Music reminds me of what I wanted to be
After many years working in the film and television business, a few years ago I decided to get back to performing music. I was just a little rusty. So in March, 2014, a friend (thanks, Todd!) challenged me to perform 100 gigs by the end of the year. I accepted the challenge. My goal was simple – to learn as much as I could from every gig.
I started with a long list of questions. For example, did I enjoy performing by myself or with others? On what instruments did I enjoy playing my songs – piano or guitar? Which songs did I enjoy sharing and why? What performing situations meant the most to me – busking on a neighborhood street or performing in a venue? And of course, should I wear a hat or not? Yes!
Gig by gig, I learned how to become a better performer. As I shared my music with an amazingly supportive worldwide musical community, I learned something else. Making music is always better shared! Here are some pictures of my journey of 100 gigs! It was so much fun, I think I'll do it again soon!
Monday, March 17, 2014
Lots of early support from Baja friends during the Monday Night Jam at the lovely Las Cabanas de Loreto.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014
It was a windy night at the Encino Soapbox Sessions open mic. So cold I had to borrow someone's jacket. Along the way, I learned that when you're at a gig - you stand and deliver no matter what!
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Singing at Guitar Merchant's open mic trying out a new tune, "Find Me." Go to my Music page to hear this one.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
By the time I got to Gig #52, I was occasionally joining forces with stellar musicians, Eric Estes, John Cartwright, and Doug Knoll.
Monday, September 14, 2014
Trying out my new tune, "Can't Be A Good Thing," at Kulak's Woodshed with the house band.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Sharing one of my old originals, "Just For The Record." Thanks to Dennis Miller for the photo!d.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
What's better than sharing holiday carols with others! For gig #90, I joined my friend, singer-songwriter Jill Freeman, to sing our favorite holiday songs to seniors.
Saturday, December 27, 2014
For gig #100, I produced "Harmony" featuring guests who sing and love harmony as much as I do. Pictured below with me are guests Art Podell and Judy Montgomery.