Eagles/Chicago Tribute Show Update

Well, I broke my promise to you. I promised that I’d keep you updated on the Eagles/Chicago Tribute Show. The show is just two days away, and so I obviously have done a poor job.

Here’s the scoop on the show:

Tribute to the Music of The Eagles and Chicago
7 pm, September 16th
Wesley Hall
Spring Valley UMC
7700 Spring Valley Road
Get a map)

Admission to the show is free. But a love offering will be taken for www.umcor.org

A member of SVUMC has connections with the band Chicago, and they have donated several very nice pieces of memorabilia which will be auctioned off during the show, all proceeds to go to UMCOR. In fact, all of the fifteen or so musicians in this show are donating their time to this effort. Last time, when we did a Dan Fogelberg Tribute Show earlier this year, we raised over $2,500.

As it stands now, here is the set list for the show:

Eagles Set:
Hotel California
Best of My Love
New Kid in Town
Take it Easy
Lyin Eyes
Seven Bridges Road
Tequila Sunrise
Peaceful Easy Feeling
Witchy Woman
Heartache Tonight

Intermission for the Silent Auction

Chicago Set:
Make Me Smile
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
25 or 6 to 4
Wishing You Were Here
Colour My World
Just You and Me
Old Days
Call on Me
Feeling Stronger Every Day
Searching for So Long
You’re the Inspiration
Hard to Say I’m Sorry
If You Leave Me Now
Saturday in the Park
Dialogue I and II

I’m getting to sing lead on several of my favorites:

Best of My Love
Lyin’ Eyes

Make Me Smile
Color My World
Wishing You Were Here
Saturday in the Park
Hard to Say I’m Sorry (If we do it…)

I’ll be playing guitar and singing background on a lot more.

If I am completely truthful, I feel less confident about this show than I did the Fogelberg show. However,
that show came together marvelously at the last minute, and our last rehearsal this evening was really quite good. I think it will be a VERY good show. The Eagles stuff sounds fantastic, and the whole band sounded pretty tight on the Chicago stuff too. (We’ve got a six piece horn section to cover the Chicago stuff…)

If you’re free Saturday, I hope to see you there!


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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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