Archive Fri Dec 27,2013- add note on barn progress, update gig list.
Tues June 25- add note about gigs and barn renovation.
Fri May 31- Sorry for the lapse.
Did open mike at Plymouth and then an actual Concert at the Chilton
Library. It was a lot of fun. Thanks to Steve at the Library.
Sat April 13- Plymouth Open Mic
yesterday was fun- Bill played bass, took Jimmy along. Saw
singer/songwriter Drew Nelson at the Library last Monday.Wed Feb 6, 2013- Did Plymouth Open Mic last Friday, me and Bill on bass. Wine shop gig will be re-scheduled.
Tues Jan 22- Library open mike- understandabley no one showed up because it was -11 degrees. We'll try again in April.
Thur Jan 17- "New" Plymouth Open
Mic went good. Played at Felician Village w. Bill & Fred because of
a cancelation. I'm playing out in winter... not my usual hibernation!
Mon Jan 7, 2013- Happy New Year!
===============================================================================Fri. Nov.23- Plymouth Open Mike. Wi.River and Creole Belle w. Fred on dobro. Took Jimmy.
Fri. Nov.8- Update. Hey, the
Plymouth Open Mikes will continue! - I'll be doing technical support
and backup. Also, I'll be hosting open mikes at the Chilton Library.Mon.
Oct.15- Update. Did Little Farmer 9/26 and Plymouth Open Mike 10/12.
Mon. Sept 10- update w. Willodale gig (9/5) video.
Thurs Aug 23- Update website... did Terra Verde, Liberty Grove (Door
Co.), and Kiwanis Arts & Crafts gigs.
July13- Did Rocky Knoll and Olde Ellison Bay Days gigs
Thurs.June 7,2012- did Open Mike at Plymouth and concert at Homestead Care
Thurs.May 10- added Frontier links.
Wed. May 2- Plymouth Open Mike and Monroe Crossing w. Red Star Express
April 16- Taxes are done (6 sets).. back to music.
April 6- Recorded "Walk Right In" prototype featuring 2-track harmony.
Thursday March 29- Played Calgary and Anji, with Bill on bass, at
Plymouth Open Mike last Friday.
Monday March 19,2012- Played at open jam at the Cedars Lodge on Saturday.
Thanks Marlyn and Linda..and Tammy.
Friday March 9,2012- Folk-Rock met limited approval..it is a "go". I'm
starting Spring next weekend. Winter is over!
Friday March 2, 2012- Folk-Rock
prototypes- Mississippi Queen, Mr. Tamborine Man - need more
work. They make me laugh.. what was I thinkin'.Thurs Feb. 23, 2012-
Mississippi Queen tab from Guitar Player does not match song.. not even
close. I'm looping it in Sonar, a much better way to learn.
Thurs February 16, 2012-
Thinking about folk-rock set list. Noteable events- Sat. Feb. 18- Jam
at Wheyside, Rotunda at Terra Verde. Sat. March 3- Bill Staines in
Appleton (I met Bill in 1968 at the Sword in the Stone in Boston,...I
wonder if he remembers).Friday
February 3, 2012- Official release, this website is done!
That means I have to update it every week from now on.
17, 2011- Developing
this website. Should be done soon.Saturday September 17, 2011-
Little Farmer gig, with Christopher
and Fred. Tracy Wundrock did a set. Jimmy went along.
Concert at the Felician
Village in Manitowoc w. Bill. A great crowd.
Sunday August 21,
5th annual Kiwanis Arts & Crafts Fair.
Perfect weather and a good time had by all.
Played a gig at the Z-Spot in Sheboygan with
Christopher, Bill, and Fred. Went good.
Sunday July 24,
Liberty Grove Historical Society Arts &
Crafts Fair. 1st set (with Bill on bass, Fred on dobro, and Chris on
guitar) went ok, 2nd set rained out $%^. Guest artists Pete Scheuerman
and Tracy Wundrock were great.
Door Co. solos & rain
Friday July 1,
Open Mike at Harmony Cafe in Appleton. Went with
Christopher and Jimmy.
Friday June 17,
Open Jam at Wesley Church in Sheboygan. Lots of
Friday April 29,
Open mike at Plymouth. Fred, Bill, and Steve
accompanied and it resulted in a great sound. Bill
played bass for Anji. Updated Lost Humor below.
OFFICIAL GIG #10 at Rocky Knoll w. Chris and
Bill Open Mike at the Paradigm in Sheboygan at night.
If Not for You
Sunday March 13,
OFFICIAL GIG #9 at the Homestead Care Center, with
Christopher and Bill on bass. Sure sounds good with a bass.
Had to adjust bridges on 3 guitars this week..
must be the weather. New lost humor below. Getting ready for Homestead
concert next Sunday.
Tuesday March 1,
Open mike at Plymouth was awsome as
usual. Me and Bill (bass) rocked! Next gig at Homestead in two weeks,
got to get new camera by then.
More upcoming gigs info. Making my own
arrangements in Finale'. See new Lost Humor below.
Some dates are confirmed, see
Upcoming. New Lost Humor, see below. Bass
player is on-board, first event is Plymouth open mike 2/25. Added
K&K pickups to 12-string and slotted bridge so it can be pulled
out and modified as needed without removing strings... plays good now!
January 11, 2011-
Happy New Year! Not much
music activity over the holidays. Working on gigs for this year, see
Upcoming. Also improving arrangements and adding 12-string
and folk-rock sets. Might add a bass player and a mandolin
December 9, 2010- Jimmy and I
went to the Red Star Express concert at Heritage Park last Saturday and
they were awesome. A great performance by great musicians.
Added a couple of items to Lost Humor.
Friday December 3,2010- Missed
the Thanksgiving open mike at Plymouth. Working on making my song
renditions more true to the original by studying "lesson" videos on
u-tube. Also preparing material for musicians I hope to add to the
"act". January I will start setting up gigs for 2011. I apologize for
the break. Merry Christmas to all!
22, 2010- OFFICIAL GIG
#8, Felician Village, Manitowoc Wi. Nice folks, nice
management. Then Open Mike Plymouth Wi, good to see everyone again and
get on-stage w. Christopher
October 16, 2010- Open Mike at
Terra Verde Coffee House, Chilton, Wi. Did a couple of insturmentals...
15, 2010- OFFICIAL GIG
#6- Little Farmer. OFFICIAL GIG #7- Terra Verde Coffee House. See pics
& clips below. Got Martin D-18 guitar back, see
September 16, 2010- Jimmy and I
went to Jorma Kaukonen/Barry Mitterhoff concert
at Lakeland College - see events below for pictures. Met Joe
of Rockandrollguru.com who wrote a really good review
on his website.
15, 2010- Kiwanis Arts
& Crafts Fair, New Holstein. Managed acoustic music stage. All
7, 2010- OFFICIAL GIG #5
@ Terra Verde Coffee House, Chilton Wi, went OK. Many thanks
to Melissa and Marko. Learning from video- balance the mixer carefully,
don't look at music so much, sing into the mike... little things mean a
lot. At least Christopher and I looked good.
18, 2010- OFFICIAL GIG
#4 @ Liberty Grove Arts & Crafts Fair, Ellison Bay,
Wi. Despite some sprinkles, it went well. See Events and Movie Clips.
26, 2010- OFFICIAL GIG #3
@ Rocky Knoll.
17, 2010- Red Star
Express concert in Chilton. Saw John Lambert at Mud Creek Cafe
in Stockbridge Friday.
June 12, 2010- See 'upcoming' for gig list. Contacted
Martin Guitars, looks like my 1967 guitar needs the neck planed and
30, 2010- Plymouth open
mike was crowded, ~21 performers. Finished Mr. Tamborine Man (verses 3
& 4). Used 12-string which I re-strung righty and
made new nut/saddle..turned out pretty good. Jim went along.
2010- Bought cheap
12-string! Last visit to Henri's, w. Chris, Lisa, and Jimmy.
March 28, 2010- OFFICIAL GIG #2 @ Calumet Homestead care
facility w. Christopher. Went better than gig #1!
19, 2010- Plymouth open
mike- Ted Mack Rag w. kazoo, Mr. Tamborine Man verses 1 & 2.
12, 2010- Did open mike at Plymouth-
Clock. Nice to do something different. Jimmy and I lost the
vacuum cleaner belts, dropped off DVD at Dreams Unlimited.
23, 2010- Did open mike at Plymouth last night.
Took Jimmy. Went out to eat and listened to jazz
on Pbs driving
home in the dark after the gig...I like that part.
19, 2010- Early
retirement in November has kept me busy. l will
get back to music
soon. Open Mike at Plymouth Nov. 27th was crowded so
we watched the Christmas parade, jammed a little,
Thursday October 15, 2009- Kiwanis
Arts & Crafts Fair went well. Elizabeth played piano with Tracy
I did a
few songs. Chris and I did 1st Official Gig- Willowdale Nursing
Home. Christopher plays with the
Symphony this weekend and then I'll book 2nd Official Gig.
25, 2009- Played World-at-Peace and Spinning Song at
Franklin Haus. Not my best effort but
to the "Kiwanis" performers.
23, 2009- Been practicing
and getting ready for gigs with Christopher.
29, 2009- Last open mike
at Plymouth Arts Center for this season.
Em7+4 open string chord in Fire&Rain. Also played Anji- went
April 24,2009- Played Embyonic
Journey, it rocked! Diary was suspended last year until now, due
tendonitis in finger (unable to play#$%) and had to make new web site.
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