When is a song "finished"? When is a child grown up? In both cases, I think it's a long process that never really stops. But there are markers. With children, perhaps the biggest is when they leave home.
This Sunday evening at 7:30pm at Le Haute Desert Aerie in beautiful Pioneertown, three great musicians will help me send off fourteen of my songs. We will create a music video of this event and let these songs make their own way into the overcrowded, competitive world of You Tube.
I'm thrilled with these musicians. I think you will be too:
Jeff Olson has been described as, “a musician whose instrument just happens to be the drums.” Known particularly for his stylistic versatility, Jeff has performed in many genres with artists such as David Garfield, David Benoit and Elaine Paige.
Baba Elefante was nominated as one of the nation's top bass players in Bass Player Magazine. He has recorded and or performed with jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove, sax players Pete Christlieb, Justo Almario, and "Yes" keyboardist Patrick Moraz.
Bob Furgo is a generous musician whose warmth fills every room he plays in. He is an extraodinary fiddle player whose tasty licks have been heard on the recordings of some of the best writers and musicians in the world, including Leonard Cohen.
Bobby Moses Nichols is a high-desert treasure, and is considered one of Southern California's premier guitarists. At home in all styles of guitar from folk to jazz, Bobby has shared the stage/recorded with artists like Greg Allman, Melanie, and Dave Benoit. Bobby fronts his own band, Jumolhari, which recently finished its first self-titled CD, set for release in early fall 2011.
See you under the stars this Sunday, October 2nd.