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Welcome to February. Here is a quick rundown on what is happening!

 

Saturday, February 4th 9PM The Hub at Puyallup
Come check out this very popular new restaurant. Get there early if you can.

Wednesday, February 8th 7PM Flanagan’s Craft Pub in Puyallup
This is one of my favorite regular venues. It is located right on Meridian. There is about two dozen craft beers on tap, plus a full bar. Excellent food includes Irish selections. There is also a pool table so you and your friends can rack ’em up while enjoying live music.

Tuesday, February 14th Valentine’s Day at Shakin (South Hill in Puyallup) I’ll be joining Jeff Mims and Chuck Jones for an evening of dining and live music for you to enjoy with that special someone. Tickets are required and you can get them at Shakin.

Friday, February 24th 8-12 Stuck Junction Saloon in Sumner
Come out for my return to this hoppin’ spot. I played here New Year’s Eve to a fantastic crowd and word has it that those who were there and those who missed it were insisting that The Stuck has me back, so make reservations or get there early. It’s another of my favorite spots and is where Jeff Mims hosts open mic on Wednesdays. Check that out as well.

Wednesday, March 8th 7PM Flanagan’s Craft Pub in Puyallup
Returning again to this very popular venue which features two dozen craft beers, excellent menu, and a pool table to challenge your friends while enjoying live music.

Friday, April 21st 8-12 Stuck Junction Saloon in Sumner
Back again to this hot spot. Make reservations and get there early.

Saturday, April 29th 7PM Admiral Pub in Seattle
This will be my first gig ever in Seattle (unless something comes along before then), so if you can, come out and support me for this.

 

Other News:

I’ll be joining Kimberly this month in Beaverton, Oregon for “Poppa Dick’s Sausage Fest 2017” with her dad and many family members and friends. This is an annual event where people gather from many states to make sausage and enjoy each other’s company. I’ll be providing the music once again.

I’m working on music for a recording session in Seattle at the famous Studio X, where artists like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Johnny Cash have recorded. I’m so excited to do this and I am honored to have been asked by Siggie the Vintage Man to provide tracks for his project.

SAVE THE DATE!
In case you have not heard, Kimberly and I will be getting married in July. Mark your calendar for July 22nd as we will have an open picnic reception in Pennsylvania! Details will follow as far as exact location and time. In order to include as many of our friends as possible, we are asking that in lieu of gifts, everyone simply brings their own picnic food and beverages. We both hope you will help us celebrate the day!

 

 

Jim

2017 at Flanagan’s and debut at The Hub at Puyallup, plus recording session at Studio X.

2017 is starting off on a good note as I begin my second year in the Pacific Northwest.

pacific northwestI can hardly believe it’s been a year since I moved here from Pennsylvania. I greatly appreciate how local musicians and music fans have welcomed me into the community. Special thanks to Jeff Mims for including me at some of his gigs and referring me to several of the venues where he performs.

Here is what I have going on so far:

January 11, 2017 Flanagan’s Craft Pub in Puyallup 7-10
This very popular pub features about two dozen craft beers on tap, delicious assorted wraps, and Irish food selections. I highly recommend the Pot Roast. There is no cover charge and a pool table is available.

January 14, 2017 The Hub at Puyallup 8-11
This is opening weekend for this location. The Hub is famous for pizza, pastas and pints of Harmon Brew!

As always, your requests are welcome all night! Because I am blind, I would really appreciate if you let me know if you are there. This helps to avoid awkward situations as I have experienced over the years.

 

Other News:
I have been asked to participate in recording an album at the famous Studio X in Seattle. This is where Pearl Jam has recorded as well as the soundtrack for “The Hills Have Eyes” movie. I will give more details as they become available.

I also am very excited about my new logo and sign to hang on my piano during gigs!

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Hope to see you soon…

Jim

 

 

 

 

 

Latest News including Jingle Mingle Mix, Gig with Jeff Mims, Flanagan’s, Rainier View Winery, and NYE at Stuck!

Here is a very quick update for now until more info and links can be added.

 

December 1 5:00pm

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Women’s Resource Network is holding a fantastic networking event at the Environmental Services Building, Chambers Bay located at 9850 64th St. W University Place, WA 98467.
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December 3 7pm

Jeff Mims with Jim Meck at Shakin’ in South Hill
Jeff and Jim team up again for a fun night of music and friends.

December 7 7pm

Jim Meck at Flanagan’s Craft Pub in Puyallup
This is always a fun time at this very popular pub which features over 20 craft beers on tap.

December 17 6pm

Sing to the King event at Rainier View Winery in Graham, WA
Join Jim for this faith -based event during the holiday season. Holiday cheer includes food, drink, fellowship and lots of Christmas carols for all to sing as well as musical presentations by a guest from the Seattle Opera.

New Year’s Eve 9pm

Ring in the New Year with Jim at Stuck Junction Saloon in Sumner, WA. This is Jim’s first New Year’s Eve in the PNW. He will also be celebrating  one year here since he moved from PA on January 6, 2016. Come and help celebrate this fantastic milestone!

 

 

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NEWS: July 1st – Rock the Dock; July 6 – Flanagan’s; Now LIVE on Facebook

Jim will be at Rock the Dock in Tacoma to kickoff 4th of July weekend on Friday, viagra sales July 1st from 9-1. Chuck Jones will be accompanying him on drums at this very popular spot on the Waterfront in Tacoma, WA.

On July 6th, Jim returns to Flanagan’s Craft Pub in Puyallup, WA from 7-10.

Jim is now streaming part of the gigs on Facebook. Be sure to LIKE his page www.facebook.com/JimMeckMusician to tune in.

Jim’s calendar is starting to get busy in the Pacific Northwest since he moved here six months ago. If you are interested in booking or for more information, email Jim at jim@jimmeck.com or call 610-750-4526.

Jim books Five Gigs in Pacific Northwest! plus Four in PA

JIM BOOKS FIVE DATES IN PNW AND FOUR IN PA

 

Jim has been performing at open mics in and around Tacoma, best cialis WA and has been meeting many people in his first three months since moving here. He will also be visiting the Lehigh Valley area in PA in May where he was nominated in three categories for the Lehigh Valley Music Awards – Pianist, Keyboardist, and Male Vocalist of the Year!

Here are the latest dates:

PNW
April 23 8-11PM Stuck Junction Saloon in Sumner, WA
May 21 7-9PM Treos (coffee and wine bar) in Tacoma, WA
July 1 9PM-1AM Rock the Dock Pub and Grill in Tacoma, WA
August 19 11:30AM Private Picnic for the Center for Independence in Pierce County
September 2 9PM-1AM Rock the Dock Pub and Grill in Tacoma, WA

Date in PA:
May 11 6:30PM Jim with Glenn Hofmann at CJ Hummels in Lenhartsville, PA
May 13 8:30PM Jim Meck & The Guide Dogs (Glenn Hofmann, Jeff Halbert, Jonathan Quier) at Bowers Hotel
May 14 7PM Jim Meck & The Guide Dogs (, Glenn Hofmann, and Jeff Halbert) at Louie’s Restaurant in Allentown, PA
May 15 6PM Hotel Bethlehem

One date in NJ:
July 20 – 7:30PM Jim Meck & The Guide Dogs on the Beach on Long Beach Island. This is part of Beach Haven’s Concerts on the Green series at Bicentennial/Veterans Park and is FREE to all!

For the latest info and many videos from the open mics, LIKE Jim’s Facebook page – Jim Meck (musician).

Jim returns to the East Coast for a few dates while building an audience and schedule in the Pacific Northwest

Jim will visit the East Coast in May and July and play a few dates in PA and NJ.

Jim just played a gig in Beaverton, best viagra recipe OR for “Sausage Fest”, but has been appearing quite a bit at Rock the Dock in Tacoma, WA where he now resides. He has also played at the Antique Sandwich Co. nearby in Ruston. While these are not regularly scheduled gigs, Jim is making a lot of connections with musicians and venues as he prepares to enter intense training for skills needed to live independently with sight loss.

Here are the latest dates:

Friday, May 13 – Jim Meck & The Guide Dogs at Bowers Hotel 8:30 Bowers, PA
Sunday, May 15 – Jim Meck @ Historic Hotel Bethlehem 6PM Bethlehem, PA

Wednesday, July 20 – Jim Meck & The Guide Dogs at Veterans Memorial Park, Beach Haven on ong Beach Island, NJ 7:30 as part of their Concerts on the Green series

LIKE Jim Meck (musician) on Facebook to get the latest updates.

Farewell Festival January 2nd!

I will be leaving the area for an extended period of time to attend the Lighthouse for the Blind. I will be learning the skills necessary to live independently with my sight loss. In order to immerse myself in that training I will be moving out of the area to dedicate my time at the Lighthouse.

So, viagra sale tadalafil I also want one more chance to perform with the Guide Dogs and for all those who have supported me for over three decades with a big celebration. Please stop in for a little or the whole evening.

 

Date and Time: Saturday, discount viagra January 2, 2016 5-10PM

 

Location: Kutztown Fire Co. Banquet Hall on Noble Street in Kutztown, PA

Cost: Nothing! There will be a donation box if you would like to help with expenses

Other notes: Cash bar and some snack food will be available

Performers who indicated they are coming include
Sax: Glenn Hofmann, Andy Mohler, Charlie Schaffer
Drums: Jonathan Quier, Jeff Halbert, Bill Fenstermacher, Kevin Boger, Jonah Meck
Bass: Terry Bollinger

Steel Guitar: Jimmy Kidd, Robbie Bossert
Harmonica: Bob Hogan, John Rubendall
Fiddle: Hannah Violet
Other performers include: Katie Meck, Sami Meck, Alex Meck, TJ Bebb, and members of School’s Out Band

Please be sure to add your name to the guest register!

Thank you again for all the love and support you have shown me throughout the years!

Jim

Jim Nominated for Lehigh Valley Music Awards

Jim has been nominated in THREE categories for the upcoming Lehigh Valley Music Awards (LVMA). If you have booked Jim in the past or you work in any other way in the industry, generic viagra  i.e. musician, sound engineer, etc. you may vote. Please be sure to click on the Industry voting and not the Fan voting selection. The website is www.lehighvallymusicawards.org (I hope that is correct.)

Vote for Jim in the pianist, keyboardist, and Male Vocalist of the Year. You can only vote one time per computer and email address.

Thank you for all your support!!!

Jim Meck Writes and Performs New Song for Laura Araujo and Her Memorial Service at The Art Institute of Philadelphia

Jim Meck Writes and Performs New Song for Laura Araujo and Her Memorial Service at The Art Institute of Philadelphia

LISTEN to song on YouTube

Watch Newscast from 6ABC Philly

Laura Araujo
Laura Araujo – graduate of The Art Institute of Philadelphia

 

This amazing story began with an invitation to go to the beach. My great friend and sax player Glenn Hofmann asked me if I wanted to go to Long Beach Island at the end of July. I would stay with the neighbors, cialis canada look Sandy and Frank Smith. There was a hitch. He could not get me home in time for my weekend gigs. Being blind and unable to drive, transportation is always an issue for me. So, the plan we chose was for Frank to drive me to Absecon, NJ and take the NJ Transit train to Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. There I would need to make the connection to the Septa line that runs to Lansdale. From there, my wife would pick me up at the station. This was the first time I ever rode a train myself, and the first time I was on this sort of train since I was 13 and going to Wills Eye Hospital to be diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). I wasn’t sure how I was going to switch trains, but I trusted in the assistannts (redcaps) and the goodness of mankind. A gentleman helped me at the station to get to the Septa line where a very nice lady was waiting for the Lansdale train as well. She agreed to help me. Her name is Alison. As we rode the train, I learned that Dr. Alison Paster is the Director of Fashion at the Art Institute of Philadelphia.

Jim Meck, Dr. Alison Paster, Glenn Hofmann
Jim Meck (L) and Glenn Hofmann (R) with Dr. Alison Paster at the Art Institute of Philadelphia for Laura Araujo’s Memorial Service 9-9-14.

As we chatted about her work at the school and my music, as well as our families, she began to share the tragic story of a recent graduate of the Art Institute. Laura Araujo, 23, was robbed and murdered in Philadelphia in July. She had been quite a young lady. She had been President of the Fashion Network Club at the school, worked with Oscar de LaRenta in New York for fashion week, and interned at Philadelphia Style Magazine. There was going to be a memorial service at the Art Institue in September. As we discussed all of this, we began to realize that I might be able to help with the service.

The service was planned for September 9, 2014 and I was going to play special music as well as prelude music and Glenn was to accompany me. As I tried to discover songs that were appropriate, a few came close, though not quite perfect. These included: “Candle in the Wind”, “Tears in Heaven”, “Lullaby (Goodnight My Angel)”, among others. As I learned more about Laura and her family, I began to feel that a new song would be the best. So I wrote “For Just a Little While (Laura’s Song)”. Glenn and I hit the studio to record it five days before the service. Dr. Paster created a CD for the family. I also uploaded a video to YouTube that my son Alex (who will attend the Art Institute of Pittsburgh – a sister school) created. Glenn’s wife Debbie also transcribed the music and we signed and presented this handwritten copy of sheet music to the family as well.

The service was beautiful with many people sharing stories, poems, and songs. Dave Roberts from 6ABC News also spoke and brought a message from the Mayor. The event was covered by 6ABC News and aired at 11:00 that night.

It was quite an amazing journey with a roller coaster of emotions. In the wake of this tragedy, several new friendships were formed, Glenn and I were able to share our gifts of music for others, and hopefully a family will find peace and comfort as they move forward, never forgetting Laura, but cherishing the time they had together. All of this for me started with an invitation to the beach.

Jim

 

Jim Meck, Dave Roberts, Glenn Hofmann
Jim Meck (L) and Glenn Hofmann (R) with 6ABC News anchor Dave Roberts at Laura Araujo’s Memorial Service at the Art Institute of Philadelphia 9-9-14