Music

DC Downtown Holiday Market

Percussionist Gabin Assouramou, bassist Hess Muse and I had a great time playing at F & 8th Sts, NW as part of the music program for the Downtown Holiday Market in DC.  We spent 2 hours sharing a set of my original tunes along with some carefully selected covers.  We really got some great response, made some…

Music

Is It Soup Yet?

Sorry, this post has nothing to do with soup.  It’s a brief rant about how long it takes to finish a CD, and how sometimes people you work with in the process aren’t the best judges of the prospective timeline. Why do I say this?  Because when I started this project, I had an initial thought…

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SAW Toolbox December 2010

Went out to the SAW Songwriter’s Toolbox session this past Saturday.  It was another good one.  The guest artist this time around was Karyn Oliver, a singer/songwriter whose song Candy Dish is being recognized with an award in the Mid-Atlantic Song Competition.  Toolbox leader Kevin Dudley then took us through a discussion of internal voice v. external voice. …

Music | Theater

Candide, Indeed!

What an awesome show this is at the Shakespeare Theatre.  And I am in a position to give my opinion since it’s my job – yes, my job – to watch it.  I’m an understudy/swing for the production here in Washington.  I am sitting in the audience watching and watching and taking notes and watching…