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April 2023 Edition
Okay. Well it’s not like I’ve been doing nothing. Honest. ‘Cause there is stuff I been doing that I could have told you all about but I didn’t and I’m sorry. I’m a shmuck and now realizing that I hadn’t done an update since gulp…was December 2022 really the last update I did? Wow. Yeah I’m a shmuck.
Dang okay welp we’re here now so lets’ get to it? Back in December there was this performance I was obligated to as result of JumpstART Grant I was awarded by my local arts council. Daniel Hall joined me on drums. Dan plays with a mess of other local outfits including Chatham County Line. Super nice guy. Great drummer.
So yeah we kick this performance, which is basically the first live work shopping of the new project, Sunnyland. Lucky me in that in the audience that night is the artistic director for the Process Series at UNC, Joseph Megel. Finished the three song set and he comes right up and goes on to tell me how much he dug it and asks if I’d like Sunnyland to be included in the upcoming 2023-24 season.
Heck yeah! Several months passed I’m still like tripping on it. So though not an excuse for not hitting you all with an update but that’s where my head has been. Have since sketched out the fourth number. Organized and gotten the video from the evening edited and posted to YouTube (Embed is in the sidebar). Written rough drafts of the synopsis and a bio / summary for the Process Series program.
And on top of that I’ve got this Children’s Art & Learning Festival, ClydeFEST that I help to produce with the arts council. Looking at a change of venue, which requires a re-imagining of the field and fairways. Plus there are requests for new signage and other design issues that have to be addressed so….yeah that takes up some time. Initially tried to say ‘no’ but it’s a kids festival for goodness sake and being as it’s sort of in honor of my best Folk Arts buddy, Clyde Jones welp, I can’t say no.
But hey, it’s all good. Just need to get thru April and then I’ll get laser focused on Sunnyland. Joseph has the synopsis. Once he’s reviewed it then we can establish a date. Once I have dates then I can reach out to the musicians I’ll need. And fingers crossed I cam egt my first choice. Thing is though I’ll need to have them fully rehearsed to be ready for the rehearsals for the actual performance that will include actors / vocalists. And in addition I need to finish out about 7 more numbers and work on the book.
And whoa ya know on top of that I’m prolly gonna have to try and mount some manner of fund raising campaign cause though UNC provides a small bit of scratch to help with production costs it won’t nearly be enough to cover costs of the musicians. So hey stay tuned for that cause I’m gonna reach out and am hoping you all will dig the idea enough to help me make it happen.
Okay, that’s that, for now. also in the side bar is Soundcloud embed for Sunnyland Playlist and link to my most recent studio recording, Backburner Vol. 1. Check it out.
Cover art for the Sunnyland mini-playbill I created
for my Jumpstart Grant presentation. Back was mocked up like a postcard with a note from the main character to his mom. Don't have a pic but think it was pretty cool.
Video featuring the first live 'workshopping' of my new project Sunnyland. Watch it in the YouTube app for full affect and to be able to learn more about the project and check out the lyrics for the numbers performed lyrics. And say while you're there, leave me a comment. Love to know what ya like or don't like. Cheers!
Dig it so here's the SoundCloud Playlist for Sunnyland. This is where I'm parking musical sketches and ideas. Check it out. Follow me and leave a comment. Good or bad. Love to know what ya think.
This Ep is result of my first Jumpstart Grant. I pulled several numbers off the 'back burner' and recorded em with couple amazing local musicians including Daniel Hall who kicked the Sunnyland presentation with me.
Check it out. Available for download only.