Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Happy Days from Bloomington to Bemidji!

Just completed an amazing two day run at the Bloomington Center For the Arts' Black Box Theater. It was really great to play to a sold out crowd on Sunday!!

It was a perfect intimate space for the show and the audience was engaged and participatory.  Many of them thanked me for bringing back memories.  The sound was superb as was the lighting, manned by Jordan Daoust, AV Specialist at BCA.  

The band was my cradle and we were swingin'!  My thanks to Reynold Philipsek, guitar, Josh Granowki, double bass and Doug Haining, horns (as featured above).  

I just booked a Happy Days tour of the Kitchigami Regional Libraries which will take me from Brainerd to Bemidji with 7 other stops in between.  What a wonderful opportunity to bring the stories and standard songs of the 30's 40's and 50's and the Greatest Generation to all the generations of this region!  Super excited to spend time, meet all the fine folks along the way, and experience this beautiful part of Minnesota in the Fall.  

I am now booking this show on my own, so please pass along my info if you think this show would be well received in a particular community.  Again, my thanks to the Minnesota Historical Society, Minnesota Regional Libraries and Legacy Fund and the people of Minnesota for making this all possible.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Bloomington Center For The Arts in April!!!

Well, "Happy Days" is coming to the Bloomington Center on April 13th and 14th.  My band will be Reynold Philipsek on guitar, Doug Haining on horns and Josh Granowski on upright bass.  I am really excited to perform this show in my own current hometown.

As many of you know, I have traveled the state to perform the show through the wonderful MN Historical Society and MN Regional Library partnership.  I am currently contracting the show myself and i am so grateful for that opportunity!  I recently booked a library tour of 9 shows in the Kitchigami region for September.  I am extremely excited to bring the show to that area!

As I say in the show: "Uplifting songs were needed then, and they have endured because they are still needed now"!!!