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Local Singer/Songwriter Showcase (9/10/05)

September 11, 2005 Leave a comment

[This entry was originally posted on my MySpace blog. It was transferred to WordPress on 1/20/2013.]

Red Rooster Coffee House, Aberdeen, SD

Set:
| Seldom the Optimist | Resurrected | A First Time for Everything | Room 511 | Horrid Little Man | Out of the Frying Pan | Is it Time to Go? | Liza’s Mine | The Nighttime | The City’s Calling | Day 9 |
Details:
Tonight’s show was, like day before yesterday, also a little bit of a snafu. It was a showcase of local singer/songwriters and it was originally booked for the 17th. But due to a conflict with another organization, it was bumped up to the 10th. Unfortunately, only a few of the performers knew this. Dan Cleberg started out the night, I played next, Altman Studeny played a couple tunes and the Blue Sky Rambler finished out the night. The crowd was also pretty meager until Blue Sky Rambler took the stage.

I used the same setlist from the 8th, knowing that I’d be playing most of the same songs anyhow. This show went well. The balance was good and I played some of the new stuff again and it was pulled off well. Unfortunately, there weren’t many people there that even knew it was new stuff. They started coming in right after I finished. But it went fine and I got to catch up with a couple people after the show that I haven’t seen for awhile.

It was a good night.

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Jam on Graham

September 9, 2005 Leave a comment

[This entry was originally posted on my MySpace blog. It was transferred to WordPress on 1/20/2013.]

Set:
| Seldom the Optimist | Resurrected | A First Time for Everything | Room 511 | Potatoes & Cream | Horrid Little Man (abandoned) | Liza’s Mine | Out of the Frying Pan | The Nighttime | I’m Not Feeling Well Today | The City’s Calling | Day 9 |

Details:
Today’s event was “Jam on Graham” sponsored by Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. It could have been a great event. In fact, Rory planned the thing all summer but then at the last minute, multiple parties royally screwed him in the backside. It was a part of NSU’s “September Slam”, encouraging new students to attend happenings on campus. Musicians performed atop the steps of Graham Hall on the campus green and the crowd was on the sidewalk below. It really could have been a great event if the publicity had actually been taken care of. As it was there were roughly seven people in attendence, as well as people meandering nearby to and from the dining hall.

It’s never too amazing to play to an empty house, but we made the most of it. Outdoor shows are always fun so that made up for it a bit. I also got a chance to try out some of my new, unreleased material. It seemed to go over well and it was a good warm-up for Saturday night at the Red Rooster.

I started to play “Horrid Little Man” today, but abandoned it due to forgetting how to play it. Yikes.

I played “The Popsicle Song” (I’m Not Feeling Well Today) especially for Bonny today. And she so kindly said that it totally made her day, and THAT makes me happy. Also, this was the second show of mine that Liza has ever attended and I was glad to have her there.

I hadn’t played a show for eight months before today. But I feel like I just jumped right into it. It felt good.

Also performing were Julia Wakal on accordian and Altman Studeny on ukelele.

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