Connections Band Spring/Summer Schedule

Our Connections Band founding members have been meeting over the past month, and trying to get the Spring/Summer schedule finalized. There are a few more shows to post still, but most of them are now known. All this info. has been posted to the band’s website, but I wanted to be sure and respost it here to make sure everybody gets the word.

We’ll be doing many of our old shows. And, this Fall, we’ll be introducing a new show called “SuperHits of the 70s.” The toughest job right now is narrowing hundreds of potential songs down to one two-set show. But it’s coming together.

It’s going to be a great year.

The links below lead to the shows pages on the band website:

Connections Band: Spring 2009 Schedule

March 7, 2009: Tribute to James Taylor and Carole King

April 17, 2009: Tribute to the Doobie Brothers and Elton John

May 2, 2009: Tribute to the Doobie Brothers and Elton John

June 5, 2009: Tribute to the Eagles and Chicago

September 27, 2009: Super Hits of the 70s

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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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