Carole King/James Taylor Show Reminder

Hey Everybody:

We had a serious blast at the Northaven Coffeehouse last Friday night. A nice crowd saw a great show with me, my friends Rick O’Connor and Jack Kennedy, and Richard Newton sitting in.

And on the heels of that…. a quick reminder about the show Saturday night:

Connections Band
Tribute to the Music of Carole King and James Taylor
Saturday, September 22nd 7 pm
Spring Valley UMC

Click here for the official pdf flyer (with a handy map)

Here we are at the Chicago/Eagles Tribute last year:


And here are some sound clips of us from various shows.

We had a good rehearsal tonight, and we’ve got one more tomorrow night too. The show is really coming together. For the Carole King stuff, we feature three really great women vocalists: Ann Willet, Jennifer Rawlinson, and Lisa Rucker. (Lisa also plays killer sax throughout…)

I’m getting to play and sing some of my all-time favorite JT songs, like “Something in the Way She Moves,” and “Country Road.” And we close the show with me singing and playing on “You’ve Got a Friend,” “Fire and Rain,” and “Shower the People.”

Come on and sing along…you know you like this music…admit it. It’s way back there in your music DNA, and you know it. Nobody’s too cool to be reminded how great these songwriters and songs are.

They’re be great desserts, and the show is free. But we will take a love offering for UMCOR. Rusty King, our band leader, figured out today that if we net an offering of $2,000, that will put us over the $10,000 mark raised for the second year in a row.

“How sweet it is” to be able to sing these great songs, and raise money for this great cause.

Hope to see you there….

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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He is Senior Pastor of Kessler Park UMC United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he was pastor at Northaven UMC in Dallas for seventeen years. Eric loves to write on topics of spirituality, social justice, music/art and politics. The entries on this blog reflect that diversity of interests. His passion for social justice goes beyond mere words. He’s been arrested at the White House, defending immigrants and “The Dreamers,” and he’s officiated at same sex weddings in his churches, in defiance of what some believe is Methodist teaching. Eric is an avid blogger and published author, and 2017 recipient of the prestigeous Kuchling Humanitarian Award from Dallas’ Black Tie Dinner. (Human Rights Campaign) 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, and is currently the longest service district judge in that district. She was re-elected for a fourth term in 2018. They have the world’s best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. Find links to Eric’s music-related websites, at the top of this site’s navigation menu.

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