|Hi Good People!
New year, new positive prospects, new lease, new options. It’s all looking up, mostly! Hah!
I’ve been coughing like a mad man since I last saw you. We left off leading right up until Christmas and we had our big concert. It was so much fun and a huge success!
Later today I’ll upload a few videos from the show and I’ll let you know when they arrive at YouTube. It was a Beatles fest and Day Tripper levitated the whole place!
On the way back from the concert, all the gear was loaded up and I felt that bummer feeling in your throat when you know a mega cold is starting it’s whirlwind. From there, it took hold and I was at the throes of a full on congested upper part of my body. Clogged ears, clogged nose, you know the drill.
It lasted until now! The full 2 week version.
Although, it might of gone away a little sooner had I not ventured out into the surf. Urgghhh!
I couldn’t resist. Look at these waves!
While we’re on the surfing subject, this just in:
Our daughter Kylie’s birthday lands on the day after Christmas and thankfully she was in town over the holidays. We managed to walk to the waters edge:
and here’s Stef and her smile:
I’m back on the gig wagon and coming up tomorrow night, Tripp and I head out to Julian to play a concert at the library. It’s a wonderful space for music and the good people of the mountains always make it a special moment.
Next up, on Thursday night I travel to Ramona and play a solo show at their library. I’m telling you, LIBRARIES are the new frontier. Folks listen, the sound is good, kids crawl the floors all the while I’m up there aspiring to be the Einstein of the acoustic airways. Never will I make it but alas, the process of the whole deal is magic. Come and join me!
For the final gig of the week, it’s a real joy to connect once again with Mary Fettig. She’s a wonderful saxophone and flautist from the Bay Area and years ago, we both were recording for Concord Records. We were the new up and comers and had the opportunity to make a record with some big jazz legends.
I’ve run into Mary a few times since then but we haven’t played together since.
She’s flying down and together along with Duncan on drums and Justin Grinnell on bass, we’re playing a show at the Handlery on Friday night. It’ll be a special night of music and I know Mary’s playing up a storm! Hope to see you there…
That’s the plan for now folks and it’s good to be connected once again.
all best, Peter