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 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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