Funky Crustaceans demo as well. We have a few local artists with some interesting things going down, ranging from avant garde jazz to folk tunes. It never ceases to amaze me how many creative folks live up here in the Northeast Kingdom.
Bee’s Knees gigs are really getting popular, and we’re seeing lots of familiar faces each month. I’ve been doing mostly cover stuff there, as it’s proven to be what most of the folks want to hear...and sing along with. If you’ve never been to the Bee's Knees, come in on the first Wednesday of each month, I think you’ll have alot of fun.
House concerts are beginning to
create lots of interest as well. People
like the idea of a small gathering in a
really controlled atmosphere. Intimate
concerts are really special events, and
I love the interaction with everyone.
So I hope that all of you made it through
the Winter in one piece, and here’s a
tip o’ the glass to a fun and funky Spring
wherever you are!
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