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Wicked Pie Pizza in Puyallup, WA is a wonderful new venue with some of the best “east coast” style pizza around here. I come from eastern PA and have been looking for something close. It is also a terrific place to play and I will be there the first and third weedends of March, both Friday and Saturday from 6-9.
Stuck Junction Saloon has extended my schedule to include the second Friday of EVERY month through December! This was one of my first venues I played when I moved here six years ago. It is always crazy fun and jammed with great people. Be ready to party!
Vinifera Wine Bar in Auburn, WA is a fantastic venue with excellent food and drinks. Reservations are a good idea if you want to be near the music in the bar area. It is a great date night place or a fun atmosphere for any celebration or gathering with friends.
Finally, I am excited to play an encore performance with local guitar legend Steve Stefanowicz at the Acorn Pub in Edgewood March 26 from 7-9, WA. We worked together for the very first time a few weeks ago – no rehearsal, just two blind guys jamming with lots of improv and great laughs. Get there early for a good seat. It was packed last time.
That’s it for now. I can’t believe two years ago it all came to a grinding halt. We will NEVER take live music for granted again. Thank you for all the continued love and support!
Q13 FOX in Seattle Covers Pedestrian Serenades
I have been performing live from my front porch to entertain those who are out and about walking through the neighborhood. Response has been amazing and word is spreading like wildfire. This is not intended to be a concert for people to gather, but there is space for pedestrians to pause a while and keep a safe distance from each other. There is even room for Glenn Hummel to set up his drums on occasion.
Check out the news story by Michael Driver from Q13 Fox News in Seattle.
I heard about people putting Teddy Bears in their windows, but as I walked through my neighborhood, I thought about how people who are blind like me can’t see them. So I wondered what kind of audio encouragement could be given to help relieve some of the effects of isolation. Why not play my piano on my porch? I had already started doing live Facebook shows from my living room every Saturday night. The weather got nice, so the next logical step was to do something outside.
I firmly believe that it is not “social distancing” we need, but “physical distancing”. We need “social closeness” where we stay in touch and communicate with each other more than ever, whether outside across the lawn or calling those who are isolating alone and having a nice conversation and see how they are doing. We all have an effect on each other. We just need to decide what kind of effect we have.
Staying Home In Tacoma SHOW Live on FB
I am continuing my Staying Home In Tacoma SHOW every Saturday night. Join me LIVE on Facebook starting at 6PM Pacific time (west coast) which is 9PM Eastern time (for my PA friends). Get in on the conversation and make requests; that is what drives the show. Some folks have also been hosting “Watch Parties” where they have their own circle of friends in a comment thread. This has proven to be a wonderful way for me to connect with family and friends back east, but I am receiving feedback from several people who are isolated due to disability or other reasons and I am told it is making a big difference for them. It sure seems like a win-win because I love to share music and others are enjoying it.
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