Well now, been awhile,
As I've said recently, it's time to restart my blog. Since my last post, we've seen many changes; starting with our move to Saskatchewan in July of 2013. This move did throw my music operation into complete upheaval. I virtually needed to start over.
But life is full of twists and turns and you know, I'm always up for a good challenge.
While it's taken a little while, I have started to build a clientele, starting with the wonderful folks at Saskatoon Legion Br. 63 and followed closely by the good people at The Eagles Club in Moose Jaw. I play at both, quite regularly. The folks in Rosetown have been very welcoming as well. I play at quite a few venues here and continue to have a good relationship with the movers and shakers. Indeed I became involved, last year, with the Harvest Festival and run their Saturday entertainment program...at least I have, for the last couple of years.
Now, as to the future...I find the demographic here quite different from south Florida and even the Orillia, Ontario area, where I played before. We seem to have some baby boomer types or even older...and the young who tend to fall a bit outside my wheelhouse..which is middle (not old, not new) country, classic rock, blues and folk.
I'm working to add some newer pop songs and a little of the newer country stuff. Examples would be a song by Phillip Phillips called Home and one from Train called Hey Soul Sister. Hopefully I can find more songs like this, that are upbeat and fun to play. Indeed, if you're reading this and have suggestions, let me know.
In the meantime, I will keep looking at ways to improve my act and meet your expectations.
In upcoming blogs I will cover, the anatomy of working up a song...how I decide what songs, develop the song and learn it. I'm also building a recording studio, so will cover what I'm doing there.
Til then, stay cool
One Eyed Cat