Governor On My Intellect!

Good Day Sunshine! I might of said it before (The Beatles beautifully said it before) but what else do you call it when the crisp morning air is augmented by a forever blue sky and welcoming warming sun on the rise? It’s gonna be a good one today friends!

I like these days where you get a lot of sleep, feeling clear with plenty of energy to take it all on. Smart—it’s good to be smart in these moments.  Quite unlike those days where I’m out late at a gig and because of my life long up with the sun, early morning surf ritual, I’m compromised. The rest of the day there’s a governor on my intellect, slowing my brain activity and robbing away mini pockets of energy. Urgghh, that’s what you get for taking up a career in jazz.

Wouldn’t trade it in though…

My guitar taking in a good day of flowers and sun.

The Sprague Brothers are riding again this Wednesday night at The Roxy! We’ll keep riding as long as you keep responding with that spirited Encinitas enthusiasm. It’ll be Tripp and me along with some guests starting at 6:30pm. Big fun ahead and hope to see you there…

The Sprague’s riding again! That fellow on the left is a bully but we’re smiling in spite of it. Left to right Kevin the bully, Peter, Terry (our sister) and little Tripp. On the beach in Del Mar back in the 60’s.

Next Leonard, Tripp, and I are heading out once again to the desert to play a concert at the Rancho Mirage Library. It’ll be a free show on Thursday night and we’ve been fortunate to be included in this music series for the last few years. It’s a beautiful venue with good sound and an attentive audience. I know it’s a long way from here but maybe pass along the good news to your desert friends. We’d love to meet them!

Peter, Leonard, and Tripp.

And then we’re back for a night of incredible jazz singing with vocalist Sinne Eeg zipping in from Denmark. She’s a true jazzer, beautifully shaping the melody and then scatting like nobody’s business. The band is Sinne on vocals, bassist Gunnar Biggs, drummer Duncan Moore, and me on guitar. We’ll play a few jazz standards, some of Sinne’s original music which traverses from bossa nova to even a neo-country tune (Scandinavian cowboy jazz), and we’ve got a few of my originals in there too. It all takes place at Dizzy’s in San Diego on Morena Blvd. on Saturday night. You’ll love it!

Sinne Eeg, Danish vocalist.

That’s the story for today and thanks for joining in. See ya’ on the next loop, best, Peter