First, the peace really in Fort Worth last week was fun. A smaller crowd than expected, but many of my peacemaker friends were there…Charles Stovall, Hadi Jawad, Diane Baker and Beatriz Saldivar (who became a good friend at Camp Casey and actually lives in Fort Worth. We had her and others come to Northaven to tell their stories of relatives killed in Iraq…)
I got to do several songs, including “Prairie Chapel Road,” which was especially cool since Cindy Sheehan was there and said she appreciated hearing the song again. She may have been just being polite. However, Ann Wright was also there, and I really did get the sense that she remembered me from the Camp Casey days. So, that was cool. All in all, an honor to be asked.
There are two other shows to tell you about, however:FeastFest Coffeehouse at Northaven: September 14 7 pm
This should be a fun show on the home turf. It will feature myself, Rick O’Connor, and Jack Kennedy all doing sets, and possibly sitting in with each other too. There will be coffees and desserts and a casual coffeehouse atmosphere. I’ll be doing my own stuff, and it will be the first real show to showcase the Santa Cruz. Connections Band Tribute to James Taylor and Carole King: September 22 7 pm
Spring Valley UMC
Connections is back, with our next tribute show. We’ll be doing a first set of Carole King songs, and featuring our women singers. Then, after the break, we’ll break out the Greatest Hits of JT. I’m playing a singing a lot of these, which is cool, since I’ve been playing and singing them for years anyway. Again, I can tell you now, the new guitar is so very incredible sounding on these classics. It will be a great night. Here is the official concert poster.
Both of these events are free, but both will feature a “love offering.” At the Northaven show, the goal will be go cover expenses. At the SVUMC show, we hope to add to the amazing amount that Connections Band has raised for UMCOR.
Plan to come to both, since both shows will be quite different, really.New Demo song on Myspace
I’ve written a new song, and the demo’s up on my Myspace. Click here and then click on “No Greater Wound.” I’d love to hear what you think.
All for now….see you later this month at these shows.