A Tribute to the Eagles and Chicago (An Upcoming Show)

The core of the “Living Legacy” band is back. Doing Chicago means we obviously have to have a strong horn section. And, after rehearsal last night, it appears that we do. Phil West is anchoring them on sax. Cornell Kinderknecht is back with more great woodwinds. The horn section is really working on learning their parts, and they’re good…they sound much tighter than we did at this point in the Fogelberg rehearsals.

Somebody associated with Spring Valley knows a lot of the members of Chicago, and has been able to secure some memorabilia –signed pictures such– that we’ll be auctioning off during the show to raise additional money. We ended up raising just over $ 2,500 last time. I see no reason why we can’t exceed that this go around.

I have a set list, I just don’t have it with me tonight. So, check back here in the next few days, and I’ll update this entry…

I’ll be singing at least the following:

Lying Eyes
Best of My Love

Saturday in the Park
Make Me Smile
Color My World
Dialogue (the Peter Cetera part)

I may well be singing on some other stuff too. We’ll see. I’ll be doing background on just about everything, and playing acoustic guitar through out. (Really pumped about being able to play “Beginnings,” and all the Eagles stuff…which I already know…)

I’ve already blogged my love for the band Chicago. I suppose I now need to write something about the Eagles too. Stay tuned.

The one thing I can tell you is that the horns sound GREAT so far. And the Eagles harmonies are dead-on.

So, it’s going to be a GREAT, GREAT show. Any of you who were at the Fogelberg show know just how fantastic it was. This has all the makings of being yet another magical night.

Make plans to attend now. You won’t want to miss it.

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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He has been Senior Pastor of Northaven United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas since 2001. During his tenure, church membership has grown almost 30 percent, and a completely new church facility (sanctuary and education building) has been constructed. Northaven is a leading progressive Christian congregation in the Southwest. Northaven is an eclectic collection of gay and straight families, artists, musicians, theater folks, academic theologians, lawyers and judges (go figure), socially conscious community activists, people who don't "check their brain at the door," and a wide array of others who either see it as their "last chance" inside the "institutional church," or their first trip back in decades. Eric is an avid blogger and published author.  Eric is also an award-winning singer-songwriter, who performs throughout Texas and the Southwest. He's an engaging live performer whose first CD was released in 2000. His songs have won honorable mention in both the Billboard and Great American song contests; and he's been a finalist in the 5th Street Festival and South Florida Folk Festival songwriter competitions. Eric is also a leader of Connections, a unique band comprised of United Methodist clergy and layfolk from throughout North Texas. Connections performs "cover shows" of artists like Dan Fogelberg, Chicago, Eagles, Doobie Brothers, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor and others. Their shows draw crowds of between 300 and 1,000 fans, and they have raised more than $240,000 dollars for worthy charities. Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He's a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named "best judge" by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County. She was re-elected for a third term in 2010. They have the world's best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. (As always, if you like this post, then "like" this on Facebook by clicking the box below, so others can see too...)

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