Connections Band this Sunday: Tribute to Carole King and James Taylor

Hey Everybody:

Hope you’re finding ways to stay cool during this “hottest July on record.”

One great way would be to come to our Connections Band show this Sunday night.

How about THAT for a segue?

Did you know, btw, that the etymology of “segue” comes the music world? It was originally used to describe smooth transitions from one song or piece to another.

For example, it’s a pretty smooth segue that our show this Sunday night is:

A Tribute to James Taylor and Carole King

The two have been good friends for years, and their music is associated together in so many ways. King, arguably, is the most prolific songwriter of her era. And Taylor, arguably, the most iconic singer-songwriter.

We’ll do just about every song you expect to hear:
“You’ve Got a Friend”
“Fire and Rain”
“You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman”
“Shower the People”

The Carole King set features the women in our group, taking center stage.

I’ll be playing and singing throughout the JT set.

Here’s the details:

Connections Band: A Tribute to the Music of Carole King and James Taylor
Sunday, July 27. 6 pm
Walnut Hill UMC
10066 Marsh Lane
Dallas, TX 75229

Here’s the map

We’re expecting a pretty nice crowd, so come early and stay all night. (Because of our early start time, we’ll be done before the sun goes down!)

Our beneficiary for the night is “Nothing But Nets,” and we’re hopeful that we can raise several thousand dollars for this great cause.

In other band news, our brand new website should soon be up and running. I will send you info about this when it’s done.

Hope to see you all Sunday night!

Peace, love, and an adequate AC unit,

Eric Folkerth

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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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